Archive for the 'stuff I like a lot' Category

friday random eleven: “what a craic” edition

23 Jun

Another week down. I spent quite a bit of it doing the usual work/exercise/etc thing. Pretty standard, aside from a couple of car service appointments (one of which is still in process – a recall repair/rogue check engine light on the van is taking a while, so the spouse is currently rocking a 363hp Chrysler […]


so i have an adult now

19 Jun

Eighteen years ago today, I watched a tiny little person under five pounds come into the world, being quite feisty and full of life in spite of having to hang out in one of those plexiglass incubator things for a lot of the first week. In the interim, there were dance classes, road trips, laughs, […]


hey Virginia….VOTE!

13 Jun

It’s primary day here in Virginia. As it is every year after a presidential election, Virginia will pick a new Governor in 2017 (it’s always a new one – that office is term-limited, no more than one four year stint, at least sequentially), and the media always focuses on the race as a litmus test […]



07 Jun

So this happened today. I am proud. Also a bit jealous, because she’s heading off to one of the most interesting times of her life now, and that’s really cool, exciting and frightening. But the next couple of years are gonna be amazing for her, if my experience of age 18-24 or so is any […]


Fantastic Geeks and Where to Find Them

07 May

Hey, look what I woke up to this morning! Fantastic Geeks and Where to Find Them (Pre-release EP) by The Blibbering Humdingers It’s the new release (kind of) from The Blibbering Humdingers! We’ve been working quite a bit on this one for the last little while (right up until Saturday afternoon, in fact!), and while […]


fools and fairies and other stuff

03 Apr

As indicated earlier, I spent the weekend “on the road” as a working musician, playing a couple of shows with The Blibbering Humdingers down south, one our first online streaming “show” (really, we pointed a camera at our practice session, on the couch at Humdinger Central, but people watched and interacted and it was fun […]


twenty-four years ago today

15 Feb

Valentines’ Day, February, 1993. I had gotten my ass dumped by an individual I was kinda/sorta dating my freshman year of college. Turns out I dodged a serious bullet there (phrases like “chlamydia treatments” and “kicked out of England on drug charges” would be applied to this individual in the coming months/years), but yeah, at […]


proud dad

08 Feb

My 17 year old daughter registered to vote today. This is a big deal. I’m so proud. I just wanted to say that. She kind of looked at me funny while we talked about it, but this is something that’s hugely important for me; and a logical step in her progression as an informed and […]


my weekend

13 Dec

…and a good time was had by all.


thursday/friday random eleven – “no politics” edition

10 Nov

Originally, the post directly below this one was going to be the lead-in to my usual end-of-week random ten eleven post, but started to take on a life of it’s own, so that’s how I let it go out into the world. This post, other than the oblique mention in the previous paragraph, will be […]


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