Knotty Pine on the Bayou

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Birdhouse by the Licking River

Dinner with friends at Knotty Pine, a Cajun/Creole joint in Cold Spring, Kentucky that was pretty darn good, especially if you like protein heavy plates.

Riding in electric cars

Friday, March 1, 2019

Model X

One day, riding in electric cars might not seem amazing.

For now? I’ll hold on to that feeling.

Don’t let adulthood corrupt you

Thursday, February 28, 2019

A sign by Paul Shortt

The message on this sign has little relation to my experience at a new dermatologist on this last day of February.

On second thought, aging often produces keratosis (skin blemishes) and those feel like meddling or corruption of one’s container.

Fingers crossed a little bit of liquid nitrogen will fix my blemish right up. I also wanted advice on a skin care regimen which I’ll record here because I’m going to lose this slip of paper and I’m tired of being oily.


  1. Wash face with gentle cleanser (like CeraVe or Cetaphil)
  2. Use a pea sized amount of Vitamin C & E lotion (also available as drops)
  3. Moisturize (again, small amount of the aforementioned brands or fancy it up with something like SkinMedica)


  1. Wash with gentle cleanser
  2. Use a small amount of Retinol cream
  3. Moisturize

We’ll see how this goes.

Decorative filler

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Retail Apocalypse

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The closed Sears of Tri-County Mall

Yet another image under my Retail Apocalypse tag. (SAD.)

Sidenote: Ever since deactivating my Facebook account, I’ve found lots of extra freetime and started to tackle things that got brushed aside.

Like? Adding thumbnails to the 1800+ posts on this album! Haven’t quite figured out how to automatically assign the first image as the featured image, but I’m getting there, and at least have a framework in place to browse posts visually by tags.

This is very exciting.

It’s fun to browse by red or green or Edie or selfie or mom.

Elegant unfrosted sides

Monday, February 25, 2019

Elegant unfrosted sides

On the counter this morning? Remnants of dessert that was unfortunately left in my care. Unfortunate because I will cut very small pieces of it throughout the coming days and finish it on my own.

Casey mentioned it featured “elegant unfrosted sides” and I didn’t know what he was talking about until (very) close examination—and there it was, the size of a penny, this proclamation.

Who knew I had the ability to decorate cakes in an elegant way my entire life and I always took it too far by trying to cover the sides.

I had a couple of folks over for dinner the previous night to watch the first part of the Oscars, knowing that if we made it halfway through, it would be a feat.

My goal was to serve guests a recreated recipe from Plated of Cranberry-Garlic Chicken but like always, it never hit the high notes of the actual meal-kit (which was super good).

Speaking of which? Try Plated and I’ll get 10 bucks worth of credits and you’ll get a boatload of savings. I seriously do very much like the service. This affiliated link will wither as the digital world turns. Act now!

The Oscars were totally fine without a host. I’m glad they didn’t regulate best cinematography to a commercial break. I have no other opinions other than: Experience things people make and let’s celebrate all those things.

Unrelated? The typeface on the Kroger price tags is Hobo, and I think that’s pretty awesome.

Country Fresh

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Eckrich Pre Sliced + Stacked Hard Salami $4.99 lb

I super-dig the hand letter on the signs in the Country Fresh windows on Vine Street.

My second job was making miniature versions of these signs (not nearly as lovely).

Soon? Even those little signs will become screens.

Also related? I took the same photo 9 years ago.

Litmus test

Saturday, February 23, 2019

I’m pretty sure someone at the VW service center is adding conservative talk radio stations to my presets, so I’m going to make it really obvious if they do it again.