free lunch is always worth it

Ah the fall block party.  A chance to see how frighteningly young the freshman look, and realize they're closer in age to your 17 month old than to you.  And pick up a free slice along the way.
Totally worth it.

Current beer-scale: 8.9 and 50 hours to kickoff.


project time

So this was one of the projects I wanted to work on yesterday, and actually the call from daycare interrupted finishing a third canvas of an actual ship at sea.  But I was winding down anyway and about to quit to hop on the bike when I got the call.

For now it'll have to be enough, b/c it sounds like the next project on my list is a backsplash, so we should have lots of fun pics of torturous trips to Home Depot and mucking around with plaster real soon.  Good times.

Current beer-scale: 8.1


The glass can be half full or half empty

God I love whiskey.

I was looking forward to a day off today where I could get some cleaning done, patch some bike clothes up, and then take a long ride into Skokie to pick up some 357 at one of the few Binnys claiming to have it in stock. And things were looking good too, one coffee and a few patches in. Then the daycare called.


I feel bad complaining about this, but the kid has some sort of sixth sense when it comes to us taking time off. But I picked him up, and then said screw it, we're driving there instead. So I took him to the liquor store at 10:30 AM, and he had a great time. We ended up having a fun day, I have no idea why he got sent home today, and I'm happily finishing one bottle of whiskey knowing I've got a new one to back it up. Good times.

Current beer-scale: 7.9 and still dumb enough to check work email at home.


If you run into an asshole, you had a bad day

If you run into assholes all day, you're the asshole. 

No, actually, if you run into assholes all day you're just on your bike too long.  Get off the path, get off the streets, and take some time out of the saddle.  I think I need to follow my own advice on this, but fuck it, I'm riding to the liquor store on my day off Monday.

Current beer-scale: 9.4


What, 'bow ties are cool.'

Yeah, that was unplanned but still funny.

I was wearing the one on the left when I bought the other two. The lady at register 7 didn't seem to understand why someone would want two extra bowties and I found myself quoting the doctor. Can't say it was appreciated, but still worth it.

And he's right, bowties are cool.

Current beer-scale: 6.2 and sippin' crappy pre-made mojitos.


Poor preparation and planning

Ugh. After staying late Wednesday it was a shower beer to take the edge off, tonite it's gonna need to be a little stronger. Hence the nightcap. Or two.

I usually love the ride home from the fall welcome reception, but the air & water show being the same night did not help. Neither did a long week in general or getting called a jerk for trying to walk with a dog and a stroller this morning. Oh we'll. they can't all be great days.

Current beer-scale: 9.3


Yes it's great, no I'll never use it.

This thing might change my life.
"Might" b/c there's rain in the forecast and I can't see a time in the next ten days where I'll have an extra 20 minutes to put the bike on for a little wash and lube. 

But at $52.99 with shipping it was totally worth it.

Current beer-scale: 8.1


so tired...

This was last weekend at Brookfield zoo.  So adorable.  I have to remember moments like this when he wakes me up at 5:30 AM and refuses to go back to sleep.

Even better, I was at the office late last night and slept like crap.  Two coffees and a slightly-too-quick bike ride in and I'm ready to call it a day.  Good thing it's not even 9:30.

Current beer-scale: 8.6 and looking for some big wave