Top 5 movies: Aliens, When Harry Met Sally, Spirited Away, V for Vendetta, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. This will probably have changed by next week, but Mia asked me recently, so I made a quick list.
Mouthwash before or after you brush your teeth? I like before, because I like the taste of toothpaste more than the mouthwash taste.
Wednesday, work, catch up with Justin at Newport Deli, gym, Green Point park walk, promenade walk, roast lamb and veg dinner at Georg’s with a very pleasant bottle of cinsaut.
Be the person you needed when you were younger.
Thursday, ZA Open Networking workshop at the Victoria Junction hotel, seared tuna at Beluga with the open networking geeks, fun day, deep nerding.
Jacques and Marietjie’s daughter was born on 25 July, Elze van der Merwe, 3.3 kg.
Friday, work, fetched Mia from school, banana bread at The Deli Co at the Waterfront – nice sunset views, we watched Yesterday – cool movie – Mia enjoyed it, book shop.
Saturday, tea, random tinkering, Mia and I had lunch at The Company Gardens Cafe, we watched Dark Universe at the Planetarium, braai at Dirk’s, I dropped Mia off at a party, back to the braai for some Wagyu steaks, fetched Mia, back to Cape Town, time well spent.
Sunday, tea and grapefruit, device upgrades and backups, braai meat for brunch, perfect weather, we took an aimless walk, soft serve ice cream by the Sea Point pool, Clifton beach walk, Glen Beach, ended up having a pasta at Col’caccio’s Camps Bay, tiramisu, nap, random tinkering and notes processing, time well spent.
Sunday, watched Point Break again – rad movie, because of Point Break I figured I should watch Tank Girl – one of those movies I somehow missed in the 90s – it was painful and I skipped forward a bunch of times, amused myself with reading about QUIC and HTTP3, gym, Green Point park walk, extended sunset podcast promenade walk, phone chat with Paul, nerdy rabbit hole of reading about OpenWRT devices, photo processing, blogging, backups.
Tuesday, up early, fed the pets, work, very cold and wet day, a new puppy arrived – a Great Dane, Mia and I cooked a roast leg of lamb for dinner, time well spent.
The puppy is super cute. Grew up very quickly – from a real baby to walking up and down the stairs in three days.
I cleaned up many little puddles this week.
We watched more than one Friends episode this week.
Wednesday, the puppy woke me up, work – ISP migrations, Mia and I watched Family Secrets at The Theatre On The Bay, good show.
Humans love stories.
Thursday, my birthday, 4th of July, did some work, Mia and I took Romeo and the puppy for a Camps Bay beach walk – puppy’s first beach visit, Moro gelato, puppy fell asleep, so we went for conveyor belt sushi at The Cod Father – with a nice chardonnay, we watched Stranger Things season 3 – the full season – Mia has a thing for Stranger things and the 80s it seems – 4th of July fireworks – The Battle for Starcourt, time well spent.
About watching Netflix and video on demand – I remember going to The Computer Fair at Nasrec in Joburg around 1994 – they predicted that one day we would be able to stream video to our homes – they predicted it would need 8Mbps of bandwidth. Not a bad guess.
Friday, I watched the last Stranger Things episode again, discovered the puppy likes tea, Jarryd’s, Hartlief German deli food in the Gardens Centre, braai shopping, mini nap – but the puppy did not approve, birthday braai with Mia, Adrian, Simone, Nick and Georg, time well spent.
Nice spending two weeks with Mia.
Saturday, tea with the puppy, we took Mia’s phone for a battery swap, introduced Mia to eisbein at Hartlief deli, fetched the phone and got a new cover, dropped Mia off, attempted a nap, but the dogs wanted to wrestle, Paul and I had a joint birthday drinks event at Van Hunks, good fun.