Watched: The Adam Project

Watched this on a whim with the family Thursday night, not quite knowing what to expect.

It was a fun evening of suspended disbelief, the best part of which was having TWO characters with Ryan Reynolds’s trademark sarcasm squaring off against each other.

Side note: the film was a subliminal advertisement for British Columbia. I know because I woke up the following morning ready to emigrate to Canada. Well played, Mr. Reynolds: well played, indeed.

Patchology: Procrastinating Goldfish Patrol

My Life Scout son Aaron was elected as leader of his patrol in the contingent that our Council assembled to represent Ventura County at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree.

Soon after, the patrol named themselves “the Procrastinating Goldfish Patrol.”

Against all odds, I managed to find them appropriate BSA-regulation patrol patches. As you can see, the patch above shows a goldfish clearly in the act of procrastinating. At the Jamboree, the patrol wore this and all of their other insignia and regalia with slightly snarky pride.

Hoping the BSA can get back into the post-COVID game with a Jamboree in 2023. I won’t be there, and Aaron won’t, either, but at least that gives us a shot at going to one together in 2027.

I am a Euro-Semitic-passing-as-white, male, Jewish (traditionalist but pan-denominational), cisgender, hetero, fit/active, monogamous, Freemason, and American.

I can be proud of my identity without taking anything away from yours.

Happy Pride Month. Hope yours was amazing.

Chihuly Dreams

This is your brain on 12-year-old small-batch Kentucky bourbon.

Make mine a double. Rocks.

Vacations are wonderful…

Chinese New Year Flashback: 2006

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Ganeinu School
Kangyingcun Village, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
February 2006

Aaron and schoolmates at the Ganeinu school frolicking in the snow. He doesn’t look much like a four-year old, but he was.

The times at Ganeinu were happy for Aaron and happy for us. Morah Dini and all of her morayim made Aaron’s pre-school and kindergarten a magnificent mix of Judaism, Hebrew, Chinese, and secular learning.

Apropos of absolutely nothing in particular, Oakley does not make fine leather goods. Perhaps Louis Vuitton should take a hint and get the heck out of the eyewear business.

A great mooncake

My idea of a great mooncake involves a savory filling, not sweet. I like my dairy-free crust on the lighter side. Meats with a light gravy is my choice of filling, and I actually prefer them hot.

So, I guess what I am saying is that my preferred mooncake is not really a mooncake, more of a meat pie.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, and keep those steak-and-mushroom pies coming!

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