I have no idea how we got on the topic last week, but we were discussing birthdays at work. Being a creative bunch, we have a variety of ages overall, but I'm pretty sure a small majority of them are in their 30s.
For several years now, I’ve been using a title and end credit sequence on all my videos that uses a couple jester images a friend created for me. They’re animated with a Ken Burns effect that comes standard in most editors.
I knew I wouldn’t be too far off my deadline for last month’s video. Just a week.
Usually if I want to post a video on my blog, I wait until I have several and can set up a Snippet sort of post highlighting them all in one fell swoop.
For some weird reason, Nathan has become an art junkie in the last month. He’s always participated in art projects in the past that are assigned to him. But now he’s doing it on his own in lieu of playing with toys.
I made some trades and sold some stuff at a resale shop and managed to nab these beauties...
Hey, happy Labor Day if you’re in the U.S. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much labor input into last week’s #MiniMusicMonday.
Write this or watch The Hustle? How about both!
I shoulda been working on cleaning the garage.
I’m sorry, but if you’re running a restaurant, particularly a Mexican one, and don’t stock enough meat to justify staying open or don’t have hours past 3 p.m. on a Friday, then just shut your doors forever, m’kay?
Both these things happened the last two times we tried to go to Taco Urbano in Batavia, IL. Yes, I went in there and the kid at the counter said they were out of ground beef, steak, pork, and chicken all at the same time. We’re done.
I’m craving a burrito.
That is all.
Remember the days of ye olde Blogroll? That master list of fellow bloggers' sites that we maintained on our sites so we not only had a one-stop recommendation shop for things we think make for great reads, but it also served as a type of bookmark list? They were great.
Tonight, I found Adrienne Shelley's brilliant and often criminally overlooked gem Waitress on TV, so Katie and I watched it. It's not like we haven't seen it before. It has just been a while so going back and revisiting it was nice.
As I expected, no one got last week’s #MiniMusicMonday challenge photo. Admittedly, it was a comparatively unknown band and album. I was more curious if anyone would, so I’m not terribly disappointed.
Oh. My. God.
We did something pretty interesting tonight as a family. We joined a bunch of Katie's coworkers and volunteered at Feed My Starving Children filling and boxing MannaPacks for starving children the world over. Actually, our target area tonight was Haiti.
I've only ever had one Bloody Mary in my life. That was in October 2001 on one of the four flights to and from our honeymoon. I don't recall which flight. I do recall that I hated it.
It's pretty funny that after writing that post about my Discover card design change, I realized that there is a major missed marketing opportunity right now by Discover Card and New Line Cinema.
In 1996 or 97, I was introduced to Adobe Photoshop for the first time and it was life changing. Since that time, I've had a copy of some version of Photoshop on nearly every work or personal computer I've possessed.
If you could only pick one of the following, which would it be. No, you cannot suggest your own alternative. These are the only current options and even they could be subject to change based on availability. And, no, you will not be given any extra context.
My buddy, Kevin Spencer, was Johnny on the Spot with the correct answer to last week’s #minimusicmonday.
Today, a month and a day ahead of the actual date, we held Nathan’s seventh birthday party. All three of us got to creative with the theme Nathan chose and everyone had a great time.
For years — actually more than a decade — this has been my Discover card...
So Katie and I have been watching our way through the first three seasons of Riverdale on Netflix. Katie finally became interested after Luke Perry’s death earlier this year. This gave me a viewing partner which makes it a lot easier to actually get through it all.
Okay, it’s not a very far Throwback — more like a bit of a Tossback — as these photos are only from last Thursday and a family trip we took to Medieval Times in Schaumburg, IL.
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Today, three of us in the office "got the memo," as it were. We all wore red shirts. Two in t-shirts and one in a polo.
I really was worried that no one was going to take a stab at last week’s #MiniMusicMonday. But, at the 11th hour, my buddy Eric chimed in with the correct answer.
For years, I’ve wondered if it was truly as bad as I remembered. I mean, hindsight isn’t always 20/20. Memory can be modified by the opinions of others.
The whole plastic vs paper straw debate of late has not really managed to draw me in. I just don’t care. I guess if environmentalists can find a more friendly way to drink drinks and save wildlife, why not?
I went it to lunch with some coworkers today. Five guys and the girlfriend of one met us there. So five guys and a girl.
How many of you have registered domains on the World Wide Web? If yes, how many registered domains do you have? Have you had others in the past and gotten rid of them? Do you use all the domains you have registered? Do you register domains for ideas you have whether you are even close to ready to actually launch any content?
Foodstagrammer - (noun) A person who compulsively posts pictures of their food to Instagram.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, a musician I met on Reddit created a mixtape using actual cassette recordings from the mission itself.
I'm so sad that nobody guessed last week's challenge photo on #MiniMusicMonday. I don't mean "nobody guessed correctly," nobody guessed at all. I really thought this one would be too easy.