Current Distractions, October 2016 Edition

Happy Halloween!

I'm definitely feeling more chipper than I was at the end of last month. As usual I'm not going to delve too deeply into the whys and wherefores of my mood. Since I usually talk about the weather, I'll mention that October has been a very dreary month, although the snow that fell at the beginning of the month is mostly melted now. However, I've been making progress on the house projects (I have baseboards in my living room now!) and getting lots of reading done. And here's a list of other stuff.


I listened to the entirety of the PNWS podcast TANIS and am now getting ready to start the second season of their podcast called The Black Tapes. Both of these are really interesting serialized radio docudramas. I don't know a huge amount about the history of radio storytelling so I'm just making things up when I say we're seeing a renaissance of radio right now, but these are worth a little of your time.

I've also started listening to some French podcasts in an effort to practise my French language skills. I'll see if any of them stick before making recommendations.


My mom and I watched season 1 of Happy Valley. It was great but a little too real at times. Also my mom couldn't understand what anyone was saying, so we'll have to watch an American show next.

On my own, I've watched (while crocheting a scarf) American Ultra (fun but I wish I hadn't seen a few of the spoilers for this), more Star Trek TNG, Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23 (so good aside from some weird continuity stuff; basically the role that James Van Der Beek was born to play), and a few episodes of Friends one night while I was finishing a few rounds.


My city has a new mayor! And a majority female city council!!


I dunno guys, I updated the site layout/template/etc/whatever. There's actually a mobile version now, but I'm very uncertain about all of this. If you have any opinions about it, please let me know.

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