Stray Shots: 7.31.23

Can anyone tell me why guys wear their sunglasses backwards on their head? It can’t be to not mess up their hair. It’s all I saw in Mexico and it drove me nuts. Well, the brief 5 minutes total I gave it power over my brain. I just don’t understand it. Don’t blame Guy Fieri either. He does it so they fall in soup. Not that he always eats soup… you know what I mean!

I’ve given up on hope for something to replace Twitter (X). Threads seemed like the best shot and I still enjoy it a lot. But all of their forward momentum has stopped. They could have rolled out a ton of updates but they seem satisfied just existing. X seems to keep chugging along in spite of itself. I’ll continue to use it until a real viable alternative shows up. Which might not happen.

But if they want me to pay for X, you can forget about it.

I started listening to The Blog Era podcast and it’s living up to the hype. It’s been fun to relive that time of hip-hop, especially as someone who made being on the hip-hop blogs a daily habit. I’m on the Kid Cudi/Charles Hamilton episode and it’s making me reconsider going back and at least listening to the Charles Hamilton projects from The Hamiltonization Process since I haven’t in years.

Pee-wee Herman died. I hadn’t even thought about him in years. I enjoyed his show, I loved Pee-wee’s Big Adventure as a kid, but that’s where it stopped. He meant a lot to people. I’m not excusing the exposing himself in public but that’s why it’s called a legacy I suppose.

Angus Cloud passed away at 25 today too. No cause of death was given.

Mental health is too important.

Marc Rob is on a road trip and I was able to catch up with him at Super Red Bowl. Why in the hell I insist on taking visitors to a place that does a number on my stomach is pretty silly. I did the same thing with Matt in January.

But the food was good. Always is. I feel like I’m ordering off menu when I ask for a shirley temple and the waiter says they don’t have that. I always say they’ll make it and they do. And they’re so damn tasty.

And as always, Marc Rob made me think. I already recognized the full moon coming tonight (plus it’s full moon in Aquarius) but he helped confirm a few things I was already feeling.

I really need to ask people what’s been bringing them joy lately. He’s so damn good at asking real questions that mean so much.

I’m going to try to make this August count. I’m always so quick to discount it because it’s the last full month of summer and it makes me sad to lose my favorite season again. But I’m going to make a conscious effort to make the best of it this year.

Maybe that’ll make the transition into fall a little easier.

I don’t know.

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