Stray Shots: 09.06.23

I was trying to find this beat that CFX heard on E’s Instagram, so I sat down on lunch to start listening to stuff on E’s BeatStars account until I found it. It took me less than 3 minutes. That has to be a good sign, right?

I had Sam trim my beard back down to my face. I think I like it better, but it is nice to know I can grow a beard if I really want.

And not one person has commented on it.

I had a nice Labor Day weekend. I got to go get some pho with Steve and Jesse on Saturday. We cooked out on Sunday and we ended up watching Wedding Crashers while Aaliyah had a friend over for a sleepover. And yesterday, I didn’t do anything and my body is thanking me for it. It’s always nice when you’re able to utilize downtime to recuperate.

Sony is offering everyone 19 inches of Venom on October 20th for the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. I’d be happy with just a PS5 and the game, y’all can have the 19 inches.

I haven’t played video games since Extra Life last November, which is crazy. I have all this streaming stuff, all these systems, and I’m not utilizing them. I really need to try in the next two months to change that. Not only would it give me more content for my channel (if I stream/record it) but I just miss gaming.

And it’ll distract me from the fact that I won’t be playing Spider-Man 2 for a while.

Angel and I finished Orange Is The New Black yesterday evening. We got away from it after starting season 6 and not really being into the jarring transition into max. I randomly started season 6 again probably a month ago and we got back into it.

I think it’s a beautiful look at the American prison system from a woman’s POV as well as touching on some thought-provoking stuff on race, religion, sex, and more. Things got a little heavy handed in the last two seasons but I imagine budget cuts had as much of an impact on the show as the riot did in season 5.

I’ll have some more thoughts to share on my new show/podcast, whenever I’m able to get that officially going.

Aaliyah expressed interest in maybe quitting gymnastics after this meet season. While I would never want to stand in her way if she doesn’t love it as much as she once did, it’s a little bittersweet. On one hand, it’ll free up three nights of her week and we won’t have to pay the gym anymore. But on the other, she’s been doing gymnastics for 6 or her 9 years and she has a ton of potential still. It’s a little sad to think that she could never reach it. And then I worry that she does have my performance anxiety (great in basketball practice and pickup, horrible in real games) and that she was doomed before her gymnastics career began.

But I still don’t want to force her to do something she doesn’t want to; the decision is hers.


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