I haven't been able to update because my boss went on vacation and the rest of us have had to fill in for him at work. I came home every day and was so mentally exhausted that I couldn't possibly even attempt putting words together on a computer screen. The last few days I've been eating items off Taco Bell's 99 cent menu and falling asleep on the couch while watching classic episodes of Unsolved Mysteries on Amazon Prime. I'm talking about the old school episodes with the creepy theme music and Robert Stack standing in front of bookshelves.
I was also able to see Dunkirk last weekend. It was a really good movie that I have no intention of watching again any time soon. This isn't because it wasn't good, it's because I've seen it already, and the suspense just won't be there upon a second viewing. Perhaps in the future I'll give it another watch, but for now I'll just stick with what I saw the first time. I can't say much about the movie that others haven't already said. Tom Hardy does such an amazing job in this film, and he barely says three things. Also, his face is obscured throughout 90% of his time on screen. He knocked this performance out of the park with just his eyes, it seems like.
The film is about one of England's biggest failures in World War II, that they were able to turn into a positive. After being run off by the German army, England and some other allied countries were waiting on the beach at Dunkirk for extraction. German gunners swooped in and started picking these soldiers off, and they also sank the British ships that were sent to rescue the men. The movie is slow in its pacing, and it comes off as a bit of a shock to modern audiences who are used to the high energy, high action films. As I was telling a friend, if you have ADHD, this is not the movie for you.
I had a rare Sunday off today. I was able to finally indulge in a thing I love, Sunday brunch at Bird Cafe, my favorite restaurant. I stuck with my usual default when I come to brunch, the Mother & Child Reunion. It's two eggs on top of a chicken breast with jalapeño gravy on top. It comes with grits, but I always substitute potatoes. It's a real treat, and I love it so much. It's the main reason I eat brunch there.
Game of Thrones, Insecure, and Ballers are back, and I have my Sunday night viewings already set. I usually like to live tweet the shows, but this season I've chosen to just watch on my own. It makes for better viewing, because I don't find myself taking my eyes off the TV so I can get off one or two really clever tweets. It's then that I look up and notice that something has happened while I was busy tweeting. Well, I won't be doing that this season.