not the greatest, and a couple other things


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I have even less to tell you today than I did yesterday! What an exciting life I lead!

I left work ten minutes earlier than usual, at 4:20, so I could barely make it in time to take myself to the 4:45 showing of The Greatest Showman at Pacific Place -- and, frankly, that was a waste of time and money. It's too bad that was the first movie I went to see in 2018. It could have been The Post, but nooo, Laney has to wait until Sunday!

Nothing about The Greatest Showman was satisfying. Not the acting, not the editing, not the production design, certainly not the script, not even the music. Although the music came closest. It still failed.

It was kind of fun writing the review, though. I ate the last leftover quarter of the first CBD pot brownie that I'd been eating quarters of three nights in a row now. Am I a stoner yet? Anyway, I mention that because it was clearly starting to affect me just before I finished writing the review. I doubt you can tell by reading the review, but it did take me a few minutes longer than usual to finish it up because I was finding it difficult to maintain the thoughts I had in my head that I wanted to get down and into the review.

By the time I finished that, it was around 9:00. I thought about watching the next episode of Black Mirror but opted instead fo watch the second hour of the Dave Chapelle Netflix comedy special -- the one with the offending comments about women victims of sexual harrassment in Hollywood. Honestly, I wasn't as offended by them as plenty of people online clearly want me to be. I think it does, again, demonstate to a degree how he is out of touch. And this hour was far less polished than the first, which had made me laugh way more. Also, his tendency to compare the struggles of others to that of the black community is getting a little stale. That said, he also makes several valid points.

I was in bed by around 10:00. Shobhit got home just before I fell asleep, and was half-asleep when he came into the bedroom. I hadn't slept well either of the previous two nights so that resulted in my sleeping like a log for a good, solid seven hours last night. This seems to be my pattern now: fitful sleep one or two nights, making me tired enough to get a good night's sleep after that. Is this my fate for the rest of my life? I found an old email to Jenny at work a few weeks ago from 2012 in which I boasted that I never have trouble sleeping. Ah, the good old days.

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I noticed this morning that another of the pot chocolates was opened -- so Shobhit had an edible of his own last night. He opened a new one, one of the six coffee flavored chocolates in the multipack I bought for his stocking. I deliberately got the coffee flavored because he likes coffee and I don't, so I would be discouraged from eating the bare minimum of those. Also, those don't have the CBD so I don't know how different the effects may be. I may have half the other CBD brownie insteas of the usual quarter next time, just to see.

Oh, I forgot to mention I also made dinner last night -- macaroni and cheese to which I added fried mushrooms, bell pepper, tomato, and chopped veggie chicken patties. I like to make this out of the macaroni and cheese boxes with the powdered cheese in them. (I take the "Deluxe" boxes with sauce packets to work for lunches because those don't require added butter and milk, making it far easier to prepare at work.) I pretty much split it in half, and in Shobhit's half I added six chopped small jalapeño peppers, and some red pepper flakes. His should have been plenty spicy. I heard him nuking it after he got home from work. You see what a great husband I am? I mean, every once in a while, at least?

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I guess I could mention the big news from work yesterday: the announced intention to open a new PCC store in Ballard next year in the spring. Given the Madison Valley store was originally announced to open 2018 -- this year! -- and is now postponed to 2020, we'll see how accurate that turns out to be. Assuming everything goes as planned, though, we've got one new store coming every year for the next three years:

2018: Burien
2019: Ballard
2020: Madison Valley

And that's not even to mention the West Seattle re-opening with the redevelopment on the same site in 2019 as well. Again, if everything goes on schedule, which things rarely seem to do. I'm most annoyed with Madison Valley, as I had been so excited by the prospect of a PCC being all of a mile away from home, but now I'm left to wonder if it's ever going to happen! Stupid community pushback bullshit.

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[posted 12:20 pm]