Absolute Banger for your Friday.
We got one of those Solo Stoves this summer and it’s been great. We’ve never been a sit-outside-couple, but this year has forced our hand and we’re making the best of it (with a frivolous internet fire pit).
Today is the release of the Super Deluxe reissue of Prince’s Sign O’ The Times. His music was absolutely foundational to my adolescence and I still get sad when I’m reminded that he’s gone.
This concert is from New Year’s Eve in 1987, at the end of his touring for Sign O’ The Times. I like the movie better, but this is a terrific document of what was.
Had a fun doubles tennis session with some of the guys. The calorie counts are a lot lower now that it isn’t 96 degrees outside, and I am a-ok with that. Turns out I feel a lot better afterward, too.
And then it was podcast recording. I rolled with a Pink Jimmy in a pint glass. It’s all about efficiency. (A Pink Jimmy is just vodka & cranberry, but the story about why I like them is why I call it that.)
I love-love this cut and paste video stuff.
Family movie this weekend was suggested by the youngest. None of us had seen it or knew anything about the plot, really. (I knew the big twist from it being referenced in podcasts, but had no idea about the journey)
At almost three hours it was a lot longer than our normal choices.
We all enjoyed it and I think we’re going to have a mini space movie festival with Contact and The Martian the next two weekends.
We get a handful of these perfect weekends here in Richmond. Warm in the sun, cool in the shade, low-low humidity and a hint of a breeze.
We took the opportunity to try eating at a restaurant patio and came away relieved. 6’-10’ between tables, all staff masked up, and minimal shared surfaces (glasses and flatware and whatnot).
This kind of thing is only possible when the weather’s nice so I’m glad we got it in before things get gray.
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I love-love the “ambient country” music this band makes.