Question of the Night

What are your distractions from Trump destroying the world?

I picked up a new game for PS4. Well, a new game for me at least. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It’s a fine game. Not too addictive but just enough fun to take my mind off of anything going on in the world for an hour or two. I wish there weren’t so many cut scenes though. But the storyline is fine.

So that. And alcohol. It doesn’t make anything better but it slows the descent into madness. Or increases it. I don’t know.

Vacation

Posting will be sporadic the next few days. I’m taking a small vacation. May do an overnight trip or two but not going too far.

I have asked a friend to keep the blog alive with some posts if she gets a chance so there is a chance that you won’t be seeing many cobwebs. I’m trying to limit the amount of news I intake the next several days because Trump Fatigue Syndrome is really setting in after his attacks on the mayor of San Juan.

Be good Cynics!

Finished Two Books This Week

One was one of the best books I read this year. The other was the worst.

The Best:

Home Fire
Whoa. A retelling of Sophocle’s Antigones with a muslim family in the UK. The writing is incredibly sharp, poignant, and at 278 pages, a perfect read.

The Worst:

Spielberg is making this into a movie and there’s quite a bit of hype about it. I actually liked the concept of the video game setting. It’s just that the writing is so bad that it’s really difficult to get through. And the 80s nostalgia… Oh boy. I love 80s nostalgia but it’s jammed into every crevice of the book that it just becomes a distraction.

Ancestry

So I did the Ancestry.com dna test.

Going into it I did have some reservations about how accurate they can be but my wife did it a few months ago and her results certainly seemed to be fairly accurate. She is Haitian American and her results came back mostly West African/African Caribbean. So I decided it was worth the 90 bucks to check it out.

Going into it, all the research that my family has done on our genealogy was that we should mostly be Irish/English and French. The results just got back today:

Not too many surprises really. The Italy/Greece one is probably the biggest surprise that’s not in a low confidence region.

Who else has done one of the dna tests? Anything surprising? Feel free to share in the comments!

RSS Feed

I used to run my rss feeds through feedburner but stopped doing it quite some time ago. People have been emailing me that the rss feed is full of spam now. Unfortunately, I think it’s on Feedburner’s end so I can’t do anything about that but I don’t use that feed anymore anyway. The official feed (with full content) is right here.

The shitty thing about this announcement is that only the people who are already using the updated feed will get this. Sigh.