What I watched: Mrs. Butcher and I watched The Quiet One, which is a documentary about Bill Wyman and his time with the Rolling Stones. Almost all of the footage is from his personal archive, which is very cool. A very good documentary and worth watching.
What I read: Billy Summers by Stephen King. His latest book and as enjoyable to read as most of his works. It’s about a hired killer and how he has to ingratiate himself into a small town while he waits for his target to arrive, and then the aftermath, so an interesting plot. He’s branching out with his books lately in terms of setting. They’re not taking place in Maine anymore, which I think forces him out of his comfort zone, but a good book and a solid recommendation.
What I listened to: Got a weird hankering for Styx this week, to which I don’t think I’ve listened in probably 20 years.
Oh, wait, that’s not it. Here it is:
Mrs. Butcher and I were thinking about what we’re going to do with Butcher Dog when the lake freezes over and she can’t swim all of her energy out every day. She’s so much better behaved now that we’ve had this routine and we don’t want her losing her mind over the winter. So, we decided to get what’s called a mushing scooter. Basically, it’s a large scooter for a human, with a seat, and a bracket and harness on the side to hook the dog up. The dog provides the locomotion and the person controls the steering and the brakes. It’s not cheap, but we feel that it’s worth it for her mental and physical health. We’re not sure when it will arrive—and it will take some time to get her acclimated to the whole thing—but we’re pretty sure that once she picks it up, she’ll be just as excited to go mushing as she is to go swimming.
So, DeadSplinterites, what have you been entertaining yourselves with this week? How’s the summer winding down for you? Ready to hole up when the weather turns cold and all those fucking imbeciles who refuse to get vaccinated make even a trip to the grocery store a risky venture? Let’s hear all about it.