Finally got around to taking a painting class. To get it done required girlfriends and wine. That’s not a bad thing, in my mind. Anyway, we celebrated Cathy’s birthday by being artsy. She’s artsy, so this fit. My goal was to paint this: This was my finished product. Not quite the same, but not horrible. […]
We’re getting old. We accept it. And you can call us Archie and Edith if you like… But we love the recliners we bought for our TV room. Eventually we plan to buy a big squishy fit-a-million-people-on-it sectional for our yet-to-be-renovated family room. However, for now, these are totally fine for our needs.
I had a 101 List goal to get our cars detailed. There are lots of places nearby to have it done, just unfortunately not as much time on the Hayley schedule. Then, thanks to a reckless uninsured driver damaging our car, we went for a couple of weeks without the Sonata. Imagine my surprise when I […]
Sometimes you just need a day off. To be clear – I rarely take these days, though I often need them. I decided it was time to prioritize rest so I did what any Type A person would do: I made a 101 List Goal to take time off for no reason other than to take time […]
Long after we ripped out the holly bushes to repair our foundation… Long after we cut down our oak trees to prevent further foundation damage… Long after the oak trees had killed nearly all of the grass in our front yard… Long after all of that, we finally renovated our front yard landscaping.
Well – it wasn’t quite what we had in mind for a bartending class, but Kelly and I did attend a class and it was touted as a bartending class. That’s got to count for something. We did learn the principles of cocktail making – including when to shake versus stir. Apparently there’s a little […]
This is a very long overdue update on my TED Summit 2016 experience. As a TEDx organizer and a watcher of online TED Talks, I had some idea in mind of what a TED in-person experience would be like. Yet at the same time, I had absolutely no expectations. After all, how can you possibly […]
There’s a reason why I keep a 101 list – for summers where we’re so busy that we just want to nap when we have a bit of downtime, it’s a reminder to carve out time to do fun things. The 101 list was the reason we wrapped up a weekend with friends at Lakewood […]
Sometimes you want to eat at a restaurant because a critic says it’s The Place. Other times you want to eat at a restaurant because you know the chef and trust the newest venture will be wonderful. And yet other times you want to eat at a restaurant because it’s a local place and you […]