I just realized recently that, when I was doing my redesign last year, I missed a golden opportunity to plaster my website with amazing throwback images to the early days of HTML. Stuff like...
There’s a little HVAC place a couple towns south of us that always has really cute signs out front. Sometimes inspiring, sometimes insightful, often humorous. I love driving by the place to see what’s up.
Right now, I’m drooling over this phôto (ha!) I took at a restaurant three years ago.
It was a little more than 15 years ago that Katie and I, along with my brother and his then soon-to-be-wife (currently his wife), went to Bachelor's Grove Cemetery in Midlothian, IL. It is supposedly one of the most haunted cemeteries in Chicagoland. And we saw... nothing. No ghosts, no orbs, no chills, no ectoplasm... nada.
This is from two years ago when our pesky neighborhood leprechaun decided to wreak havoc in our bathroom. Nathan was dismayed his trap didn’t catch the little scamp. Never has.
A lot of people are looking back longingly to this date one year ago and the days immediately surrounding it. Why? It was basically the last week before the U.S. went into pandemic lockdown mode.
For a handful of years, prior to her death, we would spend some time each winter watching over my brother’s dog, Lilly, while he was in the midst of his heavy travel season for work and his wife would visit allergy-ridden family in California.
It was 10 years ago this week that my beloved 1997 Ford Ranger kicked the bucket and made way for my 2011 Hyundai Sonata.
A Dove candy wrapper motivational statement made me a little wistful this morning...
A few weeks ago, my brother contacted me to ask if I was interested in taking back my old Van Halen concert shirt.
While Katie and I cleared through our bedroom closet a couple weekends ago, I dug out this little gem of a LEGO set I created a long time ago.
I happened my way down a Wikipedia rabbit hole today and he saw a picture of Sid Vicious. He asked about him and I told Nathan, "That's you!" He looked at me sideways and that's when I showed him this old picture of Nathan wearing his Halloween wig in advance of trick or treating back in 2016.
What’s the oldest photo in the Photo Roll (or whatever they call it on an Android)?
We are full-steam-ahead into my favorite month of the year. My anniversary... changing weather... dying leaves... apple picking... HALLOWEEN!!
As this Summer season is quickly coming to an end, I thought it might be fun to do a Throwback Thursday to the end of Summer 2017 when we bought Nathan his first bike.
As Nathan turns eight years old in two days, I thought it appropriate to TBT back a few years to one of the first birthdays where he truly enjoyed the celebration and made it all about himself. His third.
10 years ago today, the City of Naperville was preparing to commemorate the 9th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. It was beautiful and horrible all at once.
I received a notification in the eBay app today that the service is celebrating its 25th anniversary right now. 25 years? That’s crazy!
Three years and six days ago was the big-deal solar eclipse that everyone and their dog across North America stopped to check out at some point during their day.
Three years and two days ago marked my exit from public sector employment after 11 years in municipal government. Tomorrow marks my third anniversary at what I hope is my forever job. I can only hope they feel the same way about me.
Bronze statues have always freaked me out. They have what I like to call “dead eyes,” which refers to how the sculptors hollow out their pupils to make them seem more lifelike. It’s the opposite effect with me.
No words necessary...
Seeing as I finished another handmade project for our home...
A little more than nine years ago, my brother took part in a Warrior Dash race. In case you’re not familiar with it, it’s a 5K obstacle race through mud and flames.
Seeing that the three of us would be on a cruise right now had COVID-19 not happened, howsabout I torture myself with some photos from the last time we were on a cruise 6.5 years ago...
Currently, Nathan’s iPad and all his apps are registered in my name. At first, the reason for this was simplicity. It was just so much easier to get everything signed up and initialized by not creating new accounts from scratch.
If this were any other year, this coming weekend would be marked with several trips to our local pool of which we’ve been members for four or five years now.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Remember Cougar Town? Remember Scrubs before that? Remember when Cougar Town and Scrubs merged for a few brief, glorious minutes?
10 years ago today was the day that I worked a special event that featured Olympic champion Evan Lysacek returning home to Naperville, IL, to accept a key to the city with his Dancing With the Stars partner Anna Trebunskya.
Seven years and two days ago, I snapped what remains one of my all-time favorite photos of Nathan. And it was purely by accident, too, that I took it.
Given Nathan's recently developed love of Harry Potter, it's only right that today's On This Day photo in Facebook for us is...
Nathan brought this to me the other day. I had no idea he had it. He wanted me to have it back because he knew it was mine when I was a kid.