The other day, Kevin Spencer treated us to a rare, non-photo blog post asking us to rank five technology giants based on our likelihood of ever giving them up. I promised in his comments that this was going to be a blog post of my own, so here it is...
If the spam folder of my primary email account is to be believed, I owe some women a lot of apologies. Check out these gems I found this morning...
A very quick video thrown together in about a half hour's time. I think I'll let it speak for itself.
While I love music, I'm not one to go to too many concerts. Generally, I just go to my one-day stint at the Pitchfork Music Festival. I think I've only deviated from this once or twice since 2009.
I guess last week's challenge photonwas a toughie. No one got it that I recall. Few even guessed. It was wayyyyyyy macro.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies, grandmas, great-grandmas, and caregivers out there.
Nothing quite like hearing a ton of sirens in your backyard.
It feels so, so long ago.
16 years, cavity free.
"Daddy, you take me to school tomorrow," Nathan said to me the other day.
I have been listening to Beck longer than I realized. The same probably goes for you, too. Seriously, give it a moment while you think about the first time you ever heard a Beck song. Probably been 20-odd years, hasn't it? Yikes.
Many people got last week's challenge photo but the first to get it, and point out that it was an old logo, was Dave2 of Blogography. It was the previous DirecTV logo as found on our remote control.
I was walking around recently when I passed by a tree that made me do a double take. I snapped a picture. I'm curious if you see it, too...
In the back of this book I'm reading, I found an order form for software from this company that had created a computer game based on the book.
May the Fourth be with you!
Admittedly I was worried about trying to read a science fiction novel, but The Tenth Planet, by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch has been a really nice reintroduction to the genre.
Update: I remixed the audio so the spoken word is louder compared to the music.
It only took a handful of hours but my video finally posted to YouTube.
What did you think of last week's challenge photo? Not too terrible. A lot of people got it and I'm happy about it.
I finished editing my monthly video but YouTube is hung up on processing it.
All 702 pages of Ulysses S. Grant's two-volume Personal Memoirs are done!
One of the movies I recorded off HBO last weekend was Independence Day: Resurgence, the 2016 sequel to the 1996 original that I love dearly.
It was a sad day yesterday for this coffee drinking fool. Those of you who follow me on social media already saw this either on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook along with requisite lamentation.
As you know, I love comic books. But my love has waned lately to the point where I'm only subscribed to two comic books of which only one is released on a regular monthly schedule. For a point of reference, there was a time when I was subscribed to as many as 8 or 10 different comic books on a regular basis.
A week ago, my BlogBrother Marty Mankins of Banal Leakage started a new feature called "My Favorite Song" in which he highlights his favorite song from a musician or band. I liked the idea a lot, so I asked him if I could steal it and he said yes. At least I think he did. Let me check...
Lots of people guessed a wind-up chicken.
Lots of people guessed a wind-up egg.
Tomorrow begins Distracted Driving Awareness Week in the State of Illinois. Nationwide, April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. But only Illinois has a week... apparently.
Movies just haven't been a priority for Katie and I since the advent of Nathan. We'd like to see more; we just don't.
Guess what? Tomorrow is the most beloved day of all for fans of non-MP3/non-streaming physical music media. Yes, it is Record Store Day!!!!!
The other day, as I was loading Nathan into his booster seat in my car, he just randomly asks me, "Daddy, will you teach me how to play baseball?"
I have a strange history with the BBC's Doctor Who. I started watching it about five years ago when it became readily available on DVD from my library and also on Netflix.
Remember years ago when doctors started talking about the reality that is "phantom vibration syndrome"? It's what happens when you swear you feel vibrations in your leg from your phone ringing on silent in your pocket when it really is not.
Yes, last week's Macro Monday challenge photo was admittedly obscure. But one person did get it right. And he was the right kind of geek to get it correct.
Happy Easter to you and yours from me and mine (and a bunny)!
To enrich his sound,
Star got a Seahorse and sax.
A drummer is next.