Proud to have shocked and revolted the dude by being older than a teen and using the phrase “sick abs”.

May 24, 2020, 11:12pm

The bambina listened to “The Safety Dance” intently for about 30 seconds, then turned the volume all the way off.

May 19, 2020, 11:05pm

Played Magic with the dude last night. I actually beat him, which is not a common occurrence these days.

May 17, 2020, 8:41am

Anyway, about to reread Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré.

May 13, 2020, 7:48pm

Finished reading The Orphan Tsunami of 1700, finally. I’d put it down for a while, but the subject and presentation are like catnip to me: a popular explanation of the 1700 tsunami with the meticulousness and rigor of an academic paper. (It’s available as a PDF for free if you’d like.)

May 11, 2020, 10:24pm

Tonight’s dinner discussion: the bambina asked about patents.

May 4, 2020, 7:00pm

Today’s cooking and baking: pancakes, bread, a giant quiche Lorraine, vegetable broth, and banana bread.

May 2, 2020, 7:35pm

Last night’s kitchen victory was a month and a half of planning meals in advance.

May 1, 2020, 8:18am

Somebody planted a bunch of little flags in our front yard overnight.

Apr 15, 2020, 10:09am

Walked down to Mom’s to give her a face mask that Meghan sewed. Got more steps than any day since [checking notes] last August.

Apr 12, 2020, 11:00pm

Gave myself a buzz cut, with help/cleanup from Meghan. My hair hadn’t been this long since my long walk.

Apr 11, 2020, 12:06pm

Tonight’s kitchen victory: the dude’s reaction to his first ever chili dog.

Apr 9, 2020, 5:58pm