A Box for the Second Floor

Bob helped talk me through the piece, and how I should build it. I needed some 9.5″ boards, and the standard 10″ boards from Home Depot wouldn’t quite cut it. So I bought 12″ boards instead, and had to trim them down to size.

It took me a little while to figure out the right sequence, but I eventually got the pieces together.


Revisiting the West Wing

I’ve been a fan of the West Wing for a long, long while. I recently restarted watching the series, figuring I’d just do the first or second episode. And then I just got sucked in, and became comfortable with the fact that I’d be re-watching every episode, from Season 1 to Season 7 start to finish.


Hungry Turtles

Wish we had some food to give, but probably wouldn’t feel comfortable doing that. It’s funny – we’ve seen these turtles here for a few years now, but have yet to run into any of the humans that actually reside here.

As far as I know, this place belongs to the turtles… and they just allow a few random humans to occupy the large box in their backyard.


Franklin Room: Scotch Malt Whisky Society, September 2023 Outturn

I was listening to Liz opine about her thoughts on various drams. Everyone had their opinions, but as part of her guesses Liz would mention things like Sauternes casks.

As I watched and listened, it dawned on me that Liz really likes whisky and I just like to drink. I think my palette is getting better, but she’s really done a lot more research, paid a lot more attention to things. Watching her go back and forth with Michael and Max, she’s on a whole other level than where I am.


Elmo as Prometheus

As I was warming up, I spotted this strange sight: Elmo, on the top of a car, held down by ropes, on his back and facing the sun.

For a moment, he looked to be a Muppet Prometheus, waiting for his inevitable fate.


Daisy Falls Asleep in My Hand

The audio is tough, so you’ll really need to turn things up a lot to hear it. But I think you can catch just a little bit. At the end, she wakes up and pulls away… but it’s still a win to me, because I got to hold her as she was sleeping. Just for a little bit.


Bunny Night Visit

I’m starting to wonder if this is actually a guy, and possibly more a gal. And if there’s a warren nearby somewhere. This bunny seems to be very present in our yard in the evenings, and occupies the same spot.