I’m working from home this morning waiting for a certified letter to arrive. It’s from the Hyundai dealership, so I’m assuming it’s the paperwork I’ll need to get my car registered. I came home on my lunch yesterday to find a note from the USPS on the door, and because they need a signature, I rescheduled a delivery for today. True, I could have gone to the post office to pick it up, but the idea of standing in line with a mask on for god knows how long wasn’t very appealing. I figured this would be easier. Naturally, I’ve been waiting all morning, sitting at the kitchen table with the front door open instead of in my home office because I’m paranoid if I leave my spot for even a minute I’ll miss the delivery. Ironically, the regular mail arrived two hours ago, but still no sign of the certified letter.
By the way, I think I’m going to get personalized license plates. They’re only $25 extra per year in South Dakota and I’ve always wanted them. Here’s what I’m thinking:
The beauty is, it looks like a regular plate #. Only a person with a keen eye and an ear for ’70s rock ‘n roll will make the connection.
Still no name for the boat, though.
BTW, the official results for my “Favorite Season” poll are in. Can’t say I’m the least bit surprised…
It’s always fall. Crisp nights, colorful foliage, candy corn, pumpkins…what’s not to love?! I feel kinda bad for winter, though. That would be my second choice.
Speaking of, now that we have entered the calendar period where the months end in BER, our weather has gotten a lot more bipolar….right on cue. Check out our 10-day forecast:
Talk about a rollercoaster! They’re even calling for a chance of a little snow Tuesday night. My parents don’t want to hear that since they’re arriving for a 10-day visit next Friday. I’m sure it’ll be back in the 90s at some point while they’re here, and then probably also in the 50s. Better pack for all seasons, guys! That’s just the way it goes ’round here. Fall is short; before long, it’ll just be cold all the time.
One more reason why I love the season. Summer and winter last forever, but autumn is fleeting.
It’s definitely a lot darker in the mornings. No surprise, given that we’re losing three minutes of daylight every day this time of year. The benefit? I enjoyed a full moon on my Wednesday AM walk.
At least it’s bright halfway through my walk, though that too won’t last for long.
Remember how I got into The Karate Kid movies when Tara was gone in July? Well, Tara and I just started watching Cobra Kai, the YouTube-turned-Netflix series in which Ralph Macchio and William Zabko reprise their roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence in present-day Reseda and Encino. It’s an interesting concept that shouldn’t work, but it does: we’re really digging it! Rotten Tomatoes sums it up perfectly:
Cobra Kai continues the Karate Kid franchise with a blend of pleasantly corny nostalgia and teen angst, elevated by a cast of well-written characters.
I totally agree. It’s cheesy (but not too cheesy), and that’s balanced nicely with nostalgia-fueled flashbacks to the original movies. I really like Johnny in the series. Which is a bit shocking since he was such a dick in the films, but because the show revolves around his point of view and his life has been pretty shitty compared to Danny’s, it’s easier to feel sympathetic toward him. We’re only six episodes in, but I’m sure it won’t take us long to get caught up.
What are you watching these days? How’s your weather? If you could have a personalized license plate, what would yours be?