friday random eleven: “it’s me or wheaton!” edition

16 Jun

After a shaky start to the week (some program schedule weirdness that is still sort of getting worked out), I seem to have fallen back into at least something of my routine again, which is, to be honest, so much better for my health and sanity. The weather and a couple of doctor’s appointments are throwing at least some of the afternoon biking off the schedule a bit, though I’ve still got 35 miles in for the week, and will try to get another ten or fifteen in on Sunday if the universe cooperates. I think I kind of need that, as I’ve hit what I hope is a momentary wall in my weight loss progress – I’ve been hovering around in the same half-pound range for the last couple of days, and need to give the system another kick in the pants. I’m not that concerned, because the range I’m hanging in is under 250 pounds, and I haven’t been there for any significant length of time in years.

I’ll throw my patterns off again this weekend, thanks to a con gig in D.C. tomorrow, but it should be an interesting time, assuming I survive the trip up (I’m also driving the “band bus”) with this particular gang of weirdos – As I said earlier, we get started bright and early (because our singer really wants to see David Tennant), so we’ll be wandering around the con for a few hours before our panel/performance at 6pm in room 154.

Can’t be there? Going to see the Mr. Wheaton instead? Here’s a draft of the notes I’m going to use for “Nerd Rock 101”.

Anyway, that’s what I got here – today’s the last day of school for the year as well for all of them (the eldest is, of course, done with all this business, the middle wrapped finals yesterday), so Monday should be absolutely wonderful, as I’ll be the only one who has to be up and around before the sun.

So lovely.

Here are some tunes. Pretty usual spread, trending toward “classic rock” this time. Patterns holding:

  1. “Tainted Love” – Soft Cell
  2. “Montana” – Frank Zappa
  3. “You Got A Crush on Me” – The Donnas
  4. “Welcome to the Machine” – Pink Floyd
  5. “Aqualung” – Jethro Tull
  6. “Missed the Boat” – Modest Mouse
  7. “Houses of the Holy” – Led Zepplin
  8. “Entering Eternity” – Falconer
  9. “Every Breath You Take” – The Police
  10. “Too Many Humans” – Buckethead
  11. “Cum on Feel the Noize” – Quiet Riot

Slow news for Stranger Things this week (I probably ought to let this business go until Halloween, when the new season hits Netflix), but the latest thing is word from the producers that the season may do things that “leave fans disappointed”. Maybe, but I’ll still dig it.


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