Photo of a mostly empty cappuccino cup and a Nintendo Switch on a wooden counterpoint.

Coffee and Switch time to start my weekend.

Photo of an early morning stretch of road, with a bit of sunrise on the horizon.

Sunrise, on my way very early this morning.

Photo of a glass of beer on a rain-wet table with lawn in the background.

Monsoon season! With a beer on the porch. This feels pretty okay.

Photo of a glass espresso cup being filled under a portafilter.

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.

Two tamales in a container on a park lawn.

Breakfast! Tamales at the Sunday community market.

Photo of a red vinyl album on a turntable — Josh Ritter’s “Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter.”

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.

Glass of iced espresso and ginger beer on a wooden xounter

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?

Photo of the Disney castle, taken with space age ride in the foreground.

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?

Blue almost empty coffee mug and an AirPods case on a wooden table.

Coffee and my air buddies keeping me company this fine Friday.

Plate of eggs, avocado and potatoes on a sunny steel restaurant counter.

And STOP. Hash bowl time.

Black dog drinking from the hose nozzle over a planter.

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. ☕️

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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.

Empty orange coffee cup next to an orange-covered notebook and Lamy pen.

I appear to have unconsciously begun to unify notebook colors with coffee cup colors.

View of Mt Sopris from Carbondale CO: high peak beyond a green meadow.

Back from a whirlwind weekend. Miss you again already, Colorado.

Got my first pair of glasses for Mature Eyes today. Hi, progressive lens. I guess this is okay, but I’m having trouble taking as a win that my feet are now blurry unless I crane my neck like a hunching bear.

This whole coffee shop got brighter thanks to the guy who was buoyantly cheerful that they have A&W in stock in the cooler again. You do you, root beer guy.

Gently trolling my son by getting the lyrics to the Adventure Time theme song wrong is my best dad life this morning.

This evening’s lost thirty minutes banging my head against a shell? Forgetting to sort before uniq.

My jam right now is basically Frank Turner’s “Make America Great Again” on a continuous loop.

Black dog rolled in her back on a rug, with ears all floppy.

This morning’s dog mood: whatever this is.