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A Pokémon GO gathering and skating with Dad

on Aug 8, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  I did a special Pokémon GO thing last weekend. I’m going to assume most readers don’t play Pokémon GO so I’ll leave the wonky stuff out and focus on what I found most fascinating. Pokémon GO has a special event that requires an invitation. If you don’t have an invitation then you can’t participate. A couple weeks ago I received an invitation with a time and a location where the event would take place. The location was a park, not too far from my work, so I took a long lunch to check it out. The meeting place was in the middle of a soccer field. The park is fairly large so you could access to the field from all sides. As I walked up I immediately noticed the diverse group of people standing around and more were approaching from all directions. I could not believe how many people were there. The group topped out at somewhere between 60 or 70 people. The...

Triumph…a little bragging

on Jul 31, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  I finally did it. Actually, I finally did a couple things. I have been trying to do things that I haven’t in the past. This has mostly been in regards to drawings or paintings but it has applied to other areas in my life too. This last week I accomplished two things that I hadn’t done because I was intimidated by them. First off, I built a frame. I’ve had a painting hanging in our house for a few years now. It was the first painting I finished after we moved in. Now it has been quite a few years and our other decorations and furniture have been replaced with nicer decorations and furniture but it is still hanging without a frame. For the last few years my wife has been subtly hinting that it needs a frame but I was intimidated. I learned how to build frames in college but the guy who ran the shop was a little too hands on. If you asked for help or advice he would...

Tropical Moon… a podcast recommendation

on Jul 24, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  I went to visit my inlaws this weekend. The drive to their house is almost 4 hours so I took the opportunity to share the Tropical Moon podcast with my wife. I have been a bit obsessed with Tropical Moon as of late. I have been listening to it while drawing so the context may be influencing my feelings. I wanted to get another opinion before writing about it. My wife listens to podcasts too but she favors the true crime and advice variety so I wasn’t sure how she would feel about Tropical Moon. Tropical Moon is a lovely podcast. Whenever I start to think about it the word “lovely” always comes to mind. There are so many little things that add up to make it a fantastic show. The writing is superb. The world is rich with different characters, flora and fauna. The reason why I wanted to get someone else’s opinion is because the stories are… well they are...

Dog Dumps and Dump Trucks

on Jul 17, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There is a saying that if you are a runner it is only a matter of time before you find a dead body. When people are out and about things happen and bodies are found. I did not find a body but I have been out and about. My weekend started off with a bang when I got off a little early on Friday and decided to have a late lunch at Arby’s. I was the only patron so the staff was conversing among themselves while I ate my buffalo chicken sliders. Their sliders are surprisingly good. The wing sauce is one of the best fast food sauces out there, but I digress. The subject of dogs came up. One employee was excited because she had just moved to a new apartment and she could finally get a dog. While talking about breeds she mentioned chihuahuas. Her co-worker then went into a graphic and very detailed story about how she had killed her chihuahua by accidentally slamming its head in a car...

Go fly a kite… don’t forget your lunchbag

on Jul 11, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A Couple Days of Wonder and a Lunchbag

on Jun 27, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  For better or worse, I like to think better, life has been a bit mundane lately. My mother came to visit which was nice but aside from a trip to the domes it was rather uneventful. I was starting to wonder what I was going to write about this week but things just seem to sometimes happen. Last night I was driving home and a tree fell ahead of me. All the events surrounding it were perfect so I wasn’t in any danger while still being close enough that it was wonderous. I had just started driving after being stopped at a red light when I noticed some movement off to the right of the road. Then this huge tree started to fall. It fell so slow and it was so huge that my mind had a hard time comprehending just what was happening. I clearly consume too much Science Fiction because it immediately read as a huge beast slowly lumbering out of the woods. When it came to rest it was...