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wed posted: Wed 2018-11-21 10:27:08 tags: n/a
Michigan and Smiley: Eye of Danger + Version Most reggae leaves me cold but this song caught my attention in the Weekend Soundtrack collection and never quite let go. 5 Love Languages "newsletter" tips for better communication: Less complaining. Don't interrupt. (We're both guilty of this and both tempers flare at it... a consistent dialogue killer) Focus on "how you'd like things to be" - not discontent with "how things are" (meh, really?) Give space when the other person needs it Keep working o... (...more)
tue posted: Tue 2018-11-20 06:16:36 tags: n/a
(Dweezil) Zappa Plays (Frank) Zappa: Inca Roads (live) Went to bed late-ish but slept good and deep with a lot of backburner personal stuff taken care of. State inspection holding til I put ~50 miles on after the engine firmware update? "stay crunchy ponyboy" was almost a googlewhack, if a googlewhack was any phrase of 2+ words that returns a single result. But that's not what a googlewhack is, and the indexing of this observation would dewhack it anyway.... (...more)
mon posted: Mon 2018-11-19 06:58:16 tags: n/a
After yesterday's morning walk we fell down for a nap, and I was able to go collect Miss's grats-on-the-new-job gift but other than that, my edge was gone. Limoncello cocktails and a Hoegaarden with dinner didn't help, of course. I did take a look at the gym equipment. I would and should start using the basic arm and leg resistance machines, and the treadmills. What I didn't do yesterday: write a check for one small bill, fill out a W9 for the estate, cook up breakfast burritos, review inheritance acc... (...more)
sun posted: Sun 2018-11-18 14:57:37 tags: n/a
TheBalance: 3 directions to shared finances: Proportional, Flat or Pooled Finished watching the movie adaptation trilogy of "Atlas Shrugged". When I was an impressionable late-teen who didn't really know much about philosophy, the book made an impression for a while. And then I outgrew it, because in the real world, so many of the issues the book treats as simple black-and-white decisions are in fact more nuanced. Take the issue of the sanctity of intellectual property for example. If your child had a... (...more)
sat posted: Sat 2018-11-17 11:28:31 tags: movies, healing
Watched "The Revenant" (2015) last night. I nodded off at times, fortunately, because the violence and its aftermaths rendered the whole story dismal, miserable and hopeless. Vengeance is, at best, a "broken" character motivation. There's a genre perhaps best exemplified by "I Spit on Your Grave" (1978, remade 2010) that I would call "revenge porn" if that phrase didn't already mean something else, and "Revenant" belongs to that genre. Wikipedia describes "I Spit on Your Grave" as a "rape-and-revenge explo... (...more)