Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, November 6, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part Two


I can, of course, watch Disney+ on my PC, and someday I might try that. Just not today.

Well, folks, it’s early afternoon on Sunday, November 6, 2022, and it’s a quiet, sunny warm day here in my corner of Lithia, Florida. Except for the sound of classical music playing on my PC’s Amazon Music app and the occasional sound of someone opening or closing a bedroom door or walking up or down the stairs, the house is still and silent. The Caregiver is not here, and her middle son left for work some time ago, while her other two adult children are preparing to go to their respective workplaces.

Photo by the author

As far as last night is concerned, I did quite a few of the things I wrote about in yesterday’s post. After I published Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, November 5, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part One, I:

  • Browsed through Hell to Pay: Operation DOWNFALL and the Invasion of Japan, 1945-1947
  • Went out to the Florida room and watched the episodes of Andor that I’d missed since I watched Disney+ last
  • Played a couple of sessions of Regiments
A Soviet force – possibly a forward observation team – under fire from my 2-vehicle M3A2 Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicle (CFV) section. Game design elements (C) 2022 Bird’s Eye Games and MicroProse
An American mechanized infantry platoon digs in before the start of the battle. Game design elements (C) 2022 Bird’s Eye Games and MicroProse

I did not watch any of the movies on my TBW list, partly because once I’d watched two episodes of Andor, I’d scratched that particular itch and wasn’t necessarily in a movie-watching mood. Plus, I wanted to read for a while, although I still don’t read as much as I used to when I still lived in Miami.

I don’t have much of a plan of action (or inaction) for today. I should take advantage of the opportunity to go watch stuff on the family room set or read a little bit from one of the books on my TBR stack. It doesn’t necessarily have to be Hell to Pay, although I am liking Giangreco’s book about Operation Downfall immensely. I don’t want to be in my room all day; the only compelling reason that would keep me here is if I got a yen to play Regiments again or if I got an overwhelming urge to watch a movie on my 4K UHD set.

Clearly, this is not me. Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels.com

Oh, yeah, but before I do any of that, I will take a shower and shave. After nearly seven years of having a beard and not shaving, I have to push myself to do that bit of self-maintenance, especially since “dry” shaving with an electric razor yields poorer results than using the “wet” shave method (washing my face with hot water, applying shaving cream, and using a Fusion manual razor). If battery-operated razors worked as advertised, I’d dispense with the messier “wet shave” method, but they don’t, so……

Well, I best get going so I can scratch that item off my short “Things To Do” list and get on with the rest of my Sunday afternoon.

Until next time, Dear Reader, stay safe, stay healthy, and I’ll catch you on the sunny side of things.

Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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