Monthly Recap (May 2020)

A few Lego characters …

Major updates

  • Tara got the hang of biking (or at least balancing) … and also had her first big fall from it

Minor updates

  • Sidewalk chalk coloring
  • Played more Catan
  • Doodling
  • Watched the SpaceX launch as a family (!)
  • Some … car battery problems (turns out the CCA of the default Subaru battery is pretty low)
  • More memory games and puzzles

Watched/read/made

  • Read all available Alita: Battle Angel (only wish there was more …)
  • Read some of The Swamp Thing (okay, not great)
  • Finished all of Money Heist (phew!)
  • Sampled a bit of Madame Secretary (meh)
  • Watched Kung Fu Panda, Room on the broom with Tara (👍)
  • Watched an amazing documentary: Fantastic Fungi

Monthly recap (April 2020)

Watercolor with Tara
Watercolor with Tara

Major updates:

  • Continuing to work from home, scattered, sleepy :-/

Minor updates:

Watched/read/made:

  • Lots of Scooby Doo (!), with Tara (the 2015 version was … not that great, the 2006 version … is working out very well)
  • Part 1 of Money Heist (and now I’m humming Bella Ciao all the time …)
  • Tiger King (what was that …)
  • Watched Logan Lucky, Tiger King, MLP: The Movie, Nightmare before Christmas (!)
  • Reading a bunch of series on Comixology: Alita: Battle Angel, Witcher, Alien: Omnibus Locke and Key

Interesting Links: April 2020

Connections between concepts, of sorts.
Connections between concepts, of sorts.

Interesting links: March 2020

Now abandoned Buran shuttle, on an Energia booster
Now abandoned Buran shuttle, on an Energia booster

Monthly recap (March 2020)

Chalk drawing on the sidewalk outside our home
Chalk drawing on the sidewalk outside our home

Major updates:

  • WFH !! 😞
  • Discovered Comixology 😀

Minor updates:

  • Bunch of “virtual playdates(what a concept!)
  • Lots of Playmobil sets
  • Tara finally got the hang of Lego, so … yeah, lots of Lego sets too
  • Family board game time” expanded to include Junior versions of a bunch of Hasbro games
  • Spending some time playing soccer in the park nearby 😃
  • Chalk painting on the sidewalk

Watched/read/made:

  • Read (graphic novels): first two books of The Witcher, first three books of Locke and Key
  • Read (with Tara): first book of Magic Tree House, first three books of Ivy and Bean (her current favorite)
  • Watched (Netflix): Outbreak (!), Brittany runs a marathon, Christopher Robin

Monthly recap (February 2020)

Major updates:

  • (none ?)

Minor updates:

  • I forgot to write this last month, and … I’m already a little vague on the details, which is … why these are so important!
  • Took Tara climbing at Planet Granit (fun!)
  • Brainstorming schools for Tara
  • Beginnings of “family board game time” (!)
  • Tentative start to re-activating my Facebook account after many years

Watched/read/made:

  • Read Three Body Problem (amazing)
  • Listened to Waking Up
  • Watched (movies): Parasite (whoa), Knives Out
  • Watched (Netflix): Messiah

Interesting links: February 2020

Twitter graphs of different disinfo campaigns
Twitter graphs of different disinfo campaigns

Monthly recap (January 2020)

Glorious sunsets seen from the ship
Glorious sunsets seen from the ship

Major updates:

  • Visited Kennedy Space Center! (only got a few hours, but still …)
  • Went on the first cruise of my life (in the Bahamas … also, learnt that I’m not really a “cruise person”)

Minor updates:

  • Came back with Tara and spent a week with her (and then she spent a week with Shivi later)
  • Went snorkeling for a bit and saw a Ray of some sort sitting in the sand, got a little freaked out …

Watched/read/made:

  • Read Lexicon (picked up at SFO bookstore, loved it, found echoes of Snow Crash in there …)
  • Watched the 1979 animated version of The Hobbit with my dad and Tara (highly recommend)
  • Second season of Lost in Space

Interesting links: January 2020

Proposed telescope for Project Diana, that never got built.
Proposed telescope for Project Diana, that never got built.

Interesting links: December 2019

A giant prehistoric turtle
A giant prehistoric turtle