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Weekend.

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This week felt so long and yet it’s all a blur. At least I feel less of a jet lagged disaster today, after taking yesterday off.

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Then there’s the wacky proto-80s new wave, electronics, art pop, pomp rock, and… stuff that I like: Meatloaf, Billy Joel, Kraftwerk, Kate Bush, Queen, Blondie, John Prine, etc.

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Think of all the punk and post-punk: Joy Division, Misfits, Stiff Little Fingers, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Devo, Buzzcocks, The Undertones, The Clash, Tubeway Army, The Damned, etc.

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Almost impossible for me to pick one favourite song from the year I was born (1978) because most of my favourite music was from around then.

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The kids are watching a new Invader Zim movie. I haven’t even seen Invader Zim. They’re going to be more mall goth than I ever was at this rate.

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Watching a video about Old Town Road that explains it’s based on a Nine Inch Nails sample from 34 Ghosts IV. What?! Jesus, so it is! Once you know, you can’t unhear it.

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Still so punch drunk with jet lag all day. I’ve been sleeping fine and my routine is only off by a few hours but I’m completely out of it.

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Both my kids know the Fibonacci sequence because I set it as the password for an iPad at some point.

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Speaking of the Fibonacci sequence, I just remembered that I used to play the Rockabye Baby version of Lateralus to the older kid when he was a baby. He didn’t seem to particularly like those albums but it amused me. youtu.be/V2dJZG18CKM

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Time and space are meaningless. I’m being melodramatic about jet lag.

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I see folk are still lazily ripping off Michel Gondry work from 20 years ago for commercials. academyfilms.com/portfolio/vod

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Speed limits in Northern Ireland are in miles per hour, but the Republic uses kilometres per hour. We have a Dublin car while we’re here and one of the most useful tips the Internet taught me was that miles:km roughly follows the Fibonacci sequence.

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I thought it was annoying enough in Canada but I didn’t realize I was still being shielded from every single website giving you those daft cookie pop-ups in Europe.

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Not doing so well in the pub quiz, despite the music section having plenty of 70s and 80s tracks. Shame.

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Doing a pub quiz in Belfast, on Kindles for some reason. Called our team “Aye Yers” and the (local) quizmaster doesn’t know how to pronounce it. What even.

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Once again wrapping myself in the defeat of a Fortnite duvet as I climb to the top bunk of the bed the 11YO is meant to be, but is not, sleeping in. Good night, moon.

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Taking a break from my vacation to rest.

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At some point having an Ulster fry almost every morning is going to catch up on me.

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Finally got the ECG feature on my Canadian Apple Watch. It had been one of the main reasons I bought it, so I was disappointed that it hadn’t been approved before now.