Sep 222016
 
  • My children stay up until I specifically tell them to go to bed. I don’t think it was like this when I was a kid. I think I got in trouble if I didn’t observe bedtime. What happened?
  • I finally fired Firefox a few days ago and started using Edge at home. The performance difference is dramatic. There are a couple of minor UI mistakes, but overall I’m very pleased.
  • Upward 2017 is approaching. If you’d like to volunteer, please let me know. Send me email or comment here. It takes hundreds of people, both inside and outside Good Shepherd, to pull this ministry off every year, and we need you. I promise you a substantial feeling of personal reward.
  • ZDnet has an entertaining, and depressing, presentation of the 25 worst tech launches of all-time. I was a consumer of five of these. Can you guess which ones?
  • My dream house has ingenious modular bookshelves on every single wall of every single room except the kitchen, bathrooms, utility rooms, and closets. How cool would that be?
  • There are no better salads in the greater Huntsville area than at Main Street Cafe in Madison. Everywhere else feels like highway robbery after you have a lunch salad at Main Street. The difference is striking.
  • I’m going to do a post about peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches soon. That combination totally works. My mother taught me about them. What do you like in a sandwich that few others understand?
 Posted by at 7:00 am
Sep 152016
 
  • How come no one makes lasagna such that three or four whole pieces are exactly the same area as a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish? Doesn’t that seem like an obvious thing to do?
  • I took an accidentally lengthy hiatus from my review of Huntsville-area hot wings. I have two or three more places to visit, and then I’ll wrap it up. Watch for a new #HsvHotWings review in the next day or two.
  • Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi believed that on time was late, and that ten minutes early was on time. This is “Lombardi time.” I need to read a good Lombardi biography. His Wikipedia page makes me want to know a lot more about him.
  • Facebook just posts trending names, and if they’re people who are, ahem, no longer young, I always have to click them to make sure they’re not dead. Neil Peart, Toni Basil, and Steven Tyler have all gotten me to click for that reason this week. Is this subtle-but-very-effective clickbait?
  • The sixth-safest drivers in the country are in…Huntsville, Alabama. It’s really not bad here, folks. Spend a week in DC or Boston and get back to me.
  • I’ve gone all-in on wet shaving with a safety razor. I was an electric guy for many years, and used cartridge razors for several more. But now that my technique is significantly improving, this is the best shave I’ve ever gotten (with the least damage to my skin, as in none). Plus, it costs much less than electrics or cartridges. I have a post or two coming on it.
  • IndyCar silly season is in full swing, with Josef Newgarden being the key figure. Penske and Ganassi are each expected to try to land him for 2017. If it’s the former, then Juan Pablo Montoya is expected to be a free agent. If the latter, it just might be Tony Kanaan. One common speculation has A.J. Foyt cutting loose both Jack Hawksworth (likely) and Takuma Sato (possible) and picking up JPM or TK. I think the idea of A.J. with Kanaan and a young driver for him to mentor is exciting.
 Posted by at 10:34 am
Sep 082016
 

Inexplicably, there seems to be no college football tonight. Has the season started, or not? Saturday’s pretty thin too, particularly given all of the great matchups last weekend. Spread it out, ADs and other involved parties. We could have done with two or three of last week’s games this week and not felt shorted. As […]

 Posted by at 10:53 am
Sep 012016
 

College football begins in earnest tonight. (There was a Hawaii-Cal game sometime last week.) I’m pleased, but now it needs to be cool. I’d have put chili in the slow cooker this morning if it wasn’t going to be 85 degrees when SC/Vandy starts. I may make a pot of chili sometime this weekend anyway. […]

 Posted by at 12:35 pm
Aug 252016
 

Most of my knowledge of Chicago, the band, has been of its competent-but-unremarkable pop music. “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”? Remember that one? That kicked off a dozen pop hits through the rest of the ’80s, all decent but none particularly memorable. I know of early Chicago, but only the biggest singles. So what did […]

 Posted by at 12:03 pm

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