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!

📚 The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. Often gory adventure in a mysterious fantasy world that reminded me of the Dishonored setting. CW for violent treatment of women in particular that makes me reluctant to recommend, even though I enjoyed the intricate heist-like plots.

Photo of a cutting board with tomatoes, basil, spaghetti and a box of calamari Photo of a bowl of spaghetti with tomatoes and calamari

Friends, I know my wife loves me in part because she doesn’t like fishy things yet she bought me these fancy tins of calamari and sardines anyway. Tonight she went on a Business Dinner and I went on a date with spaghetti with pomodoro e calamari. I’m in my pasta happy place.