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  1. MC said he'd be sacked by Monday. I said he'd be sacked walking into the dressing room post-match. That was really quite something.
  2. It's not over yet, but the Marlins blowing a 8-0 and 11-4 lead is pretty great.
  3. Sausage King of Chicago! I haven't seen it in a long time, but I suspect of all the John Hughes films of my teens this is one of the least/not problematic and still holds up well. Well, this and James Spader as Steff McKee. https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/02/pretty-in-pink-anniversary-james-spader/amp
  4. I'm patiently waiting on my Harrow loan from the library. Early on in Gideon I was very much WTF is going on here. I decided I wasn't going to worry about what I didn't get and as I moved on my enjoyment went up immensely. I was loving it by the end.
  5. This is concerning. https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29633697/heart-condition-linked-covid-19-fuels-power-5-concern-season-viability
  6. This is it. But for me, no matter what I do, so much of this comes down to everyone else. Outside of the people I know and trust to be doing the 'right' things for our area, I treat everyone else as if they aren't until proven otherwise.
  7. Oh man, Edmonton. Some real extra effort in the dying seconds. The music, horn, and fan noise feels a bit much but silence doesn't make for great tv so..
  8. The first time I skipped some classes in high school I made the front page of the City section of the Ottawa Citizen newspaper the next day. I was photographed cutting through Landsdowne Park and stupid teenager that I was, I agreed to use of name not thinking it'd have a caption with the date. *L* I've lost that memento along the way in the 33 years since it was snapped but it was pretty artsy. My reflection was in a pool of water in the lot outside Aberdeen Pavilion, which was the subject of the article.
  9. We were debating driving out to Cambridge on Saturday just to get out of DC and look at some water and grab some beers from RAR. In the end I felt it would be a bad call. I do not need to be in the midst of a Magats right now.
  10. Kinda crazy that he'd show up like that. We had some maintenance issues that couldn't be ignored in April during our lockdown. Our hot water tank kept turning off and needed the temp controller replaced. Our kitchen faucet started leaking and morphed into a geyser so it too needed replacing. Our maintenance guy wore a mask and gloves while he was working and I just followed up with a quick wipe down of the few surfaces he was in contact with. We've also got a few minor things we're living with now until we can't. Finally our building made masks mandatory in all common areas last week and limited the elevator to two people or one household. Very late in the game for that compared to other buildings/property management in DC.
  11. My family and childhood/high school friends are in Ottawa/Gatineau so I have great angst over any spikes. Same with the Laurentians. Paxter, I imagine The Market to be a mere shadow of what it was in my late teens/early 20's circa 1990-1995.
  12. He opted out of the season, apparently. Curious about the 'didn't report, whereabouts unknown' angle. Well. He ghosted them.
  13. More of a personal observation than anything else. As was mentioned up thread it's an interesting to me disconnect between authors and books popular with Hugo voters vs the greater YA world who don't participate in the Hugos or Worldcon. I'm not outraged or anything. The one book in the category that I'd actually read was the weakest of the trilogy so I found that as surprising as the rest of the nominees that were completely unfamiliar to me. Looking back at the 2019 nominees, it was more reflective of popular/highly praised books in the greater YA world. I'm curious to see what will happen in this category going forward and if it can 1) begin to lure more YA reading people into the Hugo fold and 2) how that might be reflected in nominations and winners.
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