Last year, I posted a Throwback Thursday of Katie with Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek and his Dancing with the Stars partner Anna Trebunskya from 2010.
"Mommy... Daddy... Do people die?"
Nathan asked us this the other day. It caught us completely off-guard and blew our minds.
For this edition of Tu(n)esday/My Favorite Song, I would like to talk about one of my all-time favorite bands. A band that I have known longer than any band and been a fan of longer than just about any other. That band? KISS.
Happy Labor Day. The irony is not lost on me that Illinois auto mechanics are all still on strike.
Sometimes Nathan is an open book. You know what he thinks and means with no question whatsoever. He's simple.
Because we are all caught up on Gilmore Girls, we can't find our Psych DVD sets, I haven't convinced Katie that Stranger Things is something she wants to see, and fall TV hasn't kicked back in yet, we started re-watching The Office on Netflix.
It only took three years since opening in theaters, about half a year of "possessing" my brother's Bluray copy of the movie, and a two-week countdown to the release of the sequel to finally watch Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Have I ever told you the story of this?**
I wish there was some kind of physical punishment available for writers of hyper-sensationalized headlines for news stories both online and in print.
I was futzing around with a fidget spinner the other day that I found open at a store. Suddenly I was reminded of something from my childhood.
Clearly this one was wayyyyy macro. I don't believe anyone got it. Very few even guessed and that's no fun. Maybe I'll make up for it this week with a logo. I think people like those.
It's back to the shop I go. Back to the shop I go. Hi-ho the derry-o. It's back to the shop I go.
I know the actual day is still more than three weeks away, but today we celebrated Nathan's birthday with a pool party before it closes for the season.
I can't believe I missed it! Missed what?
Since I posted that picture of Roger the other day, I thought I would show a pic of my very first laptop. His name might have been Lomby or the like, which is short for Lombard, the model of G3 PowerBook it is.
While Snippet posts are nice and quick and fun, the downside to them is that you otherwise obliterate a bunch of potential blog posts in one fell swoop.
Welcome to another 2017 edition of Snippets!!
I seriously had no idea each country in the European Union produced its own Euros. You learn something new every day.
Why is filling out insurance paperwork so damn difficult and confusing?
We finally got Nathan his first big-boy bike today. We'd been hemming and hawing for a while about it. Mostly because he didn't express any interest in a bike anytime we tried to get him to take a look at them in the past. Then there was the fact that he has practically never used his big wheels, scooter, or tricycle. He just didn't. So we didn't.
I have seen a lot of war films in my time. Ranging the spectrum from camp to gore... realism to pure speculation.
I am at a complete loss with this "sponsored ad" I found on a webpage I was browsing at work today.
There's nothing more exhilarating than a run.
At my two previous jobs, because I had my own office, I could listen to any music I wanted either at low volume through speakers or via headphones.
It's funny. When too many people get my Macro Monday challenge photo, I worry I'm going too easy on you. When nobody gets it, I'm too tough. I need a middle ground.
I'm changing the format of Snippets around these parts. They will no longer be relegated to the traditional Wednesday as they've always been. That way I don't have to feel weird about posting on a Friday or Sunday, like I am right now.
Such poise, elegance, and compassion from someone in power feels decades old.
Another turning point;
A fork stuck in the road.
Time grabs you by the wrist
Directs you where to go.
This Throwback Thursday is of my ID badge at work. The photo was taken on my first day just shy of 11 years ago.
Back in November 2011, I had the honor of meeting Dick Locher, the longtime writer and artist behind Dick Tracy comics.
Nathan seems to have his first crush.
Next month, he turns five.
What the what?!?!
Sure, it was tough. I warned as much. But two people got it! First was my college friend Christa (@toosneezy on IG) and second was Kazza. Woo!
The other day, I went to the post office to send a package. I took out my new-ish Discover card to pay for it but had forgotten to sign the back of the card. The cashier asked me to sign the back so I wrote "See ID" on the back, which is what I do with ALL cards.
As you may or may not recall, Nathan was totally into Thomas trains for the longest time. Classic Wooden, Take 'n' Play diecast, mechanized Trackmaster, and Mini.
Last year, Katie won an Amazon Echo as part of the adult Summer Reading Program at our library.