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

Vital Statistics

Bike miles in 2022: 0

Aches & pains: right shoulder, neck

Current reading: Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Recent listening: “Just the Two of Us” by Grover Washington, Jr., Hidden Brain

Recent viewing: Super Bowl, Pose, Call the Midwife, Shameless, The Book of Boba Fett

Recent playing: Galaga Wars+

Recent events: Eply maneuver, Drew Eubanks traded and waived, start of the espresso era

Recently accomplished: Filed taxes, plumbing estimates, bass lessons, baked a cake, sold Rory’s cat food, turned compost, video for Mark’s birthday

Imperative To Do: Go on a bike ride, replace toilet seat, fix Graham’s bass, prep for plumbing repairs,

Vital Statistics

Bike miles in 2022: 0

Aches & pains: right shoulder, sciatic, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Current reading: Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Recent listening: Very Bad Wizards, John Parr, Planet Money

Recent viewing: The Witcher, Shameless, NFL Playoffs

Recent playing: Galaga Wars+

Recent events: Xmas in New Mexico, ate a smash burger

Recently accomplished: Installed knife bar, installed bidet, ice maker deep clean, leaf removal, invented Mac ‘n’ cheese-burger, bass lessons

Imperative To Do: Go on a bike ride, schedule roof estimates, file taxes, plumbing estimates, replace toilet seat, Eply maneuver

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

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