Three day weekend!

Pulling a crappy movie double feature with one of the roommates featuring Sorceress (1982) and The VelociPastor (2019).

Having chipped away a bit more at these two abstracts, it is time for a shower and some sleep.

Submitted my first funding application of the semester, so I’m celebrating by finishing the Mandalorian.

I’m in a constant battle with myself not to submit interesting abstracts to a bunch of cool conferences/workshops because then I’d probably actually have to write some of them.

First day of classes for the semester and I’ve already spent about 30 minutes browsing the stacks for a research project. Life is good.

Time for my first run in over a month! It will hurt! But I’ll feel better for going!

I have decided to watch The VVitch.

It’s daytime, I have at least 10 hours until I go to sleep, and for once I’m in the mood to be unsettled.

Surprisingly, it snowed overnight!

It’s also worth noting that I was comfortably able to go for a walk in shorts yesterday afternoon.

I have arrived.

Heading out closer to 7:30 than 7, but the car is packed, the podcasts are queued, and I’m ready to drive.

Today is a fun day.

My birthday cake (it's carrot!)

I have just processed a mountain of emails, and now onto the fun stage of daydreaming plans and possibilities for the next year…

3725 for the Hour Swim this year!

About to see Knives Out again!


intersection of four concrete pavers as part of a pool deck

Time to pull the classic 43-hour drop taper

Having now seen A Hidden Life, I can confirm that it is a Terrence Malick film.

Brief thoughts:

  • It’s an elegy to the pastoral.
  • Gorgeous soundscape and cinematography.
  • Could have been at least 20 minutes shorter.
  • The war is jarringly external.

Time for Little Women!

The rain has begun.

Just finished Season 4 of The Expanse. Loved it!

Lots of thoughts; happy to discuss.

Starting the new season of The Expanse!

And that’s a wrap on the semester!

Time to spend the next four days sleeping.

A sharp, bright, brilliantly blue morning.

park with sharp shadows from rising sunlamp post, power line, and contrail silhouetted against a brilliantly blue sky

Top 5 books that I’ve read this year:

  • A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
  • The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie
  • This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
  • To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chamber
  • Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir