Tonight was the reunion of the cast of Parks and Recreation for a charity special. Preceding that special was a clip show sponsored by the Paley Center.
30 posts from April 2020
For a couple years now, a buddy has been telling me about Humble Bundle, a group that bundles together video games and sells them at tiered pricing that is a huge discount over buying them new. Each tier has a minimum spend and includes additional games the more you pay.
While my previous Taped posts might indicate otherwise, I’ve slowly migrated to a place where I’m being a bit pickier about my cassette acquisitions.
Congrats to Holly W (FB) on her first acing of a #MiniMusicMonday challenge photo!
For years, us geeks and nerds used T-shirts and hats to show our dedication to our loves. Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, etc., etc., ad infinitum.
Katie and I were struggling to find something to watch tonight when we came across The Money Pit on Netflix. While watching it, I realized something...
I love when scientists let their geek flags fly for the world to see. Like those who named a new species of snake Trimeresurus salazar — or Salazar's pit viper —after Salazar Slytherin, the founder of Slytherin house in the Harry Potter book and movie series. I’m down with that.
About this time five years ago, we tore up all the carpeting and entry tile and installed new flooring. Let’s go on a tour, shall we?
It’s only been, what, like three months? Sounds like a good time for some list-clearing Snippets!
February 13 of this year marked the 30th anniversary of the debut album by a band I've loved since shortly before the day that album was released. The band? The Black Crowes. The album? Shake Your Money Maker.
My old friend Christa nailed last week’s challenge photo. This, combined with her previous two correct guesses puts her in top contention so far this year.
Okay, so I may have missed updating this for week 3... and week 4, for that matter. But let’s be honest, there wasn’t all that much to update on the ol’ Social Distancing Bingo board.
I’m not a car guy. I never have been. I don’t go ga-ga for most sports cars. I don’t drool when a car gets a redesign. I just want something reliable, comfortable, and inexpensive.
Happy National Haiku Poetry Day!
Today also doubles as the day when Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that the 2019-2020 school year is officially over as we know it. Illinois students will not be going back to their school at all for the remainder of this academic year.
I swear, once I dumped that nasty old video making goal I had the last two years, I actually started enjoyed making videos. This is the third video that I’ve edited and shared with y’all in a mere four months.
Yesterday afternoon, Nathan and I looked outside and discovered it was snowing. Nothing big. Just some mild waves of flakes floating down. It ebbed and flowed throughout the rest of the day and into the evening.
For a couple years now, I’ve been touting this web service called IFTTT (IF This, Then This) and how I use it to run my Yondu On Terra blog.
Another week, another no-guess #MiniMusicMonday. It makes me sad but I’m worrying that maybe this has overstayed its welcome. Perhaps I wrap up this year and then find a new photo challenge.
Why, yes! Yes he can! (He changed the jelly beans into lollipops.)
Can one young boy change the world by planting a bag of jelly beans in the ground?
Remember my complaint about how working from home has been limiting my music listening? I decided to take advantage of today being New Music Friday to take a few steps to remedy that.
A few years ago, I got into a photo filter app called Prisma. I used it a bunch of times to give some photos a painting feel. I loved it.
I’ve been holding off on doing the proverbial COVID Diary that so many others are doing on their blogs and social media. Sure I’ve mentioned tidbits here and there. Just nothing that was clearly a detailing of my life in relative isolation.
If you're like me, you got pretty heavy into the whole MP3 (or whatever file type you preferred) craze in the first decade of the 2000s and into the 2010s. You bought songs and albums on services like iTunes, you ripped your CD collection to digital, or maybe you downloaded stuff illegally from whatever service was not blocked by your ISP.
As I stated on Instagram, sadly, but not surprisingly, no one got last week’s #MiniMusicMonday. It’s not a well-known album by my gents at The Urge Overkill.
A week or so ago, I saw some headline on the web touting how you can use old tech and gadgets to make for a better work-from-home experience. Despite suspecting it was clickbait, I clicked on it. I couldn’t help myself.
While waiting for a dinner pickup tonight, I went for a walk through the deserted streets of Geneva, IL, our hometown. This is how it looked...
Nathan tore through the rest of his LEGO Batman Scuttler build like it was going out of style. He actually finished this on Monday and has since been playing the LEGO DC Super Villains game on the Switch, but that’s another story for another day.
Remember Cougar Town? Remember Scrubs before that? Remember when Cougar Town and Scrubs merged for a few brief, glorious minutes?
Are you enjoying shelter at home? Going a little nuts? Well, I've got some reading you can do right here to take your mind off the tedium. Or maybe it will just worsen things for you. Oh well. It's written. It's below.