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  • Currently Listening: A Holiday Carole by Carole King. πŸŽ΅πŸŽ„

    Album art for 'A Holiday Carole'

    First heard Carole on Gilmore Girls and then bought her compilation album at University. When I went home over the Holiday break and I was listening to it, my mother expressed shock because she listened to Carole when she was my age. 🀣

  • Default Apps and Services of 2023

    It seems like a lot of folks have been writing about the default apps / services they use and while I’m late to the game, here is my list…at least for 2023. 🀣 I did a little tweak to the format everyone seems to be using: I split up my home and work life, as I do my best to keep things … read more

  • Moved 18.3 TB of data from my Storage server to my Media server; gotta love the “rsync -va --progress” command! πŸ’»πŸ€“ #HappyGeek

  • Kicking off the winter movie season with You’ve Got Mail, which is an old Holiday favorite of ours. πŸΏπŸŽ„

    Modified movie poster for You’ve Got Mail, with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.
  • We put up the tree last night, with one of my favorite ornaments in a place of prominence. πŸŽ„ We bought more than a few of these beauties in 2020, giving them to a number of Friends. 🀣 πŸ“·

    Christmas tree ornament, with colored lights in the background, hanging from the tree. The ornament is round and white, with the following verbiage in the Friends (the TV show) font: 'The one where we were all quarantined, 2020'
  • Finished reading: Imperial Wizard: Ambitions by J Parsons πŸ“š

    Somewhat predictable, the second book in the series continues right where the first left off. Events turn out for the best but more than a few questions are raised about how things will go in the future. 🀭

    Cover art for Imperial Wizard: Ambitions
  • Rainy day + lazy cat = nap time πŸ˜ΉπŸ’€πŸˆπŸ“·

    Grey cat, in a grey/green recliner, wedged into the side, between the armrest and a pillow, with his head on the pillow and his eyes closed.
  • Finished reading: Imperial Wizard by J Parsons πŸ“š

    This was a fun read, a magic users sleeps through what seems to be many cataclysms, awaking to a changed world, one where no one else knows how to use his type of magic.

    Book cover for Imperial Wizard
  • Finished reading: Weeping Of Willows by Brandon Cook πŸ“š

    The second book of the series, I thought this was going to be predictable but it took some interesting and unexpected turns. I’m excited for the next book in the series (I really hate having to wait for “next books” πŸ˜†).

    Book cover for Weeping Of Willows
  • Another early morning breakfast with the bestie; between brunches and various thanksgivings / parties, I’m going to put on at least 10 pounds by the end of the year. πŸ€£πŸ³πŸ“·

    Breakfast sandwich (veggie burger, eggs, and cheese on a biscuit with a little bit of purple colored jam) with a wooden toothpick through the middle, the word 'Vegan' on it, on a plate. In the background is a glass of water and a glass of iced coffee.
  • No SimpliSafe, I don’t “miss you protecting me,” if I did miss you I wouldn’t have canceled your service. In fact, if you hadn’t tried to gouge me, forcing me to pay you an extra $15 a month because I had “old” hardware, I’d likely still be paying for your service. 🀭

  • Date Night: Burgers (in my case, a veggie burger) @ Red Robin. πŸ˜‹πŸ”πŸ“·

    Two plates on a dark wood table, on two oval-ish white plates; fries on both of the plates but the plate in the foreground has a knife on it, as well as a burger.
  • Well, the Analogue Pocket color editions are already sold out, so I guess I don’t have to decide if I want to buy one or not… 🀣😒

  • Finished reading: The House of Fire by Brandon Cook πŸ“š

    I seem to be reading a lot of LitRPG books lately (as a recovering gaymer, that isn’t shocking), this one was a fun read. The main character slowly becomes more than he started and it’s predictable but still enjoyable.

    Book cover for House of Fire
  • I’ve never seen the food court at Costco so full…and given the amount of screaming babies around, it doesn’t sound like anyone is happy about it. πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚πŸ˜…