In the beginning, there was leftover Christmas Day breakfast casserole, clementines, and coffee. And it was good.
Today the thaw began in earnest, but it was still quite cold, so I mostly stayed in. I’ve started reclaiming my home office. I’ve let its normally rigorous organization go an item or two at a time, and that’s how I’m restoring it.
I had some unexpected alone time when Lea took the boys to her mom’s today, and that usually means child-inappropriate entertainment:
- Started Dante’s Inferno today. That’s a good time so far. The sound and visuals have exceeded my expectations. I’m usually a first-person game guy, and I’ve quickly become accustomed to playing third-person, though I’m still making friends with the camera. This game would have scared the hell out of me when I was 13 years old.
- Then I took in the remade The Stepfather on streaming Netflix. I thought it did a great job gradually escalating from typical step-parent nonsense to out-and-out psychosis. (And Sela Ward’s going to turn me to jelly no matter what she’s doing.)
Helped the boys with more Lego projects. Watched most of the Independence Bowl. Then I went to the bank and gassed up the Technical Writing Express. Now, I’m watching Saintseester vs. NHFalcon on Monday Night Football.
My impact on Western civilization was pretty minimal today. Sometimes you’ll have that.