I like to imagine it was sitting there, upright, until someone who was really mad came along. And everything just naturally worked out from there.
Was running some errands today, and this mural stopped me in my tracks. I guess this shows how infrequently I leave the house, because I think this thing has been up for some time (I remembered seeing this on my neighbor Betsy’s Instagram account).
While we were out working in the backyard, I spotted this little guy sitting nearby… bold as brass. As soon as I got my camera out, he got spooked and ran away.
After our meal, we decided to browse a bit at The Seminary Co-op. A few of the books outside caught our eye, and we decided to venture inside to look around more.
It was a lazy Saturday for us today, and I ended up with an itch to get some new board games for us to play. Liz and I have a very small collection of games, and I’ve gotten a little tired of the ones we have.
So I venture out to our nearby toy store (Toys et Cetera), and spent a good while browsing their wares.
Not the greatest photo in the world, but I wanted to capture this moment where Daisy was leaning hard on Phineas… and the two of them just looked like the best of buddies.
Ready to cut and install the cross beams (the pieces that connect the arches). Liz got these pieces prepped the night before, so that we could hit the ground running when we got off of work today.
Installing the back arch. Things are shaping up! Let’s gloss over just how much shimming and angling was needed, to get these pieces to line up.
While other shows might milk a particular aspect or situation, I’m finding that Ozark tends to address the elephant in the room head-on… leaving the viewer to wonder “Well if they dealt with THAT thing, what’s happening next?”
Post-work, finally getting around to installing the arches we cut out.
It’s a bit of a daunting process, us committing to installing these things. Because I feel like I did a really poor job of cutting them out. But we sucked it up and tried to align the pieces as best we could.
“I went to the doctor, guess what he told me
Guess what he told me
He said, ‘Girl you better try to have fun, no matter what you do’
But he’s a fool”
While I first worried they were an infestation of some kind, it turns out these were galls.
“The original Coronavirus variant has an R0 of ~2.71. Alpha – the ‘English variant’ that caused a spike around the world around Christmas – is about 60% more infectious. Now it appears that Delta is about 60% more transmissible yet again. Depending on which figure you use, it would put Delta’s R0 between 4 and 9, which could make it more contagious than smallpox.”
“Ovid writes that Apollo loved the boy,
loved him more than any living thing
on this earth. But we know better.”
Found not one but two photos on my phone. Liz continues this terrible habit of snapping photos of me sleeping, and I enable it by posting those photos here.