Thursday saw me pick up a few extra bits and pieces I thought might help for the grand Yule meal, and later in the day, including some prawns to go with the avocados, and what proved to be a very pleasant Shiraz to go with the centerpiece of the meal, a generously proportioned duck. =:9
I'll offer up a final note to the current Humble Comics Bundle, expiring in mere hours (7pm GMT today, 11am Pacific) - there's so much great work in there, not just the excellent Lumberjanes. ^_^
I finally got to see Albert Nobbs, a veritable tour de force by Glenn Close. I shan't say more, as much of the film rests on the strength of the performances, but I'll happily recommend it.
Autostraddle published a magnificent list of longreads written by women (ie at least 3000 words), covering a huge variety of topics, courtesy of many venues, including a few from themselves.
Cute corporate furriness: Slack Teams: Animals. Really liking the hare, of course. ^_^
I changed my background image. ^_^ Not a huge deal, but the last time I did so was somewhere around 2009. The newcomer is Noben's rather delightful "Art of the Carnival", featuring a thoughtful leporine artist. It might take me a little getting used to, with the dominant hue now green rather than blue, but.. yes, I'm pleased with it. It belongs. Et voilà!
I am, of course, delighted that the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir topped the charts with their "A Bridge Over You", sending a not very subtle hint to the Conservatives that yes, the NHS really is a wonder that should be far better funded, not hived off into private hands.
Fun little fact in BBC News' obituary for Lemmy: "Motorhead went on to sponsor the Greenbank under-10s B [football] team, which had the internationally renowned band's name on their shirts along with the band's motif - a skull named Snaggletooth. The team also ran out to the band's famous Ace of Spades track."
There's one quite reliably active warren on my usual local rabbiteering trail, with a frustrating caveat: there's no good visibility. I can get a reasonably clear view (but still with the odd branch and bramble that can get in the way while tracking for a shot), but a bit too far away from them for good photos; or, I can be on the trail running behind them, but with a thicket in the way, mostly obstructing any view. But, I was lucky enough to have one or two within the thicket itself - and thanks to the magic of a comparatively wide aperture lens, I was able to shoot through it all, and still wind up with a reasonably clear photo. ^_^ I'm delighted how close they let me come, despite them knowing very well that I was there.