I got some old favorites for my birthday.
Ever find yourself just really, really looking forward to making tacos tonight?
I probably shouldn’t have skipped lunch?
Just out for a walk yesterday. I love love the effect of stormy sky with evening sunlight on the foreground.
Today’s cappuccino was good.
It was only days ago that a spider made a home in my briefcase, and today there was a snake in the hallway.
I finished listing to Borne. I liked it. It definitely draws thematic lines right from Vandermeer’s Southern Reach but reads a little more whole as a story? I think.
Also I love this little touch in the app when it’s finished. Off to check out another audiobook!
My son, staring intently at me:
“Dad, I think I see one gray hair right there by your ear.”
Me: “Oh! Well that’s nice of you to point that out.”
Son: “Never mind, there’s a whole bunch.”
Eight-year-old wisdom is UP FRONT, gang.
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.