Finally had a mid-west rite of passage.
So, this happened: stopped to see a dear friend on the long drive home yesterday. We were driving to a restaurant and I hit a good sized deer with my rental car. Friend and I are OK. Deer was hit broadside and rolled 3 times, then got up and ran off. Car was damaged but drivable, but significant damage to front bumper, lights and hood.
here blizzard blizzard blizzard
First the snow storm then lake effect snow until sunset tonight. Heaviest snow is probably north and east of me, but still expecting around 8" (20cm) locally. Was observing near white-out conditions before sunset yesterday. This is crazy early for this sort of storm.
funding request for cat ER visit - please boost
Friends of mine’s house caught fire Sunday, and their cat, Mika was trapped inside and suffered lung damage. She’s in the Vet ER being treated, but it’s very expensive. There’s a go fund me set up: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-for-mika039s-medical-bills-after-fire?pc=pd_personal_url&rcid=r01-157110755247-d53e42cd37414bfa
So Ginger Baker died a week ago. For context, I recommend watching “Beware of Mr. Baker” on YouTube. I just rewatched it tonight. I was lucky to catch him on his last tour in 2014 where he played nothing but jazz. He even admonished the audience, threatening violence to anyone requesting anything from Cream. Needless to say, he was an amazing drummer who lived fully and was a force of nature. A very flawed human, but still one of the best drummers of the 20th century.
I rewatched “Swimming to Cambodia”, the Jonathan Demme film of the late Spaulding Gray performing his monologue about working on the film “The Killing Fields”. It had been decades since I had last seen it. Still a gut punch, still brilliant. Still relevant, maybe even more so in these troubled times.
Not the worst movie. Very schlocky. Purposely trying to be a bad movie, which never is a good thing. Much prefer flawed honest attempts - they’re much more interesting. Lots of homages to Shaw Brothers movies. Distracted by the occasional film editing artifacts.
Coffee and injury.
Failed my technology roll with an unfamiliar French press-like coffee maker this morning. Scalded my hand, with coffee and grounds all over that section of the kitchen. Spent the last hour cleaning up the mess. Hand has no visible burn, but the nerve endings are giving me that judgy "we know what you did!". Should find some aloe...
On the other hand, it was decaf, so no great loss.
Leave no genetic trace behind.
Bi cis male. He/him. Mostly harmless.
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