Tentative steps towards backyard gardening (Marigold, Moon flower)
Blood draws and an endoscopy later, learnt that Tara is intolerant to Gluten
Trying out some new board games (Zingo!, Race to the treasure, Monza, Robot Turtles)
Shivi got a big promotion at work
Went on a few hikes
Disney on Ice
A friend’s mom passed away, attended her funeral
Watched Dolphins in the water, 4th of July fireworks
Watched Beat bugs and Rapunzel at the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre
Tara moved to the last preschool class, and turned five this year!
Got the kitchen floor tiled
Trip to Berkeley, discovered Berkeley Bowl
Team offsets from work: pottery and sailing!
Tara’s first Lego sets
Trick-or-treating with Tara 🙂
Spent a week home alone with Tara
Pumpkin painting (at home, at her friends’)
Birthday party at Pump-it-up
Watched with Tara in the hall: Secret life of Pets: 2, Toy Story: 4, Lion King (the new one), A beautiful day in the neighborhood, Angry Birds: 2, Frozen 2 (with friends)
Travel: Asilomar/Pacific grove, Maui, Laguna Beach, Kauai,
Watched: The Kominsky Method: Season 1, Altered Carbon, The Good Place, The Nineties, Fahrenheit 11/9, Burning, The Kindergarten Teacher, The Good Place, The Romanoffs, After Life, Behind the Curve, Umbrella Academy, Gully boy, Gad Elmaleh, Ronnie Cheung, Vice, Killing Eve, Stranger Things: Season 3, Sacred Games, The Last Czars, Chernobyl, End of the tour, The 2000s, Modern Love, Oceans, Death dive to Saturn, Dark Crystal, Modern Love, The Kominsky Method: Season 2, The Crown (latest season)
Listened to: The Square and the Tower, The world was never the same, Sapiens, The ascent of money, Homo Deus,
Read: Deep Work, Seveneves
Well, I did zero 10Ks, but I did start running for 15 minutes every week (a tiny thing, but a slow start)
Collected a bunch of haikus into a book
Tentative New Years’ Resolutions:
Do some random acts of making (e.g. see what mobile apps are like these days: make a small little app 😀)
There’s a particular house with a very elaborate Halloween setup, with movie scene recreations, and a screen playing various scenes. I take a few pics when I pass it once, about a week ago, setting out for trick-and-treating with my daughter.
Passing it on my way back again, I notice a black-and-white scene playing on the screen, and there’s an air hostess and … someone I recognize, is that, hmm … William Shatner? (as in … Star Trek, and, uh, Priceline?)
I make a mental note to look this up, but then forget all about it.
I’m browsing Netflix, for “recommended shows”, and I like to pause at every suggestion, because I watch a few seconds of whatever “clip fragment” ends up playing, sort of gives me a flavor. After a while, I’m not really looking at the titles, just the clips.
I come across a black-and-white scene, with an air-hostess walking back towards … huh? … yes, it is William Shatner, and he’s looking out, and then he sees … something or someone, on the wing.
It’s literally a continuation of the scene I was watching a week ago, picking up right where that left off. It’s an episode of the Twilight Zone
This isn’t some random Twilight Zone episode, it’s one of the few episodes that I actually remember, with the weird creature on a plane’s wing.
(P.S. the title for this post really should’ve been a ‘tag’, but what could I possibly put as a title then?)