Been nice knowing you all as fellow citizens of the USA. Let’s all go vote one last time!
The long darkness has begun 🌙 🦇 ❄️
At 37 years old, probably 90% of the concerts I've been to have been the kidn where everyone is seated and listening quietly, and I think I’m kind of done with those.
I used to enjoy going to MN Orchestra concerts. But now when I think about going, it kinda feels like it’s a place where middle class people like myself go to cosplay as rich people.
A Star is Born was v good, holy shit
• Slept in (kids too! 😮)
• Replace blower motor in commute car, ending years-long era in which heat could only be had accompanied by loud mechanical wailing
• Added 12GB ECC RAM to a computer I am slowly building as a FreeNAS server, for a total of 24GB. (Just need hard drives now!)
• Going out dinner at Crave with Jess and then gonna see A STAR IS BORN
Who is ready ready to join me for NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month)?
The goal is to write exactly one 3-line haiku in the month of November.
I wish I lived in a world where newspaper endorsements had any meaning or effect
Writing a program in BASIC for tracking sales tax exemptions, how's your day going
I’m relistening to ‘The Magicians’ on commutes, for kicks, I’m about 3/5 through it and I hope I’m almost to the part where the plot starts happening.
parenting, paranoia, grossness Show more
As an example of what parenting will do to your mind…when my 2yo threw up in his crib (kinda randomly, after not having done so for five days), I half suspected he had figured out how to do it on purpose in order to get some after-bedtime attention.
I was proven wrong when after we’d gotten him bathed and dried and changed he totally threw up again all over Jess. 🤦🏼♂️
Ok I’m caught up on the last two weeks of entries in the five-year journal. Thank goodness Jess and I are still such prolific texters, very helpful in jogging the memory. I vow never to let it get that bad again.
Current status: drinking Aldi apple cider out of a wine glass to celebrate both kids being in bed.
Watching my daughter play a free educational game on a Linux laptop, complete with the most frenetic MIDI arrangement of the Brandenburg concertos you ever heard
My TV regimen these days is that then once a month I force myself to watch another 14% of an episode of “The Good Place”
ah, the satisfaction of a) remembering and b) tossing back that last drop of coffee, however cold
If you go to my Insta right now (📷 velcrovan) my story thingie still has a recap of my mini-adventure last night firing up a server I bought on eBay and trying to upgrade the RAM, if that is your thing
People who have won the lottery for $10 Hamilton tickets: say hi to Bigfoot and Paul Bunyan for me
politics, today’s 1:18pm CDT FEMA phone alert Show more
It would be sad and hilarious if, after colluding with Russians and admitting to sexual assault on tape and 99 dozen other things, the silver bullet that actually does take him down turns out to be misusing his power over our beloved phones.
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