Today, we went on our first family theater outing since the opening weekend of Disney/Pixar’s Onward in March of 2020. We saw Disney’s Cruella, the live-action origin story of Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians.
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In our most grandiose attempt at reintegrating ourselves into a world still being ravaged by COVID-19, the three of us went to a minor league baseball game tonight. And it was Harry Potter Night, too!
Over the last half year, we’ve gotten new neighbors on both sides of us and, while we’ve met them, our time spent with them has been zero otherwise. They’ve all been rather hermit-like.
I’ve been aware of Kombucha tea and have wanted to try it for some time. However, because of the price of individual bottles and a lack of desire to buy a large pack of them, I held off actually doing it.
Kim posted today about her unused sticker collection asking what others do with stickers they may have laying around. I responded in her comments, but also mentioned that I'd post photos of how I use them. So here goes...
Hey, I've got a couple questions for you all that I'm seeking insight on. While they are parenting related, it's kinda tangential and, honestly, they can be answered by anyone. So take a look and leave a reply in the comments.
I feel like the world is trying to tell Katie and me something since we both received the same fortune in our fortune cookies last night.
While listening through a playlist full of Chris Cornell-related music, I started really getting into the Soundgarden track "Outshined." So into it, in fact, that I wouldn't be surprised if there are videos on the web somewhere featuring that "crazy, bald guy headbanging and dancing in the local coffee shop" or "someone cancel this boomer NAOW!" (although I'm not a boomer, FTR).
In our backyard, we have a berm that provides a modicum of physical separation between our property and the train tracks that are on the other side. There is no safety fence or sound wall, just the berm.
Korean Dalgona (whipped) coffee has been making the rounds online during this pandemic. It's a simple recipe wherein you whip together equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and hot water (usually like 1 tablespoon of each) until it is all dissolved and is creating very firm peaks almost like a pre-meringue.
I had to run to my accountant’s office today to pick up my tax forms. It was a chance to get out of the house for a bit and lord knows I needed it.
Took Friday off to spend with Nathan. Saturday was a day off for Katie and so we all spent it together. Sunday was Easter and we did family stuff.
Interesting thing happened recently. Katie got an email in her personal account about her Hulu subscription that included the name Karl in the welcome.
Got an email from Nathan's school district the other day. It read, in part...
We took a drive up to Katie’s parents’ house today. It was our annual birthday lunch for the family (what we were celebrating at PF Chang’s a year ago).
One of these days, our lives and this world will at least return to some sort of state that is at least marginally reflective of what it was like before, won't it? One that doesn't require Kryptonian intervention?
For one summer, years ago, I worked as a barista at Starbucks. On one of my first days, they had me pulling espresso shots. And I had to drink each one until I knew it was right.
Seeing that it hit the mid-50s today, we decided to bring down the bicycles for the first day this season and go for a quick ride. We knew it was coming but there was no longer any question, seeing Nathan on his bike, that he was way too big for it and it was time for a new one.
Katie discovered a new Oreo cookie the other day at the store and I thought I’d take a moment to give an unauthorized, uncompensated review of them. The type? LADY GAGA!
I keep forgetting to mention that not only are libraries great because you can check out books, music, movies, ebooks, magazines, games, and video games, but you can also support the library while building up your own media library.
I wanted to take a moment to make a very special Happy Birthday wish to the woman of my dreams, my wife, my partner, my love, my Katie.
This is my brain on life right now...
Fourth straight late night of work in a row after having a couple last week as well and some more may happen in the near future. Katie's had anywhere between 5-20 extra hours over her normal full-time load the last month that will likely continue for the next month.
Back in 1995, I tried sushi for the first time and fell in love. Love, love, sheer raw love.
Hey! Did I mention we’re finally replacing the P.O.S. couch and loveseat we got a mere five years ago from Ashley Furniture with a Craftsman sectional from Darvin Furniture?
To think that Nathan felt like we did nothing over winter break. Sure, it wasn’t as glamorous as if there wasn’t a pandemic going on and we could go to public places. But still...
Despite the House voting to impeach him a second time, the fact that McConnell has pushed any sort of Senate investigation into the matter until next week means that Donald J. Trump will finish his term as President.
For kicks and because it was the holidays, Katie thought it would be cute for the three of us to have “ugly holiday sweater” T-shirts representing some of our favorite holiday movies to wear during the Christmas season.
You hear all this talk about people having their identity stolen or falling victim to a scam or whatnot in the news and you think, "Nah, won't happen to me." And then? It happens to me.
We had a little mishap while cooking here at home today. No, nothing serious. More like oddball hijinks.
I hope you’ll forgive me for not posting my Kevin’s 7: Music list today as I was scheduled. My brain feels like...
For several years, on and off, I’ve used Breathe Right Strips (or a similar knockoff brand) to open my airways and help me breathe at night and, hopefully, cut down on my snoring.
One of the things you may have seen apt of people doing during the pandemic is to work on projects around the house. These could be renovations, crafts, hobbies, cooking, baking, etc.
Katie and I were discussing actor David McCallum (NCIS) and we’re debating his age. So I looked him up on IMDb and discovered he and Nathan shared the same birthday. September 19.
Today is a pretty darn big day for my family. My parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary! In this day and age — oh heck, in any day and age — that’s a huge accomplishment.