Netflix lost Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, and that was the final push I needed to cancel my subscription. I know at least one other person who cancelled for the same reason. I want to know how many subscribers Bourdain has cost Netflix in the last month.
Trying to make better habits
I'm really good at getting into bad habits, but not so great at getting into good ones. For some reason, the good ones are way more appealing?
How do you type numbers though?
Having spent a week back on a "normal" 65% board, I have concluded that these tiny, weirdo split boards are the best and I'm probably done exploring keyboards for now. Here's now I use them.
Insurance companies - specifically car insurance - are among the most evil companies.
Received an email from mine, renewal has increased by over £100 a year. But don't worry you can check and update your renewal using our website. Unless, of course, you want to cancel. In which case you have to call, and sit in a queue where they profusely, robotically apologise for how busy they are, and they're doing everything they can to answer your call. Everything aside from providing reasonably priced renewal quotes so that you don't have to extort them at cancellation, or allowing you to cancel online without having to speak to a specially-trained retentions department.
It should also be a legal requirement for this hold queues that I can sit in silence and only be spoken to by a robot when they're ready to talk to me.
We used to go to Fatto a Mano so often before covid. Their food is still so good; I'm glad we don't have a pizza oven so Charlotte can't make crusts like this.
Learning the fretboard
I made a thing. I have played guitar on-and-off for over 20 years and I still can't easily identify notes on the fretboard. I had just accepted that it was never going to happen. I've now changed my mind.
This really helped me today
I've had one of those weeks where you feel like no matter what you do, how hard you work, it's not going to be enough. And one person fixed it all.
A little scant on cat pictures this week. We've narrowed digestive issues down to biscuits and ears are slowly improving. Yay cats 😶
"Have a good weekend" is a great way to tell someone that you won't be replying to their emails until Monday at the earliest. It's something I often use, but I'm not strict about it.
I've just been told to have a good weekend by two people in one thread. I can take the hint!
Employed to Serve at Green Door Store
Continuing my season of doing things that feel illegal, I went to a gig. Employed to Serve announced a surprise show at Green Door Store and I had to go.
Middleton Butterfly Gardens
Charlotte wanted to go to the allotment, so Tabitha and I went to a butterfly farm. I love a good butterfly farm, and this one has a couple of frogs.
I've wanted to eat here for a long time. Since before we even got the project to do their website, really. I think they opened the Southampton one whilst we were still living there.
Poorly Friday. She has something up with her ears and they're super waxy. Vet says it's not mites, which is something at least, but it's still not very pleasant and I hope it blows over soon.
No, I don't need this. No, that doesn't matter; I have tonnes of things I don't need. That sounds like a brag but it's not meant to.
I like flowers
I know it's a bit basic taking pictures of flowers but I love them and I will not stop.