February 29, 2020 - Saturday - Today Zak and I came out to spend the day with dad. I love bringing Zak out here and letting him run loose. Some of my brother's young cows are grazing here at Dad's. Zak was very interested but took to rolling in their poo. What an idiot! I have a photo of one of the calves looking at him like there's something wrong with him.
February 28, 2020 - Friday - Today some of us from work walked across the street for lunch. Our waitress was bringing around our drinks when I noticed this on her arm. Riley doesn't have the most unusual name in the world, but what are the odds she'd have the same middle name too. I didn't think to ask her her last name. Maybe we're related.
February 27, 2020 - Thursday - Tonight was the Addy's, a Dallas Advertising Awards program. It was a good time with people from work. It was also good to run into some old friends that I used to work with a long time ago. Our little agency did alright. Feeling pretty proud of some of the work I was a small part of.
February 26, 2020 - Wednesday - I don't remember much from today except I did work late. I didn't take a photo of anything at all today. I don't even remember what I had for dinner or what I did when I got home. This is my second miss of the year.
February 25, 2020 - Tuesday - Went to work today and spent the middle part of the day recording a voiceover for a video I've been working on for a while. When we were walking out I saw this by the door and decided it needed to be my photo of the day.
February 24, 2020 - Monday - I was still not doing so well and I called in to work. I'm doing better but still not good. This was some time midmorning. Zak was laying next to me and I was trying to get a photo of him but only Pancake and Biscuit would lay still for a photo.
February 23, 2020 - Sunday - I've spent almost all the last couple of days laying on my heating pad. Today was better than yesterday but still not great. Zak decided he needed he turn on the heating pad too.
February 22, 2020 - Saturday - I don't know what happened during the night but I woke up and my lower back was killing me. This is our morning routine. As soon as Zak is ready to get up, whether I am or not, he jumps up on the bed and if I respond he comes and lays down on me to get some morning belly rubs.
February 21, 2020 - Friday - Last week was a long week. I came home looking forward to relaxing for the evening and then going out to dad's tomorrow to hang out and build a big fire in the fire pit. That was the plan for Zak and I. I'm sure he was looking forward to running loose in the country too.
February 20, 2020 - Thursday - I finally restarted my cardio therapy today. That just means I started exercising again. I think I'm going to plan a trip back to Zion and seriously try to get to the top of Angel's Landing. Coincidentally, one of my coworkers picked up some of these for breakfast. After my morning work out I'm sure I deserved this.
February 19, 2020 - Wednesday - It was cold and rainy this morning and I since I don't drink coffee, hot chocolate with more marshmallows than necessary seemed necessary. It's cold and rainy right now and I'm about to take Zak, Biscuit and Pancake out for their last walk of the day and I wish I had some of this here at home.
February 18, 2020 - Tuesday - The coworker that left us last fall used to eat these with some regularity. I would have one every once in a while just to make sure I still didn't like them. Today on our way out one of my other coworkers was snacking on some. I tried one for the first time since she left. Still don't like them.
February 17, 2020 - Monday - Yesterday when I was hanging out with my friend's new puppy I gave him a chip and told him "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." I was quoting Casablanca. Tonight I was looking for something to watch and in the extras of Casablanca was this little Looney Tunes gem. I ended up watching The Maltese Falcon.
February 16, 2020 - Sunday - I went over to a friend's house for the afternoon. I made the required guacamole. The avocados were a little bit too firm but still good. It was a gorgeous day to sit on the patio next to the chimenea and smoke a cigar with a good friend. Finally got to spend some quality time with his new puppy.
February 15, 2020 - Saturday - I had some errands to run this morning and I thought it would be a good idea to take Zak out for a while. It was mostly a good idea. Driving around town he gets anxious, highways not so much. He threw up in my car 3 times. Thankfully I the seat protector is lined really well. He's a knucklehead but I love him.
February 14, 2020 - Friday - Today we wrapped up quite a bit of work at the office. I still have a lot to do next week but it was good to clear the plate a little. Towards the end of the day someone suggested a drink and a bunch of us agreed. I poured us all a little bit of Single Barrel Jack to end the day. Happy Valentine's Day!
February 13, 2020 - Thursday - I spent half the day thinking today was Friday. It wasn't until lunch with a couple of friends that I was made aware of my mistake. So not only did I end up working late today, I won't get to sleep in tomorrow and I have to go to work.
February 12, 2020 - Wednesday - Over the weekend my phone was acting weird. I was having trouble syncing all my photos to it. I ended up having to restore my phone and then re-sync all my content. While I was adding my credit cards to my the Wallet app I came across the new-ish Apple Card. Who knew it was so quick and easy? This showed up today.
February 11, 2020 - Tuesday - Stopped by the grocery store today after work. With the cooler weather it came to mind to make a big pot of my version of minestrone soup. I haven't made this in a long time, but it turned out especially good. Now I have dinner for the week too.
February 10, 2020 - Monday - I went to see a friend and have dinner. While I was out I did some shopping. I've been needing a new mattress since I got back from my trip. Zak has quite the anxiety and a pretty large bladder. During my trip he snuck into my room and ruined my mattress. It was old and needed to be replaced for a while. Thankfully my couch is really comfy.
February 9, 2020 - Sunday - I've been wanting a big plate of spaghetti with meat sauce for a long while and I've been too lazy to make my own. I met a friend for dinner tonight and was not disappointed at all with this. The bread served with this was really good too.
February 8, 2020 - Saturday - I did a little grocery shopping yesterday after work. I picked up some avocados, bread and tomatoes. This was a late breakfast. Riley worked late so in an attempt to be a little more quiet I didn't make any eggs for the top. After my vacation this past week I really need to get back to eating cleaner. More fruits and vegetables for me!
February 7, 2020 - Friday - After my positive experience with seafood in Mexico, a group of us from work decided to try another recommendation from our coworker. She has a 2 for 2 record in picking lunch locations with me. She also did all the ordering for the table. There was something before this and another dish beside this, but of it all I liked the Blue Fin Tuna and the Salmon best.
February 6, 2020 - Thursday - Sitting in the airport next to a lady with a cute little toddler dancing and running around. A little bit later the dad showed up and those two went off. The dad started talking about his little girl. She just celebrated her 2nd b-day on the 31st and was just cleared of cancer. You could see the relief on his face. He got this to commemorate the event.
February 5, 2020 - Wednesday - Today started off a bit disappointing. I had hoped to do Angels Landing. I found out that in spite of my recent improvements I am still old, fat and out of shape. I found an alternate hike that was plenty challenging but I was able to complete it and it was so worth it. Great scenery along the way but nothing like sitting here taking in this amazing view.
February 4, 2020 - Tuesday - Today was in the mid 30's and supposed to be pretty windy. I decided to walk the Narrows as I could without getting wet and then I did the Upper Emerald Pool Trail. This was somewhere near the beginning of the latter. This was a long challenging hike for me, but so worth it. My feet and hips were not too happy by the time I got out.
February 3, 2020 - Monday - For Christmas Riley got a trip to Zion National Park. Even better she didn't get me an early flight out. I flew to Las Vegas, picked up my rental car and headed out of town, but not before getting some really good street tacos for lunch and doing a little grocery shopping. There's not a lot between Vegas and Leeds where Riley found me a yurt.
February 2, 2020 - Sunday - I went out to see Dad today and to watch the Superbowl at my brothers. Dad and I went out for a late breakfast. I also took Zak with me and let him run around loose for the first time. I was fun to see him run around free in the country and good to see him come when I called. Just had to let him know chasing the chickens was not allowed.
February 1, 2020 - Saturday - I went to see a cousin for an early part of the day to talk about a small business he's starting. I'm looking forward to working with him on this new project. On my way home I was thinking of a late lunch or early dinner and Tony's came to mind. So glad it did!