I finished editing my monthly video but YouTube is hung up on processing it.
30 posts from April 2017
All 702 pages of Ulysses S. Grant's two-volume Personal Memoirs are done!
One of the movies I recorded off HBO last weekend was Independence Day: Resurgence, the 2016 sequel to the 1996 original that I love dearly.
It was a sad day yesterday for this coffee drinking fool. Those of you who follow me on social media already saw this either on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook along with requisite lamentation.
As you know, I love comic books. But my love has waned lately to the point where I'm only subscribed to two comic books of which only one is released on a regular monthly schedule. For a point of reference, there was a time when I was subscribed to as many as 8 or 10 different comic books on a regular basis.
A week ago, my BlogBrother Marty Mankins of Banal Leakage started a new feature called "My Favorite Song" in which he highlights his favorite song from a musician or band. I liked the idea a lot, so I asked him if I could steal it and he said yes. At least I think he did. Let me check...
Lots of people guessed a wind-up chicken.
Lots of people guessed a wind-up egg.
Tomorrow begins Distracted Driving Awareness Week in the State of Illinois. Nationwide, April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. But only Illinois has a week... apparently.
Movies just haven't been a priority for Katie and I since the advent of Nathan. We'd like to see more; we just don't.
Guess what? Tomorrow is the most beloved day of all for fans of non-MP3/non-streaming physical music media. Yes, it is Record Store Day!!!!!
The other day, as I was loading Nathan into his booster seat in my car, he just randomly asks me, "Daddy, will you teach me how to play baseball?"
I have a strange history with the BBC's Doctor Who. I started watching it about five years ago when it became readily available on DVD from my library and also on Netflix.
Remember years ago when doctors started talking about the reality that is "phantom vibration syndrome"? It's what happens when you swear you feel vibrations in your leg from your phone ringing on silent in your pocket when it really is not.
Yes, last week's Macro Monday challenge photo was admittedly obscure. But one person did get it right. And he was the right kind of geek to get it correct.
Happy Easter to you and yours from me and mine (and a bunny)!
To enrich his sound,
Star got a Seahorse and sax.
A drummer is next.
Just sit back and let it envelope you in its awesomeness.
I found some old USB thumb drives in my desk drawer and was about to throw them out because they were really low capacity. Kinda pointless to keep them when they're low, right?
Have you seen the rings that were presented today to the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs yet? (Yes, I still like saying that. Even five months later, it's still surreal.)
In a nearby town is a little annual festival known as Ribfest. I used to go to this festival when I lived in this town. Years ago. Back when it really was little.
Knowing what last week's challenge photo was and then hearing people guess sushi really turned my stomach.
Our favorite store from which to buy new shoes for Nathan was a place in town called Geishe Shoes. It was a mom-n-pop, sure, which made it expensive. But they had fantastic model-year-end sales.
Nathan has become a junkie for LEGO Batman blind bag minifigures. He currently has all but one of them after working to earn them via good behavior and improvement in swimming lessons.
Sorry, but I've got nothing today. Instead of leaving you high and dry, I'm giving you a sweet little picture of Nathan with his cousin E at her first birthday party last weekend.
Last night, Katie and I were paring things down on our bookshelf when I found these little gems.
Every day, I am amazed at how quickly time flies. It's already April. Whaaa??
Okay, this isn't really a post about music so much as the equipment you may or may not use to listen to it. Bear with me. If you're not still interested by about paragraph four, I will forgive you for cutting ship and jumping.
I gotta admit that those people who guessed "glue stick," and even more specifically "Elmer's glue stick," made a nice guess. A wrong one, but a nice one.
In the month leading up to us going to the Professional Bull Riding (PBR) event in January, Katie and I tried to find some way to make ourselves more "cowboy friendly."
This last presidential campaign cycle as well as the election and post-inauguration apocalypse have turned friends, coworkers, neighbors, and family against each other in ways I've never seen before. It has resulted in everything from just unfollowing someone on social media to families not speaking to verbal and physical battles. It's really kinda scary that we cannot work through such differences in a more civil way.