And here it is, Thursday. Unless requested off, Thursdays will always be on my schedule. With semi-retirement comes the need for regularity. I am serious. The temptation of idly sitting around wasting hours on the Internet is great. As a result, I have set up my own schedules. Certain chores get performed on certain days of the week. Laundry is Tuesday. Friday, I mow the lawn. If I bake, it's always on Wednesdays. I write during the afternoons I don't work, usually about an hour to an hour and a half, that's enough time for me to pound out 500 - 700 words. This all works well for me.
Last night I went to the movies. It was, for me, a really late show: 8 PM. I was surprised by the number of people in the theater at that hour since this is a work week. The film was R rated, so no kids. Quite often I think studios dumb down movies to get a PG 13 rating. Dialogue is less sharp because 13-year-olds don't have the same vocabulary as adults. The dialogue was edgy last night. Oh, and what movie did I go see? The Black Phone. A drama / thriller with a couple of jump scares. The acting was top notch. This is the best thing Ethan Hawke has done in years. Originally supposed to be released in February, they wisely waited and made this a summer movie.