Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Dinner and drinks in Covington with friends. Everything was splendid save for this flat tire.

Selfie with annoyed cat

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

I’m technically not working when this photo was taken at 7pm. I was looking back at photos from 10 days prior. Mortified this sole image is what must be posted if I am going to fill in all the days.

Edie is obviously disgusted with me.

(Tangent: There needs to be skip function where this sort of post is suppressed from RSS and the website, only to be revealed in search or something.)

Settling back in

Monday, August 12, 2019

Co-working Cincinnati

This photo has been taken before, but I was taken by the sky and the light. I’d been spending lots of time in the building in the center of the photo. Work hitting on all 12 cylinders.

What We Did on Our Holiday

Sunday, August 11, 2019

What We Did on Our Holiday

Having escaped New York and spending the previous day with a bit of planning and prep (REI) for an upcoming safari, I took this Sunday night to chill the heck out and watch a movie.

I streamed “What We Did on Our Holiday” (Check Amazon Prime, but sidenote: Roku TV search is excellent when it comes to finding out WHERE to watch a particular movie.)

Short review: I super dooper enjoyed this movie. It’s a great family romp about life and marriage and kids and even the long view of things. Cheesy for some, perfect for me. It’ll probably most definitely bore the kids.

Here’s the trailer. I don’t think it really reveals the movie at all, and that is both a good and bad attribute. But if you are fine with the vibe you see there, you’ll probably REALLY like the movie, like I did.

Bonuses? Music by The Waterboys (a favorite song of theirs* outside of this movie) — plus performances by and David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly.

* Room to Roam is Sooo GOOD

Same as the old new

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Thanks to the nostalgia fueled by things that are stranger, one could re-live the experience of New Coke.

It is the same as the old New Coke.

But I think the old New Coke didn’t have a can shaped like that… and some of the type feels off… and aluminum was shinier back then… and the printing was better…

See what I mean?

I eventually got home

Friday, August 9, 2019

I flew through Detroit to get there.

No LaGuardia, no

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Let’s bend elbows sometime and I’ll recount the long tale of trying to escape New York City through LaGuardia. In summary: I will use ever fiber of my being to avoid this particular airport until their construction is finished in the year 2030.

On the flip side? As soon as I found out my flight was cancelled I hightailed it to JFK so I could enjoy the benefits of a hotel on site.

The Jim Henson Exhibition

Thing to do in New York when waiting for your rescheduled flight? Visit The Jim Henson Exhibition permanently on display at the Museum of the Moving Image.

I didn’t realize Rowlf was originally for commercials…

That storyboard on the left above was mesmerizing to me. It distilled the magic of what Jim Henson and his team did into a tangible starting point.

Above is a model of a set for The Muppets Take Manhattan, with a false floor for the puppeteers.

Piggy. :)

Me trying out my hand in one of the interactive exhibits. (I think I could get the hang of this.)