Considering that large parts of the world are on fire or have been run over by hurricanes, and there’s a global pandemic still going on that’s still killing thousands, the fact that nothing much is happening chez nous is actually a good thing.
I was watching this Chinese cooking show video the other day because it had Joe Cheng in it (for whom I have a thang), and I watched in bemused amazement as he used a corkscrew to open a bottle of wine (at 0:59). He’s the only person I’ve ever seen besides me who turns the bottle and not the corkscrew. . . When I’m screwing a lid on a jar or bottle, about half the time I’m holding the lid in one hand and turning the bottle with the other hand.
In the knitting news, progress is being made on the Malabrigo shawl. That’s one skein’s worth, with the new ball just knotted on. I think I’ll try for three skeins and see where that gets me. I am pleased with the way it’s going. I still have it on my computer desk to work on at odd moments.
Even though I have cordless headphones, I decided to try a sound bar for my TV, and I got this one. The box was damaged in shipping — as in a big gaping hole torn in the cardboard — and the wall-mounting brackets and the product setup instructions were missing. But I intended to relocate my cable box and DVD player to the bottom shelf of the sideboard I’m using as an entertainment stand and slide that dude right under the TV so it sits at head level to seated me. Good value for money, and it was intuitive enough that I managed to get it to work without set-up instructions. The sound quality is good and the price is right. Money well spent. I think it might be time to rewatch “Я дракон” again, or re-binge-watch The Witcher . . .