tonight’s movie: Stuber. not bad for an action-comedy. the leads were both pretty good, Kumail Nanjiani especially is always fun to watch 🎥

we faced a serious dilemma earlier, but we solved it by just ordering two pizzas
#mbnov

Tombo

watched Murder on the Orient Express (2017). nobody but David Suchet will ever be the real Poirot, but the cast was star-studded (Rey! Queen Elizabeth!) and it was fun (and I didn’t know whodunnit) 🎥

it’s too easy to adjust to a long, sleeping-in weekend. grateful for many things, including tomorrow still only being Friday
#mbnov

this last workday before the holiday was marred by some hosting issues (surprise! the cloud has outages, too!), but it was beautiful if only because there were no meetings to call into
#mbnov

I’m not sure if we have all the holiday meal ingredients on hand, but I know my beer provisions are all set for the weekend
#mbnov

my recommendation for some good tunes this Tuesday: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings’ Just Dropped In to See What Condition My Rendition Was In. posthumous releases can be exploitative but this collection of covers is great 🎵

our doorbell camera captured this predawn visitor (and labeled it “person detected”)
#mbnov

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

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