I continued my headlong adventure back into tennis last night. At my pool there is a Thursday night men’s pickup tennis game. They call it “TNT”, which is maybe “Thursday Night Tennis”? It’s supposed to be casual and everyone brings beers to share at the end. There were only four of us there last night …
We had a week delay to make room for a vacation. It was great to get back to hanging out with Adam.
It was also great to get into this Greyhound. Vodka and grapefruit delivers a low hangover risk as well as an ally in the fight against scurvy. We call that a win-win.
Here’s Jeb Stuart coming off of the pedestal.
The last one is the biggest and it will be the most controversial.
I’m excited to see it happen.
We were all excited to watch Hamilton over the holiday weekend. Like so many families, ours had a strong bout of Hamilton-Mania back when it was a national sensation. The soundtrack was on all the time and the kids sang the songs themselves when it wasn’t. There was a minor flareup when the show started to tour the US, but it died down pretty quickly. This week leading up to the Disney+ debut of the filmed stage production saw a return to the full-blown Mania but this time I was also excited about it.
I was the last person in the family to see it and it somehow exceeded my expectations. The show is great. The way it’s filmed is great. It looks and sounds so good that I never felt like I was watching a filmed stage production. I can’t recommend it enough if it something you’re remotely interested in.
Sunday started with a very chill mountain bike ride out at Pocahontas State Park with my youngest and some friends. It’s really nice to see people out in the world, and riding bikes is a reasonable way to do it. An ice-cold beer in the shade afterward was a perfect capper. And then I embraced …
Add Maury to the list.
It’s still crazy to me that these things are coming down. I never thought I’d see the day. It’s pretty great.
I talk about this movie so much and I was *hyped* when it made the cut for a family viewing. It’s peak Steven Soderbergh, peak Jennifer Lopez, peak George Clooney, with great small roles from Luis Guzman, Dennis Farina, and Michael Keaton (and there are another half dozen folks in it that I *love*).
And I haven’t even mentioned the David Holmes score. The whole soundtrack is perfect.
I mentioned this band a couple of weeks ago. The album is really good.
As always, I turn to the good people at Crown and Buckle for fresh bandz.