Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thursday Thoughts

Last Sunday, my parents invited us for dinner. Mom made rack of lamb, tomatoes & mozzarella (there was balsamic syrup, too), Brussels sprouts, and twice baked potatoes. It was yummy!
Saturday dinner out was at Downey's House. As always, fried zucchini. For me, grilled chicken, bacon, cheddar, onion straw, BBQ sandwich. For SP, salad with grilled salmon.

The yard service is here today, getting the yard ready for spring & summer. It'll look great until early June when everything will have exploded into a jungle (as my mom calls it) and I start nagging SP to trim the tall grasses. I hope the mulch lasts longer than it normally does. Fresh mulch always looks so pretty.

SP's company has strongly suggested that those who can work from home until mid-April. So he's home. Again. It's Day #2 and I haven't killed him. He brought home bakery treats after his doctor appointment, so I guess he'll live to see Day 3. But I might go crazy from the messier than usual kitchen during the day.

What We're Eating:

  • Roast Pork Tenderloin with baked potatoes and roast cauliflower
  • Salad with shrimp
  • Dessert: Girl Scout Cookies

What We're Watching:

  • Movie: X-Men Dark Phoenix. Not as bad as the reviews but not very good.
  • The usual.
  • It feels like we haven't watched much. We're considering cancelling our satellite service and switching to a streaming TV service so we're in the midst of a trial period. I'm still trying to learn how to navigate the streaming screens and like most streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube), I'm finding them not especially user friendly. As in, I keep getting annoyed & frustrated & asking WTF the developers/designers were thinking. I have so many suggestions for improvement, but I'm sure my ideas are not correct. Why? Because I've voiced negative opinions on some redesigns SP's company had made to their service(s) and when he explains what the developers/designers said (in response to similar criticisms voiced by employees not on the team), well, I just roll my eyes and all I can say is, the nerds don't really get the average user. Or maybe I'm just too old? Too dumb? I'm tired of constantly re-learning things! Maybe if they made it less nerd-intuitive, they'd get more users. I'm surprised my parents stuck with Netflix and figured out how to use it!

What I'm Reading:
Dead in Dublin by Catie Murphy.

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