Photo of Pink Floyd album Wish You Were Here.

Picked up some good albums at the hometown record shop this week. (Not pictured: New Pornographers’ Brill Bruisers and Neko Case’s Hell On.)

Photo of a cappuccino in a blue mug

Visiting family this year was really great. There’s also nothing like that first cup of coffee in your own kitchen, the early morning after returning home. ❄️☕️

Photo of a red tamale and a fried egg on a light blue plate

Christmastime at Mom and Dad’s means tamales and eggs for breakfast every day.

BRB perpetrating a hoax on my child.

Black dog laying down and looking out a sliding door

Gunnison is pretty preoccupied with the wild turkeys that come in under the bird feeders.

Photo of two-lane highway with light snow on each side and a cloudy sky

Northward in the winter.

The inside of an espresso machine and my hand holding spare parts

It’s super satisfying to open up this espresso machine and replace a couple of parts. This steam assembly wasn’t right, but the steam knob stem was perfect and made a huge, immediate improvement. The utterly precise fit of the components is so impressive.

My son just referred to my bookshelf of CDs as my “old timey music collection” so I’m dead now.

Instagram keeps showing me an ad for a dog camera that I can view through an app. The app can also be used to remotely eject a dog treat for her to eat, and can you imagine how rapidly my dog would demolish that thing when left alone with it?

Oh dear, I’ve reinstalled emacs and org-mode at work again.

Screenshot of Siri suggesting a 3:50am alarm

Siri totally gets my Wednesday morning jam.

a snow-laden tree in front of a set of shop windows

We got downtown yesterday for some shopping and a walk in the wintery weather after our big storm on Friday. 📷

🎮 My kiddo has watched me play a lot of Destiny 2 and this week we decided he was big enough to start up his own Guardians. I have to say it has been pretty fun and special to watch him start his Hunter, work through the first missions and then dive into playing with me.

A bottle of beer next to a tray of cheese

More from Thanksgiving: Pirate Bomb paired wonderfully with our cheese plate. 🍺🧀

Photo of roasted sweet potatoes

These smashed sweet potatoes with chile infused honey butter were more than a little life-changing, friends.

Just snapped a photo of a journal page from last Thanksgiving, saved it to a Day One entry so I could caption it, printed it, cut and taped it into my current journal as a Thanksgiving reflection for this year. So that’s what I’m up to tonight, apparently.

Photo of short rib tacos  An array of small vegetable dishes

I spent some days in Las Vegas this week for #data19, and had this great dinner at Best Friend. Now I know everybody knows the kogi tacos are amazing, but, friends, I had a dream about those cucumbers.

I knew tech bros are bad but have you ever heard bike bros shaming inexperienced riders in the coffee shop?

Photo of a sliced loaf of bread on a cutting board

I’ve been improving my gluten free pizza crust for a couple of years, and after adding way too much water to one batch I recently made an accidental focaccia. This was my first attempt at an intentional loaf of bread, and I’m so happy with how it came out!

Photo of dogs sleeping next to one another

Puppy buddies at the end of a great big busy day.

Photo of tables and morning sun in the window

Quiet coffee shop vibes this morning.

👍 Liked: - Flashing Palely in the Margins

I need a serenity prayer but for chaperoning a second field trip in a week.

Photo of a carpet of golden aspen leaves

Aspen season in Flagstaff.

Photo of a dog sleeping in a sunbeam on a treadmill.

Me: All right, time to get in some work and some miles at this sweet treadmill desk.

Dog: Hang on be right there.

Dog: snores