Happy post-Thanksgiving to everyone! Mine has been low-key and wonderful. I spent the day with my wife’s family, and tonight we’re having dinner with my family. This has been bookended by reading, playing video games, and much relaxation. I am learning to accept that I don’t need to have activity and distraction at all times,… Continue reading November 25, 2023
The last three weeks have been eventful at work, with me traveling for comment meetings around the state. It’s nice to be back home and in my routine. Looking forward to a restful Thanksgiving and a chance to do some hardcore reading. Hope you’re all doing well and also settling in for some family time… Continue reading November 17, 2023
Just returned from my first train trip and visit to Utah — it was great fun, and very relaxing. I also took a few buffer days off from work as well, which was a good move, because my flight was delayed overnight last Wednesday due to storms in Texas. It was wonderful. I relaxed, I… Continue reading October 31, 2023
Played “Boss Monster” over the weekend for the first time (thanks to Thai for letting us borrow it), and it was mildly entertaining. I suppose I’m not as fascinated by card games as much as many. All the way back in college, I had friends who played “Magic: The Gathering”, and I couldn’t get into… Continue reading October 9, 2023
Ordered a burger yesterday at a well-known sit-down restaurant in Des Moines, and they asked how I wanted it cooked. I guess I get the question, because I’m sure there are customers who think that a rare or medium-rare burger is a thing, but this is horrifying. The simple fact is, burgers are not like… Continue reading October 5, 2023
I’m probably not putting up the inflatable Kung-Fu Skeleton this year. Why not? Because I’m old and think I need to be taken seriously. That’s a dumb reason. Maybe I am putting up the inflatable Kung-Fu Skeleton this year.
Apologies for the long hiatus – Jenn and I have been into some big projects, which I’ll talk about more in the near future once they solidify more. Fortunately, at the moment, I get a break. Hoping to take a train trip in the near future, but I have a problem in that Amtrak has… Continue reading September 26, 2023
Who said it could be September already? I don’t recall authorizing this change. I’ve had some uneventful days and uneventful nights lately, if I can steal a line from Beck. But I’ve been more social in the recent past, and that I think is a good thing. Yesterday I had lunch with my friend Josh,… Continue reading September 8, 2023
Eating Vietnamese for lunch today, I need help to find a dish I like. I’ve often struggled with Vietnamese food in the past because the most popular dishes involve wet noodles, of which I am not a fan. There’s got to be something. I’m going to do an internet search to see what I find.
OK, guys, I like to be hotter than colder, but this is too much. Please bring back down to high of 75. Thanks.