Fired clients.Reverse ski off the roof.Bella and Bud found mold behind the fireplace before I re-learned to walk.A race to get the house baby-ready, and re-re-learn to walk.All the while Bella lived & breathed fresh air at her mama’s.Painting Day turned into Inducement Day.Delivery Day came a day later.Twice I looked away, and twice an […]
Regarding the trip(s) to the hospital(s).
As my sister shared on Facebook, Katie & I had to take a trip to the Hospital on Monday. Two hospitals, actually. We’re okay. Katie, in particular, is okay. It might have been the first day working towards an anticipated late-August due date for an event we hope to announce in March.There might have been […]
Why “Hell Bent” is not the best Doctor Who episode Steven Moffat wrote.
I love Hell Bent. It’s an episode of new Doctor Who I often find myself going back to when I want the heart strings tugged on, or when I want to see the Doctor & Clara pushed to the limits – Time Lord Victorious style. Confessionally, that desire is frequent. And I think – I […]
The first time the OldOld Man saw a Volkswagen Bug (Happy Veterans Day)
As I was reminded by Facebook Memories, had any of this been normal, The OldOld Man would be headlining a local Veterans Day luncheon event or two back home, again, in Indiana. A little grub at the Rotary Club. A little dessert at his retirement community. A long nap after. But those events are cancelled, […]
Why I audio binge-read Neil Gaiman’s Books
The main reason I first audio binge-read Neil Gaiman’s’ novels, as opposed to starting with Pratchett, Lovecraft, or Dick, was that Gaiman narrated most of his books and those narrations were available at the local library. TLDR It was early fall 2017 in East Bay. I needed to exercise. I needed to read. I had […]
“No, we don’t own the Bistro,” and how neighbors work together ’round here.
Short: Who owns Garibaldi Portside Bistro? That’s Dennis & Amanda Cavitt of Garibaldi, Oregon. They live behind us, or we live to their side, or something like that. The Cavitts were the one who purchased the building that housed The Troller Restaurant & Lounge, and that’s where quite a few of us spent much of […]
My 2020 Weight Watchers Word (and “Happy New Year!”)
I do Weight Watchers (now WW, now MyWW…) with my wife, families from church, and fellow cravings enthusiasts. My mother & her best friend are also doing it back in Chicago along with my mother-in-law’s best friend out there. Every Monday night (it used to be Tuesday, and it might go back to Tuesday) we […]
On Pokémon GO Spoofing
I used to be hardcore anti-spoofing. My rational rallied around my joy for Pokémon GO, and that’s traveling & hunting, walking miles & miles at a time to finally find that rare, coveted Pokémon that fills the cobwebbed corners of the dex. Then one day at an Ex-Raid, I realized one of our players was […]
Verizon issues in Tillamook. It’s a running joke out here.
If you’re a tourist along the Oregon Coast, especially in the Tillamook Bay area, especially between Easter and Labor Day, especially if it coincides with a coveted fishing / hunting season, and despite having trusted Verizon as your cell provider, the following keeps happening every day until 8pm: Verizon service keeps telling you that you […]
[Pokémon GO] My priorities for Lucky Friend trades [team Mystic]:
Here are my trade priorities for lucky friends: Trade my shiny, non-wonder Groudon for a shiny, non-wonder Groudon. Traded with QueenAnectine. Now have a Shiny / Lucky / 91.1 Wonder Groudon. Thank you, Anectine. Trade my shiny, non-wonder Legendaries for the same – or excruciatingly similar shiny, non-wonder Legendary. I have 1 shiny, non-wonder Kyogre […]