I appreciate that, no matter how much the rebels hate Darth Vader, they never deadname him. Good allies
This represents half of the e-mails I've received this week
#CurrentMusic Bas Kooman - "Lage Horizon" Show more
I don't even know Dutch, and I absolutely love this track. It's kind of interesting to detect things like duende within speech and song without knowing what is actually being said.
Bas is a wonderful singer & musician. I randomly stumbled upon him one night when I left SoundCloud open and running while dozing. I woke up to find his rendition of Leo Vroman's "Vrede" and was hooked immediately.
Also, while I wasn't watching, Mastodon added custom profile metadata
Wait, when did Mastodon get a "Delete & Re-draft" option?? 😻
Pittsburgh Transpride Pool Party Show more
What: Transpride Pool Party
Where: Polish Hill Pool at West Penn Recreational Center (450 Thirtieth St, #Pittsburgh)
When: Saturday, 16 June; 1-5 PM
Who: All yinz queers'n'nat 😸
Why: Because swimming with friends is good
How much: $5 (or a City pool pass)
How: Your own conveyance, sadly; the 77* comes kinda close though (stop at Bigelow & Herron/Pawlowna and walk down Herron two blocks to 30ᵗʰ to the West Penn Rec Center)
What: Monday Night Gaming
Where: Mr. Nice Guy Games, Monroeville Mall Annex
When: Mon, 11 June, 6:00-9:00 PM
How: 67, P67, P68; or your own method of conveyance
Who: You, me, and a bunch of other oddfolk 😼
Why: Because games on a Monday, dammit
Which: Whatever tickles our fancy, or maybe something that's on sale that night
Hope you've enjoyed 17yo Quuxum's trip to Spain.
I think I missed some things in my original writings that I remember somewhat clearly now; e.g. the blacksmiths in Toledo; Isla de los Pajaros in Seville....
I didn't have a Day 9 entry for whatever reason, but I'll recount what I remember here: 7 April 1996 Show more
Bought a bottle of Rioja wine at the Duty Free at Barcelona's airport. Made it to Madrid, then had one hella delay there. Got into JFK around 11 PM; went through customs, and caught some tiny little thing back to Pittsburgh. Got back home at 2 AM, where Dad promptly dropped the bottle of wine on the garage floor.
Spain Notebook, Day 7, 5 April 1996 Show more
On Renfe: cold.
Actually, I slept well despite the allergy attack (orange blossoms). So did 4 of the other 5; Frick's feet didn't have enough room.
Arrived at 11 AM in Barcelona. Went to Sagrada Familia & the one park that Gaudi built (no sé el nombre).
[Present-day note: Parc Güell.]
Spain Notebook, Day 6, 4 April 1996 Show more
En Sevilla, warm & sunny.
Went to El Parque de Maria Lucia, Orange blossoms everywhere. My allergies were killing me. Also went on a cruise on the Guadalquivir.
Boarded the train to Barcelona at 9:05. The expected us to sleep 6-to-a-room that's smaller than our bathroom. Yeah, sure.
Spain Notebook, Day 5, 3 April 1996 Show more
En Sevilla; warm & sunny.
Hotel room a bit bigger. Went to the cathedral and went up the 33 flights of ramps. Their Alcazar is also impressive; especially their gardens. Joanne got sick (another one), but she managed to join us later. We then went to a Flamenco bar. Impressive, but somewhat repetitive.