well, that lasted all of 24 hours.

to be honest, what made me reactivate my account was that a friend had vaguebooked on tuesday to keep another friend in our hearts. i had responded with, “what happened? i just saw him outside the echo this summer.” where he was working, and i wanted to get the response. unfortunately, he took his life recently.

dennis worked at mickey’s a couple summers ago; i think it was his first year at the uw. he was always very sweaty, so matt nicknamed him big sweaty d. that was mostly the last i saw of him until i recognized him at the echo while having lunch with josh this summer. apparently, he worked there, genna’s, hop cat, and any number of other places. it is cliche to say that he always seemed like he was happy, but he really always did.

so, i’ll pass the word along to keep him in our hearts.


this show really good. i keep having to pause to catch my breath.

i remember when reading used to do that. maybe it’s finally time to become that hermit i always want to recluse to in january.

two things

i don’t think i’d actually post either of these things to facebook, but that doesn’t really matter.

in an email to a client, my boss referred to me as a ‘star developer’ who will handle training on how to administer their website.

even though i don’t really *want* to work, i have not once, in the 2.5 years at earthling, left the house with a feeling of dread or contempt to be going to work. the bike ride helps, but looking forward to solving problems with smart and conscientious people is really rewarding </cheese>.

first thing’s first

you may remember the rotting porch that was dangerous for children and adults alike.


you also may remember my grand idea for a new porch that would showcase the front window and have a nifty bungalow sun thing on the roof fascia:


well, that plan did not work out because there wasn’t enough vertical space to make a roof between the corbels, attic vents, and upstairs window. also, a whole new roof probably would have doubled the cost.

what we ended up with is very nice looking, safe, and will last a lot longer than the previous “porch”.


i’m pleased with how it turned out. we have some more work to do, but the pending bill will halt further progress until more funds are obtained. the roof still needs a little more work, the siding around the door could stand to be replaced and recaulked, and the grade under the bottom step needs to come up 2″ to be to code. i also want to put lattice around the deck after we clean up the underneath, and move the decorative grass and mint somewhere. it might look nice to make a garden trench around the base. see? i’ve already come up with a nifty idea by just writing.

so, i did a thing

i was watching a new netflix series last night (the glitch) and for some reason became distracted by my phone (for some reason? aren’t we all staring at our phones anymore?) and my feed was brimming with detritus about the presidential debate. since i was already in a sour mood, it was a simple leap for me to consider deleting my facebook account.

instead of being so rash, i opted to deactivate my account for a time. funny thing is, the max amount of time zuckerburg thinks you should be away from his advertising mechanism is seven days.

i decided that, since my poor blog has gone the way of the dodo, every time i have the need to share something with no one, i’ll post it here! that’s what i used to do all the time, anyway.

so, maybe for the next seven days, i’ll have some grand ideas and they’ll be used for good, instead of for feeding the facebook data warehouse.

dropped off the face of the internet

sorry, dear readers!

life took a little back seat for a minute while we got permitted to work on a front deck (i should really take an in-progress picture tonight) and matt was in the hospital for a week. and now it’s autumn. and lutefisk is around the corner and the dogs are getting more and more gray and work is back into the swing of folks trying to get shit done before the end of the year.

and i barely have time to cook dinner let alone blog about it.

i’ve said it before, how do folks with kids get life done?