This past weekend obviously was focused on Larry’s memorial, and to be able to make it through that without losing my mind, Michancy came down and stayed with me for the weekend. She finally got to stay in the guest room too!
The visit was wonderful – she flew in on Thursday evening to Burbank Airport (yay!), and on Friday I took the day off so we could hang out. We swung by a dispensary to stock up, and for the first time in a long while, I smoked some weed. And if you just manage to pace yourself, it’s amazing. We just hung out and watched TV (I was inspired to watch MacGruber because of the “Unspooled” podcast – very dumb movie, but still hilarious; we also watched the first episode of Picard and it was very very good. Again, I’m so pissed Larry wasn’t able to see it), and then that night, we sat out on the patio and drank, smoked weed, and had a dance party. Every Friday night should be so chill.
On Saturday, the chilling continued. We watched Looper that morning, and having not seen it since 2012, I had forgotten how fucking gREAT it is. Rian Johnson is a helluva storyteller. Also watched Across the Universe that evening as I was in the mood for some Julie Taymor Beatles fun, although even though it’s a spectacle, the story really is just kinda dumb. The performances of the songs really are what make the movie.
Sunday was obviously the memorial, and then afterward when we got back, we just relaxed some more and watched some ST:TNG episodes, and watched one that was relevant to Picard, “The Measure of a Man”. TNG is a good series, but I just couldn’t watch it as much as Larry could. I have started listening to the podcast Larry loved, “Star Trek: The Next Conversation”, as they talked about the first episode of Picard. I ended up writing them a message letting them know about Larry’s death as he had been an occasional mention on the show and each time that happened, Larry just got so happy.
Anyway, I’m so glad to have spent this weekend with Michancy. Never a dull moment, and she indulged my wine drinking, so yay me.