Blurt!Sben

The bambina has consistently tested negative.

Tue., Feb. 20, 2024, 9:44:27am PDT

Went to the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival with Meghan: Imagine a comics and/or games convention, but for plant and garden nerds.

Sun., Feb. 18, 2024, 7:37:25pm PDT

I got blisters on my fingers!

Sat., Feb. 17, 2024, 3:32:51pm PDT

I’m now in the rare-for-me situation of reading two books at once: The first gets me so mad that I can’t read it at bedtime, so I had to start a second.

Sat., Feb. 17, 2024, 10:59:33am PDT

Tonight’s kitchen defeat: briefly grabbed a skillet fresh out of a 450°F oven.

Thu., Feb. 15, 2024, 8:10:42pm PDT

The bambina came home early from a birthday party yesterday when her friend’s mom tested positive for covid.

Sun., Feb. 11, 2024, 1:43:07pm PDT

Went out for dinner last night with the family, Billie, and Katie and Matt and their kid.

Sat., Feb. 10, 2024, 3:42:12pm PDT

Finished reading Kafka on the Shore (海辺のカフカ) by Haruki Murakami. I’m not quite certain what I’ve read, and it’ll take me a bit to digest. There were parts I really loved and parts which let’s say I found problematic; I don’t know if the problematic parts are a Murakami theme or unique to this book.

Thu., Feb. 8, 2024, 7:38:46am PDT

Meanwhile, the bambina made onigiri and helped Meghan with gyoza and assorted veggies.

Sun., Feb. 4, 2024, 1:26:14pm PDT

The dude and I met Greg for a Magic event at the local store last night.

Sun., Feb. 4, 2024, 1:25:29pm PDT

Started updating my resume, for the first time in … thirteen years?

Wed., Jan. 31, 2024, 9:33:40pm PDT

Tonight’s kitchen victory: bœuf Bourguignon, with Mom over.

Sun., Jan. 28, 2024, 7:28:44pm PDT
Pages 112 and 113. Pages 18 and 19.

Finished reading “The Walking Man” by Jiro Taniguchi (歩くひと by 谷口 ジロー). This manga is mostly vignettes of a man walking in a small city, maybe eight to ten pages each, often with a final page as he gets home. It’s very peaceful, essentially no story, just a mellow vibe as he encounters interesting people or things and returns to his life.

Jan. 20, 2024, 2:11pm

I have now read two apparently-unrelated articles in two days mentioning or featuring the Land’s End–to–John o’ Groats trail, which I had never heard of before.

Jan. 20, 2024, 8:20am

We had snow showers off and on all yesterday afternoon, but no accumulation, and we seem to be past the freezing now.

Jan. 18, 2024, 7:44am