Oh no. Please don’t be a leaky roof. Please don’t be a leaky roof.
Me & Mine 2015-19
Yesterday, for the first time, I tried avocado toast. The preferred meal of homeless millennials everywhere.
So, um, if you had a bag of bagels sitting around in your kitchen that don’t look moldy or in any way bad, would you eat one?
I know I have a lot of friends and coworkers who would love to see American measurements and weights go bye-bye in favor of the Metric system.
When Nathan spent the night at my parents’ house the other weekend, they introduced him to a really simple dice game called Tenzi.
When you're a kid, you can never seemingly get enough days off school. You looked forward to every weekend, counted the days between irregular holidays, and prayed for snow during the winter.
Sure, we may prefer jeans or sweats or pajamas or whatever else, but, when necessary, Katie and I clean up nicely. In this case, for our neighbors’ wedding.
It’s kinda all over Instagram today... people comparing photos of themselves from today with photos from 10 years ago, presumably as close to the day as possible.
I’ve said it before, but I have never identified as Democrat or Republican. I staunchly refused to do so as I have views that straddle that proverbial fence. Instead, I vote for the candidates.
I have a list of stuff I can blog about. So much to do, so much to say.
As stated on Instagram, “Some greats this year... Barack Obama, Willie McCovey, Reggie Jackson, Hank Aaron, and... me? Only in number, not greatness.”
Because of the predicted snowmageddon, we decided to lay low and stay home all day. Basically, big plans to do absolutely nothing.
The other day, Kimbot posted on a subject that I immediately knew I was going to, er, procure as a post for myself. Basically, she asked, “What’s the ‘thing’ that people see and it makes them think of you?”
Ohmigod, it only took three years of her living here, but the neighbor in our end unit finally spoke to us as we were putting up our Christmas lights.
The Paqui Carolina Reaper One Chip Challenge... supposedly the hottest single chip known to man. Yes, like a corn or tortilla chip enhanced with the Scoville rating of a Carolina Reaper pepper. Boxed individually in a coffin. It's quite charming, actually.
I took the day off work today so I could go into Nathan’s classroom and be a “Mystery Reader.” That is in the middle of the day, though, dividing it into two awkward halves.
So today is only October 27 and, yet, Nathan has now gone trick-or-treating twice already. The difference is that today, all three of us got in on the action.
We looked out the back door earlier today and were shocked. There was snow falling. And not just like some small amount fluttering it’s way gently down to the ground.
Last Friday, I took a lunch to work. At the last second, my coworkers talked me into holding onto it and going with them to a local brat place.
Happy 17th anniversary, hon! I love you with all my heart and can’t imagine my life without you.
Imagine my surprise when I showed up at MOD Pizza with some coworkers for dinner tonight and discovered this...
If you’ve followed either my Instagram or Twitter accounts recently, you may have seen that we have a new houseguest.
I started reading my next review book for GeeksOfDoom on Friday night... it’s Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker.
Today, we all went to the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago. While normally we do our museum trip on his actual birthday, because Nathan is in school now, we thought it better to wait until the weekend.
Do you have a personal or family book library? If yes, does every book you’ve ever read win up in it? Just the best? Do you ever pare back your collection?
Last Monday, Nathan started playing basketball through our park district. We had intended to sign him up for fall soccer, but all sections of that for boys were canceled for no good reason. Argh!
This past weekend, I broke out the remote control truck so Nathan and I could have a little fun. My neighbor, Greg, who is also an r/c enthusiast had some of his cars out as well as a couple friends over and they were tooling around with them all in his garage.
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This morning, I woke up to begin my morning routine (minus the exercise element). I was in the bathroom when all of a sudden I see a black spot streak in from under the door.
We’ve had our ins and outs and ups and downs with home technology. We still love our Nest Thermostat E and have had zero problems with it. Despite being gung-ho when we first setup our WiFi outlets, we quickly fell out of love. And now we barely use the three Amazon Echos (“Echii”?) that we have.
What do you do if something happens to destroy any chance of ever completing a bucket list item? I actually had this happen and didn’t realize it until just today.
I guess you could say that we're kinda insular in our neighborhood. Sure, we see people and say "hi" or "how ya doin'?" or the like. But for the most part, we don't know many of our neighbors save for the ones immediately to either side of us and one set across the street and one guy a few houses down.
We went to a Kane County Cougars game today. They are the local minor league A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. We waited kinda late in the season to go for whatever reason so we ended up only really having Princess Day on which to go. So, yeah, all little girls were dressed up as fairy or Disney princesses.
Katie and I are watching an episode of House Hunters with a couple of hipster salon owners shopping for a vacation house in Charleston, SC, who are enraging me so much with their stupidity that it makes me want to drink.
One thing I feel like I’ve missed out on for far too long has been the game Cards Against Humanity. It seemed like everyone I knew was playing it... and loving it... except me.