Friday was my birthday. Please, please... hold your applause.
I'd already gone out last week with some pals (including JuanD, who created the music that is the current opening and closing to the PodCast), and so wasn't planning anything much as I had a busy weekend ahead of me.
For my b-day, I got a noir movie box set from my brother's family and Jamie got me a Mickey Mouse lamp and Mickey Mouse Lego set. I don't talk about it a lot, but I'm a fan of the Mouse and part of our living room decor is "Vintage Mickey" (it's semi-tasteful, I guess. I've lost track of these things.).
After watching Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, my brother dropped in. A former semi-permanent fixture on my sofa, Steanso long ago fell prey to romance, the vagaries of domesticity and - eventually - child-rearing, but for one evening he showed up and we shared some bourbon and chatted.
Saturday we both attended the wedding of a family friend, which was lovely. Outside and thus windy, but lovely.
Sunday, longtime reader and internet pal Stuart came into town a bit early for a work trip, and I did my best to point him at some sites around Austin before dropping him at the location of his conference.
Showing anyone Austin is very weird to me. I don't really get the appeal of Austin as a tourist town - you can drink anywhere. Yet, folks fly in from all over to drink here. We have no gambling, Sixth Street is a cess pool, and any music worth hearing in Austin is not happening in a bar on Sixth. I mean, I love my town, but it's the same way you love your favorite t-shirt that's been perfectly worn in. And I know I take a lot of what we do have for granted, so I don't think to show it to anyone.
Stuart and I get along pretty darn well, which I knew from our previous meet-up in Metropolis, Illinois about 4 years ago. We chat online, but it's always best to have face-time and tacos. I hope he wasn't too bored.
Following, I watched some baseball and then the first episode of Fosse/ Verdon, and then did some PodCast editing.
So - this is all a long way of explaining how I watched so few movies over the weekend and why the PodCast may drop late this week.