Tonight’s kitchen victory: huli huli chicken, first time using the grill this year.

Tue., May 2, 2023, 7:10:11pm PDT

After evicting the huge spider from the house, I had a half-finger of scotch.

Mon., May 1, 2023, 11:34:17pm PDT

Went with Mom, Meghan, and the bambina to Magnuson Park.

Sat., Apr. 29, 2023, 7:55:51pm PDT

Mowed the lawn, first time this year.

Sat., Apr. 29, 2023, 7:54:38pm PDT

Finished reading The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein. A kind of a fantasy novel about a group of (mostly) women who gather and share knowledge, and a group of (mostly) men who hoard it, this feels like the kind of story that a younger Ursula K. Le Guin might have written.

Fri., Apr. 28, 2023, 8:46:09pm PDT

Finished reading The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey. I read it compulsively, but it was really hard, about sexism and abuse and surviving them. It didn’t help that the protagonist — or at least the narrator, maybe she’s not the protagonist — is not especially likeable. I’m glad I read this, but I can’t easily recommend it.

Apr. 25, 2023, 9:05pm

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted here. All is well.

Apr. 23, 2023, 12:33pm

Finished reading Saving Time by Jenny Odell. I read it slowly and sporadically, as I do with a lot of nonfiction, and I’m not sure what to make of it. There seem to be some deep insights about how we perceive time and how parts of it are a social construction, along with digressions about labor and inequity that Odell manages to pull back to the main topic, along with bits that feel a little too woo-woo for me.

Apr. 23, 2023, 12:33pm

Walked from Northgate to tonight’s game at Nathan’s: 17k steps, nine miles, 3⅓ hours (including a bit of indecision at Chuck’s).

Apr. 2, 2023, 11:15pm (edited)

Meghan and I got far enough into the bathroom sink drain to realize we need to call a plumber. Fortunately we know a good one.

Apr. 1, 2023, 8:37pm

Today’s kitchen victories: blueberry scones with clotted cream, fettuccine Alfredo with roasted mushrooms, steamed artichokes, and scout mint ice cream.

Apr. 1, 2023, 8:36pm

Quick run to the Children’s ER this morning, but all is well, and the kid was discharged in record time (about two hours).

Mar. 28, 2023, 11:13am

Yesterday, we applied for a new passport for the bambina.

Mar. 24, 2023, 7:02am

In our ongoing game last weekend, my character lost a battle of wills with a corrupt runesword— extremely unlikely by the odds on the dice, but it fits perfectly into the overall story.

Mar. 24, 2023, 7:01am

Had Mom and Greg and Jocelyn and the kids over for dinner (corned beef, roasted vegetables, and Irish soda bread).

Mar. 18, 2023, 7:25pm