We went to a Kane County Cougars game today. They are the local minor league A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. We waited kinda late in the season to go for whatever reason so we ended up only really having Princess Day on which to go. So, yeah, all little girls were dressed up as fairy or Disney princesses.
Me & Mine 2015-19
Katie and I are watching an episode of House Hunters with a couple of hipster salon owners shopping for a vacation house in Charleston, SC, who are enraging me so much with their stupidity that it makes me want to drink.
One thing I feel like I’ve missed out on for far too long has been the game Cards Against Humanity. It seemed like everyone I knew was playing it... and loving it... except me.
Remember this Macro Monday from a couple weeks ago?
Yes, it was a lot of fun floating in an inner tube in our park district pool as the sun fell back in the sky on a Friday night while The LEGO Batman Movie was projected on a giant inflatable video screen.
If anyone ever tries to tell me that the pronunciation of their beloved sparkling water is equivalent to /luh-KWAH/ ever again, I will smack them.
One of the worst things about all the issues I was having with my car last month is that Nathan has a memory like a steel trap (when he wants to, that is).
Sometimes our HO association surprises us with the things they do. Sure, these are things that should be done but, when they’re not done regularly, you become pleasantly surprised when they are.
In between the lines there's a lot of obscurity.
I'm not inclined to resign to maturity.
If it's alright, then you're all wrong.
But why bounce around to the same damn song?
You'd rather run when you can't crawl...
I know, you know, that I'm not telling the truth.
I know, you know, they just don't have any proof.
Embrace the deception- learn how to bend,
Your worst inhibitions tend to psych you out in the end.
I just finished some extra work-from-home time and now I’m tired so I’m going to bed.
Oh, curse you, genetics! First, just because Katie and I both have huge hay fever issues, you force the same on Nathan. Why?!?!
There is a local dairy named Oberweis that Katie, Nathan, and I know well. It’s because they have the best ice cream around. Best! I dare you to find better.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms...
I’ve complained about cars a lot lately… both the concept of cars in general and my own car (although I may not have explicitly pointed out that last bit). I feel an explanation is in order. I’ve just been waiting to, ideally, ensure that it’s all over before I dug myself in for the post.
I HATE CARS!
I HATE CARS!!
I HATE CARS!!!
When we first moved into our home, our next-door neighbors were a nice elderly couple. We didn’t really associate with them too much, but it was very friendly. He particularly took interest when he saw me with the garage door open and power tools running. He was a project guy, for sure.
If you follow my Instagram account, you may have seen this...
As a family with a childish boy and a five year old (see what I did there?), we’re still in a bit of shock over the news that Toys ‘r’ Us is closing down.
Remember what a big deal this was for us?
I am going to make a bold declaration right now. It is one that many may not agree with and may curse me for saying. But it's how I feel and nothing you can say will change it.
In this day and age, when corporate profit trumps customer service by those very companies, I love hearing stories about great service.
I like showers. I like the feel of hot water pounding at the base of my skull and rolling down my shoulders and back. Closest to a massage I’ve ever had. It just sucks how much water you waste taking a shower.
It kinda makes your day pretty amazing when you see a completely random public comment like this from a friend...
It started with this simple declaration written on March 14, 1998 and posted the next day once I found a reliable connection:
There’s nothing like having several restaurants tell you that the wait is more than an hour, having others tell you they aren’t accepting walk-ins, and discovering that some you thought were open had closed down to kinda ruin your impromptu night out with your wife.
Last night, Nathan woke up early. Like midnight early. We’re pretty sure his six year old molars are to blame. So I went in to help lull him to sleep.
Back in mid-January, I posted about a project Katie and I started involving an old oak door. It’s been a while since I’ve updated you all and we’ve finished it, so would you all like to see the result?
Today, I asked Nathan what he wanted for lunch. He looked at me and said, “Cheesecake.”
This is why you don’t have dads help their kids with schoolwork.
I’m not usually one to care about aging. It’s simply a number. True aging is mental and/or physical. Either your psyche goes Old Yeller or your body does. If you can make both skew younger, you’re set, right?
This is really getting frustrating. Our iHome plugs now refuse to work with Wink or Echo or lord only knows what else.
For any of you all who have higher degrees of home automation than I — let’s be honest, that could be anyone — what do you do when your home network goes down?
Katie came up with this grand idea for a restoration that involves an old door. To what end? We cannot yet say. But we do have a door and have started the work.
I read this line tonight in Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray...
That necessity-based thermostat purchase we had a feeling we’d need to make? It was the tip of the iceberg.