Vital Statistics

At Devil’s Punchbowl

Bike miles in 2022: 0

Aches & pains: sciatica, ankles

Current reading: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Recent listening: Hidden Brain, Planet Money, This American Life, Dark Side of the Mule, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Recent viewing: Better Call Saul (season 6), The Wonder Years, Nova, Frontline, Made for Love, Barry, Hacks, The Flight Attendant, The Time Traveler’s Wife

Recent playing: Wordle, Quordle, Duotrigirdle

Recent events: Mini-vacation on the Oregon Coast, visits from the Codys and John January, working at the office, Kate’s graduation, Graham’s birthday

Recently accomplished: Replaced jack in the Ibanez, lawn mowing, Portland Heritage trees, called before I dug, mail for Mother, paid taxes, planted grass and root vegetables

Imperative To Do: Go on a bike ride, fix Graham’s bass, store CDs, Graham’s interview, buy new grill, landfill trip

Vital Statistics

Bike miles in 2022: 0

Aches & pains: right shoulder, sciatica

Current reading: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Recent listening: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen., Hidden Brain, Planet Money, Unlimited Love by Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,

Recent viewing: Better Call Saul (season 5), Billions, Severance, Slow Horses, The After Party, The Power of the Dog, Cowboy Bebop (live action), Lost In Space

Recent playing: Wordle, Quordle

Recent events: Drew Eubanks signed by Portland, Thomas visited, snow in April including a fallen tree

Recently accomplished: Bass lessons, spring yard work, Portland Heritage trees, plumbing estimates, finished bathroom repairs

Imperative To Do: Go on a bike ride, fix Graham’s bass, store CDs, pay taxes, coastal getaway

All I Got For Christmas 2021

Most all I got for Christmas
  • Beacock Music folder
  • Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes: A Cautionary Tale of Race and Brutality
  • Gutter cleaning pressure washer attachment
  • Lawnmower deck cleaning tool
  • Philips Hue starter kit
  • Luthier toolkit
  • Magnetic knife bar
  • Ernie Ball guitar strap
  • Counter top water distiller (not pictured)
  • $25 Visa gift card (not pictured)
  • New Mexico Christmas 2021 commemorative stocking cap
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (not pictured)
  • Soldering pen and accessories (not pictured)

Vital Statistics

Bike miles in 2021: 0

Aches & pains: Right shoulder (source: leaf blower)

Current reading: Against Empathy by Paul Bloom

Recent listening: Making Sense with Sam Harris, Hidden Brain

Recent viewing: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Succession, The Shrink Next Door, Foundation, Invasion, QI

Recent playing: Outlanders

Recent events: Rory died, Thanksgiving

Recently accomplished: CRV body repair, vet appointment, bass lessons & practice, Scion interior cleaning, Xmas shopping

Imperative To Do: Revisit roof replacement, go on a bike ride, Xmas shopping, sell Tina’s iPad

Vital Statistics

Bike miles in 2021: 0

Aches & pains: Right shoulder

Current reading: Against Empathy by Paul Bloom

Recent listening: YNAB podcast, Radiolab, Hidden Brain, Making Sense with Sam Harris

Recent viewing: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mare of Easttown, Succession, Dune (2021), The Shrink Next Door, Finch, Foundation, The Morning Show, Invasion, The Velvet Underground, Jonathan Creek, 63 Up

Recent playing: n/a

Recent events: visited Thomas in San Francisco, Tina’s knee operation, COVID booster

Recently accomplished: Bass lessons/practice, finished drainage projects, gutter cleaning (again), leaf and needle removal, replaced shed roof, Xmas travel planning, unclogged the bathroom sink, fixed Bobby’s trailer, winterization

Imperative To Do: Revisit roof replacement, go on a bike ride, thoroughly clean the Scion interior, CRV body damage repair, Xmas shopping

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 110º), 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