Something happened recently, though I’m actually not sure exactly when this happened. But apparently, the Amazon ads I have on this site started to appear as larger footer-based ads. And they take up a good portion of the screen!
I’m biased, given my like of this song (and the strange ritual I used to have, back in college). And I just enjoy the harmonies from this group, in nearly every song I hear from them.
“I have two daughters.
They are all I ever wanted from the earth.
Or almost all.”
At each turn, I realize that I’m simply not thinking BIG enough with what I’m asking ChatGPT to do. Which is crazy and exciting and just… crazy, all at the same time.
One of the songs that Darlingside performed (as an encore) was Extra Life. It’s funny because recently… I’ve been listening to this album more. But I’ve taken to skipping this song, so that I can get to the second track, Singularity.
I know I’m like the 10,000th person to mention it to him… but I got the chance to tell him how much I liked “God of Loss,” and specifically the lyrics. I’m sure he’s heard it a million times, but it felt great to share how much it meant to me.
Spent the whole day (and I mean the whole day) working a fun, new side project. It felt great to get so immersed, and to spend this much time working on a thing that I was enjoying and having fun with.
It’s… it’s been a while.
We took a trek down 55th, around Nichols Park. And on the way home, spotted Elmo just kind of… hanging out. I’m still not quite sure what to make of this: whether he got here of his own volution, or if he’s been strung up here after some street toughs accosted him.
The flop at the end of the video is icing on the cake. We’ve rarely seen Daisy over on her side like this, so it’s a testament to how comfortable she must have gotten. I will say – it makes me a little nervous, seeing how much she’s been sleeping lately.
Lately, I’ve been looking up trim videos online. And one of the topics was trying to better understand how our old trim was used in the house (our home is from 1885). I came across this really informative video from Brent Hull, and found it incredibly fascinating. Before I knew it, I had watched the whole thing.
Part of the challenge: in addition to figuring out our actual linear feet needed, we’ve been trying to figure out how this breaks down into set length boards (10′, 12′, 14′, 16′). Trying to order enough material so that we can account for mistakes or problems, but trying not to order too much material where we’re just wasting money with excessive cutoffs.
I woke up super early this morning, after realizing Liz had gotten out of bed. She’s usually someone who sleeps in (and hates getting up early), so I was confused.
Birthday Outing: Secret Stash, Museum of Illusions, Drinks at Cherry Circle Room, Dinner at Chicago Firehouse
For my birthday this year, Liz took me around to a few spots downtown. Before heading out, I got to open a few gifts… and one of them really took the cake.
“I’m the right taste to the wrong bite
I’m a lover mostly when the time is right
I’m my own rule, I’m a coward, I’m a fool
I’m a builder but I cannot tear apart”