At some point in time in the past, I marveled on my blog about the fickle and inexplicable nature of how people respond to posts on the web. They like what you don’t expect them to, and have zero reaction to things you think are well done or important or topical.
Yes, it was a lot of fun floating in an inner tube in our park district pool as the sun fell back in the sky on a Friday night while The LEGO Batman Movie was projected on a giant inflatable video screen.
In July, Katie, Nathan, and I are going to Wisconsin for vacation. Three days and two nights up in Christmas Mountain near the Dells.
After Nathan had a sports day at school about a month or so ago and said he enjoyed it, we figured it was a good time to sign him up for a sport. We gave him a choice between soccer, football (U.S. variety), and teeball as they were the ones that were taught at his sports day.
I’m not really sure that Orange is the New Black is really for us. It just wasn’t holding our interest. So we found something new. Well, new to us.
While I already knew what day I wanted to go to the Pitchfork Music Festival this summer, I had yet to actually buy my ticket.
Last week’s challenge photo was more difficult than I anticipated. But I love the photo so much!
If anyone ever tries to tell me that the pronunciation of their beloved sparkling water is equivalent to /luh-KWAH/ ever again, I will smack them.
It’s so utterly pointless to go into Netflix with no idea what you want to watch. You don’t even need a specific movie or TV show in mind. Not even having a genre in mind can bite you in the butt.
I gotta admit that creating and editing that rank order list for Star Wars films and TV shows (that I’ve seen) was a lot of fun. I think I may try to do it more often with groupings that work logically. I may even make a page dedicated to these rankings to make it easier to find and edit for you and me.
“I’ll make ya famous!”
— Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Young Guns II, 1990
Last week, Katie and I played the role of cool kids and binge watched both available seasons of Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix.
Why the “1” appended to the title of this post? Because I’m hopeful this is going to be the first in a series of posts detailing additions to my cassette collection.
I told you last week’s challenge photo was too easy.
It has been a month since my qualified personal removal from the world of social media. How’d it go? Well, that depends on how you look at it.
I’ll admit it, I really love Screen Recording in iOS. I’ve been chomping at the bit for this functionality for years because of how easy it would make it to demo things on my phone.
Not only is today a goal check-in, but it's also Nathan's final day of preschool... ever. Seriously! Where did the year go? Where did the last five years go?? We now have a kindergartener. To quote Dr. Sam Beckett, "ho boy."
I just discovered that Katie’s and my trip through southern Florida — where we drove down to Sanibel Island, across through the Everglades, down to Key West, up to Miami, and then up to my grandmother’s home north of Orlando — was 10 years ago this month.
One of the worst things about all the issues I was having with my car last month is that Nathan has a memory like a steel trap (when he wants to, that is).
This past weekend saw the launch of the latest Star Wars film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. This is the one that fans thought was completely unnecessary and were hoping would never actually happen. Admittedly, I was partially in that camp. While I wanted to know for certain which tales were "real" and which were not, I didn't think I really needed to know to the point of dedicating a full 2+ hours to it.
I did get a few correct guesses on last week’s challenge photo. I thought it was tougher than it turned out to be.
Sometimes our HO association surprises us with the things they do. Sure, these are things that should be done but, when they’re not done regularly, you become pleasantly surprised when they are.
In between the lines there's a lot of obscurity.
I'm not inclined to resign to maturity.
If it's alright, then you're all wrong.
But why bounce around to the same damn song?
You'd rather run when you can't crawl...
I know, you know, that I'm not telling the truth.
I know, you know, they just don't have any proof.
Embrace the deception- learn how to bend,
Your worst inhibitions tend to psych you out in the end.
I don't know if you all read the same way I do, but sometimes it takes me a while to hit that proverbial stride when I crack open a new book.
Got a pair of Throwback Thursdays for you this week!
I think I finally figured out some comic books to read in light of the fact that all my current monthly reads will be dead by August. Mostly, like I've said, I'm going to dig back a little bit and read a few dead titles that are still recent, but don't require a month-to-month committment. Maybe I can even find them in the library. That would be nifty!
Many would argue that the best use of soundtrack music comes from the films of Quentin Tarantino.
Awwww, yeahhhh... CASSETTE TAPES REPRESENT!!
I know this is a bit late because I think this hit its peak early last week, but what is your take on the Laurel vs. Yanny debate?
The other day, we all went to the library and picked up the largest and most varied stack of items I have ever seen leave a library.
I just finished some extra work-from-home time and now I’m tired so I’m going to bed.
Oh, curse you, genetics! First, just because Katie and I both have huge hay fever issues, you force the same on Nathan. Why?!?!
There is a local dairy named Oberweis that Katie, Nathan, and I know well. It’s because they have the best ice cream around. Best! I dare you to find better.
And, just like that, I’m caught back up on my monthly videos!
Several people guessed that last week’s challenge photo is a Mason jar. Those several people would be spot-on.