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  • ๐Ÿงบ Friends who live in Denmark came to town, so the gang (this is movieStar’s gang from her Paris days, mind you) got together for their yearly picnic, complete with a lot of kids. It was FUN.

  • ๐ŸŒณ Weekend fun. Water balloons. We had big plans, but did absolutely nothing instead. Strawberry pie.

  • ๐ŸŽน Chaves trip. The N2 festival is getting close. There’s always an unveiling day, when the lineup is presented to the media. I usually make the trip up, spend the night, and back down again. It’s a rough day, as Chaves is all the way up, next to the Spanish border. A lot of driving. This time I decided to take the bus. Flixbus does not stop in the city, so I had to take the regular bus. Damn, that is one very boring ride. And, most crucially, a very long one to take on a bus with no toilet. Trying to balance your water intake so you don’t dehydrate, but also taking a chance with overdoing it, and then having to hold it for hours. Not easy. Not at all. One of the buses had no USB plugs, or sockets, and the other one had both. Same company, same route, very different experience. Both had Wi-Fi, but one almost unusable, and the other one allowing movies to be streamed. Anyway…. Once I got there, though, it was really nice. Meeting the gang is always a thrill. We met, had a party, had meals, had beers, had laughs. Slept, repeated, and back to Lisbon on another ride from hell.

  • ๐Ÿ“บ Smartless On Tour, episode 2. Jack Ryan, ongoing. Hijack, ongoing. The Righteous Gemstones, ongoing. Ted Lasso, season 3. Finally.

  • ๐Ÿฟ Bolt, this time in English, as tinyMovieStar quickly lost interest. Sleeping Beauty, also without her after a couple of minutes, as she found something a lot more interesting to do. The Out-Laws. Meh.

  • ๐Ÿ‰ Kali and stuff. Not a lot more to say. Except the fact that I’ve been dealing with web apps, and not minding it a lot.

  • ๐Ÿฆบ Beta time! I jumped it, and installed iOS 17 Beta on the iPhone, and the corresponding watchOS on dickTracy. More about this later, Iโ€™m sure. Just started using it, too early for thoughts.

  • ๐Ÿฆ I had to visit the bank again, as the clerk that I spoke with before incredibly missed the need for a document. In fact, the only document that was needed. Anyway, I went to a different branch, this nice new clerk figured out what was missing last Thursday. I went online and requested said document. A couple of days later I had it. Got on an electric scooter, and we filed the request again. Hopefully this time things will work out. I’ll then be able to close that account, and move my banking needs to the farmer’s bank.