The Day Off

Posted: September 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

Got a small amount of sleep expecting to nap, still might. It’s Sunday, my new day off, and I’m celebrating by…well, working. Erin’s out of the house right now and I’ve got things to do, so I’m getting caught up on the back end of things while enjoying a day off from the internet public eye. Hopefully it puts me a situation where I can enjoy my week a little more freely. I’ve got the football games on, but as far as my fantasy week is concerned, I only have one player playing in the morning games, and only when the game isn’t on commercial, and only when one of the teams is on offense. That much personally invested downtime seemed a natural fit for me to do some productive stuff, so I’m knocking out some quick work while I also unload and reload the dishwasher. Making dinner tonight. Feeling like I’m in a rhythm. Still might nap at some point.


Engine on Fire

Posted: September 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

I’ve spent the better part of today going over something I’ve gone over a million times. Blogged about a good hundred thousand times. How do you fit all the things you want to do in a day and also get things like sleep and human interaction in? I suppose it’s a good thing, to be ambitious, to want to do so much. And I’ve done a good job of taking unrealistic or unproductive goals and either eliminating them or putting them so low on the priority list that they become non-issues. But for example, I’ve let exercise and fitness get away from me again, and it’s reaching a point where I don’t feel like I can let it go anymore. So how do I fit in a regular exercise routine into a daily schedule that hardly has time for the things that I’m already doing? Obviously you have to make cuts here and there and make time for it. So I’m just reprioritizing that, trying to make 20 gallons fit in a coffee mug. It’s not very fun.

Bath King

Posted: September 14, 2017 in Uncategorized
  • asparagus
  • apples
  • avacado
  • alfalfa
  • almond
  • arugala
  • artichoke
  • applesauce
  • antelope
  • albacore tuna
  • Apple juice
  • Avocado roll
  • Bruscetta
  • bacon
  • black beans
  • bagels
  • baked beans
  • BBQ
  • bison
  • barley
  • beer
  • bisque
  • bluefish
  • bread
  • broccoli
  • buritto
  • babaganoosh
  • Cabbage
  • cake
  • carrots
  • carne asada
  • celery
  • cheese
  • chicken
  • catfish
  • chips
  • chocolate
  • chowder
  • clams
  • coffee
  • cookies
  • corn
  • cupcakes
  • crab
  • curry
  • cereal
  • chimichanga
  • dates
  • dips
  • duck
  • dumplings
  • donuts
  • eggs
  • enchilada
  • eggrolls
  • English muffins
  • edimame
  • eel sushi
  • fajita
  • falafel
  • fish
  • franks
  • fondu
  • French toast
  • French dip
  • Garlic
  • ginger
  • gnocchi
  • goose
  • granola
  • grapes
  • green beans
  • Guancamole
  • gumbo
  • grits
  • Graham crackers
  • ham
  • halibut
  • hamburger
  • honey
  • huenos rancheros
  • hash browns
  • hot dogs
  • haiku roll
  • hummus
  • ice cream
  • Irish stew
  • Indian food
  • Italian bread
  • jambalaya
  • jelly / jam
  • jerky
  • jalapeƱo
  • kale
  • kabobs
  • ketchup
  • kiwi
  • kidney beans
  • kingfish
  • lobster
  • Lamb
  • Linguine
  • Lasagna
  • Meatballs
  • Moose
  • Milk
  • Milkshake
  • Noodles
  • Ostrich
  • Pizza
  • Pepperoni
  • Porter
  • Pancakes
  • Quesadilla
  • Quiche
  • Reuben
  • Spinach
  • Spaghetti
  • Tater tots
  • Toast
  • Venison
  • Waffles
  • Wine
  • Walnuts
  • Yogurt
  • Ziti
  • Zucchini

Ping Pong Pizza

Posted: September 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

Oddly good week so far this week. I’ve been exhausted, literally bone-tired for a few days but I got a good night’s sleep last night and I’m feeling better. Just re-establishing a rhythm for right now. Been very busy but am now giving myself a day off every week, which is a nice respite from even the most enjoyable of obligations. It’s a good way to cap things off and re-calibrate. I’m working on getting a second day off every week, and debating between Friday (a notoriously busy day for me) or Monday (to have a 2-day weekend for once), not sure what the end result is going to be, but I’ll figure it out when I get there. For now, I’m just waiting for the laundry to be moved from the washer to the dryer, then it’s bed time for me and my head. And that’s good for me. And what’s good for me is good for the gravy.


Posted: September 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

There’s a prevailing wisdom in following a pizza rolling down the street so long as you can reach it before it rolls into a sewer or something. That’s probably why pizzas come in square boxes despite being round, is to prevent pizzas from rolling away when dropped. Of course, under icy conditions, one would still have to deal with a pizza sliding away on frozen water while simultaneously reducing the hot cheesy gooeyness that truly is the hallmark of a great pizza. Indeed, I am a believer that the sauce is the most important ingredient one can have on a pizza: the sauce makes or breaks a truly great pie. However, when I think about melty cheese, that is the thing that makes me crave pizza more than anything else. It makes me crave it enough to chase it as it rolls away. Perhaps they should put a parking brake on pizzas from now on.

Omaha Search and Rescue

Posted: September 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

The heat of desert summer is coming back, but it’s maybe too late to make a difference. We’re in September now, and temperatures are in the low 90s in the middle of the day. It’s actually a little cooler than normal, hard as that may be for non-residents to understand. I’m wondering how cold the winter will be and I’m actually hoping for a very cold one. I’m ready for an actual need for blankets and hoodies and socks, and I know that sounds strange. Doubly so if you know me well. But I don’t know, after the heat of summer and running the AC nonstop, I’m ready for a change. It’s pretty normal I think. See me, or most people, by the second week of January, and we’ll be pining for pool weather. I’m just ready, especially with regular season football in three days, to curl up on the couch with the TV and look forward to a hot bowl of soup.


Posted: August 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

Got the laundry going, not feeling as stiff as I have been since the weekend. Who would have thought a simple day of playing outside would cause so much muscle stiffness, but that’s the thing about the human body, is there’s so many parts, so many muscle groups that if you don’t use a set of them, tucked away in some part of you, they’ll scream when you do use them. I’ve been waking up with a pretty stiff back the past couple of weeks as well, but who knows why that is. Maybe it’s the bed, maybe it’s the sleeping arrangement, maybe I’m just getting old. What I find myself wanting every day when I wake up is a rack. Yes, the torture device. It feels like I need to stretched out, pulled upright. I think if I just had a pull-up bar or something I could dangle from, I’d feel better every morning, but I don’t want to put my weight on something that can’t support it in the meantime.