If social media is any indication, people are at least trying to maintain a healthy sense of humor in the age of the Coronavirus pandemic. Here are some faves...
A certain Midwest-based furniture chain announced recently that they are going out of business. Why do I care? Well, I owe them money for a mattress that we financed a couple Black Fridays ago.
Yes! Synths! As in “short for synthesizers.” Very expensive electronic music-making equipment but in iOS app format.
My buddy Kevin Spencer was quickest to the draw on last week’s #MiniMusicMonday with an A-ha album I picked up a little more than a week ago. Scoundrel Days... damn fine album.
While it's true that I've seen all the Harry Potter movies several times each, there's nothing quite like watching them with your own kiddo for the first time. I know I mentioned this before, but we've moved much farther along in the series than I ever expected us to do.
Happy Pandemic Pi Day, y’all!
It’s certainly been an interesting week, hasn’t it? That’s not to take away from the previous couple of months, of course. But this week marks the official declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic worldwide and a national emergency in the United States.
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.
I finished a book!
An actual, physical, non-audio, non-graphic-novel book!
One of my very favorite bands to arise from the post-grunge 90s is Chicago’s very own Urge Overkill.
It was another of my favorite types of photo finishes on #MiniMusicMonday. Eric edged out Stephen by a hair with Van Halen 5150.
One of my old college roommates once subscribed to the belief that to be a fan of a general concept, you must be a fan of all specific instances of it. If that reads like mud, I apologize. I couldn't think of a better way to word it.
This article fills me with rage and leaves me chalk full of bad things I want to do to people who violate his or her grammar teachings, irregardless of what you may think and say to I. So unthaw that brain of yours and read on!
Man, them Girl Scouts are ruthless, aren’t they?
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...
Katie decided tonight that, instead of watching something we have saved on Hulu or AT&T TV Now, we’d begin watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies in chronological order.
Nathan’s been editing his Spotify playlist a bit lately. Removing some old songs he doesn’t want to hear anymore, adding some new ones, reordering a little.
I love when two people chime in with the correct answer to #MiniMusicMonday in short order. Means y’all enjoy and get this little game of mine. My buddy Eric edged out Marty by about an hour.
Another month has come and gone. Let’s see how my goal achievement has proceeded.
When Nathan and I have a little boy time, we like to go to our local comic shop. I really love that he’s into reading and that he digs comics and going to the shop with me. Seriously, I only have to whisper “comic shop?” and his eyes get big as saucers.
Nathan had a day off yesterday. So Katie took him to the local library. They got a bunch of books, movies, and Switch games for him to enjoy.
At Nathan’s bus stop this morning, a little girl who lives across the street and is a year younger than Nathan was showing me her little horse doll. Y’see, she brings a different toy or stuffed animal to the stop each morning to show me and then her mom takes it home.
The other day, I opened the mailbox to find a catalog from our local toy store, Learning Express Toys. I was pretty excited to see it as, if it's not a catalog in our mailbox, it's a bill, spam, or other junk. So, yeah, I was happy to have something fun like that. I also knew Nathan would be excited to see this catalog.
As is becoming de rigeur this time of year, the lineup for the Pitchfork Music Festival has been released and Eric and I need to come to a decision about which day we’re gonna attend. C’mon, you should be used to this by now.
My buddy Stephen H. nailed last week’s #MiniMusicMonday with little to no effort.
In addition to the bad work that I mentioned in yesterday’s Kevism, another annoyance is the post-work aches and pains that you get. While working, there’s an adrenaline rush that masks it. But once the work winds down and the buzz dies off, the muscle strain and numb joints and headaches kick in. So. Much. Fun.
If there is one thing that drives me nuts about home improvement projects it’s discovering just how poorly your home was originally built... or how lackluster the improvements are that the previous owners made. From bad wall angles to overglued wainscoting and mirrors to medicine cabinets that only use two screws. It’s maddening.
Remember how I said I hit a wall with reading last year and it persisted through last month with me only getting one book read to start the year? Well, here’s the visual proof of that wall (at least in terms of audiobooks)...
“Woah” is right.
Yesterday I posted an embedded video copy of David Lee Roth’s “A Little Ain’t Enough” without watching it first.
As in David Lee Roth.
The wild man with the high kicks and the distinctive gravelly voice.
Sadly, no one got this past week’s #minimusicmonday challenge photo. Such a damn fine album, too.
A couple days ago, a guy I know posted his 10 Movies to Know Me. In other words, these movies are so vital to him personally that understanding him requires an intimate knowledge of these films.
This morning, I backed out of my garage to go to work and saw that my neighbors’ garage door was open with no cars present.