Nathan called me out today. In grand fashion.
I had a tough week at work. Nothing bad, just busier than normal and I wasn’t feeling good about the work I did.
Apparently, for this draft post I re-discovered, I had written the Totally Unrelated Aside (TUA) before I wrote the actual post. How would I have had any idea how (un)related they were going to be if I never wrote the main post? I'm weird.
Despite their tendency to donate to conservative politicians, I am a fan of Jimmy John's subs. I love them and I don't care what you say.
Over Thanksgiving break, Katie and I bought a Chamberlain MyQ Garage hub kit. We would’ve gotten either a hub or an opener with one built in when we bought a new garage door opener a couple years back but it was still a little cost prohibitive at about $100.
I was pretty impressed that my old friend Harley nailed last week’s #MiniMusicMonday. It was, indeed, Collective Soul.
My second Kevin's 7 list of 2019 is nigh! And it be all about the funny picture books we all love so much. Much like last year, I had a lot of fun just reading graphic novels and collected editions of comics. In fact, I really didn't read any individual comic books at all. I just wait until a collection is available and then go to town on anywhere from 4 to 7 issues in one fell swoop. It really is the best way to go... until you have to wait another 4 to 7 months to continue the story. C'est la vie.
A few months ago, Katie and I discovered the Gerard Butler Fallen trilogy. For the uninitiated, they are Olympus Has Fallen (2013), London Has Fallen (2016), and Angel Has Fallen (2019) and feature Butler as Mike Banning, a Secret Service agent in service first to President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and then President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) as he tries to save them and others from a variety of threats both external and internal to the government.
Having access to multiple unlimited libraries of movies and TV shows and music and whatever else streaming down to whatever device you prefer is really nice, indeed.
'Tis that time! I picked Bob Gibson...
This was shared with me by one of our developers at work. It’s pretty accurate. And, yes, I’m in quality assurance (tester).
November... what a crap month for goals.
My Pitchfork buddy, Eric, was Johnny on the Spot with last week’s #MiniMusicMonday.
Here it be, the first of my year-in-review posts for 2019. Kevin’s 7 Podcasts!
I’m being daring this year with the Christmas exchange we do with Katie’s family. In addition to a bunch of cassettes (the purchase method of which I’ve left up to the buyer), I requested a hat.
I saw the most amazing thing today in the parking lot of Walmart. A janky old Escort drove by me and, although its windows were up, I could clearly hear The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” playing at high volume.
One of my favorite things about my iPhone XR is wireless charging. Oh. My. God. I love it!
I told you’d I’d give you an update on the status of our pipe shelves project. Well, it’s done! Just in time for Thanksgiving. Thank god!
It wouldn't be a year in my life without car problems, now would it?
Last week’s rocker was very easily and quickly guessed by Eve (@empresseve on IG). Yup, Ozzy!
Katie inherited some old plates from her grandmother recently. Her parents brought them down to us late last week and Katie began opening them tonight because she wants to use them for Thanksgiving, which we’re hosting.
We started a new project recently and I spent today toiling over it in earnest. It’s a pipe shelf that Katie and I designed based on stuff she found on Pinterest. It will go in our kitchen.
Remember when I ran a survey a month ago to help me pick a scotch? Well, I think I’m going a different direction.
Tomorrow marks 10 years since my brother and I graduated from the City of Naperville (IL) Citizen Fire Academy. It was a very cool, multi-week introduction to life as a firefighter.
Are you familiar with Jeppson's Malört? It's a bitter liquor created and produced in Chicago in the 1930s. According to Wikipedia, production stayed in Chicago until...
I have been posting daily to this blog since July 28, 2014. Okay, so it doesn't always seem like it's truly "daily." Some posts get posted a little late. Maybe a day or two... or three. Often times it's because I start a post and forget to finish and publish it. But I do try to write every day and then will backpost when necessary.
Sadly, nobody cobbled together the correct answer to last week’s Challenge Photo for #MiniMusicMonday. It’s one of my all-time favorites as well.
I think I may just have my Kevin’s 7 schedule figured out for December.
Gotta admit, Disney+ is all that.
You start the year thinking that it’s all just dragging so hard. That January will never end.
This is the sort of thing you receive when your editor "gets" you...
Back when I worked at Aurora University, my buddy Eric (the Pitchfork Music Festival-attending buddy) and I used to take this blue goo that I had for strengthening your hands and forearms and put it on top of toys and other random items and let it "melt" over them for a day or two and admire the results. I swore we used to take pictures of them, but I cannot find those photos anywhere and they pre-dated the iPhone so they're certainly not in the cloud anywhere. So I'm wondering if they actually happened or not.
What do you do when you have a bunch of really cool news about music that you wanna share? Save them for Tuesday and post your first-ever Tu(n)esday Snippets!!
Despite my concerns over the possibility that the cassette I owned was an alternate cover, it was still correctly guessed, and quickly at that. Again, by Steve B.
There are few things I hate shopping for more than pillows. You can’t truly try them out. They almost never have a trial period. And there’s such a ridiculous range of prices.