Hmmmm. Flight to Lucca delayed, so we don't need to leave for the airport for another two hours. Looks like Diablo time!!
We watched Kumiko the Treasure Hunter over the weekend (it's available through Amazon Prime, and I assume other places) and it's remarkable and completely unexpected. The pacing's deliberate, dreamlike, and the movie's beautifully shot and well acted (recognize Rinko Kikuchi from Pacific Rim?), with a plot that made me rewatch the movie immediately and see meaningful details that I'd missed the first time. Go find it. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
My son's taking the SATs tomorrow, and I've been reminding him that he needs a calculator. He doesn't have a calculator, he tells me. All right, I say, I'll pick one up after work. This morning I get this text:
S: Got a calculator.
Me: Cool! Where?
S: The devil himself and it was a pretty good deal too. All it took was some chalk, a basic understanding of pentagrams, an unknowable text in an unspeakable tongue, and my everlasting soul and I have a calculator.
S: I'm joking, the college bookstore had it for like 30 bucks, minus the chalk.
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