NaBloPoMo: Day 6

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Played with my turntables today, and that was pretty good, but what was more fun was when the kids got home, and I got to listen to a six year old scratching with Fluke’s Tosh and something by Edit (Laundry, I think it was.) Good times.

As the afternoon moved on, the kids and I wanted to watch a movie, and Arwen had mentioned Swiss Family Robinson, so I looked for it on Netflix. Nope. What WAS there though was Robinson Crusoe on Mars. Yep, you read that right.

Un. Watch. Able.

You know it’s bad when a 6yo and 9yo are trading MST3Kisms with the screen: “I don’t know how much food I have left, I’d better, oh, I dunno, OPEN MY FACE MASK AGAIN to look.” Complete with a moment in which the actor’s lips didn’t move, but we heard any oddly-record “fifteen” dubbed into the scene. Just plain weird. Adam West was in the opening scenes, too, including some unsettling moments with a monkey in a spacesuit being manhandled to give the appearance that he was floating around in space.

So we gave up on that, and tried the real Swiss Family Robinson, but Tate wasn’t interested at around the 20 minute mark. Some sorta Shreck Spooky Tales thing filled some more time, and then we had dinner in front of “Captain America.”

Not bad. Not great, but not bad. The kids thought it was over at the half-way point, and frankly, so did I. Not quite sure what happened there. The ending? Again, 6yo and 9yo weren’t so much “Oh wow” as they were “Huh? How does it END though?”

Folded some laundry, made dinner, didn’t shave, really should have. Tomorrow’s gonna have to do. Been some changes at work, and they’ve mostly been really really good, but I think I’m going to have to dig in and focus this week to make sure I’m getting stuff done.

Have lunch with my buddy Nilo, and maybe I’ll ask him for some advice for staying focused. He seems to be able to do it.

Good music is key, I know that much.

Been listening to a whole bunch of music from the early-to-mid 90s over the last couple of days, and I gotta say, I must be getting older, ’cause a lot of it I’ve been feeling like “Oh, ew, no” and skipping to new tracks. Will have to figure out what I’m going to do about that, because there’s a project I have in mind for them, and now I don’t think I can do it without a major retread, and possibly treating that source material as the “first half.”

‘Night all. Hope you remembered to set your clocks back. Might be some folks showing up an hour early at work tomorrow.

Posted on November 6th 2011 in General
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