A Year Ago Today, All Of The Bars Closed Down…

Exactly one year ago today, my husband and I visited a local bar and got some growlers of beer to-go. We knew that a state order would be closing down bars/restaurants for everything but takeout/curbside services, so we wanted to be prepared for nights at home.

And a year later (specifically today) – we bought some booze for staying at home! Even though we don’t stay home every night, we don’t go out as much anymore. If we do, it’s to sit outside at a favorite bar (usually by a camp fire or heater). Right now, I’m listening to a playlist of Thompson Twins remixes. Did I set out to listen to Thompson Twins? No! I started out by looking up a playlist of 1989 hits, saw “Lay Your Hands on Me” by Bon Jovi on the list and decided I wanted to listen to TT’s version of the song instead. I’m not regretting my decision! “The Gap” was particularly funky!

Until my husband joins me down in the basement “rumpus room” for board games, I’m enjoying my Short’s Soft Parade. And my tunes!

Yes, yes, I’m covering up my shaggy hair – want to fight about it? 🙂

For those of you who are curious about my quest to listen to Rolling Stone’s top 500 albums of all time, yes, I’m still doing that! I have those listed here: https://hebontheweb.blog/2021/02/27/albums-ive-listened-to-enjoyed-from-rolling-stones-top-500-albums-of-all-time-list/

The most recent ones I’ve listened to are Prince’s Sign “O” the Times – which I listened to a couple of days ago (it was good, I wouldn’t rank it higher than Purple Rain), and Bruce Springsteen’s all acoustic Nebraska. I know I *should* have paid better attention to Nebraska – since it has some dark themes like murder and stuff – but it was laundry day, so while I listened to it, I didn’t really *listen* to it. What I will say is that every single song on that album sounds like it wouldn’t be out of place on an episode of “Yellowstone.” I will definitely plan to listen to it again at some point and pay better attention!

I’m taking a break from checking off albums off that list tonight, unless it’s a reggae album. Later on, we’ll be playing a pirates themed board game – and reggae tunes always hit the spot for that game!

Oh, oh…speaking of games, my husband just made me hip to a role playing game with a premised based on North America – if it had NOT been colonized by Europeans. It was fully funded via a Kickstarter within 45 minutes, and is called “Coyote and Crow.” It sounds intriguing! I guess trying to push a new game during a time when a lot of people are spending more time at home is, well – the best time to do it!

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