Grab Bag of Thoughts

Let’s do one of those posts where I touch on a whole bunch of stuff without really telling you anything much at all. Okay. Yeah. Let’s do it.

I watched the Marriage Story last weekend. It’s one of those movies that has no reason at all to be a movie. Being on the big screen or the TV, it would make no difference to this movie. I’m not sure what the big deal is over this movie… it was okay, well acted, made me never want to get divorced in Los Angeles, but I didn’t particularly enjoy it. Being as I’ve been through divorce twice… yeah, divorce sucks for everybody and the only people that make out are the lawyers. I guess I’d say, yeah, this is a thing I’ve seen.

I’ve started watching The Witcher. I’m up through episode 3? I think 3. Still not feeling the love. The scenery is good, the world is good, the costumes are a little hit and a little miss, but the characters don’t feel genuine to me. Still feels like actors trying to find the ebb and flow of their characters. The wife has issues with the dialogue, but that doesn’t bother me so much. I’m enjoying it, but I’m not necessarily buying into it yet. Episode 3 was the best of the three I’ve watched, hopefully the next 5 will keep that trend moving forward.

My first guitar lesson is tonight. I’ve been doing my 1-2-3-4 exercises, but haven’t tried to do much more than that. Also, this amp is a complicated little mess of a thing that I’ve been struggling with a bit. Probably, I’m just an idiot. Lots of presets and not a lot of documentation about what those presets are. Also…. my fingers and wrist are not used to these positions. Looking forward to meeting my instructor.

The dog does not like the guitar. He barks and barks until I tell him to shut it. The cat just sits and stares. The wife took all of one day to figure out what I was up to… She hasn’t been in that bedroom in 6-months… Ah well, surprise ruined.

Went to Mission BBQ for dinner last night. Definitely a barbeque place. All the same foods you would expect. Lady Ronn loves her BBQ. I had a pulled pork sandwich. Food was good. Service was good. Lots of police, fire, and military memorabilia on the walls. I’d eat there again, but I probably wouldn’t make it a weekly stop. I’m not that much into the BBQ.

I move the website over to the Twenty Twenty WordPress theme and it went pretty smoothly. No disasters to report. Yet. I’m still trying to figure out some of the features and options in the new theme, so I’m probably not using it to its utmost. I’ll get there, eventually.

I tested the email notification list, and it seems to be working properly now. Or, at least, it’s sending notifications to me. Feel free to put your email in there and see if it works for you.

I’ve been working on a schedule that will let me do all the things I want to do with my time, but GRCC doesn’t start until next week, so my time isn’t really mine quite yet. Sacrifices are being made for the good of all involved. Probably, I’ll end up with a plan that won’t work anyway. I just want to get away from the hours of meaningless web browsing and time wasting. I’ve got plenty of other things to occupy my attention that are better uses of my time.

I’m listening to the audio book versions of Dave Duncan’s The Seventh Sword series. Just finished book one today and started book two. Book one was one of my favorites back in the day, this time around I found it to be different than I remembered. Good, but not the perennial favorite that I recall. This may just be because I’m not a teenager any longer. 1988 was a long while back. Probably, I’ve changed some. Anyway, I’ll leave you with the blurbs for the first two books in this 4-book series.

The Reluctant Swordsman: Wallie goes to the hospital and wakes up in the body of a barbarian swordsman, accompanied by a voluptuous slave girl and an eccentric priest babbling about the Goddess. When he learns the Goddess needs a swordsman, he reluctantly agrees to set off on her quest.

The Coming of Wisdom: Wallie is staring death in the face when the Goddess gives him a new body and the fabled Sapphire Sword in return for being her champion. But Wallie and his weapon quickly find themselves outmatched in a world of high-stakes magic.