Greetings From October

Probably a good time to check in. Disney World 2021 back in September was a blast. I had a lot more written up about the experience but the moment to post about it has passed, plus it’s nothing you haven’t read about a trip to Disney World before. The primary takeaways are the experiences shared…

Chicago Sports Check-In

Chicago Cubs Ever since the Cubs won their mythically-foretold World Series in 2016, it seemed almost universally agreed upon that it was a sign of an alternate dimension being born. A reality TV con artist won the presidency in spite of being a sexist, sex offender, racist, bigot, and pathological liar. Millions of people read…

2021 Book Reads So Far

Hey folks, for something a little different, here’s what I’ve been reading this year and my thoughts on each. These were all read on my Kindle e-reader and were procured for no more than $3; most were free. Bound by Sally Cabot Gunning Summary: A young girl is sold into servitude by her father as…

Scoops

I’m now the proud owner of a workbench and have finally organized my odd variety of tools and gadgets that for the longest time resided scattershot in my garage. The pegboard is laden with what to my untrained eyes appear to be useful things, some of which I’ve actually put to use in the last…

Checking In

To say I’m excited for this fall would be an understatement. First of all, it’s Fall, and Fall is objectively the best time of year, best season, best vibes, best weather. Pumpkins, Halloween, spooky stuff, gray skies, and dead leaves. As a Fall Kid, I need not explain myself further. Second – my wedding anniversary!…

Face Forward

The wife and I were at a Jersey Mike’s down in Tennessee when the alert came across that the CDC declared fully vaccinated people could remove their masks. It was more or less echoed by President Biden and Dr. Fauci, with some caveats. I showed my in-laws the tweets before timidly pulling my mask off…

Bears Draft and Schitt’s Creek

The NFL Draft used to be one of my favorite sports things. It would take place during the day, usually on a weekend, and the first 3-4 rounds were all on day one, so it was a bustling experience. For the last few years, the Draft has been made into an evening, Prime Time experience,…

Recommended Software and Sites

Heya kids. I wanted to use a few minutes today to prattle on about a few computer-y things I use on a daily basis that I really enjoy and/or make my work days a bit easier. Use them or don’t. AppCleaner (Free) This is a nifty utility I use on macOS all the damn time….

Playing Out The String

We’re nearing the first of what’s only a few finish lines, folks, as far as our old pal Coron A. Virus goes. With our second vaccinations coming up, the possibility of, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, actually spending time with other human beings for an extended period of time and not in controlled/distant…