Beach Week: Home

Oops, I did it again. Forgot to post yesterday. I think my mistake was not posting in the morning, before my date night with Missus. We went out to a place we usually go when we’re at the beach to get prime rib. I spent close to two hundred dollars. Got back to the house and wound up playing spades till bedtime. I also watched The Wandering Earth. It was pretty good.

We wound up leaving a day early on our rental. Trying to leave Saturday morning is a nightmare, all the fellow tourists trying to get out at the same time. We left just in time to start catching a bit of the Friday rush hour here at home, but it wasn’t too bad.

I’ve loaded up a couple Amazon Music playlists with Pitchfork’s Best Albums for the past few years. It used to be a habit of mine to torrent everything I could get my hands on at year’s end and spend several weeks listening to them, but I stopped a few years ago. Amazon’s hit rate was pretty bad, it only had half of the songs and more than half of those are only available to play on Echo devices for some reason, but I’ll take what I can get. Dua Lupia’s album was surprisingly good, and I’ve listened to Phoebe Bridgers Punisher twice today. The main problem with Pitchfork’s list is heavy inclusions of gansta rap, which of course I can’t listen to without headphones with the kids around.

So we’re back. I’m going to spend some time next week trying to figure out how to take advantage of the Star Atlas IEO, but what I really need to do is get back in my habits. I think I’ve finally kicked the funk, so I need to start working out. And I didn’t meditate the entire time I was at the beach, which I think affected my mood.

Tonight though, I’ll let the kids relax and continue enjoying the last day of our vacation. I’m not sure what tomorrow has in store, but next week is the last before Labor Day and back to school. I’ve got to get Younger enrolled and do all our supply shopping. I’m going to get her in Girl Scouts as well.

But tonight, I’ll probably be drinking beer, listening to music and playing video games.