Daylight Savings time has me... acting like a morning person? Woke up this morning around 5:45, couldn't go back to sleep. Decided to get up early and get ready, instead of my usual routine of running around like a madman, rushing out the door 15 minutes late, all because I stayed in bed looking at instagram/timehop/tumblr/twitter/et al.
It also gave me some time to get a couple cards in the mail for Aim & Erin, just to say hi — found some super cute letterpress cards at Rare Device a couple weeks back, and thought they would love them.
Yesterday I finally got my new turntable set up and installed. My old one had finally started to show its age/having drive problems, so when I moved out here I started setting some money aside for a nicer, new one from Digitalfix. Yesterday when I stopped in, I saw that it was on sale and that I'd already saved enough — so that was a happy surprise. What wasn't was realizing there was a whoooooole lot more set up for a serious turntable than the out-of-the-box models I was used to. Thank goodness for youtube instructional videos. Anti-skate weights? An Azimuth ratio? Just lemme play my records!
I texted Landon about it, knowing that he'd like the one I picked up, and se sent me a deck he'd had his eye on, but that he hadn't been able to track down any info for. Just that morning Bobby had posted the same deck on The Fox is Black and, after a little digging, we discovered that it was the Bergmann Galder System, with the Odin arm (love their naming conventions), and that it clocks in at a whopping ~€15,000. I cannot ever imagine having to choose between buying like... a Toyota Corrolla or a record player, for almost the same price point. Insanity.
Last night I ate dinner on the couch while watching Westworld and Insecure, two of my favorite shows right now — but last night's episodes? TOO MUCH. Westworld is finally getting into revealing some of its secrets and Insecure, well, there's a lot to love there but everything but one thing is escaping me at the moment. (I... cannot with Y'Lan Noel's butt.) John had dinner with his friend Robbie, and Robbie's parents, who took them out to Aster, a michelin starred restaurant in the Mission. I, on the other hand, had a quesadilla suiza from the taqueria on the corner and a churro as long as my arm, for dessert.