Well, the fiddley bits for my bike finally arrived today; hopefully they won't fail catastrophically again. We're going with aluminum this time instead of carbon, so it's heavier but should be a lot sturdier. They even sent me a hat; probably since the turnaround was around a month. Chainrings too.
Started watching a few episodes of Breaking Bad; pretty decent show about a high school science teacher who is diagnosed with terminal cancer and starts cooking meth to try and set something aside for his family. Enough for a story.