My Week in Review 2/9/24

Alan Simpson
4 min readFeb 9, 2024

It was a tiring week. It’s like I’m back to having a full-time job again. I’m not sure how I feel about that. I did watch one movie and finished one book this week.

Life

I was at the school Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday and I will be back this afternoon after working at the farm this morning. I might sleep all weekend.

The one day I wasn’t at the school, I was at the farm in the morning. My son was over for dinner that night and then we watched the Kentucky game on delay after that. Did I mention that I’m tired?

I had one day at school where someone saw me and said “It’s my favorite sub” and then I had a day at school where a kid was visibly unhappy to see me as their sub. I’ve had the unhappy student two more times this week. They still don’t like me.

It seems likely that one of our cats has diabetes. We are awaiting confirmation from the vet. That means daily shots coming soon. Fun.

Movies

I was browsing the movie channels Sunday afternoon when we needed something to watch and found Tropic Thunder. I loved the movie, my wife didn’t remember it and my daughter had never heard of it. So, we watched it. I still loved it. The cast is great. Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr were the best of the group. I loved the Tom Cruise role and wish he would do more things like that instead of action movies. My daughter also enjoyed it.

TV New and Views

Percy Jackson has been renewed for a second season at Disney Plus.

The Traitors has been renewed for a third season at Peacock.

Animal Control has been renewed for a third season at FOX before season 2 even airs.

I finally decided to delete the episodes of True Detective, Woman in the Wall, and Fargo from my DVR. I had several of each and had no desire to watch them. I can always stream them if I change my mind.

I am still lacking shows I watch alone. Even with the new shows starting, there are only two I can think of that I watch without other people. I need some good streaming shows to try.

Is there anything more cliche than having two actors from a previous show meet in a new show and say “Have we met before? You seem familiar” It happened on Night Court this week like we needed more reminding that Melissa Rauch and Kunal Nayyar were on Big Bang together.

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Alan Simpson

I am a semi-retired former librarian who writes about a variety of topics. I review TV shows. I review books. I write about what is happening around us.