Todays cocktail experiment turned out pretty great. A bourbon take on the ramos gin fizz. I think swapping the simple syrup for vanilla syrup would’ve done an even better job of bringing out the orange creamsicle thing going on here.
New albums I’m checking out this week:
Currently reading: Rogues by Patrick Radden Keefe 📚
I’ve been tweaking this cocktail for awhile now and I think I’ve finally settled on a recipe.
Did a take on the Ramos Gin Fizz tonight with St Germain and the results were exquisite (and exhausting).
Whelp… I bought another omg.lol name: tv.omg.lol and @tv on mastodon to talk about tv and movies alongside my newsletter, streamingvar.substack.com.
Did the NBA put Detroit in the Paris game because they’ve got the lottery balls rigged to send Wemby there?
Kind of excited that we will be getting new albums from both blink-182 and Fall Out Boy this year. Cautiously optimistic based on the singles from each.
Recovering from a cold so I made myself a honey old fashioned because honey and whiskey are supposed to be good for colds… right..? Honey syrup (made in glass: 1 tbsp water 1.5 tbsp honey), 2 dashes aromatic bitters, 1 dash orange bitters, 2 oz Bourbon, tiny pinch of salt.
💽 Factories, Farms & Amphetamines by Myron Elkins
💽 Strays by Margo Price
Tonight’s cocktail experiment: 0.25 oz Cointreau - 1.25 oz Lillet Blanc - 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters. On the Rocks. I’d cut back one dash or maybe do grapefruit bitters next time.
Currently reading: Ways of Being by James Bridle 📚🎧
Finished reading: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I Like to Watch by Emily Nussbaum 📚
💽 Wide Eyes on the Night Bus - EP by Afflecks Palace
Anyone out there know of anyone who has tried to go independent as either a strategy/management consultant or a freelance pm…? Asking for a friend…
Any college football fans out there who can fill me in on the Bears options for the first pick in the draft?? #dabears
Instead of doing a G&T or a Gimlet, do both. 2 parts Gin, 2 parts Elderflower Fever Tree, .5 parts lime juice.
💽 EVERY LOSER by Iggy Pop
💽 LIES THEY TELL OUR CHILDREN by Anti-Flag
Photo: Day 5 of 31 Bruce Wayne is tired of my shit
@bjhess does AlbumWhale have a public API? I was thinking we could pretty easily make a couple shareable Shortcuts to make it possible to send via Share Sheet. One could go to To Try, one could send to a user defined list, and another could pull a list of lists for the user to decide which list to add to…
Do the 21 Republicans not voting for McCarthy actually have an endgame/plan..? Or is it really all just to make noise..?
First opportunity to watch the Bulls on the new TV 🤩🤤
Photo: Day 4 of 31 Don’t typically have booze during the week, but it’s been a Wednesday… continuing to tweak my cocktail, the miasma.
Photo: Day 3 of 31 Already a day behind… 🤦♂️
This Barca game is wild
Any wireless router recommendations out there? Still using an Apple AirPort Extreme I got back in 2014 and have a feeling it’s not making the best use of the speeds we can get. No need for a mesh router as our place is relatively small still.
I have all the plumbing and items ready for all my 2022 top ten lists, but I’ve just been too lazy to put it all together and post… 🥸
Finished reading: Cult Classic by Sloane Crosley 3/5 📚
💽 Comradely Objects by Horse Lords
Today hasn’t been great so far, but at least the new tv arrived…
Photo: Day 2 of 31
💽 Further Joy (Deluxe) by The Regrettes
💽 Under the Shade of Green by The Happy Fits
Photo: Day 1 of ?
FedEx “missed” us yesterday when “trying” to deliver our new TV, which I was excited to have for our NYE watching… now it’s listed as “Delivery by 1/1” so I guess I’m spending my day watching for it while I have my doubts it even gets put on a truck today…
Tomorrow I will start the process of my top tens and annual reviews for myself, but until then, it’s cocktail time.
I get the idea behind Pixelfed, but I feel like copying essentially everything word for word from Instagram and then getting upset about pushback is more than a little obnoxious.
💽 Semblance by MorMor
Plus a meeting this afternoon on “No Meeting Fridays” 🙄 ughhhh
Starting to feel like the only person in the world who has projects to deliver today and Tuesday... 😭
💽 MOSS by Maya Hawke
@adam I know you are pumping out stuff like crazy, but any plans to update the neatnik single page calendar for 2023? Maybe with some omg flare..?
💽 Asphalt Meadows by Death Cab for Cutie
💽 Midnight Control by Dirty Heads
Decided to stick with the main Mastodon site over Pinafore, Elk and some Mac apps. I like being able to do the mutli-column TweetDeck-like set-up and I think it just looks a bit better too.
Any good recs for using Mastodon on Mac/Safari (besides the main site)?
Well I made it to the finals in both of my fantasy football leagues, but don’t have high hopes of winning either.
💽 PAINLESS (Deluxe Edition) by Nilüfer Yanya
I know nothing about TV’s so I’m looking for some last minute advice before I pull the trigger… $1200 for an LG 65” 4K OLED w/ Dolby Vision. Is this okay considering I already missed the best of Black Friday?
Sitting down to watch some Xmas day basketball.
💽 SZNZ: Winter - EP by Weezer
Drafts, Kinopio, Futureland, Tana, mymind, Due, Matter, and 1Password are currently what it takes to keep my shit together. Feels like more than it should take…
Checked in to a hotel 30min from our home for the holidays just because sometimes it’s nice to be welcomed with a glass of champagne and a spa next door. Bruce Wayne, the pup, loves it too.
Adjusted the coloring of my avatar here to help differentiate my mastodon from my micro.blog accounts.
💽 Natural Brown Prom Queen by Sudan Archives
Here I was thinking the last two years was evidence enough that I escaped cold and snowy winters by moving to Seattle. But it all seems to have caught up to me over the last week.
Tested a couple newsletters in Matter and found the experience 100x better than Readwise Reader… and then paid to be a patron…
Sitting down to watch Pearl tonight
Also considering dropping Hey for email now, but not sure what the next move is…
I like the idea of Readwise Reader, but I’ve found I hate actually reading in it… Going to give Matter a go for a bit…
Any Blot users been experiencing issues with their blogs? The other week mine was loading so slow for me and now it won’t load at all…
Hello from Ivory 😝
Quick Mastodon → micro.blog test
💽 Life and Life Only by The Heavy Heavy
💽 THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND by PUP
💽 Inside Voices / Outside Voices by K.Flay
💽 CAPRISONGS by FKA twigs
Argentina Win 3(4) - 3(2) in PK’s
⚽️ Hat Trick from Mbappe (2 PKs)
⚽️ 2 goals from Messi (1 PK) and one from Ángel Dí Maria
Just an absolutely incredible final 50 minutes of the World Cup Final.
Was it actually good? I don’t know. Is Russell even a good filmmaker? I don’t know.
Was Amsterdam a bit long. 100%.
With all that said, I enjoyed the way this film spins out of control and luxuriates in the mess it makes alongside its oddball performances in a way no one but Russell could probably do.
It’s a vibes movie that pretends to be a plot driven movie.
💽 Unwanted (The Antidote Edition) by Pale Waves
💽 NO THANK YOU by Little Simz
💽 Introducing… the Mellons! by The Mellons
Enjoyed this. Pretty tense, but not Uncut Gems tense. Still gave me anxiety at certain parts. Continue to love the choices Aubrey Plaza makes.
Currently reading: I Like to Watch by Emily Nussbaum 📚
💽 God Save the Animals by Alex G
Finished reading: All of the Marvels by Douglas Wolk 📚
in order of importance
- Triangle of Sadness
- Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
- BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
- Decision to Leave
- White Noise
- Bones and All
- The Whale
...plus 7 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.
Enjoyed this a ton and was on the verge of giving it five stars. There were just four things in the final third that didn’t really jive with me, but every other aspect of this was a treat.
[[Brazil Lose]] [[World Cup]]
1 (2) - 1 (4) in PKs
⚽️ [[Neymar]] scored in the second half of extra time, which looked like the game winning goal…
⚽️ Bruno Petkovic scored minutes later for Croatia to send it to PKs
[[Rodrygo]] missed Brazil’s opening PK;
[[Casemiro]] made the second;
[[Pedro]] made the third;
[[Marquinhos]] missed the fourth - and final - with Croatia making all four of theirs.
Possession was even, but Brazil dominated on Shots with 21 and 11 on goal vs 9 and 1 on goal.
Now I am depressed…
Pulling for Netherlands (already down 0-1 at HT v Argentina) and Morocco now…
Brazil eliminated in Quarterfinals
Started: All of the Marvels by Douglas Wolk 📚🎧
I hate soccer 😭😭😭
Finished reading: Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis by Sam Anderson 📚
[[Brazil Win]] [[World Cup]]
⚽️Goals from [[Vinícius Júnior]] , [[Neymar]] (PEN), [[Richarlison]] , and [[Lucas Paquetá]]
⚽️ Conceded on at 76’ to Paik Seung-Ho
All four Brazil goals came in the first half in a spectacularly dominate performance. They were able to get everything they wanted.
Brazil advance to the Quarterfinals to face Croatia.
[[USA Lose]] [[World Cup]]
⚽️ 76’ goal from [[Haji Wright]] for the US
⚽️ Conceded goals oto Memphis Depay, Daley Blind, and Denzel Dumfries
Tough game for the US. Never really had a shot. Wrote about some of the struggles in the first half on the blog.
US Eliminated in the Rd of 16
I think this is better than people are giving it credit for.
It was visually gorgeous and Florence Pugh was fantastic.
While some plot points felt contrived and Pine and Kroll mostly wasted, watching the story unfold from Florence Pugh’s perspective strongly captured my attention, especially with some of the flourishes included.
A mainstream It Follows. Was creepy and the jump scares felt well placed.
[[Brazil Lose]] [[World Cup]]
⚽️ Conceded a goal @ ‘92…
Brazil didn’t need this one and didn’t start a single player who started in the first game and only two who started in the second game… So many chances missed though…
[[Marquinhos]] who came in as a sub in the second half at left-back had two beautiful set-ups in stoppage time that were missed by [[Gabriel Martinelli]] and [[Bruno Guimarães]]…
Was fun to see Aboubakar score on a wonderful header and celebrate with the Cameroonians going nuts though… Got himself thrown out on a second yellow card for taking his shirt off too 🤣
6pts in Group Stage still enough to win Group G over Switzerland on goal differential to face South Korea on Monday.
Gave Up: The Peripheral by William Gibson 📚- I struggle with fiction on audio and just couldn’t get into this. Returning on Audible was super simple though.
Live Activities is pretty slick with sport scores.
💽 Patina by Tallies
[[USA Win]] [[World Cup]]
⚽️ Goal from [[Christian Pulisic]]
US felt dominate in the first half, but the last 15 minutes plus another 9 in stoppage time were extremely shaky and stressful. Lucky to not have given up a goal and gotten eliminated in that time.
5pts in Group Stage and clinch advancement to play Netherlands on Saturday.
Watched this one while doing other things…
- Was a bit of a struggle for the Bulls, but as the above shows, Bulls won this one by taking care of the ball
- [[LaVine]] and [[DeMar]] both shined in the second half
- Lots of good ball movement that helped get a lot of guys good shots
- [[Vooch]] added in a double-double and [[Coby]] had 15pts
- [[Caruso]] and [[PatWil]] both played solid D to help anchor this team that’s still struggling a bit overall
[[Bulls Lose]] in OT
💽 Where I’m Meant To Be by Ezra Collective
[[Brazil Win]] [[World Cup]]
⚽️ Goal from [[Casemiro]]
Actually watched the last 30mins of this and the Casemiro strike was a beauty.
6pts in Group Stage
[[USA Draw]] [[World Cup]]
2pts in Group Stage
[[Brazil Win]] [[World Cup]]
⚽️ 2 goals from [[Richarlison]]
Ankle injury for [[Neymar]]
3pts in Group Stage
[[USA Draw]] [[World Cup]]
⚽️ Goal from [[Timothy Weah]]
1pt in Group Stage
[[World Cup]] kicked off
This was just a delightful little movie. I have no familiarity with Fletch so given the character is new to me, I found Jon Hamm to be great as a smarmy guy doing his own thing and bouncing from person to person to put the pieces together.
This review may contain spoilers.
I thought this was absolutely terrific. Angela Bassett gave an Oscar-worthy performance and given the pivot that must have been made given the tragic death of Chadwick, the story felt seamless to me. The tributes they paid were touching and emotional, the building up of Shuri and Riri were great alongside the stalwarts of Okoye and Nakia (played by Lupita who was terrific and stunning as well).
The only thing this movie needed less of was white people and Marvel tie-ins. I really enjoyed the Namor/Aztec background story they created for the film and Huerta played Namor terrifically, as one of the better Marvel villains, better than Killmonger even?
The last battle did seem to have some stilted timing things going on and there were a couple odd character decisions in the middle, but I’ll forgive them for that.
It sucks that it takes having to be Marvel to get an epic story of Afro-futurism and Aztec-futurism (is that a thing?) made in Hollywood because it’s really just the Marvel aspects holding this film back.
Just started: Cult Classic by Sloane Crosley 📚
I think this will be the last post on this @humdrumdeux account (but not blog). I was worried adding this stuff would be too high volume for my main account, but that hasn’t been the case. I’ll add this feed to @humdrum then maybe see if help can consolidate them.
💽 Reset by Panda Bear & Sonic Boom
Currently reading: The Peripheral by William Gibson 📚
Finished reading: Supergods by Grant Morrison 📚
💽 Today & Tomorrow by Sault
Green Lantern 10
Had fun with this one. Never really felt enthralled with it, but it kept my attention with some good performances.
💽 Quality Over Opinion by Louis Cole
[[Bulls Win!]] @ Bucks
Missed posting after Monday’s win vs Celtics.
- Fun game that came down to the wire. First win for the Bulls this season in a close, clutch game 0-7 previously.
- Had moments where there was actually defensive effort.
- Fell in love with the three ball, which almost killed them. Think their final 8 shots were threes and all misses until [[Coby]] (4/7 from 3) hit one to tie, and then another on the next possession to take the lead, and then [[Vooch]] hit the nail in the coffin from deep as the shot clock dwindled.
- All starts but Ayo hit double digits, with Coby and JaVonte reaching that mark as well and [[DeMar]] leading with a 36/4/8 line.
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