Apparently, on this day eight years ago, I was really into doing Halftone cartoons featuring a LEGO Gollum. Can’t imagine why. Especially since I’ve barely even looked at it since that time. Weird.
A little while ago, one of Katie’s many many cousins asked if we wanted to take part in a quarantine birthday video for her daughter Ellie’s 10th birthday.
That’s a kid of twenties in that title, ain’t it, folks? Almost halfway through the year. Unfortunately, though, last week’s challenge photo didn’t garner any guesses.
I love how these horizon tape lines, and the sudden turn, remind me of Lightcycle trails from TRON.
I know I said that Nathan was doing really great with riding a bike. He is! Truly! But everyone can have a bad day, right?
I can't believe it's been five weeks since I did my first one of these COVID Diary posts. I guess I really haven't had much to say. Or maybe I have, but it's just too damned depressing. I'll try to keep it light.
I realized something today as I went to pick up groceries, my gas tank is just above a quarter full. I may have to refill soon. For the first time in two months. I wonder if I still know how...
A little while ago, a friend asked me if I was still skilled in the art of website design. This person, I'm certain, was looking for help in the day and age of Coronavirus cutbacks... she had lost her job and I'm guessing she was either looking to start an online consultancy in her field of expertise or just a site for self marketing.
I've been doing some wheeling and dealing online lately to get some cassettes I want. I finally negotiated a deal for one of my white whale tapes and was waiting for the woman on the other end to send it to me.
Nicole L. nailed last week's #MiniMusicMonday challenge photo with her guess of Nirvana's In Utero. There were others who guessed it, but she did it first and best.
Happy Mother’s Day, y’all! There are many moms in my life and they’re all important to me and I hope you had a great day. But I do need to call out one in particular...
For his birthday last year, a friend gave Nathan a toy rocket. It’s not like the old dry fuel rockets I played with as a kid. More like a rocket jet with a tail propeller attached to a USB-charged motor.
Remember me saying I was likely going to pay for that 4.5 mile walk I took yesterday? Well, it didn't happen right away, but it did happen. The pain reared its ugly head after I took a second 4.5 mile walk in as many days.
I went for a 4.5 mile walk this morning. Got up early and just headed out with an audiobook pumping in my ear.
If I’ve discovered one thing from quarantining, it’s that I’m really happy I didn’t become a professional teacher. I have enough trouble legitimately educating one kid let alone 20-30 of them.
I’m looking for a new audiobook. I love music and music history. Can you see where this is going?
Christa returns with the correct guess on last week’s #MiniMusicMonday of Mariah Carey. Woo! She’s now tied with her hubby, Steve... I think. Y’all are gonna make me count them up, aren’t you?
5,000 what exactly?
You know those images you see (or maybe situations you experience firsthand) where exercise equipment used for storage or a clothes hanger or, well, anything other than as exercise equipment?
So much done, so much still to do. Let’s recap my goal achievements in April, shall we?
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.
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.