I’m being daring this year with the Christmas exchange we do with Katie’s family. In addition to a bunch of cassettes (the purchase method of which I’ve left up to the buyer), I requested a hat.
30 posts from November 2019
I saw the most amazing thing today in the parking lot of Walmart. A janky old Escort drove by me and, although its windows were up, I could clearly hear The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” playing at high volume.
One of my favorite things about my iPhone XR is wireless charging. Oh. My. God. I love it!
I told you’d I’d give you an update on the status of our pipe shelves project. Well, it’s done! Just in time for Thanksgiving. Thank god!
It wouldn't be a year in my life without car problems, now would it?
Last week’s rocker was very easily and quickly guessed by Eve (@empresseve on IG). Yup, Ozzy!
Katie inherited some old plates from her grandmother recently. Her parents brought them down to us late last week and Katie began opening them tonight because she wants to use them for Thanksgiving, which we’re hosting.
We started a new project recently and I spent today toiling over it in earnest. It’s a pipe shelf that Katie and I designed based on stuff she found on Pinterest. It will go in our kitchen.
Remember when I ran a survey a month ago to help me pick a scotch? Well, I think I’m going a different direction.
Tomorrow marks 10 years since my brother and I graduated from the City of Naperville (IL) Citizen Fire Academy. It was a very cool, multi-week introduction to life as a firefighter.
Are you familiar with Jeppson's Malört? It's a bitter liquor created and produced in Chicago in the 1930s. According to Wikipedia, production stayed in Chicago until...
I have been posting daily to this blog since July 28, 2014. Okay, so it doesn't always seem like it's truly "daily." Some posts get posted a little late. Maybe a day or two... or three. Often times it's because I start a post and forget to finish and publish it. But I do try to write every day and then will backpost when necessary.
Sadly, nobody cobbled together the correct answer to last week’s Challenge Photo for #MiniMusicMonday. It’s one of my all-time favorites as well.
I think I may just have my Kevin’s 7 schedule figured out for December.
Gotta admit, Disney+ is all that.
You start the year thinking that it’s all just dragging so hard. That January will never end.
This is the sort of thing you receive when your editor "gets" you...
Back when I worked at Aurora University, my buddy Eric (the Pitchfork Music Festival-attending buddy) and I used to take this blue goo that I had for strengthening your hands and forearms and put it on top of toys and other random items and let it "melt" over them for a day or two and admire the results. I swore we used to take pictures of them, but I cannot find those photos anywhere and they pre-dated the iPhone so they're certainly not in the cloud anywhere. So I'm wondering if they actually happened or not.
What do you do when you have a bunch of really cool news about music that you wanna share? Save them for Tuesday and post your first-ever Tu(n)esday Snippets!!
Despite my concerns over the possibility that the cassette I owned was an alternate cover, it was still correctly guessed, and quickly at that. Again, by Steve B.
There are few things I hate shopping for more than pillows. You can’t truly try them out. They almost never have a trial period. And there’s such a ridiculous range of prices.
A friend at work shared a list of 10 Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die, vol. 1, from Amazon. In all fairness, it's actually one massive Kindle collection of all the books in a single file you can buy for like $1 or whatever.
A friend was tweaking settings on his home VPN when he noticed the permissions section and some new icons that were being used by the developer. They're, um, fun and unique to be sure. Check out this sampling...
I was going through some downloads I did from JCPenney's photography studio and found this gem from a couple years ago.
Have you heard of Bean Boozled? They’re a line of jelly beans from Jelly Belly that feature several physical appearances each of which has two different flavors... one normal candy flavor and one disgusting flavor.
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
Steve B. is kinda rockin’ it lately with the correct #MiniMusicMonday. And he’s back again with this past week’s response.
If you looked at the blue thing on the Walkman in the picture below, what would be your first thought as to its use?
Whoops. Completely forgot yesterday was the first of November. So, yeah, this is a day late. Won’t happen again. Oh, who am I kidding? Yes, it will.
I know some people (Barney Stinson, primarily) say that weddings are a prime place to hook up with lonely singles. But do we really need the bride and groom to not-so-subtly endorse it in real life?