Friday, up early, #VoetsekANC Friday, podcast walk, lunch with Mia at the clubhouse, dropped Mia off, driving range, podcast nap, random tinkering.
“Pessimism is good. Negativity is bad.” -— Rob Duigan
Saturday, Dirk phoned me awake, perfect weather day, my car’s autopilot drove most of the way to Boschendal for a coffee with Dirk, mountain bike shopping with Dirk, long phone chat with Anton in Belium, jacuzzi bubble bath, watched Sphere (1998) again.
I think I’m keen to get into mountain biking again. The golf idea is not really taking off.
Sunday, watched The Signal (2014) – meh, gourmet burger braai with Mia.
So long Commie Virus, and thanks for all the masks…
Week of 10-16 August
I’m pretty much over this lockdown thing now. Looks like we can get on with out lives.
Monday, public holiday, late lunch at Roca in Franschhoek, fetched Mia, we watched Predestination – bit like 12 Monkeys but more weird.
Tuesday, home fibre offline – so we worked at the clubhouse, walked around to trace fibre cables – replaced and respliced my fibre.
If you ever have the option of choosing Vodacom as your fibre operator or ISP – JUST AVOID THEM. Vodacom fibre down for 6th day. Call centre gives the wrong information. They can’t track down a device on their own network. No clue. Muppets.
Wednesday, fibre still down – so worked at the clubhouse, rainy afternoon nap, fibre fixed, had some de-alcholised wine – which was mildly amusing but I would not recommend it, meeting.
I found a programming course I’m keen to do – for building PWAs.
Thursday, loadshedding, morning podcast walk and Facetime chat with Jacques and Dirk, salmon and cream cheese bagels, blogging, shopping outing with Mia – hit the cosmetics shop like a teenage girl – wait – with a teenage girl, gourmet burger braai – aw yeah.
Adding a shot of vodka to alcohol-free beer is a thing now – Astronaut Beer.
Vanilla tea, the single resource that was capable of creating or destroying the empire, the basis for many of the things found in Fremen daily life, origin Arrakis, also good for space travel.
Finally made it to 1,700 FB friends. Not really making progress with that number.
Friday, more loadshedding, hmm, kinda forgot to make notes about Friday.
Cherries are in season, yes! Favourite fruit.
“Never tell me the odds!” — Han
The lockdown project now has 30k likes. The blades of glory rivalry is picking up. I’m still winning. 14k likes ahead.
Saturday, random tinkering, watch the Renaldo live stream of the Squirrel speech – with my last bottle of red wine – lockdown looks like it’s pretty much over now – only 5 months wasted!
Let’s not forgot, these were the 20 most fucked up weeks in recent history – remember not being able to go for a walk? wtf.
Adrian sent me a message – warning us to not think the lockdown is fully over yet – in Spain they lifted all bans – people went a bit crazy – had to ban things again a few weeks later – so the smart money will still stock up on some drinks.
I realised Sivers’s ‘Smart, Happy, Useful’ = Ikigai
Sunday, last minute outing to Spier, late lunch at Vadas smokehouse, river-side walk around Spier, watched parts of Aquaman, dinner at the hotel – I think we were the only guests, photo processing, watched Taken 3 – the Istanbul version – not bad.
Monday, growth hacking for the revolution, clubhouse coffee, podcast walk, podcast nap, made soup.
“Sail right into the wind, Joe. That’s what you do.” — Aiden
I had the best intentions of asking somebody out this weekend – sent a message saying – do you have plans for this weekend? – she said yeah, I’m getting a cat – hmm… cool, cool-cool.
Oh bother, I looked at some of my older Quick Update blog posts and I think I’m slacking. Those were way more interesting.
Tuesday, clubhouse coffee and morning podcast walk, meeting, afternoon podcast walk, celebrated a growth hacking milestone with a bit of sushi and bubbly – 20k likes, watched Black Hawk Down again – epic movie.
Wednesday, designed some billboards – I’m considering a billboard saying ‘In Tyler We Trust’, pizza night.
“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy.” — Steve
Thursday, pizza for breakfast, afternoon podcast walk, random tinkering, watched the 2nd half of American Psycho.
Friday, watched the 2nd Marhobane interview on Jerm Warfare, clubhouse omelette with Mia, golf gear on special at the pro shop – I think I’m going to start playing golf again, nap, weekly shopping outing to Franschhoek, quick visit to Nikki and Hanrick, made some pasta, G&T, watched Snatch again.
Wealth is a side effect of passion.
“Working with who you want to work with, on what you want to work on, is actually just play.” — Naval
Saturday, nap, sunset walk, cooked some oxtail overnight.
Sunday, early morning walk, 14 hour slow cooked Oxtail lunch, we drove to Muizenberg to have dessert at Case Labia with Jacques and family, took a walk on the Kalk Bay harbour wall, sunset podcast walk, tinkered with Facebook ads.