At a birthday party yesterday, I started getting caught up with a couple of the kids of some of my old high school friends. I was actually talking to the mom and dad of one of them when their son and another kid came over. We were discussing Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead and the novels of Stephen King, etc.
31 posts from July 2016
Earlier today, Katie and I were regaled with stories by fellow parents about how entitled many kids are these days. This is something we haven't really had to deal with yet because, yanno, Nathan's only three years old.
Last night, I went with my dad and brother to see Star Trek Beyond.
This picture was taken by yours truly at a building on the campus where I worked a long time ago.
Can someone please just make all the madness end already?
Last night, I was laying down with Nathan trying to get him to fall asleep when he turned toward me and said, "Daddy, I see your office today."
I did have one friend who admitted she was a bit grossed out by last week's Challenge Photo. I swear to you, it's nothing to be grossed out by. But I can understand the concern.
Last weekend, DirecTV gifted us a free weekend trial of HBO. What did we do? Set the DVR to record as many movies as we could find or it could hold, whichever tapped out first.
For about the last week or so, my sleep patterns have been strange. No, I'm not being awoken by Nathan . That might be welcomed.
I was doing so well this summer and, honestly, for the last few summers that we've had a pool pass, at using enough sunscreen to prevent myself from getting burned.
Another old photo of me from my Mom's Facebook timeline.
Starting tomorrow and heading into the weekend, the Chicagoland area is supposed to fry.
This past Sunday was the day Eric and I attended the Pitchfork Music Festival. It had its ups and downs this year. Con permiso...
Oh c'mon! It wasn't that bad. A couple of you got it. But a lot of you sat out the game.
Just when you start to lose faith in the good in humanity, this happens.
When I tell people that I am looking forward to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story even more than I was looking forward to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, many think I'm crazy.
First and foremost, my sincerest condolences to the people of France and the visitors to and residents of Nice who were affected by the terrorist attack on their city yesterday.
Here's a throwback to approximately 1981 when I started playing park district soccer in Lexington, KY, as a six-year-old.
Do you ever post something to social media that may be even just a little bit critical of a product only to then feel a bit shamed when the company that made it likes your post?
When my mother-in-law takes care of Nathan on Tuesdays, she tends to make dinner for Katie and I when we get back from work. It's a really nice thing that she does and we appreciate the heck out of it so I almost feel bad for what I'm about to type.
This one is coming at you a little late and a little blurry. Let's just blame the blur on the speed by which this photo arrived and overlook the fact that I forgot my macro lens... again.
It wasn't until just now that I realized what tomorrow's date is... July 11! That means it will be 7-Eleven Day! Free Slurpees!
Have I mentioned that Katie and I are playing catch up on The CW's The Flash? Only a few times already? Okay, that's not too bad. Well, we finished season one tonight. It was awesome!
A couple weeks ago, I was expressing my envy to Marty that he gets to wear shorts to work. That has never happened for me, that I can recall, at any time in my professional life at either of my two jobs since grad school.
Considering the weird state of flux that the Chicago Bulls are currently in with the loss of some major players and the pickup of a couple of aging ones in the name of "making the team younger," I thought it would be appropriate to share this photo of Nathan with one of the greats.
I've gotta admit that I find this whole adult coloring book craze amazing. Y'know, when adults actually color in kids coloring books? Yes, it's a thing. BIG thing.
In this day and age when streaming music is becoming the de facto way to listen to music, I'm curious... how do you listen?
With your permission, I would like to share this public service announcement courtesy of the greatest American President of our generation President Thomas Whitmore.
MACRO MONDAY! ON A SUNDAY! Sorry, making way for an Undependence Day post tomorrow.
I got an email from Netflix today announcing that my old monthly rate of $7.99 is going bye bye. I'm being bumped up to $9.99.
Another month has passed and it's time to recap progress toward my goals. Care to check in with me?