137 Shots.

Jesus. Fucking. Christ.

“And finally I want to say to you that we have some great struggles ahead. All over the nation and right here in Cleveland. But as we struggle let us have the courage to be non-violent. You see, it doesn’t take much courage to be violent. It is ultimately the strong man that can be non-violent. It is the courageous man that can be non-violent.”

I agree with the analysis of my current mood.

The Dark (2018) and Dark (2020)

I finished the 2018 movie The Dark last night. I really enjoyed it, so many films about creepy cabins and hauntings in the woods but this one had a nice spin on it. Chef recommends. You can watch it on Amazon Prime.

Incidentally, I was looking for something new on Netflix and realized I had started Dark, the 2020 German series, but had not gotten that far into the first episode. I have to be in a specific mood for subtitled shows. Last night I was in a specific mood for a subtitled show and I dug the first episode. Many plots ramping up quickly, not just angsty teenagers. I’m in.


Thursday night virtual DND

We are working our way through a side adventure in our virtual Dungeons and Dragons campaign. We are playing characters that the Dungeon Master has provided, not ones we rolled up ourselves. It is a little different playing a character you haven’t designed yourself but we are muddling our way through it.

Zombicide 2 | Washington ZC E5 Take 2

We decided to do a redo of the fifth encounter in Zombicide 2 | Washington ZC last night. We got much further but we were boned in the end. The level requires you to open a lot of clues across the board and there is only one main thoroughfare for all the traffic, human and zombie alike. I think we decided to give it one more shot next week, and however it turns out I think we are going to put it behind us after that attempt.

I know what I like And I like what I know

Many years ago my brother and I took our mother to a Cleveland Indians game in Florida. She had always wanted to go. We saw Bob Feller at the game. Coincidentally it turned out that there was going to be a Space Shuttle launch in the middle of the night, and being the big nerds we are, my brother and I wanted to see it. So we all three drove out to Cocoa beach to watch it. This was in the early days of cell phones and digital cameras but I had both at the time. It was an overcast, dark morning and as the Shuttle was launching I was trying to capture it with both devices. It was into the clouds in seconds and out of sight.

Why am I telling you this? Because I ended up with a couple crappy pictures instead of just taking in a very rare opportunity for someone from Ohio to just experience a Space Shuttle launch in person.

But I learned my lesson.

Last night I only took a single picture, mostly to send to my brothers to make them jealous.

That is Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and in front in Phil Collins. That is Genesis. For the first time in a pretty long time we went to a concert and it was great. They played for over two hours and had a wonderful set list (including Follow you, Follow me which Phil also played on his solo tour, (this is the first song my wife and I danced to when we got married 100 years ago)). We saw Phil Collins on his solo tour a few years ago and there definitely has been some loss of singing ability so he had some backup singers to fill in the gaps. They also played a few instrumental sets to give him time to rest between songs. He sang Home by the Sea and as it was ending I was turning to my wife to say, “It would be cool if they played Second Home by the Sea” but before I could get it out they started playing Second Home by the Sea!

It was a lovely evening out to dinner and a show with friends.