Trying to decide if I want to ask some friends if any of them want to spend one arm and one leg to see Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band next weekend.

This week has me thinking hard about habits. Habit is the most powerful thing in the world in how it impacts one’s day-to-day life. My mind has finally broken through to thinking about the history leading to my poor habits impacting my children. More to come in my newsletter.

I have not really sat and listened to many Bruce Springsteen albums. Winding down this Friday afternoon, I’ve grabbed Tunnel of Love from a stack of recently-ordered used CDs. Good little album!

Oleta Adams first received international acclaim for her work with Tears for Fears, lending needed emotion to their albums. Circle of One is her wonderful first solo album. Production in part by Roland Orzabal from Tears for Fears. (And a bonus for you.)

I wonder why macOS replaced the nice photo quick preview with this tiny version?

Socks rocked off.

A package from overseas.

If I’m listening to an album that I’m discovering for the first time, is it interesting to share that album here? Let’s find out. Some high quality, laid back nordic jazz incoming… The Sweetest Sound by Angelo Verploegen, Ed Verhoeff, and Eric Van der Western. 🎵

Two of my daughters wanted to get into vinyl. I love it! However, I have successfully steered them toward CDs as a start because they are more affordable, convenient, and portable (for that college life). Of course this means I am now getting back into CDs. 🤣

Heading to a Shins concert tonight. Excited! 🎵

I am working on upgrading my home stereo. Oh the rabbit holes I am going down. 🎵

Shop towels.

Saw some art today.

Did you know there is an MST3K text adventure game released in 1996? Though I don’t think it was “official,” it was based on a badly-done text adventure game written by a 12 year old. MST3K: Detective can be played at archive.org. More deets here.

Just drafted my newsletter to send out on Wednesday. It always has some writing that is not part of my blog/microblog, as well as a rundown of my bloggings and a few links. Sign up if you’re into that sort of thing!

Finished reading: The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth Book 3) by N. K. Jemisin 📚

Now I’m reading explanations of the book. I kind of rushed through the audio (before it returned to my library), and following the narrator around via audio was a bit challenging.

Watched Licorice Pizza tonight. I had no clue Philip Seymour Hoffman’s son was the male lead, but I could tell the actor was his son pretty quickly. Such similar mannerisms! 🍿

Saw Bullet Train and had a good time. Go and enjoy it!

I also just realized you could run a whole weekend movie series of good “stuck on a train” movies. 🍿

Art: Pickle.

[T]he pickle remained stuck to the ceiling, using only ketchup remnants and nondescript burger juices as adhesive, for an entire month. Amazing.

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And she’s off!

I encourage you all to build strong relationships with your children. Though I will warn you that when they leave for college for the first time, it is incredibly hard. Dropping off our eldest tomorrow. 😭

None of the trailers for The Rings of Power have given me any hope…until this one. Maybe?

This response to “Quiet Quitting” is delicious.

Bosses want to be religious leaders rather than actual leaders. Managers want to be productivity cops, ever-vigilant of anyone failing to contribute to the company while avoiding every reflective surface.

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