Saturday, Joostenberg shopping, epic braai, time well spent.
Sunday, rainy day road trip with Mia, Boschendal, Babylons Toren, Spice Route, drove up to the Taal Monument, drove to Wellington, listened to lots of Smashing Pumpkins, got pizza in Paarl, sunset walk, time well spent.
Monday, played with some video making ideas, tea, podcast walk, we made pasta.
The world went crazy in 2020, maybe social media is the problem.
Tuesday, wrote a blog post, enjoyed some Facebook crack, Facetime chats with Dirk and Jacques, shopping outing to get supplies (drinks), Lynx estate to get wine, sunset podcast walk, made a white russian – the Dude abides.
Pro tip: in a good white russian, you can taste the vodka and the cream – I use mostly milk but I add a bit of cream.
“Heretical thoughts, delivered in a way that capture the attention of the minority – that’s the path that works.” — Seth Godin
“Jy kla oor die toestand van ons land. Wel fokken doen iets daaromtrent.” — Brand Suid Afrika
I finally reached 300 Instagram followers, that only took about 5 years.
Wednesday, rainy morning, tea, winter braaibroodjies, meeting, we made soup, another meeting.
Thursday, slept late, rainy day, mostly random work avoidance, took a social media break, Mia made smoothie bowls, Facetime chats with Dirk and Jacques, we took a sunset drive to Stellenbosch to get sushi – pre-holidays treat – nice drive – I introduced Mia to a few Counting Crows albums – watched Star Trek 2009 again with a Jamey.
“Impatient idealist” — something Dominic used to call me.
“You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow.” — Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Friday, Mia’s last day of her term of online schooling, podcast walk, caprese salad, dropped Mia off, nap, podcast walk, La Motte red and gnocchi, watched Star Trek – Into Darkness again, watched Star Trek – Beyond again.
Beastie Boys Sabotage features in 2/3 recent Star Trek movies.
“To perfect eyesight and a full head of hair.” — Dr. Leonard McCoy
Saturday, lazy morning, watched a live stream interview, podcast walk, watched another live stream, jacuzzi bubble bath.
Pro tip: seems you can drop your airpods in the bath and they are fine.
Sunday, woke up at 10am on the couch with the lights on, Franschhoek visit – spotted a logo I designed 20 years ago – with Gimp and Debian, took a road trip to Worchester via Franschhoek pass and back via the N1 – with a Counting Crows soundtrack – to go snap a pic of the snow on the mountains – see above, watched a live stream interview, watched The Big Kahuna again with a Chinas – rad movie – watch it.
We added 1000 independence fb page likes this week. Ideas are bulletproof.
Thursday, morning walk, mild slump, weird day, tired of my routine, avoided social media for the day, took a long sunset walk, emailed Derek, watched a live stream interview, watched Blow again – rad movie.
Most of us have too many goals.
“Life passes most people by while they are making grand plans for it”
Technology that has been around the longest has the best chance of sticking around.
I figured out I can put keep my phone in airplane mode in the mornings with wifi on – feels a bit more peaceful.
Friday, sunset walk, we took a drive to Stellenbosch to get pizza – the Stellenbosch streets were pretty empty.
Saturday, pizza for breakfast, weekly shopping outing, g&t, we made ostrich burgers on the braai.
“When you want to upset a conservative lie to them. When you want to upset a liberal… tell them the truth.”
Playing simPolitics is rather absorbing – it’s a bit like the Hunter S. Thompson books on politics – I get it now.
I’ve discovered a problem with Robomop – it’s not designed for homes where somebody has long hair.
Sunday, watched The Dark Knight, extended afternoon walk, jacuzzi bubble bath, we watched The Dark Knight Rises again – epic movie.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” — George Bernard Shaw
ps. Got a mail back saying: “Wow! Fuck yeah! What a cool project!” – which kinda made my week.
Monday, pizza for breakfast, it rained, I napped, tested some new server hardware – pretty impressive.
Tuesday, rainy podcast walk, dropped off a present, broke some IPv6 routing, fixed some IPv6 routing, Takealot order arrived, Mia gave me a haircut with the clippers that arrived, we used the floor sweeping robot to clean up.
I’ve been making Caprese salads for afternoon snacks fairly regularly recently – yum.
Wednesday, meetings, played with a FB poll, evening meeting, I was having my own little Spacex launch party with bubbly and everything – and then they cancelled the launch because of weather :-/
RIP Johan Lombard.
Thursday, rainy walk, watched a live stream, Mia baked muffins, nap, watched Robomop clean the floors.
Friday, woke up to a nicely mopped kitchen floor – thanks Robomop, watched a live stream interview, Mia went to go visit her mom for the weekend – after about 11 weeks, cucumber g&t, I watched Burn After Reading again.
“On a long enough timeline people want to be free – Death Stars always get destroyed.” — Jacques
Saturday, progressing fairly well with one of the 5 year mission items, weekly shopping outing, Boschendal farm shop visit – yeah, I was bored, cucumber g&t, braai, watched the Spacex launch, video conference catch-up with Al.