The siren

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

No parades or green beer this St. Patrick’s Day. Took a walk around the neighborhood. Awkwardly zigged and looped around other pedestrians. Thought it’d be fun to send up the drone and see some details on this siren. It goes off every Wednesday at noon to test the components. And again whenever there’s a tornado.

Oh, those metal structures on the ground? They’re building a bus hub in Northside.

Pneumatic tubes

Monday, March 16, 2020

Remote teller at a bank

Green lentil spaghetti

Sunday, March 15, 2020

A friend tweeted, what’s the last thing you’d eat in your pantry and when I went to look, I was appalled at how unorganized it was.

So I organized it.

I feel so very lucky that I have a pantry that could carry me for a while. I’ve been slowly building up shelf stable items over the past few weeks and starting to fill up the freezer with additional goods.

As for what is the last thing I will eat? The green lentil spaghetti (not in view),

Breakfast casserole

Saturday, March 14, 2020

introduction to family cookbook handwritten

My mom made cookbooks for us one Christmas, filled with lots of family recipes. My brother Robert picked up the torch in 2019 and shared a whole set of additional recipes… Including this breakfast casserole that is SO WORTH making the night before.


  • Butter
  • 6 slices of bread
  • 1 lb. sausage
  • 5 eggs ( I used like, 10 )
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups half  & half (don’t tell my trainer)
  • 5 oz. grated cheddar cheese (oz = the right amount of coverage)


  • Cut crust from bread, butter both sides and cut into cubes
  • Place in bottom of casserole pan
  • Sauté and drain sausage and crumble over bread
  • Beat eggs, mix in half & half and salt, pepper
  • Pour over bread and sausage
  • Sprinkle cheese on top
  • Let set overnight in fridge
  • Back 400 degress for 45-50 minutes

This breakfast casserole was from Ma-Maw (Lorena Barbour, and she preferred if you called her Grandmother).

And it is great anytime, even dinner.

I don’t think I have a photo of the finished casserole. It was delicious though. For many days.

(And I really am not a fan of leftovers.)

I’m learning to accept.

The aisle where the toilet paper used to be

Friday, March 13, 2020


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Control on the PS4 is fantastic.

With a solid story and leveling up system, tight controls and visuals, it also has some of the most cinematic uses of type and video overlays I’ve seen in a videogame.

It also gets really hard. Difficult enough for me to hang at the last level and debate if I’m capable of completing it. Sometimes I hit a wall with a game and I let it go. I feel like I’ll keep taking a crack at this one until I get past this final hump.


They have good breakfast sandwiches

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Don’t @ me

Bear Hands & Irontom

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

We hedged on going.

But we figured if we took a bottle of hand sanitizer and kept our distance, it’d be okay.

Grabbed some pizza beforehand.

That would mark the last restaurant for a while.

(Why didn’t we go to Benihana!?)

I’d fathom Riverfront Live had about 40 customers spread out across their ample venue. (The venue used to be called Annie’s way back when.)

Irontom opened the night. Hadn’t heard them before but they… rocked. Weird, hooky, alt pop/grunge. I dunno, I’m not great with tags. In hindsight, their live show has more kinetic energy than their recordings.

Bear Hands followed. It wasn’t as rowdy or as beardy as 2016, but they were solid. The new songs sounded great live. Even from the back at a two top, behind the mixing board with a bottle of hand santizer.