• Two things I’m late to adopt but love…

    1. Ted Lasso
    2. Greta Van Fleet
  • Awake at 3:30 a.m. for no good reason.

  • Big, huge professional test tomorrow morning. 😬

  • Pince-nez glasses are rather uncomfortable.

  • I have upgraded my coffee experience with a grinder, fresh beans, and good water (well, we always used good water). However, I have yet to try the recommended 1:16 ratio. That’s quite strong for American coffee drinkers. Here goes. Pure, unaltered coffee at strength.

  • The Godfather, Or “How @gpittman dies”

    I finished reading The Godfather yesterday and watched the movie last night. Here’s my [apparently very] unpopular opinion.

    Book
    An extremely enjoyable story, but a pedestrian (at best) work of literature. Puzo’s writing is efficient; there is little fluff in his delivery. The story starts off nicely but moves to a dull, laborious (and unnecessary?) middle section before the real story picks up again. I suppose that leaving out the middle section would have left the book almost too short.

    Movie
    This is one movie I should have watched before reading the book. Despite some of the cinematic breakthroughs Coppola incorporated, I thought the movie was a hack job of a story that either changed or omitted far too many of the important elements of the book. It’s surprising to me that not only did Puzo approve of the movie, he basically wrote the script.

    It is quite possible that I disappear now.

  • Dolby Atmos sounds really good.

  • Unfortunately, I’ve seen nothing from WWDC that would justify putting the M1 chip in the iPad.

  • I can’t remember how long The Godfather has been on my Want to Read list. Why did I wait so long?

  • We had a mild earthquake nearby this evening. First time I’ve ever felt one, but it was very brief.

  • Legal briefs and code of ethics finally submitted. Oh, and car loan refinanced. I’d say this has been a productive day.

  • Adventures in better coffee:
    1. The Ninja drip coffee makers are actually pretty damn good. They’re designed to allow for a bloom before continuing the drip.
    2. I’m still trying to hone my Chemex craft.
    3. There’s a local roaster about 2 miles from my house.

  • School law is at once fascinating and completely confusing.

  • Chemex or Aeropress or some other new contraption? I want to experiment with coffee other than our drip machine. When I make coffee, it’s always for two people.

  • I’m a high school educator. That’s where my expertise & experience lie. Today, I observed test security protocols at the middle school where I’ll be an administrator next year. Visiting classrooms made me realize something: middle schoolers stink like nothing else on the planet.

  • I might be the only person who doesn’t like the OmniFocus 4 beta. It seems more like an alpha to me. The design decisions, the bugs… I’m not sure this was ready for testing outside Omni Group.

  • I just finished A Game of Thrones. I see no reason to continue reading the series.

  • I watched the Eurovision Song Contest today for the first time. Will Ferrell’s movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, which I love (don’t judge me; I’m as surprised as you are), depicts the contest perfectly.

  • European friends, what are the residency requirements for artists appearing on Eurovision? Some artists (Malta, for example, but she’s not the only one) seem to speak/sing not only English but specifically American English. And Flo Rida is appearing with one group this year.

  • First time trying a Piraat Belgian Ale. A good all-purpose beer. untp.beer

  • Another great episode of Hemispheric Views from @martinfeld, @canion, and @burk. Except it cost me $1.99 to listen. And it’s close to costing about $600 more.

  • Tonight will be bittersweet for me. My final performance as a high school choral director. My students have worked so hard to make this happen in spite of the enhanced safety protocols arts programs had to observe. They deserve this opportunity to show what they’ve learned.

  • I wish there were a way to mark certain tracks in a playlist as always consecutive, kind of like the   in HTML. If I set a playlist to shuffle and that playlist includes multi-movement works, that work would always be played in order, temporarily halting the shuffle.

  • I’m tempted to buy this. It’s not expensive, and would match my *uhem* NutSac.

  • Y’all, it is the cluster of all clusters in South Carolina education circles today. Utter chaos, as I expected it would be.

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