It’s nice to know there’s another Crash Bandicoot fan out here.
It turned out to be inert, as I suspect most of them are these days, but it’s still fascinating and slightly unnerving that these things could potentially be under your feet wherever you go. (The road it was found on used to be my route home from school.)
This Extremely Liminal view of a town, which is probably a model town, but it gives unsettling vibes either way
Random video-game-looking blurry landscape
an Unexpected Dalek. This would have been taken in the ’90s, long before I knew what Doctor Who was
also, so many Ominous Trains
I mean Valentines Day of course. But still. These were my presents!
A couple of weeks ago it snowed here. So I went out to take some photos, as you do, and I lost my glasses. I was so upset. I managed to get new ones but uggggh, it sucked, since I need them to function and everything. However now that that time is over I remember I never posted any of the photos I took!
Only three of ’em were even remotely interesting, alas.
There was ACTUAL SUN! today, even if only for a hour or too, so I went to a field and took some photos, as you do.
A shortcut to mushrooms!
Yes it was muddy.
No firework displays this year, obviously. I miss them. Maybe one day they’ll be back, somehow, hopefully.
Lots and LOTS of firework noises in the neighbourhood, but I could only actually see them in the corner of the window. Also it smelled of smoke, I miss that November smoke smell, even though it’s so cold to be out in.
This time two years ago was a strange, strange night. First I heard the news coming in of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. I can’t remember the name of the shooter, it’s on Wikipedia but I forgot it the minute I clicked out, which is good.
I couldn’t stick around because we had prebooked tickets to a Halloween party. But on the way back through Leicester city suddenly there were all these sirens, far more than normal, enough to know something had gone horribly wrong. When we got back it turned out there had been a major helicopter crash.
So for a few days after that the whole city was grieving one bad thing and the whole world (it seemed) was grieving an entirely different bad thing. It was not a good time.
The Cineworld chain is closing. (At least temporarily.) COVID-19 did for it and thousands of people are out of work now.
I worked at a Cineworld during summer 2007. Working in a cinema is uhh I guess “average” as far as jobs go, but I really enjoyed it. Even hanging about in the lobby waiting to tear people’s tickets wasn’t that bad, because I got to watch the movie trailers. There was something about being in that poorly lit lobby hearing the beautiful music from the Atonement trailer suddenly echo through the halls which always stuck with me…
Also another time I was cleaning out a Cineworld screen and I found £15 on the floor! They said I could keep it if no-one claimed it so I did get to keep it at the end of the day. That may not seem like much but to me at that time it was HUGE.
Sigh, I hope the Cineworlds do get saved.