If this were any other year, this coming weekend would be marked with several trips to our local pool of which we’ve been members for four or five years now.
I'm going to be honest, I have not been a space exploration nut since I was a kid. I used to love shuttle launches and I even saw Sally Ride's first launch live. I had toy space shuttles and posters and postcards and photographs in my room until my teen years.
I remember a joke I've heard several times over the course of my life that goes something akin to "What's the one profession where you can miss 7 out of 10 times and still be considered an all star? A baseball player."
Got a lot of really close and partial guesses on last week’s #MiniMusicMonday challenge photo. But my buddy Stephen Hill (@gundarkhunter) got it correctest and fasterest!
Like anybody else, we had plans for the long weekend. But we actually got some of it done!
Has Twitter really existed so long that I could possibly be celebrating my 13th anniversary on the platform?
A little light reading this weekend...
Apparently, on this day eight years ago, I was really into doing Halftone cartoons featuring a LEGO Gollum. Can’t imagine why. Especially since I’ve barely even looked at it since that time. Weird.
A little while ago, one of Katie’s many many cousins asked if we wanted to take part in a quarantine birthday video for her daughter Ellie’s 10th birthday.
That’s a kid of twenties in that title, ain’t it, folks? Almost halfway through the year. Unfortunately, though, last week’s challenge photo didn’t garner any guesses.
I love how these horizon tape lines, and the sudden turn, remind me of Lightcycle trails from TRON.
I know I said that Nathan was doing really great with riding a bike. He is! Truly! But everyone can have a bad day, right?
I can't believe it's been five weeks since I did my first one of these COVID Diary posts. I guess I really haven't had much to say. Or maybe I have, but it's just too damned depressing. I'll try to keep it light.
I realized something today as I went to pick up groceries, my gas tank is just above a quarter full. I may have to refill soon. For the first time in two months. I wonder if I still know how...
A little while ago, a friend asked me if I was still skilled in the art of website design. This person, I'm certain, was looking for help in the day and age of Coronavirus cutbacks... she had lost her job and I'm guessing she was either looking to start an online consultancy in her field of expertise or just a site for self marketing.
I've been doing some wheeling and dealing online lately to get some cassettes I want. I finally negotiated a deal for one of my white whale tapes and was waiting for the woman on the other end to send it to me.
Nicole L. nailed last week's #MiniMusicMonday challenge photo with her guess of Nirvana's In Utero. There were others who guessed it, but she did it first and best.
Happy Mother’s Day, y’all! There are many moms in my life and they’re all important to me and I hope you had a great day. But I do need to call out one in particular...
For his birthday last year, a friend gave Nathan a toy rocket. It’s not like the old dry fuel rockets I played with as a kid. More like a rocket jet with a tail propeller attached to a USB-charged motor.
Remember me saying I was likely going to pay for that 4.5 mile walk I took yesterday? Well, it didn't happen right away, but it did happen. The pain reared its ugly head after I took a second 4.5 mile walk in as many days.
I went for a 4.5 mile walk this morning. Got up early and just headed out with an audiobook pumping in my ear.
If I’ve discovered one thing from quarantining, it’s that I’m really happy I didn’t become a professional teacher. I have enough trouble legitimately educating one kid let alone 20-30 of them.
I’m looking for a new audiobook. I love music and music history. Can you see where this is going?
Christa returns with the correct guess on last week’s #MiniMusicMonday of Mariah Carey. Woo! She’s now tied with her hubby, Steve... I think. Y’all are gonna make me count them up, aren’t you?
5,000 what exactly?
You know those images you see (or maybe situations you experience firsthand) where exercise equipment used for storage or a clothes hanger or, well, anything other than as exercise equipment?
So much done, so much still to do. Let’s recap my goal achievements in April, shall we?
Tonight was the reunion of the cast of Parks and Recreation for a charity special. Preceding that special was a clip show sponsored by the Paley Center.
For a couple years now, a buddy has been telling me about Humble Bundle, a group that bundles together video games and sells them at tiered pricing that is a huge discount over buying them new. Each tier has a minimum spend and includes additional games the more you pay.
While my previous Taped posts might indicate otherwise, I’ve slowly migrated to a place where I’m being a bit pickier about my cassette acquisitions.
Congrats to Holly W (FB) on her first acing of a #MiniMusicMonday challenge photo!
For years, us geeks and nerds used T-shirts and hats to show our dedication to our loves. Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, etc., etc., ad infinitum.
Katie and I were struggling to find something to watch tonight when we came across The Money Pit on Netflix. While watching it, I realized something...
I love when scientists let their geek flags fly for the world to see. Like those who named a new species of snake Trimeresurus salazar — or Salazar's pit viper —after Salazar Slytherin, the founder of Slytherin house in the Harry Potter book and movie series. I’m down with that.