Odds and Ends
The finale of Severance was intense. (No Spoilers here.) I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Our main characters had a window, of unknown length, to reflect and gain awareness about their circumstances. A window that could close at any moment. Some of their actions confused me, but the episode was fantastic.
I wish there weren't so many streaming options. I try to keep my subscription to 1. It's currently HBO, but I'm more interested in the offerings than the channel. The positives outweigh the negatives. I enjoy hearing people talk about what they're watching and why.
I met some friends at La Dive the other night. A perfect evening. I got the potato dumplings and the boquerones toast. The dumplings, with a red sauce that brought the heat, were excellent. The toast was good, but I'd probably try something else on a return visit. I'm all in on anchovies; this toast seemed built for someone who liked the idea of anchovies but wanted enough other flavors to run interference.
Doing some spring cleaning, which means I have some random scans.
My parents found an old postcard they meant to send me from Istanbul. I've been meaning to scan it in.
I'll always be fascinated by that imperial age. Can you imagine being a young Constantine and announcing one day, "We're moving the capital from Rome to this somewhat obscure Greek colony."