I did get several people guessing that last week's Macro Monday Challenge Photo was some kind of sports ball. The most popular guesses were basketball and football (of the North American variety). Good thing, because the correct answer was a basketball.
Last Monday, Nathan started playing basketball through our park district. We had intended to sign him up for fall soccer, but all sections of that for boys were canceled for no good reason. Argh!
Shortly before Katie and I got married in 2001, CBS introduced a new entry in the Star Trek television universe known as Star Trek: Enterprise. I was pretty gung-ho in favor of it.
This past weekend, I broke out the remote control truck so Nathan and I could have a little fun. My neighbor, Greg, who is also an r/c enthusiast had some of his cars out as well as a couple friends over and they were tooling around with them all in his garage.
At least I think these are from 1995. Maybe 1994. Perhaps 1996. But no earlier, nor any later.
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I keep finding myself having to explain to people how comic art can be a powerful conveyance of emotion. For some reason, they still don't always buy it. So how about I share some art I found on Twitter this morning commemorating the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on our country.
At one point tonight, the Chicago Bears were actually up 20-0 over their divisional rivals the Green Bay Packers.
After a long day of swim lessons and re-organizing our media collection and nearly destroying our oven door (don’t ask), we decided to relax at home with the ol’ Nintendo GameCube.
This morning, I woke up to begin my morning routine (minus the exercise element). I was in the bathroom when all of a sudden I see a black spot streak in from under the door.
I know I really stretch the envelope of how "Throwback Thursday" is defined with my posts. But I really don't care. To me, it's all about remembering something from the past; not just ruminating on an old photo that I took. I hope that's okay with you.
I gots a lot for y'all today. Pop some popcorn, grab a beverage of choice, sit back, and settle in!
A few weeks ago, I lamented an underwhelming “anthology” of songs released by Prince between 1995 and 2010. Specifically, I was upset the entirety of Prince’s 2004 album Musicology was not there.
Lots of people got last week’s challenge photo. I expected as such as I left the wrapper underneath it as a clue.
We’ve had our ins and outs and ups and downs with home technology. We still love our Nest Thermostat E and have had zero problems with it. Despite being gung-ho when we first setup our WiFi outlets, we quickly fell out of love. And now we barely use the three Amazon Echos (“Echii”?) that we have.
Another weekend, another free trial of a movie channel courtesy of DirecTV.
Lots going on. Lots going on. Lots going on! Take a look...
On Tuesday, Nathan had a fire drill at school. He didn’t like it because the alarm was really loud and hurt his ears.
What does it say about me that, after a long time running of Nathan leaving his bed in the middle of the night to come sleep in our room, that when a night finally comes when he stays in his own bed, my first thought is not that he finally had a good night’s sleep, but that something is obviously wrong?
Yesterday was an odd little anniversary of sorts for me... I have officially been using Last.fm to track my music listening for a decade!
A lot of people got last week’s challenge photo. Because it became so obvious, some of you got creative. I appreciate that. Anyway...
Over the course of the last four (or five?) days, I've rewatched or finished watching both Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Avengers: Age of Ultron. I've changed my tune slightly with The Last Jedi and need to add Ultron to the rankings overall. So here's a little explanation...
Today was Nathan’s sixth birthday party and what we hope will be the last time we hold it a month in advance of his actual birthday.
What do you do if something happens to destroy any chance of ever completing a bucket list item? I actually had this happen and didn’t realize it until just today.
I found this great shot of a sunset near our home from eight years ago. According to the notes, it’s unfiltered with no alterations or color adjustments at all.
I guess you could say that we're kinda insular in our neighborhood. Sure, we see people and say "hi" or "how ya doin'?" or the like. But for the most part, we don't know many of our neighbors save for the ones immediately to either side of us and one set across the street and one guy a few houses down.
It's pretty nice that we have such a reliable network connection that is so uncongested that we can stream video while we work. I logged into MoviesAnywhere.com and streamed Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2 on a second screen while doing some QC on my other screen. Even just listening to it is a pretty amazing experience.
So, um, no one got last week’s challenge photo. And, so far as I can tell, it didn’t post on Facebook. Not sure what happened with that one. Sorry about that.
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.
Katie and I were watching TV in bed tonight flipping through the program guide when I saw Point Break. I told Katie how I had never seen it.
Wanna know what really sucks? Getting an email from Spotify announcing the arrival of...
I got a call from Katie at work today and she told me, “Your son found your GameCube controller today.”
Yesterday marked the first anniversary of my employment at my new job. As stated on Twitter...
One of my favorites, Aphex Twin (AKA Richard D. James) released a new track and a pretty wicked viral advertising campaign around the Aphex Twin-loving world. Ev-er-y-where!