The first time I heard Obama speak was on an iPod. The old touch-wheel type — remember those? — and I’d downloaded a bunch of speeches from the 2004 Democratic National Convention. And his, it made the hairs on my neck stand up. It gave me goosebumps. Tears in my eyes. It made me believe. Believe that maybe there were politicians out there that legitimately believed in the promise of America. My then-wife, Carolyn, and I listened to it, and I said, “That guy is going to be President someday.”
Grow a beard. Full-sleeve tattoo. Lasik. Laser teeth whitening. Voluntary amputation. Self-immolation. Hire someone to draw all over my face with a Sharpie while I’m drunk. Shave off the soul … Read more…
Prince can’t die a second time. Trump can’t get elected President again in 2017. Harambe can’t be killed a second time. Minnesota Vikings unlikely to collapse after 5-0 start again. … Read more…
Finish a Tour Divide. Open a bike shop. Build my own carbon fiber frame. Ride every day for a year. Never own a recumbent or an e-bike. Finish the amateur … Read more…
I tried to do this in 2015, but failed at it miserably. I got August and September done and after that, things were chaotic enough where it fell off my radar. So now I’m going back to the well and seeing what I can dredge up. The first, from my Livejournal in 2007, is one about favorites. Let’s compare.
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December was another month of reduced tinkering. This is probably because the new job was keeping me really busy, and that was compounded by the holidays. So what’s been shaking? Hmmm. Not much, I guess.
I watched Innerspace a year or two ago. During that viewing, I formulated my theory of 80’s movies: in any 80’s movie when they need to explain where a location is, it is inevitablely “near the mall.”
I have now been to a Minnesota Vikings game at every home stadium that they’ve played at: Metropolitan Stadium (1) The Metrodome (lots and lots) TCF Bank Stadium (1) US … Read more…
How to kick the email beast’s ass inside out:
- Make list of your hottest to-do items.
- Sort all emails by subject.
- Review each chain as it relates, respond/delegate, etc., as necessary.
- File each subject line group on completion.
- Drink beer.