Friday, July 01, 2022

Review Day

There are no major spoilers in these reviews.

Inside Number 9, Season One:
We really enjoyed the first season (6 episodes) of this British anthology show which features different stories about people that live in apartment or room number 9. The balance of wry and macabre is well-done and the British humour is pleasant. The last episode was the weakest of the set. We liked this enough to continue on to Season Two, but that requires an extra video streaming subscription, which is a resounding NO. On Amazon Video.

Final Grade: A-

Dave, Season Two:
Season Two was much more experimental than Season One and sometimes seemed to tread water a bit. If Master of None and Atlanta had a white baby, it would feel like this season. That said, we enjoyed it for the most part and the ending was solid. On Hulu.

Final Grade: B-

Brooklyn 99, Season Four:
Pleasant to pass the time, with a few great laughs. On Hulu.

Final Grade: B-

Bill and Ted Face the Music:
This is an awful movie with no redeeming characteristics. Save your time and rewatch the original instead. On Amazon Video.

Final Grade: F

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

End-of-the-Month Highlights Day

New photos have been added to the Life, 2022 album.

  • Events
    • Hosted Oklahoma Emily and her 3 kids for an overnight visit on F 6/3 - S 6/4.

    • Went to the Loudoun Farm Heritage Museum on S 6/4 to donate a spinning wheel.

    • Rebecca and Maia went to a play, "Into the Woods Jr.", featuring the Smith sisters on S 6/5.

    • Family dinner at Bungalow Lakehouse on T 6/7.

    • Ian had a fever and slept a lot, W 6/8 - F 6/10.

    • Went to our new neighbor's housewarming party on S 6/11.

    • Went to Virginia Kitchen for breakfast with Maia on S 6/12. Family outing to the farmer's market and playground.

    • Went to the HOA meeting on W 6/15.

    • Maia stayed with my parents, F 6/17 - S 6/19 and went to the Glen Echo carousel.

    • Rebecca was interviewed about bluebells for the Rootbound podcast on S 6/18.

    • Rebecca turned 39 and had visits from Annie & Dom, Andrea & Amelia, and Evil Mike, Taje, & Tobias on W 6/22.

    • Rebecca took a weekend continuing ed course, F 6/24 - S 6/26.

    • I took the kids to visit my parents on S 6/25.

    • Had our babysitter over for dinner on W 6/29.

    • Rebecca and Maia went to the pool while Ian and I went to the mall on H 6/30.

  • Projects
    • Continued maintaining the Lillard sidewalk.

  • Consumerism
    • Replaced my 9-year-old office chair and added new art on the office wall.

    • Enjoyed watching Emergency and Inside No. 9 this month.

    • No amazing new music or books this month. (What is reading?)

    • Still playing Fallout 76 at Level 223.

June's Final Grade: B, nice month but I need more restful sleep!

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Monday, June 27, 2022

Weekend Wrap-up

My new office art arrived on Friday afternoon, "Sitting Tree" by Cynthia Decker.

On Friday evening while Rebecca was at her physical therapy course, Maia played quietly by herself in the living room.

On Saturday, I took the kids on a trip out to Alexandria to see my parents. Ian's configuration knobs were all out of whack this day, as he only napped for 20 minutes all day long but did poop 7 different times. As such, we didn't stay long, but we did get Maia a Happy Meal lunch with an ugly toy on the way home. In the evening, Maia did a puppet show.

Here is the Sunday sunrise shift, sitting in the basement, trying not to wake up Maia. My window needs a little Windex.

Sunday was a close-to-home day. We hit the playground before it got too hot, and then stayed inside. I played Kirby and the Forgotten Land on the Switch with Maia during Ian's nap, and then a new board game from Elizabeth, Santorini.

Bonus Picture: Rebecca's mushrooms are finally sprouting!

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Birth Day, Part 2

A montage of photos from Rebecca's wild and stormy birthday afternoon

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Birth Day

Happy Birthday to Rebecca!

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