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November 2017


In more positive news, it was pretty cool how over the AJW women got themselves at the 1995 Survivor Series #tweet


There hasn’t been a worse iOS ‘update’ than 11. Every increment thus far (seems like a new one every few days) is an utter shambles #tweet


My Letterboxd reviews for October 2017

The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

October’s viewing was a mixed bag: a handful of cinema trips, one of them a press show (for Brawl in Cell Block 99, as previously linked); a few dips into Netflix and other streaming services; genres all over the place; and one classic rewatch that stands the test of time. More…


If you have Netflix and you haven’t seen Wheelman yet, you should probably get on that #tweet


Mickey Dolenz and I walked past each other on Liffey St hours before a Monkees gig I didn’t attend https://t.co/BjhQypRPED #tweet


The birds seemed really stoked that I restocked the feeders. I was barely in the door before a great tit swooped in for a sunflower heart #tweet


I really like this Escape-ism record. Never cared much for Svenonius outside of NOU but this is exciting https://t.co/oyOffTasGG #tweet


Raw egg in hot rice is pretty good; the Japanese are on to something #tweet


That’s my tax paid and filed for the year, so. I even got a tiny rebate. First time that ever happened #tweet


Goldfinches are really beautiful birds, aren’t they? #tweet


It takes a lot to offend me, to really get under my skin, but Ronan Mullen does it every time https://t.co/TB79ugfnRy #tweet


Screw this 280-character nonsense! I hope Tweetbot and YoruFukurou never change (or at least keep 140 as an option) #tweet


Day immediately brightened by a postcard from David in Zagreb #tweet


Turns out, if I did today the same double major* I did for my undergrad, I’d get a BSc instead of a BA #tweet


Cheap trolling at the expense of women’s real issues does not behove a head of state, Leo #tweet


Using Audacity for the first time in months and it feels so much better now #tweet


I’m about to watch the new Child’s Play movie. Brace yourselves… #tweet


Monthnotes for October 2017

I should be writing about October, but since the first of November has passed, I must note that it’s 16 years since I started this blog. It really doesn’t feel that long; a decade at most. I suppose it’s true what they say about time seeming to go by faster as one grows older.

Anyway, I don’t really have much to say about this anniversary other than I’m glad I picked things up again this year, even in the piecemeal fashion that I have. It’s good to carve out a space for oneself in the increasingly walled garden of the web. More…


Whoops, slept out the first half hour of Power Struggle #njpst #njpwworld #tweet


Hey a new Dead Rider album came out over a month ago and none of you told me, for shame! https://t.co/M02lzrbx3N #tweet


Seriously, what have the Irish got against pre-made sweet shortcrust pastry? Can’t find it anywhere! #tweet


Today is Stout Day and I have no stout. Pout day, more like #tweet


I’ve got a free month of Shudder. What should I watch? #tweet