In the past 58 days I’ve misplaced two different Swiss Army knives in my house. This is very disconcerting.
- Jan 21 21 15:55 CST
If you promise not to tell anyone else, I’ll tell you a secret: … There are finely ground up mushrooms in the recently made meatballs.
- Jan 19 21 12:29 CST
COVID 19 update #8 - You do the dishes. You watch the TV episode and eat the nachos. You adjust the lighting. And it is enough.
- Jan 18 21 22:14 CST
What does it mean that all the state capitols were ready for armed protests - and, at most, a dozen people showed up? 3 showed up in Iowa.
- Jan 18 21 09:53 CST
This morning I bought turnips for 95 bells. Hoping for one of those 445 bell price spikes this week.
- Jan 17 21 19:36 CST
The other day I told my wife two things: 1) Netflix was shutting down service to the Wii U; 2) The actor in that show is also a well known rapper. It was like I had remarked upon the cloudy weather outside. She could not possibly have cared less. Which is reasonable.
- Jan 15 21 14:36 CST
Thought about folding laundry but decided to play Animal Crossing. Great ending to a sad story. ￼
- Jan 12 21 22:32 CST
Today I almost registered for free webinar with Rick Steves. A cowatch of his Great European Festivals program on Zoom. There were 2 availble sessions. Ultimately decided against it - lets be realistic.
- Jan 11 21 16:17 CST
This is just to say: I ate all the house’s cheese. I ate all the house’s tortillas. I ate all the house’s salsa. Also the Ritz crackers.
- Jan 11 21 15:25 CST
I weave some serious magic with my young boys when it comes to nap times. If I’m lucky. And I usually am, on weekdays in particular.
- Jan 11 21 13:36 CST
- Jan 11 21 09:54 CST
- Jan 11 21 09:54 CST
Your won’t believe what happened in the episode of Star Trek I just watched. A teleporter accident caused the main crew members to be beamed into a holosuite program as enemies of the doctor, who was a spy. He had to avoid killing the crew so that their essences could be recovered from the program.
It was amazing.
- Jan 10 21 23:08 CST
Important update: in recent days, I’ve discovered that if I get the coffee for the next day ready in the afternoon instead of the evening, I can save time for a critical juncture in the day when I’m often pressed for time and seeking peace and not more random stuff to do.
- Jan 09 21 15:53 CST
President Trump was booted permanently from Twitter this evening. The world feels different to me somehow after this. I feel a sense of relief, but also an odd uncertainty and displacement.
- Jan 08 21 21:57 CST
Did Grimes also move to TX? That is a much bigger deal than that other guy moving to TX.
- Jan 07 21 15:33 CST
My 3 y/o has this concept of the “small bite.” It’s not a “small bite” in the traditional sense. His definition is like biting just a few molecules off of something.
- Jan 06 21 09:48 CST
The experience of a 5 y/o and a 3 y/o playing Animal Crossing together is incredibly grating and frustrating. Sandpaper across my soul. Why must it be so difficult??
- Jan 04 21 16:40 CST
Getting the baby out for a walk around the neighborhood this morning.￼
- Jan 02 21 09:39 CST
Arrived via warp 7 at S4 of Deep Space Nine while doing dishes tonight. Why did they change the theme song? Adding that small underlying pulse ruins the rubato feel of the original theme. For shame.
- Jan 01 21 23:43 CST
This is just to say: I was awake when the calendar turned over to 2021. As evidenced by the time stamp on this note. Many fireworks went off in our area and I thought the kids would wake. Also, we couldn’t see the Animal Crossing NYE countdown because our Resident Center hadn’t been upgraded.
- Jan 01 21 00:33 CST
Spent a lot of the morning cleaning. Secretly threw away 2 garbage bags of misc toys. Don’t tell my kids. If you’re one of my children reading this in the future, No, I’m not sorry.
- Dec 31 20 12:36 CST
Speaking of preferences, I’m mostly not a “Binge watch an entire season in a weekend” kind of person. I like when episodes are trickled out weekly-like Expanse S5 now. There’s a rhythm to it and drama in the waiting.
- Dec 30 20 22:39 CST
I’ve always been a “Shower in the evening” person. If you’re a “Shower in the morning person,” I get it - but you’re still wrong! Going to sleep on clean sheets is the only way to live.
- Dec 30 20 21:47 CST
I have an idea I can’t shake - that on rainy, cold, icy, evenings, I am safer, because people who might be out to harm me will stay home b/c of the bad weather.
- Dec 28 20 19:38 CST
Watching THE MANDALORIAN S2
- Dec 23 20 21:23 CST
Henlo friends and world
- Dec 23 20 16:01 CST
COVID 19 update #7: A lot has happened since my last update. I met someone for coffee for the first time - which probably wasn’t the greatest idea, but you do it anyway sometimes. It’s wonderful Christmas time - having a concrete reason to do our own family Christmas is nice. Two new sections of back yard fence. Yesterday the soccer ball was kicked over the newest of them.
- Dec 23 20 15:16 CST
Coffee with a friend at Race Street Coffee. First time meeting up with someone in public since March. Hope it was alright. Good coffee. Now I have a fancy coffee shop paper cup to use for a few days.
- Dec 19 20 11:44 CST
This should appear at 7 AM if everything goes well. Good luck out there little buddy.
- Dec 15 20 22:56 CST
This should ALSO appear at 7 AM if all went well. Good luck out there little buddy.
- Dec 15 20 22:56 CST
Wonder sometimes what portion of my personality and actions boil down simply to “Coffee consumption.”
- Dec 12 20 18:30 CST
Hello from my phone
- Dec 11 20 12:54 CST
Technology updates: I rolled back to Mojave on my old unsupported Mac, thanks to a series of nagging Catalina bugs. My neighbor gifted me an HDMI cable. TV update: I found out that Midnight Diner & Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories are separate shows in Netflix.
- Jun 07 20 16:32 CDT
COVID-19 update #6: We have accrued an incredible amount of plastic bags left over from school lunch pickups. I’ve been watching David Lynch’s weather reports on YT. The splint on my injured hand got cut back above the wrist today. It’s not always coffee in dads coffee cup.
- Jun 04 20 21:05 CDT
Graduation happening for Marielle’s school today. At TX Motor Speedway. Cool place to graduate, all things considered. She’s helping. Getting an officially branded school mask.
- May 31 20 15:21 CDT
I’m pretty jealous of the astronauts today, because leaving the planet for a few days seems like a fine option right now. ￼
- May 30 20 16:49 UTC
Current status: sitting in the backyard, tending the fire, working on my stretching finger. Everyone else is in the tent, camping out in the yard, watching Cars.
- May 30 20 02:34 UTC
Caught my finger in my dog’s halter a few weeks ago and haven’t been able to move the tip of my finger since. Finally went to the doc today. Heading in for tendon surgery tomorrow morning. Having even a 50% working extra finger will be awesome.
- May 07 20 00:43 UTC
My wife is at a senior high school celebration event. Which is great. but it also looks like a football tailgater and not a responsible event held in the context of a pandemic.
- May 05 20 21:21 UTC
My daughter just invited me to meet her at her skeleton horse ranch. In Minecraft, of course.
- May 05 20 19:58 UTC
Just now considered watching THE WIRE again. I watched it all back in 2008. What a ride it was then. Plus Prime Video plays it in the new 16:9 reformatted version. Then again, do I have time to watch a TV show through??
- Apr 12 20 03:30 UTC
COVID-19 update #5: I am eating lots of bread. This is the only time in the past decade I have truly wished for a printer. I fill the house with the sounds of distant talking.
- Mar 30 20 17:27 UTC
COVID 19 update #4 - my daughter can’t find the way back to her ranch in Minecraft. The dog is having the time of his life. My middle son started calling Swiss Cake Rolls “Wonderpants.” The baby is nearly crawling.
- Mar 25 20 17:27 UTC
COVID-19 update #3 - It is Monday. It is Monday. IT IS MONDAY - not Saturday or Sunday. Monday. I discovered that the mark that indicates the toaster setting is in a difference spot that I’d previously thought - so I’ve been toasting everything wrong.
- Mar 23 20 13:46 UTC
COVID-19 update #2: the kids’ preschool is set to reopen 3/30 pending any orders from on high. With curbside drop off only. Parents not allowed in the building. Also, we haven’t eaten all the falafel. It is raining again and again and again.
- Mar 20 20 14:19 UTC
COVID 19 update 1: we are making fallafel today. The robot vacuum ran on MAX mode and couldn’t find its way home. I am formulating an arrangement of MARVELOUS LIGHT in my head I hope to finish soon.
- Mar 17 20 16:42 UTC
There was a coffee shop in Iowa City around 2004-I think it was called Hennepin Coffee-it was downtown at Iowa Ave and Linn-they served coffee in pint beer glasses with cardboard sleeves to protect from the heat.
- Mar 07 20 03:41 UTC
Me: Why do you enjoy causing me so much grief?
Daughter: haha yes. Grief is a funny word.
- Feb 20 20 19:39 UTC
Odd STAR WARS moment I will most remember from SKYWALKER RISE: the chimp expertly welding together Kylo Ren’s helmet. Where did that guy come from?
- Jan 22 20 03:59 UTC
Finally saw the latest STAR WARS. It was fine. I honestly wanted to see it mostly so I could listen to the podcasts about it in my back catalog. But as an evening out, it was fun times.
- Jan 22 20 03:55 UTC
Watching the STAR WARS prequels for the first time since they were in theaters. These movies are not as bad as the purists would have you believe. Come on now, people.
- Jan 20 20 04:02 UTC
My wife, in her infinite wisdom, looked at the offical calendar and discovered that the kids don’t return to school until tomorrow. Right as I was getting geared up to get them ready and out the door.
- Jan 06 20 13:40 UTC
Don’t share this with anyone - but I often will purposefully smack my lips loudly when eating alone. I forget whether I’ve ever shared this before - but like I said, please keep it to yourself.
- Dec 16 19 16:35 UTC
Where Alan Jackson comes from they’re trying hard to get to heaven, but that’s not how heaven works.
- Dec 13 19 13:56 UTC
Now beginning to admit that I guess I like science fiction. Watching BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - and I’ll be up all night Friday watching the new season of THE EXPANSE.
- Dec 11 19 16:26 UTC
Watched the Disney+ version of STAR WARS last night. Can’t get enough of M’CLUNKEY. Funniest thing I’ve seen in my entire life.
- Nov 23 19 16:21 UTC
One of my favorite #impeachmenthearings details: David Holmes being able to clearly hear President Trump’s voice without being on speaker while Sondland held it away from his face. We’ve all met people with voices like that - that just carry without effort - so perfectly fits the President’s demeanor.
- Nov 21 19 14:58 UTC
Sondland has been sipping from his coffee cup A LOT - way more than any other witness. Doesn’t mean anything except that he’s going to need to take more frequent bathroom breaks.
- Nov 20 19 17:14 UTC
I’ve decided to take up the nickname “America’s Mayor.”
- Nov 20 19 17:04 UTC
I love watching the #ImpeachmentHearings on C-Span because they don’t cut away from the room during breaks - just show the goings on and mannerisms and conversation and what’s generally happening among folks. Just people milling around.
- Nov 15 19 19:43 UTC
Watching one of the thousand BARBIE shows on Netflix. Learned that her last name is Roberts, in the universe of this particular show at least. She also used the word “adulting” when describing to her parents why her new job would prevent her from going on the family vacation.
- Nov 07 19 20:20 UTC
More kids in DFW North Texas are named Landry than anywhere in the world. In fact, I’ve never heard the name anywhere but here.
- Nov 07 19 18:23 UTC
If you gave up on MR ROBOT during S2, you’re missing out. Missing out, I tell you!
- Nov 04 19 16:41 UTC
Typically, I make one pot of coffee each morning. But every other day I make an extra pot at some point - then drink on it through the evening and save the rest for the next day’s first cup.
- Oct 29 19 20:25 UTC
AirPods PRO earned the PRO moniker by being completely earwax resistant.
- Oct 28 19 21:47 UTC
tbh, I care more about the new episodes of LITTLE BABY BUM that just made it to Netflix than any new show or movie they’re releasing.
- Oct 26 19 12:49 UTC
Found my asparagus tie black rubber band wedding ring in my jeans pocket today. Excited to stop wearing my daughter’s sparkly hair ties as rings. IN OTHER NEWS, listening to R.E.M.
- Oct 24 19 21:36 UTC
also, I usually bring home the small paper coffee cup from church and use it as my bathroom water cup for that entire upcoming week.
- Oct 20 19 19:51 UTC
Going to be that guy: why would I watch an NFL game when I could be watching another beautiful episode of Rick Steves’ Europe?
- Oct 20 19 19:21 UTC
I love sauce. That is all. Just sauce all the time on everything. Give me the sauce.
- Oct 15 19 17:53 UTC
First outing just me and the kids, plus the baby. To Cabela’s. Fun but nervous.
- Oct 15 19 15:54 UTC
There’s a kid named Enzo playing on the nearby field. There’s also a woman drinking Topo Chico from a plastic bottle. Not her own bottle, but the same one that the beverage came in. It’s windy.
- Sep 28 19 14:09 UTC
Loving iOS 13.1 - and especially the updates to Shortcuts. Outstanding, yet little heralded.
- Sep 25 19 04:35 UTC
Eagerly anticipating Ken Burns Jr’s 2067 documentary “SoundCloud Rap.”
- Sep 19 19 23:59 CDT
Discovered in a pile of papers a drawing my daughter made. Took my breath away for a second because of all the large piercing eyes in it.
- Sep 17 19 15:11 CDT
I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness.
- Sep 15 19 09:47 CDT
This baby is coming TODAY
- Sep 12 19 07:37 CDT
The Battle of Who Could Care Less stick in my head today. Good tune.
- Aug 29 19 11:34 CDT
Remember the cheese curds we had at that place? Yes i do - THE BUFFALO
- Aug 23 19 17:16 CDT
Yesterday I learned from Rick Steves (#YILFRS): 80 million people live in Germany, a country the size of Montana.
- Aug 19 19 11:22 CDT
Lets talk about the arm wrestling scene from Twin Peaks. Tell you what: that’s something worth talking about.
- Aug 17 19 12:55 CDT
You just don’t want to go outside when it’s 100 or more. Can’t figure out much to do right now.
- Aug 13 19 11:02 CDT
112 heat index. Power company email asks to raise your thermostat by 4 degrees. My wife says that that’s directed at “normal” people who keep it set at 70. I set ours at 82.
- Aug 12 19 16:20 CDT
How many people have converted to Catholicism because Father Brown is such an awesome detective?
- Aug 06 19 12:48 CDT
Wish I would’ve put off learning to ride the pedal bike until fall.
- Aug 06 19 09:03 CDT
Unfortunately I didn’t get around to watching that TV I said I would.
- Jul 29 19 18:25 CDT
In other news: an asteroid almost smashed into earth yesterday. A city killer. Filed in the department of existential threats that aren’t going away.
- Jul 27 19 18:32 CDT
What’re you guys up to tonight? I’m giving kids baths and watching TV.
- Jul 27 19 18:26 CDT
The window cleaner who suddenly appears in S3E14 of Twin Peaks is doing the worst squeegee work I’ve ever seen.
- Jul 09 19 21:42 CDT
Trip to NE Mall today. Hoooooooot our today. CCF Big Give post today. Today today today is a day.
- Jul 08 19 14:28 CDT
This morning our dog got out - chased a lady halfway up the block - then foolishly stopped to poop in the yard across the street, which is how I caught him.
- Jun 30 19 07:59 CDT
Band name idea: Paw.
- Jun 26 19 18:59 CDT
The problem is that I want to have ALL of the entertainment experiences. The trap of the modern world.
- Jun 14 19 17:55 CDT
Catching up with all the WWDC info - actually pretty exciting that I could now sync a PS4 controller to ATV.
- Jun 04 19 15:04 CDT
Watching Harry Potter.
- Jun 02 19 21:28 CDT
Watched the Titus Andronicus live stream and prestige sitcom today. Like those guys a lot.
- May 30 19 00:40 CDT
I don’t have time to watch TV—and that stinks an ever so slight bit.
- May 30 19 00:08 CDT
Low end estimates are that Emily Dickinson spent a third of her life sleeping, a half writing letters, and a half writing poems.
- May 27 19 09:19 CDT
My old copy of the debut Vampire Weekend album (that fell off the back of a truck) had the wrong track order and included an extra song. Now I’ve got the correct album. My wrong version was better.
- May 24 19 19:37 CDT
Another downside to listening to your music exclusively on a streaming service: loss of privacy - you tell a big company everything about how, when, and where you listen to your music - also, obviously, What you listen to - and how often and how many times.
- May 07 19 09:48 CDT
I don’t care much that the recent glut of Marvel movies are “ending.” They’re bloated and long and tiresome. Also, they’ll never actually end. Hollywood played nerds like a fiddle.
- Apr 25 19 19:01 CDT
In about 90 minutes, will have finished listening to all 15 Shostakovich string quartets. My favorites remain #3 in F, #5 in Bb, #15 in Ebm.
- Apr 25 19 13:45 CDT
Used filtered water from the fridge to make the coffee this morning. This is the great stuff of life. Hot off the presses news and content.
- Apr 25 19 10:17 CDT
“Walking in your footsteps” Walking in your hoofprints Walking in your bootstraps Walking in your tweetstorms Walking in your gene reports Walking in your flop sweat
- Apr 09 19 09:28 CDT
Joke my daughter told today: “Birdseeds.”
- Mar 28 19 20:07 CDT
PLEASE please please please - let Nintendo be appearing again at next week’s Apple event. Get Miyamoto up there to announce MarioKart.
- Mar 19 19 10:50 CDT
Watching kids Jeopardy - for one daily double the girl wagered $150 - for another, the boy wagered $10. Ten dollars.
- Mar 12 19 17:50 CDT
I think each neighborhood should have at least 1 public printer, so people can successfully get the 1 thing each year they need printed.
- Mar 11 19 12:57 CDT
I would like to publicly apologize to my brother in law for judging the stained-ness of his thermal coffee carafe - we’ve had one for awhile, and now ours is by faaaaar more stained than his was. I didn’t know the truth then, but now I do. I was wrong and I’m sorry.
- Mar 04 19 19:03 CST
I would like to revise my opinion of the new Vampire Weekend tune “Harmony Hall.” My kids like it and its grown on me in weeks since release. I like it.
- Mar 03 19 08:21 CST
Band name idea: 5G Rollout
- Feb 28 19 15:14 CST
“Blackbird”” came on my playlist and my daughter recognized it as Tim’s song in BOSS BABY - so now we’re watching BOSS BABY.
- Feb 27 19 12:04 CST
My wife made muffins this morning - they’re amazing - but I didn’t know it was possible to make that many dirty dishes early in the morning.
- Feb 27 19 08:33 CST
Recently I learned that in Hawaii they have a name for when it rains while still sunny: The wolf is giving birth.
- Feb 16 19 14:50 CST
I came up with a great new name for a small batch whiskey: Old Fantastic. Go ahead and use the name if you want.
- Feb 09 19 14:58 CST
I would like some kind of augmented reality situation where people passing by could see a pop up display of what book I’m reading on my e-reader.
- Feb 08 19 14:11 CST
Watching today: Slow TV: Bergen to Oslo - a 7 hour train ride.
- Feb 05 19 10:01 CST
What does it mean that the Apostle Paul, and a fair amount of his friends, believed that Jesus was about to return at any moment?
- Feb 04 19 08:07 CST
Right now debating what to do tonight - try to get a few more Bandersnatch endings, watch Buster Scruggs, watch Nausicaa, watch Batman Begins, or start a replay of Chrono Trigger.
- Feb 01 19 15:31 CST
Doing dishes. This has been my greatest success of 2019 so far. Lots of dishes done.
- Jan 14 19 14:36 CST
Is it “She’ll be riding” or “She’ll be driving” Six White Horses when she comes? Got to be driving, right? One can’t ride six horses at the same time.
- Jan 14 19 09:54 CST
My wife keeps telling me “Use up the old coffee BEFORE you open the new.” But life is short and difficult.
- Jan 10 19 16:10 CST
Is there anything worse than the way Messenger tries so hard to keep you in the app when you tap a link? Feels desperate - the way they hide the Open in Safari button is criminal.
- Jan 08 19 18:01 CST
One can’t respond to the PCO request too soon after it’s issued. Gotta let em stew and wonder just a bit.
- Jan 07 19 15:23 CST
Listening to Leonard Cohen today. Planning to listen to Einstein on the Beach later this evening.
- Jan 05 19 09:25 CST
Do I enjoy Snapchat more than the cluttered & claustrophobic IG? Yes. Are there more folks who might enjoy and interact and see what I say/shoot on IG? Yes. Am I still mad at FB/IG for wholesale ripping off Snap stories? Yes.
- Dec 16 18 19:20 CST
Bob Dylan’s Christmas album - man it’s bad - his croaking voice is not a fit for Little Drummer Boy or carols.
- Dec 16 18 08:01 CST
Listening to a 7 hour 80s soft rock playlist today. Winner of a playlist. Great one playlist.
- Nov 14 18 09:23 CST
Cooooooold here in FW TX today. Of course, cold is relative - but I’m surprised to what extent I’ve already adjusted to the weather norms here.
- Nov 13 18 18:30 UTC
Listening to Rich Mullins this morning - A Liturgy, A Legacy, A Ragamuffin Band. Let’s talk about how mediocre a song is Awesome God, and how great a songwriter was R Mull.
- Oct 23 18 10:11 CDT