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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Made some ice cream.
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.
Streetlight / moonrise / stray cat
It snowed here today, so I went for chili with posole. It was spicy and delicious.
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.
Judging from conditions on my windowsill thermometer, today’s forecast is Cthulhu.
Spaghetti and sardines
I’m taking the day off. So far, so good.
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.
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.
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.
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.