Today in Brief Moments of Lizard Brain Terror: reaching into the briefcase pocket where I keep my wallet and ID, just like I do everyday, to find it utterly entombed in spider webs and also occupied by a reasonably large and angry (but harmless) wolf spider.
Not gonna lie, there was some suffering on this morning’s spin ride.
Picked up Borne in audiobook from my library, using Libby. It’s an intriguing read/listen so far, and I continue to be really happy with how well done Libby is.
It’s three o’clock and I’m working from home today, so that means… Espresso time!
Added the my site to the indieweb web ring , partying like it’s World Wide Web circa 1995!
Big, solid monsoon thunderstorm over town right now, with weather service warning of flooding for the next couple of hours. Time to hunker in with a coffee.
I’m watching “A Quiet Place” and the sound editing makes it utterly gripping.
Monsoon season afternoon coffee time!
Coffee and Switch time to start my weekend.
Sunrise, on my way very early this morning.
Monsoon season! With a beer on the porch. This feels pretty okay.
I have lately been really loving this espresso roast from Spotted Cow Coffee in Seattle – sent to me as a gift. It makes a great espresso, and the cappuccino I make with it tastes like candied blueberries. So great and delicious.
Breakfast! Tamales at the Sunday community market.
My wife got me a turntable for a Father’s Day present. I’ve accrued a small set of albums in the last few years but haven’t actually had a turntable since playing on my dad’s when I was a kid. I am utterly and inexplicably cheered by playing records again.
Working on a new measure of summer weekend quality: ratio of sunscreen applications to showers. This weekend is about a 2.0, which seems solid, but the metric needs further validation before we put it into prod.
Felt like an espresso tonic this afternoon but I didn’t have tonic, so I made it with ginger beer. Friends, I may never go back.
Today: Coaching a ragtag band of seven year-olds in our first soccer game. Don’t tell them that I don’t have any idea what I’m doing, okay?
Back to work today after a long weekend and trip to Disneyland. Can’t say I’ve been missing it.
Just went to scratch my temple. I somehow dislodged my glasses, which then sprung entirely off my face and stabbed me hard in the eye with one stem. WTF, Friday?
Coffee and my air buddies keeping me company this fine Friday.
And STOP. Hash bowl time.
Gunnison helps me water the strawberries.
Attn, friends: I am taking today off and have moved my Work Email app to a folder labeled “beware of the leopard” on the last page of my home screen. ☕️
My son has a whole set of food allergies and this list really resonates: things that are hard to communicate but which frame so much of his life.