So, this week has been…this week. Life’s been life, work’s been work. I’ve spent most of my time at the office tying up loose ends and documentation from last week’s dog and pony show in Northern Virginia, and most of my time at home sleeping off migraine-like symptoms that I thought were actually allergies (my seasonal allergies have been worse this year than any time in recent memory; i.e. when I originally moved south), but given the digestive issues and swelling in the throat, I think is actually viral. Oh well. I’ve gotten some rest, and I’ve finished two books this week.
This weekend should be pretty low impact for me. I need to pay bills, swing by the library, and hit up the VA Celtic Festival tomorrow, as the girls will be dancing in the afternoon. It’s a cool place to hang out, check out the caber tossing, and maybe eat some good Irish food if my system ever settles out.
While I won’t be there (lotsa driving and expense for not much show, family doing other stuff) the rest of (i.e. the main, pretty ones) the Humdingers and many other good friends will be at the Geek Gala in Charlotte, so if you’re down that way, go get your geek on. Scott and Kirsten are playing Saturday at 2pm, if you need your wizard rock fix.
A few other things happened this week worth mentioning, I guess, with nasty women getting shit done, a new teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and this morning, when I find myself wishing that certain insufferable millenials in my social media feeds would be half as incensed about (or at least engaged with) the current political climate in America as they are angry about Laverne Cox playing Dr. Frank-N-Furter last night on tv*.
Anyway, some tunes. I purged and rebuilt my Pandora back-end shuffle sources this week, so the mix is changing up a bit (but not as much as I think I’d like – I’m coming to the limits of the application’s library). It was better yesterday. More Bowie.
- “Tighten Up” – The Black Keys
- “Africa” – Toto
- “Rock of Ages” – Def Leppard
- “Entering Eternity” – Falconer
- “Don’t Stop Believing” – Journey
- “Not The One” – The Donnas
- “Cry Baby” – Kitten Forever
- “Something to Do (live)” – Depeche Mode
- “Somebody’s Love” – Passenger
- “State Trooper in the Left Lane, Nattles” – Cold Cold Hearts
- “Hazy Shade of Winter” – The Bangles
Also, no Stranger Things news this week worth talking about. You’ll just have to take your Eleven without context (other than the fact that track eleven was in the show, and anachronistic to boot, so maybe context).
*- For the record, I didn’t watch last night, but, like a lot of people, I think it was a bold, inspired choice, and well in line with the themes inherent in the property, so f**k those kids.