Week 2: Islands in the Stream

A week of compulsively checking election results, craving cinnamon buns, and having one song on repeat.

Posted on by Rowan Manning.
Tagged with FoodMusicGamesVegetarianismHugoBoard GamesGloomhavenCinnamon Buns

  • I rebuilt this website in Hugo earlier in the week. It’s been ages since I’ve done a significant amount of programming, and it was a lot of fun learning how to use something new. Hugo is super fast and super flexible. I also modernised the CSS a lot and I didn’t realise how much I’ve missed styling websites.

  • I read too much news this week (well, mostly I compulsively refreshed the FT’s election coverage). Well done America!

  • I finally got around to playing Gloomhaven again, my group has been consistently playing other games on Tabletop Simulator throughout the pandemic but we let Gloomhaven slide for most of the year.

  • We’ve been trying to cook more vegetarian and vegan food. I’ve always used the internet for recipes but recently we bought our first cookbook, East by Meera Sodha – we’ve tried loads of the recipes from it and EVERYTHING TASTES SO GOOD. One that we keep going back to is kimchi fried rice which I could eat pretty much every day.

  • We’re locked down again. We didn’t really do much leading up to it, but on Friday we did walk to borough market (which is all still open for takeaway). I got a cinnamon bun, which I’ve been really craving for weeks. I thought having one would fix the craving but now I want more.

  • Occasionally I get far too into a song and it’s pretty much all I listen to for a week or more. Right now that song is Islands in the Stream by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. I think it might be that my subconscious mind is still sad we didn’t get a Dolly Parton remix of Old Town Road.

    Islands in the Stream by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

    Charlotte has made several threats about what will happen if I keep singing it. I probably shouldn’t push my luck now that we’re less able to leave the house.