January 17th, 2021

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Ruddy Science

Last night we watched Lulu Wang's film "The Farewell", which we both enjoyed. The subtitles were difficult to read--I wish the film had been letter boxed with the subtitles underneath.

This morning when I weighed myself I found that my weight was the same as one week ago. I usually fluctuate a bit, so hitting the same point (in tenths of a pound) was interesting.

I walked in Russell Creek Park in Plano, which I added Ruddy Ducks and Tufted Titmouse to my Collin County 2021 list, bringing the list count up to 48.  I listened to a podcast about World War Two, which described the unorthodox government contracting process that led to invention of the Jeep.

I bought two new ebooks, each from a different vendor. I began reading the first one, Jonathan Ward's science fiction novel "Caleuche". I am off to a good start on the book. I look forward to reading the rest of it.

WW created one of those user-data videos for me. The video advised me that I logged in 1.5 million steps in 2020. I watched a WW leader do a meeting via Zoom. She explained that her skills included mixed martial arts and obscure on-air media appearances. My skills include neither of those things.

Tonight we watched "All Creatures Great and Small."  I liked this second episode better than the first episode, and both episodes seemed quite good to me. I want them to stick with the book, though somehow my mental image of Alf Wight (James Herriott) is that he would not insist on his text if another text were more fun.

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