train to busan

This movie was off the rails on a zombie train. Good stuff. If you like zombie movies and don’t mind subtitles (it was produced in South Korea), this one is for you.

My rating: 4/5

library revival

I have taken it upon myself to finish the long-abandoned library project in the upstairs of my house. I figured it would make a good winter project.

The status it was left in was this: a number of additional bookcases were to be built, along with a window seat, all of the cases needed face frames, and the room needed to be trimmed.

Where’s it at:

I removed the footprint for some of the additional bookcases and installed leftover flooring in its place. This is done.

For the remaining bookcases, I’m doing an extended window seat (the window seat was supposed to be flanked by bookcases, instead it will extend the length of the wall). The window seat is currently framed, but still needs some work. I’m using these excellent instructions as a guide.

I do not have the equipment or knowledge to make face frames, so I purchased and installed maple banding to cover the plywood edges of the bookcases. It actually doesn’t look half bad. I still need to put a finish on it.

One of the big things is going to be the trim. I don’t have all of that figured out yet, but I have a game plan for most of it.

I had to go to Home Depot to get some trim as it was holding up the project. I will need more supplies after this, but I have enough stuff to keep me busy for a while. As it turns out, I can put 8′ long lumber in my car if I put the back seat down. Way to go, Kona!

i tried, i gave up

After trying virtually every dating app out there, I’ve come to the conclusion that maybe dating apps are not for me. Now’s not a terribly good time to be dating anyway, so maybe I’ll try again after the plague is over(-ish). Will there be more and better quality matches available at that point? I hope so, but probably not (50s are not a great age range to be dating). In the meantime, I will continue to enjoy doing whatever I want without having to answer to anyone. I could get used to this.

divorce tattoo

I had a tattoo appointment a couple of weeks ago. I know it wasn’t an ideal time to get one, but I had the appointment for a few months and didn’t want to have to wait until this is all over to reschedule (I had originally planned on getting it last spring and we all know how that went). The appointment was before the COVID stuff started getting really bad otherwise I would have canceled.

Over 10 years ago, I had Brian’s initial tattooed on my chest. It was a design that combined the letter B with the number 13. My first unlucky 13–haha. After getting divorced, I decided to have it covered up with a heart and dagger design. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Devin from Lemon Bomb, who has done my last few tattoos, also did this one.

I’m thinking this might be my last, but I guess you never know.

virtual concert

Last night, the Foo Fighters had a live, streaming concert from The Roxy in LA. Since I haven’t done anything fun in ages, I decided to attend. And, I’m glad I did–it was a great show. There was one problem, though. The agency in charge sent out invalid access codes so I was unable to get in and missed the very beginning of the show. But, I guess you’ll have these things.

The reason for the show was to celebrate the release of their new single, Shame Shame (with the album to follow in February). Not only that, but it’s their 25th anniversary this year and they had a huge tour planned. Better luck next year!