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 this year: 53

Aches & pains: right foot

Current reading: 100 Days of SwiftUI

Recent listening: This American Life, Beastie Boys, Reply All, Robot or Not

Recent viewing: Bosch (Season 6), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, After Life (Season 2), Ozark, Outlander, The Crown, Devs, SNL at Home, McMillions

Recent playing: n/a

Recent events: fruit company interview, Graham out of quarantine, virtual happy hours

Recently accomplished: Replaced Scion battery, solved mystery carpet wet spot, shed cleanup, tree trimming, lawn mowing, bike to shop for tune-up

Imperative To Do: Clean roof and gutters, fix dishwasher, kitchen floor replacement planning, finish lingering projects

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2,109

Aches & pains: skin tag on right cheek, shoulders

Current reading: Getting Things Done

Recent listening: Dissect podcast, Frank Ocean, Prozac for Lovers, Westworld S2 OST, Making Sense, This American Life

Recent viewing: QI, The Goldbergs, WWDC sessions, Antman & the Wasp, Safe, Asperger’s Are Us, Labyrinth, The Dirk Gently Holistic Detective Agency

Recent playing: Bloons 6

Recent events: TQ’s 92nd birthday in Seattle, spring break week with Graham & Kate including adventure in Oregon City, meditating with Tina

Recently accomplished: resumed bike riding, FSA documentation, taught Graham how to spreadsheet, brainstorming for financial planning app, office reorganization

Imperative To Do: Ride 25 miles in a week, ride to work, read more, file 2018 taxes, find wedding rings, resolve pharmacy issues, finish foundation grade adjustments, file health insurance claim,

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: n/a

Aches & pains: right shoulder

Current reading: Getting Things Done

Recent listening: Kendrick Lamar, NWA, Childish Gambino, Reel Big Fish, Bill Frisell, Oasis, Greta Van Fleet, Led Zeppelin, Genesis

Recent viewing: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Safe, The Pixar Story, Cooked, White Right: Meeting the Enemy, The Ritual, Disenchantment, BoJack Horseman, SNL, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Goldbergs

Recent playing: Bloons 6

Recent events: Presidents weekend in San Francisco with Thomas, PDX Jazz festival, snow in Portland

Recently accomplished: House cleaning, bought robot vacuum, filing reorganization, turned compost, bought dress shirt

Imperative To Do: Ride bike again, read more, exercise, file 2018 taxes, find wedding rings, FSA documentation

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 1907

Aches & pains: butt (saddle sore), lower back, right hip (when pedaling)

Current reading: n/a

Recent listening: Waking Up, This American Life, The Joe Rogan Experience, Very Bad Wizards, Hidden Brain, Stuff You Should Know, Electric Light Orchestra

Recent viewing: Bosch, Castle Rock, Sharp Objects, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing MO, The Americans, Darkest Hour, Battle of the Sexes, Who Is America, Ozark

Recent playing: Montezuma Loops

Recent events: Bridge Pedal, Vernak wedding in Iowa, Graham returned for sophomore year

Recently accomplished: 25 miles/week riding, mowed lawn, laundry, planted grass

Imperative To Do: 100 miles/week riding, clean roof, file manual insurance claims, bariatric surgery, read more

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 1262

Aches & pains: Shoulders, lower back

Current reading: The Swift Programming Language

Recent listening: Very Bad Wizards, This American Life, Radiolab, Childish Gambino

Recent viewing: Barry, Westworld, SNL, The Handmaids Tale, NBA Playoffs

Recent playing: n/a

Recent events: Hired permanently, Thomas graduated college, new iPad mini 4 (128Gb)

Recently accomplished: Traveled to Indiana in April and May, 59 miles/week riding, compost harvest, new Marathon Plus tires on bike, cooked steaks with cast iron, treated lawn for weeds and moss

Imperative To Do: 100 miles/week riding, plant grass in bare spots, clean roof, manual insurance claims, pay bills, install AC

Vital Statistics

Aches & pains: sore throat, congestion, general physical malaise

Current reading: The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller, Getting Things Done by David Allen

Recent listening: Very Bad Wizards, Waking Up with Sam Harris

Recent viewing: Humans, Saturday Night Live, The Last Man in the World, United Shades of America, Kobe Bryant’s Muse, Bright, Black Mirror (season 3), Chasing Trane, Dave Chappelle, Rick and Morty

Recent playing: n/a

Recently accomplished: Garage organization/cleaning, rideshare driving

Imperative To Do: Get a job, 100 miles/week riding, lower grade to 8 inches, reduce CPAP leakage, resume iOS training

Vital Statistics

Aches & pains: lower back soreness, sciatica (left hip), sore knees when biking sometimes.

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Current reading: The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller

Recent listening: Very Bad Wizards, Coverville, Radiolab, The Woj Pod, Robot or Not?, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

Recent viewing: Longmire (final season), Dark Matter, The Barkley Marathons, Nova, Frontline, Future Man, Saturday Night Live, I Love You America, Max Steel, The Great Wall

Recent playing: n/a

Recently accomplished: 65 bike miles/week, raked leaves, made Tina’s birthday present, wrote a Reddit bot, celebrated 25th wedding anniversary, 30 mile bike ride

Imperative To Do: Get a job, lower grade to 8 inches, organize/clean garage, FAFSA, reduce CPAP leakage, resume iOS training, clean roof

Vital Statistics

Aches & pains: shoulders, sciatica, right arch

Current reading: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, Cracking the Code Interview by Gayle Laakmann McDowell

Recent listening: Bowie, Manassas, Mystery to Me by Fleetwood Mac, Heart of Mine by Maria Muldaur, Audioslave, Future Games by Fleetwood Mac, Shot of Love by Bob Dylan, Chet Baker Sings

Recent viewing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, NBA Finals, National Treasure (Hulu series), Becoming Bond, 12 Monkeys (Hulu series)

Recent playing: Lake Drawing Book

Recently accomplished: The Daily Bowie, 5000 steps a day for 2 weeks, cleaned up patio, yard work, graduation party, wrote Mother’s article, mailed CDs (Jan, Sue, Katie)

Imperative To Do: Get a job, write Mother’s article, walk 6000 steps per day, refinish deck, colonoscopy, finish writing Neil Young liner notes

Vital Statistics

Aches & pains: sciatica, ankles

Current reading: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, Cracking the Code Interview by Gayle Laakmann McDowell

Recent listening: Cop Killer by Body Count, Anthology 1964-1977 by Johnny Rivers, These Foolish Things by Bryan Ferry, Garcia Plays Dylan, Neon Bible by Arcade Fire, The Doggfather by Snoop Dogg, Slow Train Coming by Bob Dylan, S-Town (podcast)

Recent viewing: Big Little Lies, Homeland, Billions, Scandal, The Last Man on Earth, Dave Chappelle: Collection 1, Marvel’s Iron Fist, The Crown

Recent playing: n/a

Recently accomplished: Replaced CR-V, changed insurance agent, cleaned roof & gutters, job interviews, The Daily Bowie

Imperative To Do: Write Mother’s article, find a job