Game screenshot showing the text “I am unsure how to be me without you” written on a wall.

I’ve been playing a lot of Outer Wilds the last couple of days. It’s breathtaking in so many ways, a beautiful and inventive story about exploring a dying galaxy in a wooden spaceship, and then every so often a passage just gets me right in the feels.

Photo of bubbling peach cobbler in a cast iron pan.

Gluten free, grilled peach cobbler. We ate this for dessert with homemade molasses ice cream.

Porch with unfinished railing posts Railing post with cable connectors

Work in progress: Taking down the old porch railing and making a first run at replacing it with a cable rail.

Nailed It! but for loading the dishwasher after baking twice in one day.

Sun coming up behind high clouds

Monsoon season sunrise! This one has started a little later than usual, and the whole town is excited to welcome the rain and cool temperatures.

Photo of a bike exercise result next to a beer can.

Beer is a recovery beverage, yes? Surely one as refreshing as this one must be!

Watched Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse again. It’s just so spectacular and I see new things every time I watch it. The leap of faith scene never fails to give me a chill.

Photo of two journals, stacked, with a Lamy fountain pen.

Last week I did something I’ve never done before: I filled a journal. For the first time I have written regularly, almost daily, sometimes just a bit, for a year and a half.

Photo of a chocolate ice cream sandwich on a cutting board

Proof of concept homemade gluten free ice cream sandwiches appear to meet success criteria. Further use case testing (eating) is required prior to pushing to prod.

Photo of a plate of eggs, steak and tortillas Image of a heart rate graph with a lot of red

I went to the gym at 5am for a tough upper body workout and followed that immediately with a huge and occasionally epic spin ride for 800 calories. I stopped for steak and eggs on the way to work, and now I’m hungry again.

Photo of a container of soft chocolate ice cream

Made some ice cream.

Photo of a tulip shaped beer glass with a Fiji camera next to it

Finishing a few errands downtown with a photo stroll and stop in for a sip at Mother Road Brewing. It’s a lovely early summer day.

Photo of a black cat under a light with the moon appearing behind clouds

Streetlight / moonrise / stray cat

A bowl of spicy posole chili

It snowed here today, so I went for chili with posole. It was spicy and delicious.

👍 Liked: Eli Mellen: And just like that, I’m back to being all in on org-mode.

Framed Josh Ritter and Darlingside concert photos on a wall

I found some time this weekend to put up some concert posters that I recently got framed. I really, really like how these came out, and each one represents some great music memories.

The closest I’ll ever get to being Hank Hill came Tuesday when a neighbor texted to say I had a bad brake light. “No problem,” I said aloud to no-one, standing by myself in the kitchen, “I have a spare on the workbench, and I know so because I cleaned the garage last weekend.”

Happy John Wick Day, everybody.

Photo of a digital thermometer displaying gibberish characters

Judging from conditions on my windowsill thermometer, today’s forecast is Cthulhu.

Pasta cooking in a saucepan

Spaghetti and sardines

Cappuccino and a Switch with Dragon's Dogma on the screen

I’m taking the day off. So far, so good.

Photo of a bolt in a steel railing

I was out walking this morning and spied a big bolt.

@kitt I thought of your circles when I edited this up!

Adulting pretty aggressively today: Cleaning the garage, taking can after can of ancient paint to the city’s drop-off day (yay!), descaling the coffee machine, fixing a bike tire, and making yogurt in the Instant Pot.

Fuji X-T30 camera sitting on a kitchen counter

My new jam: Fuji X-T30. So far I’m really enjoying it. While I love my X100S and the X-T30 doesn’t feel quite as good, it still handles nicely, and its autofocus and low light performance are so great. It’s really fun to have a new, dedicated picture-taker to carry, again.

Photo of album “Fever Breaks” on a turntable

It’s New Josh Ritter Album Week!