I’ve not watched the MTV VMAs since probably the late 90s. I’ve probably not turned on MTV since like 2006 or something. So I’m not really interested in who wins those things. That said, Taylor Swift won the Best Music Video Direction VMA for her direction of her video for her song The Man.
Honestly I’ll take any excuse to post this video or this song. I fell in love with it when I first heard it on her Tiny Desk Concert performance for NPR. She does take so much crap from people for simply writing songs about what is going on in her life. Things that a man would not be criticized for.
Tomorrow, August 28, 2020 will be a most excellent day. For this is the day that I can finally watch Bill and Ted 3 aka Bill and Ted Face The Music.
We first discovered the original Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure as a rental from our local Mom and Pop video rental store (RIP Videos Unlimited). In my memory, my Dad and I would rent it every weekend to the chagrin of my Mom and Sister. We probably only rented it every other weekend. But that movie contains three of my favorite elements of a good story:
It was just the perfect film for us. So once it came time for the sequel, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, we went and saw it in the theater. And… we liked it. Not as much as the first film, though, because the sequel was different. They don’t really time travel, but rather visit Heaven and Hell. But as the years have gone on, I have come to enjoy Bogus Journey ALMOST as much as Excellent Adventure. Except for the aliens named Station. They still aren’t for me.
Since they are doing PR to support the film, there have been a ton of articles about the movies. This one from EW.com is as good as any. It gets into the struggle to get the movie made and how the originals gained in popularity through the years. It’s worth your time.
So yeah, I plan on purchasing Bill and Ted Face The Music tomorrow and watching it that night. I can’t think of a better way to start the weekend.
My kids went back to school yesterday (Tuesday, 8/26/2020) wearing masks and all. This is what we chose for a couple of reasons. First, the school seems to have a good plan to keep the kids safe as possible, keeping them distanced and wearing their masks. Second, trying to teach them at home in March just didn’t work out well. Anyway, the school sent every kid home with a chromebook on the first day, so if things get locked down again each kid will have technology to learn from home.
I’ve been working from home since March and will be doing that through the end of the year, most likely. When I first started working from home, our cats liked to hang around with me. Eventually I set up shop in a room we had in our finished basement. The cats followed me, but grew bored of it I think.
I’ve noticed the last few days, however, that the seem to be clinging to me a little closer. Maybe it’s because the kids are at school. As you can see from the photo above, it makes it a bit more challenging to work.