Took advantage of this week’s one day eero sale and dear lord...

Our home wireless speed increased by what appears to be 100%!! We upgraded from most recent Airport Extreme (tall white tower version) and, I don’t know if the AE was faulty or what but, the eero connection obliterates anything we had before including wired connections - just crazy!

We went with the one beacon package which, admittedly, is over kill for our 1000 square foot home BUT… getting 100mb down from our backyard is banana pants!

Spring has sprung! 🎪

Love it when the trees explode this time of year! 🌸🌳🌼 Almost tricks me into believing that next week won’t be back down in the 30’s again. 😄🥶

📸 Another year, another Nevermore Film Festival here in Durham! 👻💀☠️

I’ve been attending this horror film festival for well over a decade and it’s been a pleasure supporting it over the years at the beautiful Carolina Theatre. 20 years! Just amazing!

It is POURING here tonight 🌧⛈

One of the things that freaks me out about our new-ish home is the fact that it needs a sump pump in the crawl space underneath for when it pours and the water table gets too high. I’m glad it’s there of course, but I’m also really paranoid when I don’t hear it switch on during a HUGE downpour that rips through the Triangle. So far it always turns on faithfully when needed. But the minute our electricity goes out. We’re screwed.

I know, I know, get a generator - but we are often out of town so, we are super reliant on the grid which, thankfully, has been pretty solid over the years. 😅

📸 Got some thoroughly needed time away in the woods with this one. 🌳🌿🍃🍂🍁🌲

These little breaks away from Durham have been so, so good for us and our individual wellbeing.

We’ve been trying to make more space for times like these, and each time we do, it consistently gives back tenfold. ❤️👫

It never ceases to amaze me...

I witness, in my day to day, a lot of people who dismiss podcasts as a nonsensical medium that, more than ever, is filled with amateurish drivel, not worthy of consuming.

I swear…. in the last year alone, I’ve discovered more incredible, lovely, awe-inspiring humans via podcasts than I ever would have via television, movies, commercial radio, etc….

I am so damn grateful for it!

Tips: *Re-REvisiting* My Workflow (again) for Launching .scriv Files in Marked and Scrivener Simultaneously

Hey y’all, a friendly Tweep ( @ckrueger99 ) on my feed let me know that this age-old Alfred workflow has, once again, stopped working. I’m absolutely bogged down in contract work at the moment, but I am making this a fun diversion in my down time to try and figure out what came unplugged. Stay tuned!

Was out for a walk this afternoon...

When I stepped out the door it was in the low 70’s. When I got back to the house 2 hours later, it was in the high 50’s. CRAAAAAAAZY temperature swings here in the Piedmont region of NC.

It’s really odd having it be so warm in early February, so while I was caught off guard wearing a T-shirt during my walk, at least it’s getting back down to more seasonable weather this evening.

On Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

I never do this but, I’ve been checking daily to see if/when #spiderverse went on pre-sale (iTunes).

Finally noticed it today. So many things are proclaimed no-brainers. This is a literal one. Didn’t even think. Just clicked the “buy” button. It’s that good.

Snag it y’all

📸Back home after a LONG road trip...

… filled with hours of unexpected construction delays from my homeland (New England, NH & VT). Decompression and reflection necessitates much needed time with 🍵 in front of the 🔥 back at the 🏠 …

📸 Da BubbinSpoonful keeps getting biggoh!!🐶

My brother’s doggo, Ginger, is officially full grown. I am glad I can still hold her!

📸Its nice to have a reminder of how beautiful the winters can be up north.

It’s one thing where my memory has intentionally run short after moving south. 😌

📸That’s some beautiful evening-walk-home light you got going on there Durham ❤️🐂🍁🍂

Been making slow but sure progress on theme tweaks for this site.

I decided to go with a “dark-mode” motif (yeah, I know, it’s trendy) and prefer it a lot more to the eye-shredding brightness of the orignal theme.

There’s always more, but I think it’s getting there.

Does anyone know off hand if it’s possible to auto format posts that come in from I often find myself editing each of them afterwards, moving the first sentence into the heading of the m.b post. Is there a way, for instance, to add markdown to the first sentence of each Instagram post that gets added to my site?

📸What a gift to be amongst friends watching friends playing the sweetest music for friends. ❤️

📸To date, I have no earthly idea about how my head is wired.

But, walking quickly by this razor thin alleyway, all I could see was this child’s lost playground ball.

📸Product placement in everyday life is key!

#vote #justvote

📸Looking mighty fire-y Durham. 🍁🍂🍁 🔥 🍁🍂🍁

If your (or, in my case, email isn’t sending...

…and is stuck in outbox purgatory, you are not alone.

I reached out to Apple support this evening and they confirmed there is a current outage for “some users” and that engineers are on it.

So if you are getting the same error (eventually, it can take a while), rest assured, the right people are looking into it.


Because man, do I hate to crack open my secondary Gmail account.

TFW people complain about skim milk not making it into their pumpkin spice latte...

…while a single, seemingly innocuous cut on my finger tip, reduces my daily productivity by 40%… ish. 😅😬😐

Time to take the garbage out! Get on out y’all! #VOTE

I got one of those Flint and Tinder 10 Year Hoodies forever ago..

I knew they’d been bought out and didn’t even have the color that I originally purchased my hoodie in BUT… the company that owns them now (Huckberry) still honors the 10 year warranty for repairs and mends that aren’t super egregious.

So, as an experiment out of genuine need, I sent my 5 year old forest green TYH in for some repairs, knowing (and expressing complete and utter disinterest) that some of the repairs/replacements would not match the colors of my original hoodie.

Weeks later, what came back is kinda glorious! The repairs are top notch and the blown out cuff and waste band elastic replacements are pretty much what I expected. I’ve worn this hoodie to a ridiculous degree and I love that, somehow, after the KickStarter and everything, they found a company to honor the original warranty.

All I paid was shipping!

🎵🎶 Been digging the hell out of the latest full length “16/17” from Ryan Playground...

If you like quirky, densely layered electronic pop music, I bet you’ll dig this. It’s been on repeat for me ever since it dropped. Very ear wormy -…