I realized something the other day. I already knew it, but it just didn’t click, as it were. I’m done driving Nathan to school and picking him up afterward. And, in another five weeks, I no longer have to drive him to and from daycare. At least not regularly.
I had completely forgotten about this photo. We were in Arlington Heights in 2010 shopping for something or other when I noticed a shattered and abandoned skateboard on the sidewalk.
Sorry, Apu. I meant to say "Slurpee." As in Free Slurpees! Why? It's 7-Eleven Day, y'all!!! Few finer holidays exist in this world!
Question for y'all... are you fans of the Tomb Raider movies?
I truly was shocked by the number of people who got last week’s challenge photo correct. Way to go!
When we're offered a free day, couple of days, weekend, week, or month with a free trial of a premium movie channel, we tend to pore (You see that, 45? "Pore," not "pour.") over the viewing guide and set recordings on our DVR. This was no different this weekend with a free four-day trial of HBO and Cinemax and all their varied offshoots.
One thing I feel like I’ve missed out on for far too long has been the game Cards Against Humanity. It seemed like everyone I knew was playing it... and loving it... except me.
I found this on Instagram. It was taken by the owner of my company who was working from our downtown Chicago satellite office.
Happy belated birthday, USA! 🇺🇸
Bummer. The fireworks we usually go to in Batavia, IL, we’re canceled tonight due to thunderstorms in the area. Actually, I should say they were rescheduled to tomorrow night (when there is an even greater chance of rain predicted).
It only took me seven months to read.
I survived It.
It’s hard to call this a definitive Macro Monday solution as it is a photo of an unknown succulent that Ren snapped at a restaurant. But here it is (cleverly titled, to boot).
I’m pretty happy with the month I had. Let’s see if you agree.
I swear my kiddo kills me on a daily basis. And I don't mean literally, of course. He's just funny. Sometimes it's intentional, sometimes not so much. Here are a couple gems from today...
While I apologize for giving you two photo-based posts in as many days, I just started down Memory Road in Flickr when I saw that nine years ago (give or take a few weeks), Katie and I were at Naper Days watching Matthew Sweet perform live under the stars.
Been collecting a few photos on my phone I’ve been wanting to share.
Cinderella and I go way back. And I don't mean the Disney or Grimm princess, either. I mean the glam metal band. They're actually one of the first glam bands I really began to jive with after my self discovery of music kicked into full gear in middle school.
As stated on social media, Macro Monday is all about perspective. Wouldn’t you agree?
My personal return to the horror movie genre continues in about five minutes with the Toni Collette starrer Hereditary. The trailer for this movie terrified me and I can’t explain why because it really didn’t tell me much about the plot of the film.
As you may recall, Katie and I started watching Alias. We’re now at a point in season one where there is a two-part episode in which a burned SD-6 agent named McKenas Cole comes to exact revenge on his former agency.
Here’s an interesting pair of Throwback Thursday photos for you from the iPhone 4 launch at the Apple Store - Main Place (Naperville) on June 24, 2010.
Remember this Macro Monday from a couple weeks ago?
As a result of not personally using Facebook anymore, I have no idea if anyone there is actually taking correct stabs at my Macro Monday challenge photos. So, as far as I know, @a_a_astoria on Instagram is the only one who got this...
At some point in time in the past, I marveled on my blog about the fickle and inexplicable nature of how people respond to posts on the web. They like what you don’t expect them to, and have zero reaction to things you think are well done or important or topical.
Yes, it was a lot of fun floating in an inner tube in our park district pool as the sun fell back in the sky on a Friday night while The LEGO Batman Movie was projected on a giant inflatable video screen.
In July, Katie, Nathan, and I are going to Wisconsin for vacation. Three days and two nights up in Christmas Mountain near the Dells.
After Nathan had a sports day at school about a month or so ago and said he enjoyed it, we figured it was a good time to sign him up for a sport. We gave him a choice between soccer, football (U.S. variety), and teeball as they were the ones that were taught at his sports day.
I’m not really sure that Orange is the New Black is really for us. It just wasn’t holding our interest. So we found something new. Well, new to us.
While I already knew what day I wanted to go to the Pitchfork Music Festival this summer, I had yet to actually buy my ticket.
Last week’s challenge photo was more difficult than I anticipated. But I love the photo so much!
If anyone ever tries to tell me that the pronunciation of their beloved sparkling water is equivalent to /luh-KWAH/ ever again, I will smack them.
It’s so utterly pointless to go into Netflix with no idea what you want to watch. You don’t even need a specific movie or TV show in mind. Not even having a genre in mind can bite you in the butt.