Homer's Travels: Weekly Ephemera #50

Sunday, April 02, 2023

Weekly Ephemera #50

This was a fairly slow post-visitation week.  Here are a few things that happened this week:

  • Another month came to an end.  We are, once again, in the month of April.  Time has sure felt like it is flying lately.
  • I walked two times this week for a total of 21.2 miles (34.3 km).  I'm having trouble getting over twelve miles ... mostly because I'm not planning my routes properly and coming up short.  The week before I walked 11.9 miles (19.2 km).

    I am rapidly approaching the ten thousand mile mark.  I started keeping records of my hikes back in February 2007.  I found a list of hikes around our home in Oxnard, CA in the local newspaper, ordered them from short to long, then started doing weekly hikes.  I got through most of them by the time we moved out of California.  I have added quite a few more hikes to my list since then.  The Camino (twice).  Most of the Appalachian Trail (AT).  Several more in local Nebraska parks.  Innumerable city hikes around Omaha and Council Bluffs.  I've recorded nine hundred and forty hikes in those twenty-six years.  I think I should be hitting the ten thousand mile mark sometime in the next three weeks depending on my schedule.
  • I took my car in for an oil change and they promptly suggested a thousand dollars worth of work that needs to be done.  I'm planning to prioritize and spread out the work over the next year or two because I really don't drive my car very much.
  • The rest of my time was filled mostly with television.  I watched "Poker Face" on Peacock and found it funny and refreshing.  It felt kinda old school which appealed to me.

    We resubscribed to Paramount+ and I've spent the last couple days catching up on all my Star Trek.  This included the season one finale of Strange New Worlds that I missed during my failed AT attempt, the second half of Prodigy season one, and the third season of Lower Decks.  This afternoon I started the third and final season of Picard and will probably catch up early this week (there are still three episodes that have not 'aired' yet).

    For the rest of the month I plan to watch "Everything, Everywhere, All at Once", The sequel to Twin Peaks, possibly Yellowjackets season one, and anything else I find interesting.

    This is how we watch TV these days.  We make lists of shows we watch and subscribe to a service for a month and binge everything before cancelling the subscription.  I don't understand people who carry a half dozen subscriptions at once and complain about how expensive it is.  If they just subscribed for a month and binge then you really only need two or three full time subscriptions and three or four that you jump in and out of when needed.

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