Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of the best movies I’ve seen

We finally watched Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and it's comfortably one of the best movies I've seen. https://youtu.be/FU0i0eg6qak The story is compelling, the animation is brilliantly done. It's just an incredible movie. If you haven't seen it, and you're curious, it's well worth watching. This movie was the first of two movies we have planned…

Feeling a bit better with this song

I've had a rough week or two with more anxiety and depression than usual. Music tends to help my mood, and "Like Gold" by Vance Joy is one of those songs for me: https://open.spotify.com/track/3P4spaSr7co8diWOj72X9A?si=j5FElvM2S3a9F3L-upAOcw Actually, I'm really enjoying Vance Joy generally at the moment. Here'a a great playlist to binge with: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWVzMOBac4fUJ?si=VOHOUts3RUOkv_X6yETDCg

Reading more Arthur C Clarke books

I grew a little bored with my current books, so I thought I'd read some classic science fiction. I picked one of Arthur C Clarke's early books, "Childhood's End", and read it pretty quickly. Despite the slightly dated technology references, the story is really well written, and kept me engaged right to the end. I…

The music that helps get me up those hills

I've been running for the last two months (not continuously), and I've experimented with some sort of audio accompaniment to help pass the time. I started off listening to podcasts, and while this helped me get through more of my podcast backlog, listening to podcasts doesn't really give me that extra oompf to get up…

Who are you gonna call? Winchesters! This is an awesome Supernatural parody.

My wife and I are big Supernatural fans. She sent me a link to this awesome parody video from the Hillywood Show that somehow manages to include stars from the show! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsy06n-omrg There's also a two hour behind the scenes video too! I'll have to save this one for later, though. But you can watch…

A musical journey over the Moon with Clair de Lune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFC71rFejvo This visualization uses a digital 3D model of the Moon built from global elevation maps and image mosaics by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. It was created to accompany a performance of Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune by the National Symphony Orchestra Pops, led by conductor Emil de Cou, at the Kennedy Center for…

When the sound of chewing drives you crazy

I'm definitely one of those people who find the sound of chewing infuriating. I have moments when it's tolerable but, for the most part, it drives me crazy. Irrationally so. It turns out, this may be as much of a biological thing, as it is a psychological thing (and yet another thing to add to…

Diabetic for 6 years

Today is the sixth anniversary of my Diabetes diagnosis. I remember the morning I received the news from my doctor. I had gone for blood tests because I was feeling thirsty almost constantly, and I noticed that my vision was a little fuzzy. I discovered that these are two typical symptoms of Diabetes later. At…
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