""Uh, had a slight weapons malfunction... but, uh, everything's perfectly alright now, we're fine, we're all... fine... here... now. Thank you. How are you?"
You ever do this thing where "everyone" recommends a certain brand, but nobody can tell you why they are measurably better than the cheaper competitor, so you buy the cheaper one not because they're cheaper, but because you don't want to blindly follow the crowd, and suspect the more expensive one costs more because the market will bear it, not because they cost more to manufacture? (poly record sleeves in this case)
Went to the record store for the first time on Saturday. (Vaccinated and masked up.)
Amazing, I found an early-pressing Styx' _Paradise Theater_ in VG+ condition for $6. Listening to it now and it's the 1980's again.
Hard to be disappointed at finding the one record I really wanted in superb condition on my first outing, but this has the Styx logo laser etch. The one I had in HS had the rarer Paradise Theater laser etch. I think I still need to own that one.
I couldn't resist turning this tweet into a #comic : https://mobile.twitter.com/Bry_Mac/status/1250155077668605954
It was as good an excuse as any to experiment with the comics brush set. :)
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, a Will Farrell romcom on Netflix, was surprisingly charming. It was silly, but not over the top farce like Farrell can sometimes be. It's not billed as a romance, but that's its real heart. Some reviewers seem to think it should have been more farcical, with non-stop laughs, but I think that would have ruined it.
What interests me about this is people at work say "ackle" (like cackle) and I'd never heard it before. Kind of like the number of people who say "tack" instead of "dash"... which apparently is a navy thing, and we had a handful of ex-Navy in the company for awhile and it rubbed off.
There's a reason Stranger Things was set in the 80's, and nostalgia wasn't the only driver... modern communication can ruin mystery and suspense, and if the kids had all had cell phones, it would have been a different story.
if you have like, two minutes, please consider filling out this survey i have to do for school
it's about how many books you read. don't worry if you don't read books very much, that's actually one of the things we're looking for
it's a google form. sorry
Struggling with that "today is Friday" feeling on Wednesday.
I've had this "off by one day" thing going on the entire year, probably because I've lost most of the indicators of what day of the week it is (I used to commute to the office MWF). But this week is the worst, as I felt like Monday was Thursday and it's been downhill from there.
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