I and my cacophony of neighbors are pleased to announce calendar 2020 has officially been blown to bits—thus begins the countdown to January 20 when we can truly celebrate 2021
Grits and fried eggs, seasoned with black pepper and pink Himalayan salt—both freshly ground, of course! YUM
If a white cat crosses the path, does it cancel out a black cat previously crossing the path?
Florida snowfall anniversary
Newspaper coverage of Florida’s only snowfall back in 1977.
When a video doorbell timelapse recording makes the overnight setting moon look like a fireball/meteor descending upon your neighbor’s house.
Seven floors up in Lake Ivanhoe district looking toward AdventHealth Orlando and beyond
May as well be brain surgery
Techs have been trying to re-integrate a tri-fold module into this copier that was removed 5+ years ago and added to a different copier, and now needs to go back into this one. But this machine won’t talk to it any more and the techs are all stumped. Best theory is an obscure cable got damaged in the last transfer, which means they have to trace all of them to find it.
At least the copier still works when the module is removed, and it’s not mission critical to have it installed. So I’m glad to be able to allow the time the techs need to thoroughly troubleshoot.
WWII bomb in Exeter
On Sunday, February 28, after evacuating more than 2,600 homes and various university buildings, authorities of Exeter, England, detonated a 2,200lb (1,000kg) World War II-era bomb found in an undeveloped plot of land on the edge of the university campus.
Turns out, in July 2009, while visiting the region, I was briefly in a car park less than 700 feet away from the yet-to-be-discovered bomb. At another point during the visit, I spent a couple hours approximately 1,560 feet away inside and around the grounds of Reed Hall while waiting for someone to attend meetings.
More info here or countless Google search results: www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-56250008
Parmesan-crusted baked chicken and boiled yellow baby potatoes—nom nom
Last time I made this chicken was five years ago. It tasted great but appearance was unappealing. I know what I did wrong then and didn’t repeat the mistake this time. Deelish!
A triumphant and delicious return to Central Florida, extra special because Lori, Meg, and Adri all could come too—we made the excursion to Clermont to partake of Fazoli’s!
Super extra special because our table number was 17 which has significant meaning to Lori and me.
Visited by a beautiful pileated woodpecker as I was leaving the office for lunch today
Got my inner Nerf War on today during my nephew’s 7th birthday party (photos by Lori)
Besides enjoying the vastly improved remote of the 6th generation Apple TV, I no longer have to switch to Samsung TV apps to watch 4K UHD, and the 4th generation box will be relocated upstairs
Some played…some observed…all fun for continued celebration of Maddox’ 7th birthday
Celebrating Meg’s dual high school/college AA graduation
Celebrating Meg's graduation—three minutes of relevant clips made from the two-hour livestream
So—Blaze Pizza had a promotion recently where customers could collect a free mini bottle of Tajín seasoning (chili pepper flake with lime flavoring). I was interested in trying it, but I seldom get all the way over to Winter Park, the closest location to my work.
Generally when I get over that way, it's to pick up a paper order for the print shop. The Mac Paper outlet is not far from Blaze Pizza. Since I had to make a pickup today, and I had a discount coupon, I decided on Blaze for lunch.
I totally assumed the promotion was long since over. When I realized a manager was at the pickup counter handing out online orders, I asked him about it.
Apparently the mini bottles weren’t moving as fast as he would've liked, and the stores get some sort of credit for the number of bottles they give away. He was about to hand me a bottle from a small bag, then changed his mind and just handed me the whole bag! There were eight bottles inside (gave three to my coworker).