Great barbeque flavor (minus the carbs) has been one of my grails ever since I was diagnosed with diabetes way back in 2004. A couple of years ago, I came close to capturing that flavor by combining various spices and blends from Penzeys (BBQ 3000, Northwoods, Northwoods Fire, ground allspice, ground coriander) with black plums… Continue reading BBQ Bacon Burger with Colby Jack and Butterleaf
I normally order my Hobonichi Techo Weeks from Jetpens, but this year, Anderson Pens got an early shipment of the awesome Japanese planners, so my 2022 set of Hobos was in my excited-but-steady hands as of yesterday afternoon! The Techo Weeks is a yearly splurge for me, and I won’t deny that a splurge is… Continue reading September Is Hobonichi Time!
WARNING: Sad, Graphic Images Ahead. Away. Thank Tao. July was a horrible month and I’m glad to see it gone. I’d be gladder, still, if it had never happened. On the 4th of July, my wife, Linda, and I harnessed up our 18-year-old Maltese, Nena, then took her down in the elevator and outside for… Continue reading Where the Bleep Did July Go?
This is not the post I planned to write today. But the pain above my knee bothered me before I went to bed last night, woke me up during the night, and is distracting me from what I want to focus on this morning. It’s bothering me enough that I may pop an ibuprofen before… Continue reading Pink Is Not My Favorite Color
I turned 51 yesterday. I have to tell you, in case you don’t already know, that once you’ve had some number of birthdays, they become less special. (Minus milestones. E.g., I was pretty excited when I turned 50 last year, but only because that birthday qualified me for AARP membership and would allow me to… Continue reading Birthday Haul, Y’all
Addendum, 10:15am: While I was in the shower, I realized my mistake. The caption for the photo above originally read “special to my wife and I”. This is wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. If you take out “my wife and”, it would then read “special to I”. The phrase has been edited to read “special to… Continue reading Farmers Park, 06/02/2021
Meals were missed, sleep was disturbed, housework was left undone, and this blog was neglected, but I finished the novel Lisey’s Story before the mini-series of the same name launches on June 4th. Like my previous post on Lisey’s Story, this post is not a book review. If you want a clean, succinct review, though,… Continue reading Stephen King: Lisey’s Story (Novel), Part 2
I took a few days away to think about a friend who recently passed. Regular posting will resume shortly.
I’ve mentioned before that my wife bought me a set of 24 fountain pen ink samples last Advent. One of those samples is Sailor Ultramarine. I finally got around to putting that Sailer Ultramarine in a pen today. This is the only Sailor ink in that entire sample set, and I was pretty excited to… Continue reading You Stink, Sailor!