did some long-overdue weeding outside this morning, almost catching up on the green invaders along the border of our patio area. think I might try working a little on this never-ending task during work meetings; I can listen just as well while mindlessly pulling weeds
#mbnov

Saturday’s beer: Einstök Ölgerð’s Icelandic Winter Ale
⭐️⭐️⭐️
did I pick this to drink tonight just because “winter” is today’s #mbnov word? maybe

Friday at last, and not a day too soon. my energy and patience have really started to fade at the end of this week
#mbnov

how is it possible that November’s more than half gone, Thanksgiving is a week away, and it’ll be December any minute? time flying isn’t new but this year it’s truly, truly ridiculous
#mbnov

imagine what a day it will be, once we can break our dependence on fossil fuels and make the huge shift to renewable energy. it won’t be easy, but it will be worth it
(some of these #mbnov words are tough, man)

I think I’d love to take a long journey by train someday (not anytime soon, obviously). big, roomy sleeper cars, watching the landscape chug by. maybe it would amount to little more than a longer, slightly less cramped plane trip, but it sounds great to me.
#mbnov

I often feel like I have a poor memory. and then I think maybe I’d see improvement by slowing down, paying more careful attention to things. only I always forget to do that.
#mbnov

we didn’t go far, but we had a nice (belated) anniversary weekend away. she’s put up with me for this long, I guess we’re in it for good.
#mbnov

Saturday beer: Martin House Brewing’s Colombiana (“Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Cherries and Coconut”)
⭐️⭐️⭐️
Has a slight aftertaste, but it tastes so much like a Mounds bar that I can’t complain (and it’s 14.5% so that’s quickly reducing complaints, too) 🍺

spending the night on the 36th floor of a fancy downtown hotel for our anniversary. last time I noticed this block it was a gravel parking lot. spooky.
#mbnov

I guess musicians are getting better at livestream concerts. watched Martha Wainwright tonight & it was great: low-key, but video & audio were excellent. a far cry from the crude Facebook streams bands started with last spring. not as good as live, but nice 🎵
#mbnov

it’s happened a day or two already, but the time is coming soon when I won’t be able to wear shorts and t-shirts every day. sad but true
#mbnov

the people have had their say, it’s (past) time to abide by it
#mbnov

dug back in to Bruce Tate’s Seven Languages in Seven Weeks today, after setting it aside. next language was Io. looks interesting, but gave up trying to install it after ~30 minutes. I’ll just read the text, nbd, but hitting these kinds of obstacles makes me feel elderly
#mbnov

it’s been tougher than I expected, but I think I’m glad Microblogvember is forcing me to post every day
#mbnov

I started Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek yesterday, a first-edition copy from a used bookstore in Buena Vista CO. from the printing on the spine it seems that the binding is upside down. wonder if this might make it rare or valuable, like stamps with errors? 📚
#mbnov

Saturday’s beer: The Bruery’s So Happens It’s Tuesday
⭐️⭐️⭐️
actually feels like it’s the first day this week that isn’t Tuesday, amirite? this is my election victory beer, & though that victory didn’t reach us in Texas, I’m elated, relieved, and man this tastes good 🍺

having a good time following reactions to today’s election news online. the national mood is soaring like a balloon inflated with helium
#mbnov

that previous RT post didn’t convey my mood very well, which is much more HELLLLL YEEEAAAHHH! 🇺🇸🍺🎉🍾💥
beyond happy that we all finally know that Trump’s days in office are numbered. going to get very drunk tonight

Lovett:

Under extraordinary circumstances, against an incumbent president abusing his office and propped up by a massive propaganda and disinformation machine, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris did it. Their campaign did it. We all did it.

puzzling over the seemingly simple question, “now what?” in several areas of my life
#mbnov

as my Dad got on in years and his posture worsened, he would often joke about how he was looking a little “stooped” (pronouncing it with a hard “ed”: “stupid”)
#mbnov #dadjokes

the Observer: Texas Democrats Thought 2020 Would Be a Banner Year. Instead, It Was a Catastrophe.

Republicans will now lock in their majority for years to come

I invested a lot in this fight, but I think I might be done

yesterday I thought the US and Texas were near a big political shift. today I’m far from being able to understand how so many people can be such fools. just, stunned
#mbnov

some upbeat new tunes for this long-awaited Tuesday: Joan Osborne’s Trouble and Strife. standout track (and big election mood): Take It Any Way I Can Get It. 🎵

the astonishing election result four years ago brought me into activism and #resistance with a lot of other good folks. today we strike a blow against Trump and the Republicans who enabled him
#mbnov

looking forward to days that are more calm, less fraught, and which will allow me to better concentrate
#mbnov

it’s a truly beautiful Sunday, but between a rough headache and mounting election anxiety, I’m feeling pretty dreary on this first day of Microblogvember
#mbnov

Saturday’s beer: 903 Brewing’s Dracaryus
⭐️⭐️__
You can taste the chile! Not that it’s hot, or is something I want in my beer every time, but it’s in there, all right! 🍺

new tunes for your Tuesday: Juana Molina’s first live album came out last week: ANRMAL – Live in México. I’ve been a fan of hers for years, I think it’s great. hope you like it, too. Eras is as good a track to start with as any (ooh, here’s video of that performance) 🎵

neither Biden nor Harris was my pick during the primary, but today I voted for them so hard it almost cracked the touchscreen. once they’re in office we can keep them honest & push them further. but step #1 is getting them there. don’t skip, & don’t throw away your vote

Saturday beer: Fair State Brewing’s Heckin’ Chonker
⭐️⭐️⭐️
the cute name & can design accompany a deliciously sweet and slightly boozy stout. excellent. 🍺

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