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Tastey Nuts

I’m a fan of the seed and nut family, as many can attest. I maintain a supply of them at my desk at work for the occasion of snacking, which comes regularly. There are also infinite jokes to be told that never get old: Hello everybody. I have brought my…Continue Reading

First Time on the Mazda

This weekend was a fun-filled one in which Balthazar was introduced to automotive repair. He really enjoyed it, which means at age 6 not only will he be mowing the lawn, he’ll be changing my oil too. My goal was to replace all of my brake pads this weekend; a…Continue Reading

Team in Training

Some friends of mine, Brandon Smith and his wife, are running in the Arizona marathon on January 15th. They’re raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, so it’s not just insane excercise but also a good cause. The donation site lists their progress and training goals along the way.…Continue Reading

MotD

Said to me over Messenger… “No doughnuts; bad engineer!”

Adam & Eve

Today, for the uninitiated, is Christmas Adam. As many of you know, Adam came before Eve ergo today’s celebration. I’m not sure when in history we collectively decided to end our recognition of the first homo sapiens, but the choice to embrace this *truth and honor it for a day…Continue Reading

The Big Olaf

Speaking of childhood memories…is anyone reading this in the San Diego, CA area? When I lived there – well before Balboa Park was coined “Pedophile Park” – there was a cool ice cream shack on the beach. I don’t remember the name of the place, but they had “The Big…Continue Reading

Childhood Memories

Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robins were the kings of their sweet goodies when I was young. In the late 90’s, Baskin Robins seemed to pretty much vanish. I don’t even think any of the stores I visited at that time had 31 flavors anymore. Later, Brewster’s and Marble Slab showed…Continue Reading