Happy Halloween!Well, this one is going to be odd! We had our first snow yesterday, it's cold out there, the coronavirus is still looming, and Salem is closed for Halloween. I guess it's going to be quiet today...Google's doodle this year is pretty fun. You play a browser game as a little black cat who tries to rid the land of ghosts, only to inadvertently cast them off to sea. So,
Crowds in Salem...
Despite being in the middle of a pandemic, Reddit posts from people who want to visit still are plentiful, and there are queues to get into restaurants and attractions. This morning I got a lot of notifications from the official Salem app that attractions are fully booked for today as of 10am this morning.It makes me wonder what is wrong with people sometimes...
TV Binging and Series Finales (part II)
The other post was getting a bit long, so I am continuing it here (who knows, there may even be a part III!)Marvel's Agents of SHIELDI rather liked this series. It follows a group of SHIELD agents who are protecting the earth from whatever big bad happens to exist. All events take place after the first Avengers movie, so the big bad that kicked it off was HYDRA, and Agent Coulson was brought back from
Να και ο Οκτώβρης. Τα φύλλα έχουν αρχίσει να πέφτουν και να αλλάζουν χρώμα. Ο καιρός ακόμα αίθριος, και ακόμα με τα κοντομάνικα και τα σορτσάκια, αλλά μέχρι πότε; Το Σάλεμ είναι πολύ άδειο και ήρεμο. Συνήθως αυτό τον
Review: How to Be Black
Monday, Sep 7 2020 12:18 | Books, Entertainment, goodreads, Humor, review, Social Media, Social Networks, Society
How to Be Black by Baratunde R. Thurston My rating: 5 of 5 stars I won this book at a conference a few years back (Baratunde was one of the keynote speakers) and I finally had a chance to read it. For someone who didn't spend all of my formative years in the US, I think the subject is approached in a humorous and approachable manner. Heck, in some segments,
Review: Star Trek: The Stardate Collection Volume 1
Sunday, Sep 6 2020 11:47 | Comic Book, Entertainment, goodreads, review, Sci-Fi, Social Media, Social Networks, Star Trek, StarTrek
Star Trek: The Stardate Collection Volume 1 by Scott Tipton My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was fun to read. This collection puts together comics in chronological order, so we get to see the original commissioning of the Enterprise 1701, we are introduced to "Number One" as a cadet, and later on we get to see Captain Pike and some of the "original" crew, pre-Kirk. Some
Καλό μήνα! - Τερμα το καλοκαίρι
Να και ο Σεπτέμβρης. Κάθε σεπτέμβρη με πιανει μια μικρή μελαγχολία για το καλοκαίρι που μόλις πέρασε. Όσο και μακρή να φαίνεται το καλοκαίρι πάντα θες να έχεις παραπάνω χρόνο για να ευχαριστηθείς την ζέστη, τον ελεύθερο
Άρχισαν τα σκαψιματα στην σχολή
Οι κατάσκοποι στο πανεπιστήμιο μου έστειλαν μερικές φωτογραφίες από τα έργα που εκτελούνται στο πανεπιστήμιο αυτές τις μέρες. Αφού είμαστε όλοι στα σπίτια μας και δουλεύουμε εξ’ αποστάσεως λόγο κορονοϊου, το πανεπιστήμιο
TV Binging and Season Finales (part I)
Well, the one thing about this COVID-19 crisis hitting in the summer is that we have a lot of television to catch up on. This year is also the year of many final seasons of television shows. I don't know if this was planned, or it was a good opportunity with the on-going pandemic. I suspect a little bit of both (depending on the show). Here are some quick thoughts on some recent finales
Goodbye Scratch Kitchen...
Seems like Scratch Kitchen is the latest casualty of the COVID-19 closures. Cinema Salem (our community movie theater) was first, then Beerworks (although I am hoping they'll relocate), and now Scratch Kitchen. Scratch was set apart by having local produce, and organic (oh yeah, and lots of bacon). The thing that stunk was that their hours were not always predictable...