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Filling Station

elizabethBishop

Oh, but it is dirty!
-this little filling station,
oil-soaked, oil-permeated
to a disturbing, over-all
black translucency.
Be careful with that match!

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The Work Day Starts Early, on a Good Day

insomnia

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.

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Hulk Hogan Takes the Back Seat

hulkRules

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.

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The Compliment Thief

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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.

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Three Marlenas

threeMarlenas

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.

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Liz and Felix: Five Year Anniversary

felixLiz5YearAnniversary

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.

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Discarded Umbrellas

rainAngryUmbrella

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.

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Learning New Tools

codeDay

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.

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A Saturday in Frankfort

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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.

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