Vital Statistics

Bike miles in 2021: 0

Aches & pains: Neck (occasional but severe), back spasms

Current reading: Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe, Invest Like a Pro

Recent listening: YNAB podcast, This American Life, Very Bad Wizards, Sound Opinions, Radiolab

Recent viewing: Mr. Corman, Ted Lasso, Muhammad Ali (Ken Burns), The Morning Show, Catch and Kill

Recent playing: n/a

Recent events: first rain since June

Recently accomplished: Finished refurbishing the picnic table, bass lessons/practice, grass planting, ongoing drainage work, gutter cleaning, tree trimming

Imperative To Do: Contact kitchen contractor for warranty items, revisit roof replacement, finish drainage projects, replace the shed roof

Vital Statistics

Bike miles in 2021: 0

Aches & pains: Neck (occasional but severe), crack in right heel

Current reading: Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe

Recent listening: YNAB podcast, This American Life, Very Bad Wizards, Dissect (Lemonade)

Recent viewing: Call the Midwife, 63 Up, Mr. Corman, Ted Lasso, Schmigadoon!

Recent playing: Mini Metro+

Recent events: Tina got a promotion and spent a week in Chicago training, new glasses, cancelled Netflix, office happy hour

Recently accomplished: Replaced the bench legs on our old picnic table, bass lessons/practice,

Imperative To Do: Contact kitchen contractor for warranty items, repaint picnic table, revisit roof replacement, fall lawn maintenance

Vital Statistics

Bike miles in 2021: 0

Aches & pains: Neck (occasional but severe), shoulders

Current reading: Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe

Recent listening: Planet Money, YNAB podcast, This American Life

Recent viewing: Hit & Run, Lupin, Ted Lasso, CODA

Recent playing: Mini Metro+

Recent events: Class of 1985 reunion, Wapsi Days

Recently accomplished: Patched cement at my mom’s house, dosed cats, visited the Buddy Holly crash site

Imperative To Do: Contact kitchen contractor for warranty items, repaint picnic table, revisit roof replacement

Vital Statistics

Bike miles in 2021: 0

Aches & pains: Neck (occasional but severe), hands/fingers, sciatica manifested as itching in left leg, wound below right knee

Current reading: Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe

Recent listening: Very Bad Wizards, Dissect: Yeezus, This American Life, YNAB podcast, Making Sense with Sam Harris

Recent viewing: NBA Finals, Falcon & Winter Soldier, Gunpowder Milkshake, Blood Red Sky, Naomi Osaka, I Think You Should Leave, WandaVision, Loki

Recent playing: Mini Metro+

Recent events: Heatwave (over 110ยบ), 1st haircut since COVID, Thomas home, drinks with the Feirer’s

Recently accomplished: Patched gutter leaks, replaced broken drainage pipe, disposed rhododendron clippings, took Rory and Baby to the vet, ongoing bass lessons

Imperative To Do: Prep for Iowa vacation and class reunion, contact kitchen contractor for warranty items, repaint picnic table

Vital Statistics

Bike miles in 2021: 0

Aches & pains: sciatica, lower back, left wrist and shoulder, ankles/feet

Current reading: Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe

Recent listening: The House Song by Beta Band, Come Together by The Beatles, Money by Pink Floyd, WTF Podcast (Jackson Browne), Very Bad Wizards, Making Sense with Sam Harris, Radiolab, This American Life

Recent viewing: Mythic Quest, Mosquito Coast, Hacks, Childrens Hospital, Real Time with Bill Maher, Jazz vs. Clippers, Bucks vs. Nets, Suns vs. Nuggets, Trying, Dirty John, Lucifer

Recent playing: Mini Motorways

Recent events: Rain, real-life happy hour, WWDC, dinner at a restaurant

Recently accomplished: added edging and river rock to the south side of the house, sharpened mower blades, cleaned grill, tree trimming, learned 4 different scales on bass

Imperative To Do: ride bike, store CD boxes, contact kitchen contractor for warranty items, clean gutters, visit J&J, fix gutter leaks

Vital Statistics

Bike miles in 2021: 0

Aches & pains: sciatica (left thigh tingling, waking from sleep on my back, morning stiffness)

Current reading: Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe

Recent listening: The House Song by Beta Band, Come Together by The Beatles, Accidental Tech Podcast, Hidden Brain, WTF Podcast (Kristen Hersh), Very Bad Wizards, Making Sense with Sam Harris

Recent viewing: Mythic Quest, The Mosquito Coast, Hacks, Childrens Hospital, Lakers vs. Suns playoffs, Miranda, 1971: The Year That Music Changed

Recent playing: Mini Motorways

Recent events: Started bass lessons with Graham, annual physical (all good), bought an RB60 spreader

Recently accomplished: opened Roth IRA, planted sunflowers, cleaned the floors, poa trivialis removal, compost harvest, switched mobile carriers

Imperative To Do: ride bike, store CD boxes, contact kitchen contractor for warranty items, clean gutters, visit J&J

Vital Statistics

Bike miles in 2021: 0

Aches & pains: lower back, right ankle

Current reading: Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe

Recent listening: Quadrophenia by The Who, Live at Leeds by The Who, Face Dances by The Who, Very Bad Wizards, Planet Money, Radiolab

Recent viewing: Mythic Quest, The Mosquito Coast, The Expanse, For All Mankind, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, White Boy, Stowaway, The Serpent, Sound of Metal, One Night in Miami, MANK, Atlanta, Nomadland

Recent playing: Mini Motorways

Recent events: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations, Graham graduated magna cum laude, shattered the screen on my iPhone 11, planted new grass, new refrigerator delivered

Recently accomplished: transferred IRA to Vanguard, finished the kitchen story, refurbished Thomas’ bass, pressure washing, filed & paid taxes

Imperative To Do: finish unpacking boxes, finish laundry room re-organization, ride bike, clean the floors, store CD boxes

Vital Statistics

Bike miles in 2021: 0

Aches & pains: subconjunctival hemorrhage

Current reading: Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe

Recent listening: Paul’s Boutique by Beastie Boys, Hidden Brain, Making Sense with Sam Harris, Women and Children First by Van Halen

Recent viewing: Young Wallander, Wallander, The Crown (season 4), Hinterland, Evil, Manhunt, The Professor and the Madmen, Star Wars (episodes 1-9), The Mandalorian (season 2), The Flight Attendant, The Undoing

Recent playing: n/a

Recent events: Election Day, Thanksgiving, mortgage refinance, shaved, Xmas vacation, fitted for hearing aids, bought Apple Watch Series 6

Recently accomplished: survived 2020, replaced living room couches, bought a new refrigerator (delivery pending), replaced CPAP machine, dryer duct inspection, roof replacement estimates, installed standing desk, gave away most of my books

Imperative To Do: finish unpacking boxes, transfer IRA to Vanguard, finish office re-organization, finish laundry room re-organization, finish the kitchen story, ride bike

Vital Statistics

Bike miles in 2020: 92

Aches & pains: right ankle and foot, back of my head, right elbow

Current reading: n/a

Recent listening: You Need a Budget podcast, Hidden Brain, Reply All, Radiolab, Van Halen II, Small Change by Tom Waits

Recent viewing: World Series game 5, NBA Finals, Raised by Wolves, Schitt’s Creek, Queen’s Gambit, Tehran, Ted Lasso, Class Action Park, The Boys, Lovecraft Country

Recent playing: Outlanders

Recent events: kitchen remodel completed, sustained a subarachnoid hematoma

Recently accomplished: back yard renovation, cleaned roof & gutters (with Graham), new outlets in dining room, GFCI outlet outside, hauled off yard debris & junk

Imperative To Do: finish refinancing mortgage, finish unpacking boxes, vote, winterize, buy a new refrigerator

Vital Statistics

Bike miles this year: 93

Aches & pains: right foot and ankle, right pinky toe, right elbow

Current reading: n/a

Recent listening: The Chicks, Station to Station by David Bowie

Recent viewing: Umbrella Academy, Lovecraft Country, Westworld (season 3), Ted Lasso, Away, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

Recent playing: n/a

Recent events: kitchen cabinets installed, Oregon wildfire smoke with AQI over 500

Recently accomplished: lawn care, composting, step count increased to 6000, installed new switches and outlets in the kitchen, boxed up unread books, financial aid modifications

Imperative To Do: Clean roof and gutters, finish lingering projects, finish unpacking, replant back yard grass, turn compost