Welcome to the final day of 2014, also known as a great day to announce my official goals for 2015.
31 posts from December 2014
A few years ago, when I was in the throes of Facebook Friending Frenzy (tm), I accepted a friend request from someone whose name I didn't recognize. I saw that we had several shared friends from our high school and that was good enough for me at the time.
Stop that! Don't cry! You're gonna make me cry! I know, I know. This is the end! The final Macro Monday perhaps forever! It's a sad day. Really. It is.
Per a post from Tankboy calling out music reviewers for publishing their best-of lists too early, I decided to delay mine as close to the New Year as possible. No, I'm not going to wait until 2015, but I did push it off as much as I could allowing myself as solid a shot as possible to listen to 2014 music. Hey, December 28 ain't too bad for a YEBO Music list, right?
Around the time I started having problems with my domain name, I went ahead and launched a redesign of my blog I had been working on. I was up early. Katie and Nathan were asleep still. I had nothing to lose.
We spent part of Christmas Day at my parents' new house yesterday to celebrate the holiday with them and with my brother, SiL, and niece. Down in the basement, my parents have a play area for the kids complete with vintage toys that they'd either kept from my childhood or amassed at garage sales and flea markets in more recent years. I went down to the basement to keep an eye on Nathan and Zoey while they played and found myself rifling through some of the toys and having a little Instagram fun with them.
Merry Christmas, everyone.
It's Christmas Eve, y'all! I hope you're in the spirit of the season by now. Having a 2-year-old, it's hard not to and he really helps when there is no snow on the ground to provide a mental image of the holiday season.
For whatever reason today, I started wondering if Boo, the little girl from Monsters, Inc., was the same as Bonnie, the little girl from the end of Toy Story 3.
This post marks my second-to-last Macro Monday challenge photo, possibly ever. Per usual, I will reveal last week's challenge photo.
Had something happen last week that was both cool and disconcerting at the same time.
In case you haven't noticed kapgar.com is currently dead.
'Tis the season for YEBO 2014: TV Awards!!! Don't lie. You've been looking forward to this all year, haven't you? I knew it. Let's get started.
It's bad enough when you have dating friends who celebrate "date-iversaries."
Just because this makes me feel good.
It seems a pretty safe bet that anytime a reboot or "re-envisioning" of something from our childhood that we hold dear is announced, we cringe. Sometimes it turns out cool, but the greater likelihood is that it will ruin all that we love about that entity, right?
Not too many guesses on last week's Macro Monday challenge photo. But the couple of guesses that did filter in are ones that, upon giving the photo a second look, are really legit guesses. I never realized when I took the photo how similar these two items appear.
Each season and with each holiday, we try to find Nathan at least one new book that is representative of what's going on. This year, Katie found the newly released third book in Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry's Little Blue Truck series called Little Blue Truck's Christmas.
The other day, I finally got off my butt and watched Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Actually, it would probably be more accurate to say "I finally sat on my butt and watched..." Hindsight's 20/20.
This is my second notice... PLEASE give me some ideas for a weekly photo challenge! Entries will be accepted until December 31 when I officially commit my goals to the Intarwebs.
Katie and I haven't started potty training Nathan yet. We were concerned that two years old was too young and he would get frustrated and we would get frustrated and the whole process would be too laborious after that. So we've been holding off until two and a half years old.
It's that time of year again, folks! Yup, year-end best-of lists are going to be littering the web very soon if they haven't started already.
Have you ever heard of Hoopla?
Even though last week's Macro Monday was brutally obvious to many due to how much I bragged about obtaining this item a week earlier, I still love how it turned out.
So how are you coming with your holiday shopping this year? Done? Almost done? Not even started?
Remember my rant about the Star Wars family stickers about a month ago? It has reared its ugly head again and I just couldn't help but revisit simply because of how shockingly bad this one was.
As I do every year...
Over the course of 48 hours this week, I achieved multimedia nirvana!
Last week, Nathan got a gift from one of Katie's cousins (does that make her a "second cousin" or a "cousin once removed" to Nathan? I don't know how that works). Anyway, the gift is a T-shirt from the university where she is currently attending med school... The University of Iowa.
It was a very good month... in No-vem-ber Twen-ty-Four-teen.
Welcome to December! As you know, the first of the month is typically my Goal Post monthly recap, but this is also Monday, which means Macro Monday. "Monday" trumps "first of the month," so here you go.