Oh, but it is dirty!
-this little filling station,
to a disturbing, over-all
Be careful with that match!
Oh, but it is dirty!
Been trying to get up early these last few weeks, as I’m in the home stretch of launching a new project. I was hoping to launch this week, but I’ve got some more polish and tweaking to do yet. It’s been very exciting and fulfilling, and I’m really looking forward to sharing this one.
Spotted this guy on the way home, and it made me smile. Sure, he takes up a lot of the rear window but I think you and I can agree that it’s worth it. Besides, any car that sees this will very clearly move out of the way, once he catches a glimpse of the Hulkster.
At least once (if not more) every evening, someone will mention the yard to me as they pass by. They’ll say things like “Looks great!” or “Looking really good!” And each time that happens, I say “thank you” but I feel the need to correct them regarding their praise. I’m the guy holding the garden hose, but it was Julie and Liz who did all the hard work.
The whiskey stink of rot has settled
in the garden, and a burst of fruit flies rises
when I touch the dying tomato plants.
The weird thing is I never really listened to them, back when they were more popular. I know a few of their more famous songs – but for some reason, this one song got its hooks into me. And every time I sit down to my computer to code, I have this song running on a constant loop.
Saturday was a big push to focus on our front lawn. It’s been sitting in a fairly blank state, ever since Liz and Julie powered through the overgrowth and managed the tame the craziness that was here previously.
To celebrate the occasion, I’m including 5 photos of us together at various points in time – some from when we were dating, some of our wedding, and some from where we are now. The nice thing about running a daily blog for so many years is that you kind of build up an archive, almost without trying.
Spotted a few discarded umbrellas, on the way in to work this morning. What stopped me in my tracks was the one umbrella, stuffed into the garbage – likely in a fit of frustration and anger. I would love to have seen the person who, very clearly, reached some kind of breaking point when their umbrella… also reached its breaking point.
Curious about the overlay on this site? Hearing a lot about Net Neutrality, but not super sure what it’s all about? Check out two good overviews on Net Neutrality, from John Oliver and Vi Hart (below). You can also find out more via battleforthenet.com.
This pretty much does what it says on the tin. For those not familiar with the song, here’s the original. This was a cartoon that I never got that much into, but my sister loved it and watched it often. I think we may have argued a lot about the show, as whenever she was watching it I probably wanted to watch something else.
It’s been pretty good lately, on the coding front. At work, there’s been a push for us to start using Angular. And after a few sessions and tutorials, I’ve started to work on a personal/side project with Angular – building, practicing, and learning a lot in my off hours.
Sunday, Liz and I tackled the basement and back yard some more. While she continued to clean up the basement walls, I was working on hauling lots of sand back into the basement. We created this huge mound back in June, and it’s finally time to bring all this stuff back in to the house.
Liz and I went down to spend the day in Frankfort, with me hanging out with Bob and her hanging out with Julie. While the girls went off to go shopping for plants and things to put in our front yard, I spent my time helping Bob clean out the garage a bit – and running several errands.
On Friday afternoon, I had a half day off work and took the buns in for a vet visit. A few weeks ago, Phineas and Quincy developed some gas/stasis issues… and as a result, both were put on some additional medications.