It's Downtime Tuesday again! Very little for me to report. I guess there's a couple of things.
I did take the "loop walk" through Myrtle Edwards Park with Alicia yesterday. She emailed about four other people, including me, asking if anyone wanted to join her, and I was the only one who did. That makes four times I've done that with her, plus one walk through Discovery Park, which is going to give her 5 points on the next Social Review -- and place her rather high on the rankings.
It was sunny, but we both still brought light jackets. It's technically still summer until Saturday, but functionally speaking, in Seattle fall is pretty much already here. We walked through several fallen leaves on that walk yesterday.
I just ate my lunch at the table in the dining room at work, and when I got up to rinse off my plate, Alicia was just finishing heating up her lunch. "Matthew I'm surprised you're not out on the deck," she said. Perhaps I should have sat out there. It's sunny right now -- but, only 56°. Getting below 60°, and I'm not as eager to sit outside. Then again, I could have worn my jacket and still been fine. Note to self for tomorrow.
Shobhit went to the casino yesterday. I take a very hands-off approach to when he does that, as it's pretty rare, but it's still the polar opposite of how he is with how I handle my finances -- often balking over a grand total of six bucks. And then he'll go off and gamble away literally hundreds. I had a kind of bad feeling about it when he texted me yesterday that he was thinking about going -- it was the third time this year; the other two times, he won pretty heftily the first time; then lost a comparable amount the second time. As we all know, the house always wins. I hope he's not thinking of this as some way possibly to augment his income. Because it will do the opposite. Still, even if we are married, it's his money and he can do what he wants with it. He, on the other hand, likes to think that our combined money is all ours just because we're married. And legally, it is. But functionally, it is not. I prefer to have direct control over the money I make on my own, and he clearly does too. It would be nice if he'd lay off about my spending habits, which honestly are stellar compared to the average American's.
Anyway, he got home around 8:40 or so. I actually signed up for the free week trial of live TV on Hulu just so I could watch the Emmy Awards -- which, honestly, were a bit dull. And, just to ensure that I would not forget to cancel before the week was up, I went to switch my account back -- and, unlike the way most free trials work, within about ten minutes it just cut out, and I had no more live TV access. Whatever. I clearly wasn't missing much anyway. I watched a few episodes of the new season of BoJack Horseman.
[posted 12:25 pm]