We’ve been to the theater more this summer than the last 5 years combined. Here are a few others we liked:

🍿 Theater Camp (2023) - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

Theater Camp poster


🍿 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023) - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse poster


🍿 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023) - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 poster

Completed the Barbenheimer:

🍿 Oppenheimer (2023) - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Oppenheimer poster


🍿 Barbie (2023) - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Barbie poster

Loving the new wallpaper we put up yesterday in our small bathroom. Another step toward completing the project!

The Making of CIVILIAN by Wye Oak - featuring Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack β€” Life of the Record β€” Overcast

One of my favorite albums of all time. A great conversation with the band as they look back at recording and their experiences around that time of their life.

21 years with this amazing lady!

We’ve reached the half way point of my song-a-day playlist for 2023. Follow along on Apple Music! music.apple.com/us/playli…

🍿 Nimona (2023) - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Nimona poster

Amazing adaptation! We loved it so much.

The Mysterious Case of the Fake Gay Marriage Website, the Real Straight Man, and the Supreme Court | The New Republic

The lengths people go to 1.) be assholes or 2.) make a name for themselves or their business is astonishing. I don’t know how these people can sleep at night.

Used the town-wide garage sale as a tool to get the bicycle out and prep it for the Ride for Roswell next weekend. Lots going on in Kenmore today!

Two new additions to my Best of 2023 album list: the recent releases from feeble little horse and Home is Where. Both in top 5!

Seems as if Reeder got their Twitter access back. Getting flooded with those feeds now. After a brief skim, nothing of interest nor anything that would draw me back to using Twitter full time. Even if the stable tech genius wasn’t running the show.

This year is turning into a pretty amazing one for concerts! Seeing for the first time: Thrice, Middle Kids, Digable Planets, Cat Power, Alvvays, Alex G; and again: Manchester Orchestra, Jimmy Eat World, Modest Mouse, Pixies, Broken Social Scene. All through the end of September.

Stanley Cup game got out of hand quickly so I put together my top ten album list for the first half of the year.

Got to see Thrice play The Artist in the Ambulance tonight in full. So good live!

This Stanley Cup opening in Vegas made me hate that team even more than I do. Eichel was enough but that was beyond over the top. Let’s go Panthers!

The Kids are Alright

Yesterday I took two of our kids to Toronto to see the band Lovejoy at the Danforth Music Hall. Over the course of the morning, news was shared that folks were already lining up at 9am. We obviously couldn’t make it that early, but we were able to get to the neighborhood around 3:30p/4p. We started off by taking a walk through the neighborhood, admiring all of the cool shops and doing a bit of record browsing at Kops Records, before taking a pass of the line outside the venue.

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Keep fluctuating between thinking today is Tuesday / Wednesday. I am glad whenever I know it’s Wednesday though πŸ˜‚

And with that I’ve disabled cross-posting to Twitter. I’ve already stopped visiting/interacting with the site. Not sure I’m going to close it though, as I don’t want some Nazi taking over my handle since I use it everywhere else. Anyway, sorry for the political post. Back to the positive stuff! πŸ˜„

So, you’re telling me the fake “absolute free speech” CEO / tech genius is propping up the fake “freedom” governor for president? Would NEVER have predicted that! (It was pretty much the plot of last week’s Succession episode, after all.) The end game for power and money is ALWAYS authoritarianism.

Finished reading: Saving Time by Jenny Odell πŸ“š

My physical copy of Zelda doesn’t arrive until tomorrow. Might have to stay off the web for the next 24 hours. πŸ˜‚

Building a blog to learn Laravel. So many niceties. Really enjoying it so far! Maybe I will even use it for endonend eventually. πŸ˜„

Enjoying Couchella so far… caught Wet Leg and Yves Tumor. Both top notch! Looking forward to Bjork, Frank Ocean, boygenius, The Breeders, and Sudan Archives to name a few.

The new Yves Tumor album, Praise a Lord Who Chews but Which Does Not Consume (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds), is amazing. Check it out!

Today, Chet and Watson. So cute. Didn’t last long though. 🀣