May was a busy month.
I mentioned last time that my wife had her PhD graduation ceremony on Monday. I wanted to go, but only because that thing took 8 years to finish, and something that significant deserves some kind of recognition, a ritual for closure’s sake. But the ceremony itself was torture. Continue reading
I ended up seeing this twice over the weekend. Once on Friday because I wanted to make sure I saw it opening weekend and I didn’t think my wife was able, and then again on Sunday, because she got a lot more done than originally planned. I liked it better the second time. I’ve shared a few thoughts below the fold, but if you’re too lazy, I’d say go see it if you like superhero movies or if you want to support women directors.
As an adult, I’ve always tried to minimize my birthday. Not celebrate it, not make an event of it, and most importantly not get stuff I don’t really want but have to be polite about and then figure out what to do with. I don’t really have a choice, though, because my in-laws like to celebrate, and for the last 5 years or so, April has involved a party for 3 birthdays. This year has been mostly awful so far, so it’s a nice distraction for once. Continue reading