Do you remember a week ago when I was reminiscing about my old FunWithDeadTrees book review site? There actually was a reason for it beyond just taking a stroll down memory lane.
I'm still in shock that George Michael is no longer with us (yes, I know it was almost two years ago now). Prince and David Bowie and Tom Petty were bad enough. But George Michael, too? It's just crazy the amount of talent we've lost in the last few years. Alas, he is gone and we have to content ourselves with the material he produced during his far-too-short career. But it's magnificent material, isn't it?
I had a really good guess on last week’s challenge photo from Marty that it was a Norelco shaver blade. One of those spinny ones, yanno? I dug it. Alas, it was not correct.
Parenting Pro Tip 176:
When you have a five-year-old who is not just terrified of death but also very literal when it comes to language, do not describe how tired you are by saying, “I’m dying over here.”
Welcome to Saturday Snippets.
This post is what happens when you have notes jotted down for a bunch of different long-form post ideas and then, days later, cannot remember all that you had hoped to say and, instead of just deleting the notes, you write a lot less about them. Enjoy!
I want to do another list! I think I need to rank some other related stuff! But what? Hmmmm...
As I just finished Timothy Zahn’s brand spankin’ new Thrawn: Alliances book yesterday, I thought it would be cool to Throwback 26 years to the first book in the Star Wars Expanded Universe — Zahn’s Heir to the Empire.
It was a good month for goal progress! Check it out.
Nathan has a lot of fun with technology. Almost too much fun with it. As you know, he has started taking photos, wholly composed by himself. In addition to the few linked above, he has also taken a lot of toy photos on his iPad.
I honestly thought that I didn’t zoom in enough on last week’s challenge photo and that a ton of people would get it immediately. No one did. I zoomed in too much. Clearly.
I get that technology dates itself and new stuff can’t keep working with all instances of old stuff. But it still sucks sometimes.
It’s been a week, I’ve let it all settle in, and now I feel ready to recap my return to the Pitchfork Music Festival (day 3). I guess I could’ve saved this for Tu(n)esday, but, I needed a post so, well...
How many of you remember oh-so-many years ago when I ran a pre-Goodreads book review site called Fun With Dead Trees? Probably not too many, I would think.
I found it kinda funny that Marty did a Throwback Thursday featuring a wedding since I’m doing the same.
Wow! No Snippets since February?? Remember back when I did Snippets practically every Wednesday? Those were the days. Let's travel that road again, shall we?
Cassettes! Tapes! Audio in magnetized strip form! And I have added three new albums to my collection courtesy of the Pitchfork Music Festival!
I actually did have one correct guess on Facebook for last week’s Macro Monday challenge photo. Yes, I gave you all a fake clue. Sorry about that. I was curious to see if you all pay attention to what I write to accompany a posting.
Don’t mind me. My brain is still recovering from the sonic boom that is Pitchfork Music Festival. I promise I’ll be back with something a little more substantive soon.
So some Illinois kid visiting Seattle is upset that his MAGA hat was knocked off his head, taken, thrown to the ground, and spit on while the guy committing the crime hurled insults at him? He thought he should be afforded the right to wear the hat, reaction free?
Vacations are fun. I love going on them. You get to make great memories such as...
I know I mentioned this on Instagram, but it bears repeating — over and over again, apparently — until people start to take notice... good proofreaders are essential, period. It doesn’t matter the reason or the time, use them.
Beer! Glorious beer! So golden, hoppy, and scrumptious!
Tonight was Nathan’s final night of tee ball. I figured I’d commemorate it with a video!
Kazza came closest to the correct answer on last week’s challenge photo with a guess of “Some weird monkey.” Shockingly she, of all people, did not guess LEGO monkey. She’s a LEGO junkie! It’s inconceivable! But this guess will have to do.
Congratulations to France on their World Cup win. I admit I didn’t watch any of the World Cup until today. Katie was really getting into it so I watched some with her although I was rooting for Croatia.
This past Monday, I finally started doing something that I’ve known for a while needed to begin again. I started going for early morning walks with the intent of transitioning slowly into running.
I realized something the other day. I already knew it, but it just didn’t click, as it were. I’m done driving Nathan to school and picking him up afterward. And, in another five weeks, I no longer have to drive him to and from daycare. At least not regularly.
I had completely forgotten about this photo. We were in Arlington Heights in 2010 shopping for something or other when I noticed a shattered and abandoned skateboard on the sidewalk.
Sorry, Apu. I meant to say "Slurpee." As in Free Slurpees! Why? It's 7-Eleven Day, y'all!!! Few finer holidays exist in this world!
Question for y'all... are you fans of the Tomb Raider movies?
I truly was shocked by the number of people who got last week’s challenge photo correct. Way to go!
When we're offered a free day, couple of days, weekend, week, or month with a free trial of a premium movie channel, we tend to pore (You see that, 45? "Pore," not "pour.") over the viewing guide and set recordings on our DVR. This was no different this weekend with a free four-day trial of HBO and Cinemax and all their varied offshoots.
One thing I feel like I’ve missed out on for far too long has been the game Cards Against Humanity. It seemed like everyone I knew was playing it... and loving it... except me.
I found this on Instagram. It was taken by the owner of my company who was working from our downtown Chicago satellite office.
Happy belated birthday, USA! 🇺🇸