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Everything's Coming Up Milhouse!

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  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,189
    That one too.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,436
    Yes, but were you colder than Pluto, Titan and the moon when the sun goes down? I don't think so.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,189
    Pluto looks pretty cold, yeah.

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  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,436
    Poor Pluto, can't get no respect.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,189
    Happy Friday! We are up to a balmy 3F/-16C this morning. S_____'s school is cancelled for the fourth time this week anyway, as the weather has been so rough they couldn't get the buses to start. This would have been a huge, nerve-racking hassle if I wasn't home. So good thing I'm unemployed, I guess.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,189
    This week, I made him watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I think we're going to watch Ferris Bueller's Day Off today.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,436
    Little S. liked both those movies.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,436
    edited February 1
    We've been watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. First season, second episode. I'm enjoying it so far: the two episodes I've seen were well written and well paced. One thing that I thought was smart: Amy Sherman-Palladino likes to make dubious fat jokes and other japes related to how people look, plus she has a thing for stereotypes. In a contemporary TV show, that probably would no longer fly. But The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is set in the late 50s, those kinds of jokes are part of the mentality of those times. In my opinion, a fat bashing joke coming out of the mouth of a rich jewish housewife living in the late 50s is less cringe inducing than one made by someone living now, know what I mean?
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,206
    Yep. It makes sense for her character. She is also a victim of the same superficiality of the time, as demonstrated by her early-morning make-up routine.

    Glad you're watching it. We watched both seasons. We loved it.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,206
    And yes, Ferris Bueller connects better with youngings than any of the other John Hughes movie. A couple years back, our dudes and a gaggle of neighborhood kids had a watching party.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,206
    What types of weekend plans have you made?
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,206
    We are going to Philly to see A___'s school production of "Jekyll & Hyde". He's performing in the pit.

    His school puts a lot of effort into their annual musical, so I'm actually pretty excited.

    I've never seen it before.

  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,189
    That sounds really cool. I think S____ will dig it when he's old enough to do collaborative stuff with big groups of kids.

    It's so freakishly cold still we haven't really planned much of anything.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,206
    Yes, we're getting the last of it today (snow, freezing temps), but the rest of the weekend should be back to normal winter stuff.

    ..until the nxt polar wobble hits.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,189
    Ack. Our furnace crapped out. Super grateful it made it through the worst of the polar vortex. And it's not totally dead. We're hanging on to about 61-63F in here. But I do already have someone coming by.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,515
    edited February 2
    I got nuttin’.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,515
    I’ve been trying to get the open chord and grid major scales down. I really like having guitartricks.com as my teacher. I haven’t been trying to learn any songs lately, but I gotta believe that studying theory and scales is gonna pay off in the long run.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,515
    It’s supposed to get up to 80 degrees on Monday.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,189
    edited February 2
    Repair guy was a world class mensch. Correctly identified issue within an hour. Nothing was broken, we just have a fancy schmancy two stage heater that wasn't wired for the second stage so it was only operating at low speed. Normally we get away with that, but during the polar vortex... not so much. He fixed that, cleaned everything and now our heater is awesome. Better than ever, actually.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,436
    I’ve been trying to get the open chord and grid major scales down. I really like having guitartricks.com as my teacher. I haven’t been trying to learn any songs lately, but I gotta believe that studying theory and scales is gonna pay off in the long run.
    It does. But don't just practice scales and study theory, or you're gonna get bored soon. Do both, songs and theory. And try to use the theory you've learned to figure out what's going on in the songs, like in "oh, that's a minor pentatonic solo!", stuff like that.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,515
    I haven’t learned that yet. It’s actually not boring. The site provides backing tracks and exercises so that I’m not just going back and forth with scales. I should learn another song, but I don’t know which one. I’d like to learn Coconut Grove by the Lovin’ Spoonful at some point.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,436
    Dude, learn to play Sleepwalk!
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,206
    Classical Gas?
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,436
    edited February 4
    I don't know how to play that. Could be fun to learn it... On the ukulele!
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,189
    Boom. It's official. I work for A Tried & True company. More base, more vacation, better benefits, half off their phone/internet/tv. Nothing left to do but day drink and watch Netflix until I start in March.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,206
    KERCHOW!!!!image
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,206
    Jekyll & Hyde as a show kinda sucks. In particular the lyrics are super generic. But Aaron's crew performed the hell out of it, so it was still fun.

    How the hell is that musical so popular? The words are seriously teenage girl love song lyrics.

    In his eyes I see the light.
    When I'm near him I have no fright.

    ...level bullshit.
  • KimKim Posts: 582
    Yay Jeff ! Daydrinking yay! Yay
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,189
    edited February 4
    I'm just kidding, btw. I'm not really going to spend the entire month day drinking and watching Netflix.

    I mean, there's Hulu and Xanax, too, right?
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,436
    And porn. Don't forget porn.
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