18th February 2017

Left hanging

Ordinarily, network TV offers up content that is light. So many of those series that pass by, forgotten other than in trivia questions a decade later. If you miss one week, no need to fret. The laugh track will be still in place, next time around. And then there are the series that you end up having to watch, in order to see just how far the producers will carry a story. Right now, I’m caught up in two of them: Riverdale and Cardinal.

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9th February 2017

Off the beaten tracks

Went and got my storm chips, because there’s a nor’easter coming through overnight. I mean, not that I’m going to leap from my bed and throw open the shutters, but if the urge to munch and crunch comes over me… my dietary penance is already done. I had fresh fruit for supper, so any lapse will be fair.

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23rd January 2017

Improved glass wall content

I wish my education had included more “civics”, as it used to be called. I’d like to have a better understanding of political process. Beyond the whole “vote every few years and be quiet the rest of time”, if that helps.

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9th January 2017

TV and prophecy, of sorts

Beware the wordsmith! A certain president-elect was called out, last evening, during a major Hollywood award show. The recipient of a very prestigious award used the time allotted for the standard speech to mention that P/E and his shortcomings. Without ever uttering his name, no less. I’ll let you seek out the actual delivery (via YouTube, for example). Just a reminder that some have the ability to address the public without resorting to the word “huge” repeatedly.

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30th December 2016

Float that plane

Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I, but I did my best. Stayed up for most of the night, as the house shook and the trees made the kind of keening sound rarely heard by here.

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18th December 2016

A bad review with ramifications

Now this is fun! On one side, the man who would be king of the world (no, not the guy on the Titanic). On the other side, the owner of a magazine with circulation numbers over the million mark. On one hand, a restaurateur (at least by ownership). On the other hand, someone with the ability to write coherently. Let the games begin.

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14th December 2016

Saved by the thaw

Another item stricken from the todo list. That laptop is now in the hands of Canada Post; I paid just over $40 for delivery by early next week, with tracking and signature. For a change, I couldn’t have done this job more cheaply by myself. Having the original shipping carton was reassuring, because if it didn’t destruct on the way here from China, it should make the trek (truck?) to Upper Canada just fine.

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20th November 2016

New augmented reality meal

Today’s version of augmented reality: that can of chili from the local market with all the extra ground beef I found in the fridge. Not bad, actually.

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18th November 2016

Old movies puzzle

Second day with an old movie as a distraction. This time, Morocco. After ninety minutes, I’m still unsure what the whole thing was about. That Foreign Legion business is familiar, thanks to Bugs Bunny. The rest was just window dressing.

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15th November 2016

Hisses around the virtual room

Bewildering, the variety of screw types and sizes that are stocked in my local hardware store. And this is a small outlet; I imagine that the factor is related to the size of the city. I had to go looking for some small washers, this afternoon, to avoid resizing a sack of machine screws, and spent far too long trying to make a choice. Got home, and still wasn’t completely satisfied, but there are many workarounds possible.

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