There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears, and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call ... Snippet Wednesday.
The big craze of late is so-called "binge watching" TV shows using streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon, among others. For the lay-person, it amounts to sitting down and watching a vast majority, if not an entire run, of a show in very few sittings. I know many people who tuned into House of Cards and Orange is the New Black on the first day of their full-season releases on Netflix and would watch through the night to have the season done in a single 12-hour period.
Have you ever binge watched anything? The closest I've come to this phenomenon was with past goals to catch up with or finish a show, but that was over the course of a year. And many of those shows I cannot bring myself to watch now because I got so burned out. Doctor Who? I have no desire to watch. Sons of Anarchy? I never finished season five and don't want to continue. Luckily Battlestar Galactica had already run its course by the time I "binged" on it and Game of Thrones was only two 10-episode seasons deep. Not enough there for me to get burned out on. Does binge watching screw you up at all with shows like it has with me?
One thing we hear over and over again with Nathan is how polite he is. He says "pretty please" (sounds like "pih-peez") and "help" ("hep") and "thank you" (sounds like "see-see") regularly and his grandparents and daycare provider love it. We're not sure how the latter became "thank you" but he says it whenever someone does something nice for him or helps him so it's become accepted as an expression of gratitude.
The other night, however, Katie made a crack that every time he says his "thank you," she just wants to ask who he'd like to copy on the message. Get it? I laughed.
Our grill is falling apart. The casters are buckling in, the ignitor has died, and the grill as a whole is just looking bad. We plan to make it work through this summer and into the early fall, but we know we need to buy a new one. And this is where you come in... we need your help.
I want a small grill. Our current one is a four burner with one of the side tray boilers. I don't need that boiler coil. I've never used it. And I'd like, if I decide to stick with gas, a three burner model. Do you have any recommendations? Brand? Model? Should I stick with propane or try out charcoal? I've never used charcoal before, but it could be fun. Let me know what you think.
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