When Nathan and I have a little boy time, we like to go to our local comic shop. I really love that he’s into reading and that he digs comics and going to the shop with me. Seriously, I only have to whisper “comic shop?” and his eyes get big as saucers.
29 posts from February 2020
Nathan had a day off yesterday. So Katie took him to the local library. They got a bunch of books, movies, and Switch games for him to enjoy.
At Nathan’s bus stop this morning, a little girl who lives across the street and is a year younger than Nathan was showing me her little horse doll. Y’see, she brings a different toy or stuffed animal to the stop each morning to show me and then her mom takes it home.
The other day, I opened the mailbox to find a catalog from our local toy store, Learning Express Toys. I was pretty excited to see it as, if it's not a catalog in our mailbox, it's a bill, spam, or other junk. So, yeah, I was happy to have something fun like that. I also knew Nathan would be excited to see this catalog.
As is becoming de rigeur this time of year, the lineup for the Pitchfork Music Festival has been released and Eric and I need to come to a decision about which day we’re gonna attend. C’mon, you should be used to this by now.
My buddy Stephen H. nailed last week’s #MiniMusicMonday with little to no effort.
In addition to the bad work that I mentioned in yesterday’s Kevism, another annoyance is the post-work aches and pains that you get. While working, there’s an adrenaline rush that masks it. But once the work winds down and the buzz dies off, the muscle strain and numb joints and headaches kick in. So. Much. Fun.
If there is one thing that drives me nuts about home improvement projects it’s discovering just how poorly your home was originally built... or how lackluster the improvements are that the previous owners made. From bad wall angles to overglued wainscoting and mirrors to medicine cabinets that only use two screws. It’s maddening.
Remember how I said I hit a wall with reading last year and it persisted through last month with me only getting one book read to start the year? Well, here’s the visual proof of that wall (at least in terms of audiobooks)...
“Woah” is right.
Yesterday I posted an embedded video copy of David Lee Roth’s “A Little Ain’t Enough” without watching it first.
As in David Lee Roth.
The wild man with the high kicks and the distinctive gravelly voice.
Sadly, no one got this past week’s #minimusicmonday challenge photo. Such a damn fine album, too.
A couple days ago, a guy I know posted his 10 Movies to Know Me. In other words, these movies are so vital to him personally that understanding him requires an intimate knowledge of these films.
This morning, I backed out of my garage to go to work and saw that my neighbors’ garage door was open with no cars present.
Nathan brought this to me the other day. I had no idea he had it. He wanted me to have it back because he knew it was mine when I was a kid.
For Christmas this past year, I asked for a Hartford Whalers hat. I've been a Whalers fan for much of my life. They are the very first professional sports team I ever truly loved. I cried when they moved to Carolina and ceased to exist.
I got an email from AT&T asking me to take a customer satisfaction survey on the AT&T TV Now streaming service.
Several people did get the latest #MiniMusicMonday eye photo correct. I’ll never understand how you all guess eyeballs so easily. I don’t think I ever could. Anyway, it was my buddy Eric who got it first.
While browsing through Audible yesterday, I noticed something that always bugs me to no end. The changing of book covers to match a movie/TV poster or marketing campaign.
Back in December, I told you all that I was trying out some Great Courses lessons via Audible. Well, I did. And I quit.
Okay, so as a general rule, this week sucked. But we did get at least a little good news...
This morning before I started work, I went for a walk around the neighborhood. I knew it wouldn't be a long walk because it was really cold and it had snowed overnight, but I wanted to get some motion in before I spent the rest of the day sitting in front of my laptop.
First negative: Nobody got the challenge photo from last week. I really thought someone would.
It is a pretty super date, don'cha think? 02/02/2020... a perfect numeric palindrome... 02022020. I like when that sort of thing happens.
How in the name of all that's holy is January 2020 already done? And we don't have flying cars yet? Or HAL? Or the robot apocalypse? WTF??