Old episodes of Supermarket Sweep are now on Netflix and there goes the rest of my weekend.

Been working on a toot in my head I can't get quite right where I weigh in on the recent Hamilton drama without saying Hamilton at all, then at the end reveal that I don't see why people are upset that MC Hammer wrote Addams Groove for The Addams Family movie, but I couldn't not bring it up, so here's the toot.

"The voyage to the corner of the globe is a real trip..."

Short workweek was appreciated and sleep is great!

Still reeling (puns!) from last night’s Killing of a Sacred Deer re-watch; probably could’ve rated this higher than #7.

Reading Ted Chiang’s Stories of Your Life and Others and loving it.

Listening to Thao & The Get Down Stay Down’s newest album, Temple, almost exclusively these days.

I’m hoping to do as close to absolutely nothing as I possibly can this weekend, but I already get the sense that this will not be the case.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) 

Man! What a movie. Liked it even more the second time. Actually got a little emotional at the end, surprising my wife who can't understand my love of the film, nor can I make an argument for it strong enough for her to. The heart wants what the heart wants, I guess.

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) 

As blogged™ about, my noted good friend Jesse and I have been watching our Top 10 Favorite Movies of the Decade.

Tonight (7:05, like TBS), we watch Killing of a Sacred Deer, and I'm really excited.

Watch it too, if you're able (it's free to stream a la Prime, Kanopy, and maybe something else)!

Media Organization Q's 

For albums, I do alphabetical by artist then put their albums chronologically.

For books and movies, I go alphabetical by title, giving no regard to the author or actor/director/producer/screenwriter.

Shows are always alphabetical by title then by season.

Do you do things differently?

...the weekend brings the third and final season of Dark for my and my wife's binge-streaming.

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My father-in-law is driving us nuts.

...but Hum released a new album this week (first new album since '97), so that's an unexpected delight to have in 2020, this stupid year of our lord.

Apple Music: music.apple.com/us/album/inlet

Bandcamp: humband.bandcamp.com/album/inl

Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/6SfnjkS

Fiscal Year-End went with a whimper this year, so the work week was slow and boring.

Thanks to the webcam, we discovered that the older cat was the one peeing outside the litter boxes, arthritis preventing his hind legs from getting him in, so we now have Senior Cat boxes with lower lips.

My body aches with a week's worth of cat-related lack of sleep hiding inside my bones. You parents to real humans are incredible machines in so many ways, godsbless.

And I'm reading again!

Privacy v. Security 

Here's one possible culprit running up the stairs before setting up the camera by the crime scene.

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Privacy v. Security 

In case you're curious what we we got, we went with The Wirecutter pick because of course we did.



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Privacy v. Security 

Bought a WiFi camera to figure out which of our two cats has been peeing outside of their litter boxes lately (happens while we're asleep/away for a few hours). It's an inexpensive, decent quality camera and I immediately started thinking of other "security" uses for around the house; had to take a step back. We live in a safe area and the device could have a larger privacy impact on our lives if used improperly.

Cool camera will remain a pet-related tool.

Folks who’ve been contract employees before: Pros/Cons/Things to consider?

Just curious. Thank you for your time.

There's a lot going on in the world right now, but this is not a fucking haiku, Barbara.

Slow news week for once.


This week was incredibly draining. I took a mental health day yesterday and my department at the U is just terrific and super-supportive and I got emotional about it on our daily Zoom huddle this morning and damnit here I go again.

Also quite grateful that y'all are a delight too, so thanks.

Lastly, glad to hear that @stevekemsley's eating kale and the @csalzman fam is getting their tofu.

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Maybe you were curious about this kind of thing (my and my friend's Top 10 Favorite Movies of the last Decade) or, more than likely, you don't care, but here's something to waste 3.5 minutes of your time reading if you desire a distraction today.


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