Asbury Park pink sunset

Almost through my first whole week of living alone! It’s very odd, cooking three hot meals per day instead of just one. I’ve done it before — at university — but that was six years ago! The atrophied muscles are returning to strength… but it’s still very challenging (especially in such a small space).

I don’t have a whole lot to share as I’ve been working 8 to 5, but I do have this video, which I shot earlier today, just as the clouds were clearing:

As you can see (hear) it was still rather blustery (you may want to turn your volume down). You will note that I sound very British. It’s perfect outside now. I should go and take some more photos. The sky is a beautiful blue, and the ocean is an even prettier, darker shade.

Other than that… I had a nice dinner out last night — had lobster for the first time (in a quesadilla!) and also baby back ribs (for the first time). Why are they called baby back ribs? Reminds me of this roleplaying game (Call of Cthulu) where I ate a baby — but I’m sure they’re nothing to do with that. The lobster was nice, but hardly mindblowing. I remain of the opinion that vegetables are better than meat, if only for the sake of variety.

Oh, I saw a gay movie (“Weekend“) the other day, in Asbury Park — which is, from what I can tell, the gay capital of America’s east coast (San Francisco being its antipode). I think I was the only straight guy in the cinema (it was an independent thing — only 56 chairs), but I’m glad to say that my concerns turned out to be completely unfounded. Deep down, though, I kind of wish that the guy next to me had asked me to reach into his bag of popcorn. Just as a story to tell the grand children, you understand.

To finish, another photo, taken after the gay movie. (Click to enlarge.)

Asbury Park pink sunset

The rigors of living alone
Americans are big meanies


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