Kept things pretty low-key over the weekend. A couple of decent meals out, at Bagu Sushi & Thai (tasty) and at Foxy Falafel (delicious). Saturday was spent deep cleaning all day at home - totally overdue and so satisfying. And breaking for pumpkin carving and pumpkin pie making in the evening. My usually lazier Sunday was too jam-packed. Brunch with friends. A kid’s bowling birthday party. Errand running. And then two Halloween shows (photos to come). Oof. But now it’s Monday. And now we are inching ever closer. Just over a week until this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad election is over and done with.
Five semi-related and/or unrelated items of note for today:
- Oh how I love Joss Whedon. Whedon on Romney, and the very rich vs. the very fast. “Paid for by the Committee to Learn Parkour really fast, like maybe take a class or something.”
- This stuff scares the bejeezus out of me: In the not-too-distant future genetic blueprints could provide compromising information that could lead to the creation of personalized bioweapons, capable of taking down a person and leaving no trace. Eep.
- An antidote? How a cat boosts your creativity. Umm. Yeah.
- Not the Amanda Palmer debacle but a different sort of kickstarter nightmare.
- Dan Snaith of Caribou knows how to make music that moves me. Like literally. Been bouncing away at my desk listening to his latest project of afro-beat remixes, wherein he calls himself Daphni.
Halloween is my most favorite of all the holidays. But this year my son declared that, at the ripe old age of 13, he is now too old for trick or treating. I am sad. Maybe that’s why I overcompensated by ordering his Giftmas presents even earlier than usual. At least he’s still dressing up for Halloween, but not at school. Just joining me for a friend’s party later on. And trick or treating during the Frankenstorm could prove challenging anyhow (my thoughts are with all East Coasters and everyone affected by the impending storm).