January 31, 2018 - Wednesday - I went to meet a friend for dinner. I got there a bit before her and took this of the art hanging on the wall.
January 30, 2018 - Tuesday - Today was a very unexpected, unhappy day. Grace had an accident and I had to make the sad drive out to the country to lay her to rest. I knew adopting her breed at her age meant my time with her would be short, but I had not expected it would come to an end so abruptly.
January 29, 2018 - Monday - Today I went into the office again to finalize the video project I worked on this weekend. Fortunately the client didn't have too many revisions for today which is a good thing because it was due by the end of the day. Walking out of the office our account girl said she felt like she just finished a marathon. She is so right.
January 28, 2018 - Sunday - I had a brunch planned with a really dear friend. As a surprise she organized the brunch to include five other really dear friends. We all used to work together and it's been probably a decade or more since we've all been together. Sadly my friend that put this together got sick and couldn't make it. I had to go in to work after.
January 27, 2018 - Saturday - I did a long freelance day today. We got a quick last-minute video project that I got called into work on. It was first described as a "quick, simple" video, but like lots of client's initial descriptions it was far from simple and even farther away from quick. Got home late and put in my hours.
January 26, 2018 - Friday - I ended up not cooking last night after all. My knee is still not cooperating. I did come home and make this tonight. I had some mushrooms and fresh sage that needed to be cooked before the tomatoes from yesterday. This is still one of my favorite creations.
January 25, 2018 - Thursday - I need get cooking. These little tomatoes won't last much longer.
January 24, 2018 - Wednesday - A friend of mine got me into The Great British Baking Show. I don't bake hardly at all but this show is such a nice competition show and their British expressions are so funny. I was watching tonight and happened to notice my knife made an appearance on the show.
January 23, 2018 - Tuesday - A long while back I found an cassette player that lets you convert old tapes to MP3s. When I got it the software wasn't compatible with my Mac. Tonight I came across an article with a link to some free Mac software. Resurrecting these old tapes from the early 90's brought back a lot of memories that I had not thought of in forever.
January 22, 2018 - Monday - Spent the morning doing some freelance work. Came home later and took a quick nap. One of my couch pillows is loosing some of it's stuffing.
January 21, 2018 - Sunday - My knee was feeling better today, not great but good enough to make some chicken noodle soup again. I think this is the fourth time I've made this and I think I've worked out all the kinks. This is by far the best batch I've made so far.
January 20, 2018 - Saturday - I had some apples that needed to be eaten so today for a late breakfast I made some oatmeal with cinnamon, brown sugar and fresh apples. It turned out a little thicker than I wanted, but the apples still had a little bit of a crunch to them. I'll be making this again soon.
January 19, 2018 - Friday - This is my one sexy leg. Yesterday my knee started hurting quite a bit and by the end of the day it was a bit swollen. During the night it decided to get even bigger and a whole lot more uncomfortable. My morning was not off to a good start. I had plans to go in to do some freelance work but that got delayed.
January 18, 2018 - Thursday - I was out walking Grace this morning and saw this car with these ice crystals all over the windshield. I'm pretty much over this cold weather. I kinda wish Grace could walk herself too.
January 17, 2018 - Wednesday - I ordered some Chinese food the other day. I had to get two entrées to make the minimum for delivery. I put the Broccoli Beef in the fridge for later. Today was later. I turn the container over on the plate to nuke it. I thought it looked a bit comical. It's no BoBo China but it was still pretty good.
January 16, 2018 - Tuesday - Last night when I took Grace out it was 18° and misting. I thought we were supposed to have lots of ice and sleet. This morning when I was taking Grace out this was about all I could find of any ice or snow. The roads looked fine but it was still 19°.
January 15, 2018 - Monday - This set took a few days to get done, but it really cleared off a bunch of pieces off the coffee table. I finally almost have my whole coffee table back. I was watching a show that was filmed in Iceland I think and I thought it made the perfect background for this one. Maybe I should have turned on the Empire Strikes Back.
January 14, 2018 - Sunday - I'm a big fan of Drew Brees. After Payton Manning he's my favorite QB to watch work an offence. I was so excited that he was going to pull out a win after a rough first half. The last few minutes of the game were so exciting and it looked like the win was in hand. Then it wasn't. He put up the points but the defense let him down.
January 13, 2018 - Saturday - I was watching a show with a lot of shaky camera work at the beginning. I've learned that I get motion sickness from things like the beginning of Saving Private Ryan. I started to get a headache and feeling a bit nauseated. I know it's cold outside but why is it that my feet are cold regardless of the temperature inside my place???
January 12, 2018 - Friday - Spent part of my day trying to clear off my coffee table. Finding all these small parts among the 100s of pieces on the table is kind of a beat down. I know this will get easier once I've worked through some more of the sets and get some more of the pieces off the table.
January 11, 2018 - Thursday - Spent a big chunk of the day with Riley. First we went to Sprint. Her phone is eligible for an upgrade and is in pretty sad shape. Next we did quite a bit of grocery shopping. We had dinner at GAPCo after. We didn't have to worry about the groceries in the car since it's really cold. Today was a fun day.
January 10, 2018 - Wednesday - Met a friend for dinner tonight. Fortunately this friend likes pho as much as I do. We went to a new place that wasn't bad but it wasn't the best either. Regardless of where we go we have a good time and good conversation.
January 9, 2018 - Tuesday - I was going through some boxes of stuff looking for something and came across these. Remember the first iPod shuffle? I got Riley one and it lasted until I washed it in a pair of her jeans. Fortunately I found the old cable with my first iPod. After it charged a bit I hit play to listen to some music but forgot it doesn't have a speaker built in.
January 8, 2018 - Monday - Over the holidays I pulled apart some of my old Lego sets. Now my coffee table is covered with hundreds of pieces from a few different sets. This may have been a mistake. Trying to find one or two tiny pieces in this pile is time consuming. Some people like to do puzzles. I guess this is my version of that.
January 7, 2018 - Sunday - The other day my sister told me that with Sprint you get a free Hulu account. In addition to 27 seasons of The Amazing Race I came across this, one of my all-time favorites. Yeah, I know I was an adult when this show came out but still it's one of the best cartoons from the 90's. "Egad, Brain. SNARF!"
January 6, 2018 - Saturday - I have some chocolate chips left from the chocolate banana bread I made the other day. It really helps me get my servings of fruit I'm trying to get into each day. For the last several weeks I've been craving something sweet after dinner. This really hits the spot.
January 5, 2018 - Friday - Made a frittata for dinner tonight. Since I got my new knife for Christmas I've been looking for anything to chop, dice or slice. This was just after I put it in the over to bake. The green bell pepper was a little large this time. Wish I wasn't out of OJ.
January 4, 2018 - Thursday - Met a friend for dinner. We went to a place we don't go to very often, but maybe that's for the best. The food there is really good but it's probably not the healthiest place to stuff our faces. Especially when we know we're having dessert at this place too.
January 3, 2018 - Wednesday - It was a nice sunset this evening. I took this while out taking Grace for a walk. It's not the best photo but my hands were really cold by the time I got back to this spot to take the photo.
January 2, 2018 - Tuesday - I've been doing a shot of this each night for the last few nights. It finally seems to be working.
January 1, 2018 - Monday - Woke up pretty early this morning feeling really crappy. This is the worst cold I've had in a really long while. Spent most of the day on the couch working on updating my personal website. Figure I'm going to be needing it since I'm looking for a job now. If you have some time check it out, www.sb3m.com.