Wanna see a really old picture of me? Here you go.
I feel certain my new mortgage company has zero faith in the sanctity of marriage as their security questions include "In what city or town did you meet your first spouse/partner?" Yes, "first." Because in these modern times, we have to be specific.
Katie got to have some fun this past weekend. She was able to burn some energy on a new project... a distressing of an old dresser. I believe this dresser may have been my dad's at some point during his life. It became my brother's dresser. Then it served as storage in my parents' house. Earlier this year, my parents decided to unload it and we took it for Nathan.
Almost immediately, my buddy Eric came back with the correct answer to last week’s #minimusicmonday.
While I refuse to judge them for doing it, I still get a kick out of how many people I see walking around in public tethered to their music, podcasts, etc., with headphones in or on their ears. I refuse to judge because, well, I’ve been them.
What amazes me most about when people drive like raging assholes is that they reliably do one of two actions while doing so... they either turn away from you so they don’t see you flipping them off or they yell at you like it’s your fault. One thing you almost never see anymore is the apologetic “my bad” hand wave. WTF is wrong with people??
I’ve always been a Nirvana fan in some way, shape, or form. Not always a consistent listener as I’ve had spells where I’d listen all the damn time and others where I’d go months or even years without firing up an album. But the enjoyment and respect has always persisted in the end.
Approximately 10 years ago, Katie and I were downtown with her brother and his wife (girlfriend then) to attend a Rocco DeLuca and the Burden concert.
Have you seen the National Geographic documentary Free Solo about Alex Honnold's free solo climb up El Capitan?
Happy spring, y’all. I heard that Chicago had its seventh least snowy March in recorded history! Typically we get 5.6” and we only had 0.3”. Celebrate good times, c’mon! Let’s see how my goals matched up to previous expectations.
I really hope last week's #minimusicmonday challenge photo didn't drive you too crazy.
I had so many other videos planned, partially started, whatever. I just didn’t want to finish them just yet.
The other day, I celebrated the return of Karl to the blogosphere as a return of one of my friends I had, ironically, lost touch with because of “social” media (did I use “ironically” correctly?).
Can I tell you how excited I am to see Taron Egerton as Elton John in the fantasy biopic Rocketman? So so so so excited! Not just because even Elton is singing Taron’s praises but also because the Eltaron bromance has finally come full circle!
10 years ago yesterday, I snapped this pic...
I have never seen the movie Nacho Libre. I’m hit or miss with Jack Black and this one always struck me as a big tick mark in the miss column.
The other day, I looked at a truck emblazoned with a Pepsi logo. For some reason, to that point, I had never really paid attention to the fact that Pepsi’s newish logo with lowercase typeface had a weird, um, issue with the “e.”
So I'm still calling this Macro Monday in the title even though, everywhere else, I call it #MiniMusicMonday. Do you think it's time I standardize things? Or is this not that big a deal? If I standardize, should I do it under the "Mini" or "Macro" flag?
Nathan and I went on a book frenzy today. First was a stop at our library. Then came a curious peek into a new independent bookstore in our town. We wrapped with a visit to our local comic book shop.
When social media took off around 2008 or so, the biggest price was paid by the blogosphere. Bloggers jumped ship for MySpace (although that was basically dead already), Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google Buzz/Wave/Plus, And lord only remembers what else.
Remember that movie bracket from — oh when was it??? — yeah, Wednesday. Anyway, a coworker of mine was wondering what the point was. How do you score something this arbitrary?
The other night, I went out with some coworkers to catch a showing of Captain Marvel. We're all geeks. We revel in it. We were excited to finally see it.
Forget about college basketball! Thanks to io9, we have some real brackets to play with this spring!
Remember how gung-ho I was about Record Store Day last year? Mostly because they had two exclusive cassette re-issues? Yeah, not so much this year.
Eve of Doom was the first to get last week’s #minimusicmonday challenge photo! Yes, it was my favorite Runaway.
That darned leprechaun!
It’s amazing to me how often Katie and I can rewatch episodes of Parks & Recreation.
Dang it! Totally forgot to mention that, yesterday, we rocked Pi Day in a major way.
We re-arranged our entertainment cabinet at home and, afterward, while sitting in the couch, the ever familiar dock connector end was shining out at me like a beacon.
I have nothing against Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. Well, I should qualify that statement by saying I had nothing against them until yesterday.
It’s that time of year again. That time when you all tune out while I debate the merits of Friday vs Saturday vs Sunday at... the Pitchfork Music Festival!
One person guessed last week’s #minimusicmonday challenge photo correctly. That was Reuben. I guess it was tougher than expected.
I had my laptop out today after getting a little work done when Nathan came over to ask me to look something up for him. So I fired up my browser and ran a Google Image Search for what he wanted.
Oh no. Please don’t be a leaky roof. Please don’t be a leaky roof.
It is done! I have now finished all movies in the individual and shared Alien and Predator franchises. And I feel good!