matthew breaks up the week


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Last night I took myself to see Ralph Breaks the Internet, which I expected to enjoy just fine, but honestly it exceeded my expectations on multiple levels. As usual, Disney Animation Studios doesn't quite match the quality and finesse of Pixar Studios -- but this one, at least thematically, somes within striking distance of it. (The animation, honestly, can't compete.)

I walked to Pacific Place from work to see the 5 pm show, and with several trailers beforehand, it was maybe ten after 7:00 by the time I got out of there. Shobhit had a cabbage dish being made for dinner when I got home, and I helped him make six parathas to eat with it. I just had two, and he had four. I'm not the biggest fan of cabbage, although if Shobhit makes it, with his typical spices and other vegetables (including potatoes) added, it's perfectly edible. Still, that helped me keep my portion control down. I've been doing better than I have in weeks, maybe months, regarding my between-meal food intake the past few days. I don't want to jinx it. I recently filled out the annual "Health Assessment" at that affects my coverage for the next year, and I am nearly 10 lbs heavier now than when I filled it out last year, apparently. That's clearly not good. It's time for me to take some real action there.

We watched an episode of Married... with Children while we ate, and then I went to write the movie review. It wasn't all that long after that, I was getting ready for bed. So that was basically my day.

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The November rain seems to have arrived -- finally, and with a vengeance. According to, yesterday we got 1.84" of rain, and normal for that date was 0.22". It really seems like we've hardly gotten any rain at all in November this year -- but, we've had a few days of it over the past week, and now our total for the month is at 5.07" when normal for the month thus far is 5.91". We're actually only a couple inches shy of normal for the entire year thus far. It certainly feels like we get heavy rainfall far more often when it's actually raining than we used to -- but far fewer days of rain, at least this year, than used to be the case. Once upon a time Seattle was characterized by persistent drizzle. That doesn't seem to happen so much anymore.

And here we are with a president who flat-out refuses to believe climate change is even real. Even when the report comes from his own administration! This guy is such a legitimate moron, it's crazy-making.

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[posted 12:18 pm]