• Prey, 2022 — ★★★★.  Now I want to go read a bunch on the Predator wiki.

  • 13 Going on 30, 2004 — ★★★½.  Jennifer Garner physical comedy is A+.

  • RRR, 2022 — ★★★★½.  Everything about this movie was just the best thing ever.

  • Today’s food burrito: Chick-fil-a sauce, french fries, egg salad.

  • Things I found in the Lombardy and Brook Road bike lanes: gravel, glass, two “road work ahead” signs, a City of Richmond dump truck, and a porta-potty.

  • “One of the strange things about being human is that big questions occur to us even if they don’t seem to affect our day to day lives. Like your question is about why does universe exist? And why does it have so much stuff in it? And why some of that stuff happens to be zinc and iron that we dig under the surface of the Earth to pull out and transform into a 1987 US mail truck Hot Wheels. But regardless of why zinc exists the Hot Wheels is still fun to play with, right? And this is one of my very favourite things about humans. We don’t need to know why zinc exists in order for Hot Wheels to be fun to play with or for us to survive or whatever, but we still want to know. And I think this urge to know, even if we don’t necessarily need to know in order to survive is kind of the human superpower.”

    via Why Do Things Exist?

  • The Worst Person in the World, 2021 — ★★★★.  I want more magical realism in movies.

  • Bill & Ted Face the Music, 2020 — ★★½.  This movie was filmed in six weeks.

  • Photos: Hilton Head, 2022

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  • We are more interested in impact than wealth.

    via What are These Boys Doing??

  • This seems rad, anyone camped here before?

  • I accidentally grew this huge zucchini.

  • What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe, ★★★

    What if the whole world had to quarantine? Idk, what if, book?? 📚

  • Product shot.

  • Super Metroid, ★★★★½

    I hope to never need to wall jump again.

  • A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin, ★★★★

    I am now a tea magician! 📚

  • A gradient of vacation drinks.

  • Good thoughts on a recent and inappropriate blog post from a sitting RPS School Board member:

    Yesterday, 3rd District Rep and Vice Chair Kenya Gibson published an opinion piece about the Superintendent’s “anti-democratic” tenure in DC, and branded her board colleagues’ cooperation with his administration as anti-kid and uninformed…If the superintendent was an elected official, or a political figure at all, perhaps this kind of public attack would be considered par for the course. But he is not a political figure. He is an employee of RPS, and conducting this kind of personnel review in the public sphere is in direct violation of district policy. Ms. Gibson is entitled to her position and her assessment, which — in the best interest of the district and its reputation — ought to be shared in closed session.

    via Board Watch: In The News

  • This use of The Format by @nedoliver in Axios Richmond this morning made me laugh.

  • A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine, ★★★★

    My name would be Twenty-two Spoke or Six River Oat. 📚

  • The Call, 2020 — ★★★★.  Fun take on The Call is Coming From Inside the House.

  • Today’s ride is another reminder that Vans are just the best biking shoes! Instead of the regular, morning loop around the island I’ve been doing, this morning I road along the beach as far as I could. Eventually, hard-packed sand gave way to thick, black mud, and I headed back to the network of bike paths to get home. Thanks for keeping the mud and sand off of my feet as I waded through creeks and tidal pools, Vans!

  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, ★★★★★

    Big weirdness that’ll make you feel things. 📚

  • What did we call sand dollars before we had dollars?

  • Just some big yikes South Carolina stuff 😳

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