Sunday, April 30, 2023

Record of the Month

I figured I'd do a monthly 'what I'm listening to' kind of thing. This could be viewed as a lame placeholder kind of post. And probably it is. But it's my blog! So there! 

It's been nine years since Nickel Creek has put out any new music, but it is always worth the wait. Celebrants is no different. 

The three group members been playing together since before their pre-teen years, and all are quite accomplished musicians. And while I'd say they started off as traditional bluegrass artists, they've morphed into something more than that - pushing and redefining the boundaries of the genre. 

You saw (well, if you actually clicked on it) their release from the disk, "Holding Pattern" a few weeks back in this very blog. 

But for their genre-bending take starts on the opening / title track. Throughout the disk, they blend their voices, sometimes a capella in the middle of a song ("To the Airport") or changing who sings lead in the middle ("the Meadow"), or even the finger clicks in "Holding Pattern".

I'd say the most "traditional" song would be "Where the Long Line Leads", and by comparison, it is. Yet it isn't. But I like it. 

The musicianship is A-1. And yes, there are some mostly instrumentals. 

I get it if you don't like the traditional bluegrass genre, you might not like this. It sill applies the rules of no drums and the percussion you hear are taps on the mandolin, guitar or bass - and the aforementioned finger clicks. 

I'd love to see the band live, but when they come, it's still 45 minutes away, on a school night. 

Saturday, April 29, 2023

How Much is that Doggie in the Window?

All but one of the pics are from daycare. It's been that kind of week, I suppose. 

Pick-Up.  He is more than ready to go. 

Neighbor Harriet.  We love her. 

Outdoor, up top doggie. 

Ruby is just the cutest puppy. And she gave me love. And I gave it right back.

We were being barked at on a walk. 
Took me a few to find out from whence it came. 

Shep seems to have Bernese issue - at least with the one who lives behind us. 
He doesn't seem to have any problems with this pack.  But they're not getting the cot from him. 

Song by: Patti Page 

Friday, April 28, 2023

I Got Plenty O'Nuttin'

Yesterday was one of those days.  .....and when it came down to blogging, I just ran out of time. 

.....and ideas. 

Mostly time. 

Tomorrow, it's animals, so we're all good. 

Until then: stay fresh, cheesebags!

Song by: Ella Fitzgerald

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Breathe (in the Air)

Three years. One month. Nine days. 

That is how long we've been wearing masks at work. Elsewhere too, but I'm taking work. 

But who's counting? 

As of this last Monday, in non-patient care areas, they are no longer required, per CDC guidelines. 

I honestly don't know how I feel about it. 

I enter and exit through the basement of the hospital, where there is very little patient traffic, so I will say, I have worn the mask into work. However, if I'm out and about in the hospital, I slap one one. It feels a little weird to be without one. 

While it's only been a few days, I'd say about 50% of the folks are still wearing them. Maybe they don't. read their emails, maybe they're not feeling well, maybe they're immunocompromised. Maybe it's just a 3 year, 1 month and 9 day habit. 

Oddly, this change comes with an announcement of yet another booster for Spring. Those over 65 can now get it and in two months, those who are immunocompromised. 

It seems like mixed messages. 

Oh, and the grocery store took down their lucite barrier between the customer and cashier. 

Small-ish steps. I'll see how my comfort level goes. 

Song by: Pink Floyd

Wednesday, April 26, 2023


I'm somewhat sorry to hear of Dame Edna's passing.  Well, Barry Humphries, I suppose. But without one, you don't have the other. 

Dame Edna was hilarious. Sure sure......not in Tennessee, where "she" would not allowed to perform in this day and age, 

Allegedly, 710 and I saw her in New York back in 2000. 

I mean, we did see her. We had a trip to the city with tickets to see her show and then Kids in the Hall. I don't remember any of it. Oddly enough, I was not high or drunk, just ill. 

I was so deathly ill, that I remember almost nothing of that trip. Two things I can recall - 710 leaving me to just go out and me ending up meeting him at 30 Rock outside the window where the Today Show was going on. The other part was on the way home - we stopped halfway and while he was checking in, I slipped on ice in the parking lot and just lay there waiting for a car to run me over. Actually, hoping one would - that is just how out of it / sick I was. It wasn't suicidal ideation, just the hope of sweet release. 

710 looked out and only saw legs and feet and ran out to get me. 

But in theory, I'm sure Dame Edna was great when we "saw" her. I don't remember going. I don't remember seeing her or laughing. Odds are she was good. I can't really ask 710 because his recall for anything isn't stellar. 

I did see this clip a few years back - it's long, but I love how the host of the show just kind of hands it over to Edna who just talks a blue streak and most all funny.  Anyone who makes Judi Dench just laugh and laugh is fine with me. 

Song by: the Guess Who

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Liar Liar

You know, Jon Stewart had it right back in 2004, when on the air on CNN, he called Tucker Carlson a "dick". 

Honestly, truer words have never been spoken. 

Compared to that statement, even "the sky is blue" would be called into question as fact. 

I mean, even in my blog image, Carlson is showing his audience his length of this dick.......if it were twice the actual size. 

But Carlson is a dick. Was one. Always will be. 

Two-faced and only out for himself. I think his show, his books, his tweets and his group SMS texts show that. He's loyal to no one but Tucker. This is what you call a charlatan. .....and that's the nicest thing I'd call him. 

And he's out of a job. You know for all of a week. Some other righter winged outlet will snag him. It'll be a coup for them. Fuck if BLOTUS is back on the campaign trail, it would not surprise him who his communications director might be. 

The reality was: Carlson cost Fox almost a billion dollars. More than, if you add in legal fees. Sure, others had their hand in it, but others were not the first person on Dominion's witness list to testify. Only Fucker. Of course, they had that SMS thread where he clearly called out the lies they were telling. There was no way around it - hence the settlement.........hence the firing. 

They can say, "parted ways", but if he had quit, he would have signed off his last show. That did not happen. They canned his ass. 

Of course there are theories to why. I mean, I just shared mine.  (I'm totally right, btw....).  But someone else's made me laugh and laugh and laugh.  It would be the second one. 

It's Fox, so I'm not sure there's a thing as "too racist".  I mean ask any of their Black anchors. 

I'll wait, while you find one. 

Are you back yet?   No?  How about now?  Still need more time?  Take all that you need. But I can't wait forever. 

Allegedly Carlson was the highest rated show on cable. More than anything on ESPN....and possibly anything on Starz!

But having that audience with that kind of lunatic is fucking scary, as we saw.  You don't just fire someone who is the highest rated, which means, where you get all your advertising dollars. You fire them because they're a bigger liability than those dollars could bring in. 

I mean, what the fuck is Kevin McCarthy & Co. going to do now?  He was giving Fucker the tapes to January 6th to spin things a different way. 

I'd say good riddance (to you too Don Lemon!), but these shells of men are nothing more than a personification of what is going on in the country. They just bring hate out in the open and make it acceptable.  They pander. They scream. They raise the advertising rates. 

Hopefully he has a strong non-compete and we will have a year or so break from the d-bag. 

Hey - a boy can dream. 

And I see a wedding band on his hand. Can you imagine how horrible of a person she must be to be married - and stay married - to that guy? Honestly, if you hitch your wagon to him, you might probably be more vile than the man himself. 

Song by: Debbie Harry

Monday, April 24, 2023

My Music Monday

I wouldn't call Tal Bachman's "She's So High" a guilty pleasure, but I don't go around telling people I think the song is catchy and pleasant either 

Tal is not his father, Randy - from Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and more importantly, the Guess Who. 

For all I know, Tal had one album to his name. For all I know, he has one hit to his name - at least in the U.S.. This homeland of Canada?  I dunno. 

I haven't heard "She's So High" for a long time it seems, but now it's back the Sirius XM rotation and I've heard it 2-3 times in a week.  It's 24 years old (!) and it still had a hook. 

The video?  Didn't Bryan Adams do something similar a decade and a half before? Maybe videos with female divers is a Canadian thing. 

Sunday, April 23, 2023


Yes, another running post.  Deal with it. I got nothing else going on in my life. 

I signed up for another race.

Let me rephrase: I was guiltily browbeaten (but nicely) into signing up for another race. A 10-miler. 

The aforementioned browbeating took place five days before the race.  I signed up the following day, only because the last chance to pick up your bib was the day after that. I succumbed to peer pressure. 

My concern - other than my knee, hip and anxiety, is that I'd only run 10 miles (in a row!) once before - two weeks ago

The normal Saturday run I would / could have done with my running group was also going to be 10 miles, but they didn't offer a t-shirt and banana at the end. Sure sure.......there's a cost to this, but what the heck. As it turns out there were about a dozen or so folks from said group at this race. 

I've run in the heat and the cold, but not the rain, and not in the cold and rain. I woke up to 44° and steady, but not pouring, rain. Crap.  

I already had the t-shirt, so in theory, I could just bag it all, but I didn't. I had to replan what I was going to wear, and like every other run this year, it was about layers. T-shirt, long sleeve shirt, water proof-like coat, legging, shorts and gloves. Oh, and a hat. That was new. 

My shoes and socks were soaked through before I made it from the car to the gathering place. The rain was cold, as was the breeze off of Lake Erie. Oh yes, we started right next to one of the Great Lakes. 

I had a goal. Two actually. 

1. To finish. Duh. 

2. To start off slow. 

I always start out too strong and struggle the rest of the run. I get caught up in the ego and the other runner's abilities, ignoring my own. I was determined not to do that this time - and I didn't. 

As it turns out, I ended up running most of the way with another guy - Joe. He was trying for the same pace, so we kind of just hung together. Odd, a rando in a race has made more of a connection with me than I have with any of the group participants. 

The rain was problematic mostly before we started. I loved how people were avoiding puddles after mile 2. Trust me folks, we are not getting 'more wet' at this point. I just ran through them. 

I wasn't happy or unhappy with my performance. My goal was to finish, not have a personal best. I mean, I added a minute to my last 10 miler, but in my defense, I had to tie my right shoe........twice. I haven't had to do that for the entire last year of running. I used one of those times to use an inhaler too. So, that set me back a little. 

Still, unlike the last 10 miler, which was flat terrain, this run had a lot of elevation, so I think my extra minute was fine. And I was smart enough to wear my last pair of shoes, not the new ones. They are going to take a few days to dry out. 

As it stands right now, the knees and hip are holding up We will see what happens when I try to get out of bed in the morning. 

Song by: the Cult

Saturday, April 22, 2023


It's a light doggie week. Not a lot of pictures. Very few, in fact. We all have off-weeks. 

His would be portrait in spring flowers / weeds turned into a scratch fest. 
He's cute though. 

This is Kenna. She goes running on Tuesdays with the run group. 
She is a lot of love and I give her lots of pets. The group might not think a lot about me, but Kenna makes it better. 

Driver side passenger door. 
He knows which one is his. Smart boy. 

Today would have been Petey's birthday. I still miss the guy. 

Song by: Enya

Friday, April 21, 2023

Have You Seen the Stars Tonite

The explosion of Space X's poorly name "Starship" could easily be a metaphor for Elon Musk himself.  Big. Brash. Potential that flames out spectacularly. 

As 710 said: "let the memes commence!".  He's not wrong.  I'm guessing. 

Musk himself said there was only a 50/50 chance the ship that never made it close to the stars would have a successful mission. I assumed he meant would finish it, not finish it before it really started. 

I bet it was shot down by the Secret Jewish Space Lasers!

This is like the biggest rocket ever - or some such nonsense - and the plan wasn't even to make one trip around the earth.  Fuck- Glenn went around thrice with less technology than my 1985 VCR. Sure, it was supposed to be seven, but hey, at least he did it.........ELON!

I get there were no people on the rocket, but honestly, the story almost immediately fell off the top of the fold (wow - that's an outdated term) in the electronic media. I mean, except for possibly the JPL Picayune. 

I can't tell if we are that jaded, or if because it was unmanned and there were no opportunities for Christa McAuliffe jokes, or ones about the colour of the astronauts eyes*. 

'Tis disappointing that unlike Bezos, Musk doesn't go up in his rockets. This one would have been perfect for him. And for us. 

*blue. they're blue. 

Song by: Jefferson Starship

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Settle for Nothing

I am tres disappointed in Dominion and them settling against Fox. 

I don't know for a fact that they needed any of the money for which they were suing the "news" outlet. I really wanted and needed the network to admit to their lies.

Yes, the depositions - to a degree - have been released and Hannity, Murdock and Carlson all admitted not just to fabricating what they knew wasn't true - the latter two talked about their dislike of BLOTUS. 

And it didn't make a difference. 

BLOTUS still got interviewed by Carlson after it was told how much the latter loathes the former. 

Both are sheisters who will do anything to get ahead. I'd say "the lesser of two evils" but neither is less in this category. 

I'm not so naive that I think a full trial with each of those personalities taking the stand - or even telling the truth - would change the minds of their viewers one iota, but now we'll never know. 

To me - pleading the Fifth or "settling" for almost a billion dollars so one doesn't have to admit wrongdoing, is actually admitting wrongdoing. The almost all white population - especially with red caps - somehow won't see it that way. 

But this population are racist fuckheads who already believe enough lies to be ok with a coup of the government. And their ok'ness of it all has actually let the GOP be more ruthless and cruel - or at least just much more out in the open about it. 

Dominion still has cases against Sydney whatshername and the mayor of 9/11. Sorry - but neither of them have any money with which to settle, so some of this shit could still come out in the wash. You can still call Carlson & Co to the stand for their trials as witnesses. 

So maybe this can still be good. 

Song by: Rage Against the Machine

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Get Away

There isn't a lot going on that isn't running, work or fraud protection. My life has been busy lately, but not in a horrible way. 

This year, I can count on two fingers how many days I've taken off. It's pathetic. I have to change that - and soon. A few long weekends or something. 

BUT - we do have our summer trip planned. 

I'm very excited. 

This is the same location, but a new place in which we are staying. We thought we'd go somewhere else this year, but for what we have planned, going back to Maine this year would have been problematic. I would have been happy to do P-Town too, but I think I like the slightly off-season better.

Yes, things are a few months away but that's ok. It's a goal. 

I really cannot wait that long to not take off some work time. It is not healthy. So, something maybe in June. Maybe a place we can take Shep. 

Still.............I'm excited. 


Tuesday, April 18, 2023

You Never Give Me Your Money

You know how I said last week that I wouldn't commit to being a victim of identity theft?  I think I can erase all doubt - you know, the way someone would like to erase my credit. 

Motherfuckers.      ......and that's the nice version. 

So, since that last post, I got someone applying for a $10,000 consolidation loan (yeah, because they were stealing money for me to pay off their credit card!) and two credit cards. All of them turned down, which is good. 

Or is it?  I mean, my credit score is hovering at 780. How the fuck am "I" being turned down for a Discover card?  DISCOVER!  While I'm glad no one is actually getting to my credit, I think I should be a little offended that "I" can't get a card one had to go through Sears to obtain. 

For those who don't know - Sears used to be a department store like JC Penny, but with a hardware. 

For those who don't know - JC Penny was a department store like Montgomery Ward. 

.....for those who don't know - Montgomery Ward..............   well, you get the idea. 

For the bank loan - the rep was pretty nice and gave me a buttload of info. They clearly had my SSN and partial address. Oddly, the rejection letter got to me - without any 'forward' info, but it had the road name misspelled and a very very wrong zip code. She is the one who told me how much the loan request was for. They did not use my phone number, but she wouldn't tell me the area code even used on the one they had. I thought that was a weird bit of info to withhold considering everything else she gave me. 

So yes, I reached out to each of the credit bureaus - one was great. one was fair. one suuuuuuuuucked. 

Yes, I'm talking to YOU Equifax. 

I was locked out of my log-in. While I knew my log-in and password, it did not recognize either. So much so that when I asked for a new user ID, this pops up:

Yeahhhhhhh.......that's not my email address. 

Turns out 'proton' is used to encrypt any and every thing - you know when you don't want to be found. So, when you think about it - someone got in, changed my log-in and contact info. And now that I asked for a new sign-on, Experian sent that notificaiton to the perps, who now know someone is on to them.   So......yay!

It gets better.   But not in that gay teen kind of way.  Sarcastically. 

None of Experian's 800 numbers - and there are many - allow you to talk to an actual human being. None. I had to do some internet searches to find any number get a person. The first guy was nice, the second guy extremely snippy - because he was the wrong department, like it was my fault I got transferred to him. The third guy - "Sebastian" was good. 

I say that in quotes because it is highly doubtful there are a lot of "Sebastians" in Bangalore. 

Sebastian went through all the verifications, but then it got to security questions - and lo and behold the answers were different. So someone had been in and changed the answer to my first car name and my oldest sister's middle name.  

So, the case is being escalated. But clearly, Experian is the weak link of the three. I know how they got in, I'm assuming. 

That said - my credit was all locked / frozen at all three credit agencies. Do smart criminals relock the info after obtaining / changing it? 

The reality is, they still got my SSN from the government info that was absconded with years back. From there, they probably got into a lot of other shit. 

So - no one can seemingly get to syphon off all my tens of dollars, but damn if they're not trying - and taking down my credit rating in the process. And wasting a few hours per week of being on calls and on hold. 


Song by: the Beatles

Monday, April 17, 2023

My Music Monday

No, I don't know the Revivialists.  I've heard one of their songs (knowingly). This one, "Kid". 

I dunno, there isn't anything - to me - that sets them apart from any other band. Ditto with the song. Yet something about it kind of makes me like it. 

Honestly, I think it's the vocal run of the word "now" in the chorus. Yeah, it sounds lame when I write it out, but something usually draws one (me) to a song. Why not that? 

It's not perfect - the song or this post. But you know, I may have been drinking, 

Don't judge. 

Sunday, April 16, 2023


A week ago, on my run, somewhere on it, my FitBit fell off. I just didn't notice until after the run was over. 

I might have used a few cuss word, but damned if I was going to trek back up to five miles to look for it. That was my fifth FitBit. I wasn't in the mood for another one. 

I needed a new solution for my wrist - but I wasn't sure. My running group seems try to push the Garmin, which isn't my jam......I suppose. The group only uploads our routes to the Garmin. It's so annoying, that I don't want it because of that take. Don't shove a product down my throat because you use it exclusively. 

I've avoided the Apple Watch. I got 710 one a few years back, but to me, it is so unstylish. It's a square. Or square adjacent. But a colleague died suddenly the other day. Rumour has it his Apple Watch's EKG function popped up telling him of having a heart attack. He went immediately to the emergency room. He had an immediate procedure, everything seemingly fine afterwards. But he passed away the following day. He was younger than I am. 

The watch didn't actually save his life, but no doubt he might not have made it to the ED at all. 

I was not finding any other options, so yesterday, I dragged my cousin to the Apple store and tried on a few of the watches. 

I'm still not a fan of the look, but I'm in it for the function. It comes down to - can I run with it, will it stay on and will it track my runs well enough. I think the answer is 'yes' to all three. 

Yet, Apple doesn't let one off that easily. Do you want black or aluminum?  Do you want Apple Care up front, or spread out over two years of payments?   Do you want it to have cellular ability?  Only $50 extra, but that doesn't include the cell service. 

Bands? What kind? How many?  "Oh, that's nice and it's only a $50 up-charge from the standard? I told the sales gal  I had tiny girl wrists. I noticed the subtle look down at said wrists and jokingly called her out on it. She shows me her wrists and I say mine are still smaller.  Her response:  "well, I'm fat". 

Now, this can't possibly be my job - the customer - to make her feel better about her view of her own look, is it?  I mean, she wasn't fat. But what is my responsibility here?  Apparently to buy a few expensive watch from this lady. 

David turned to me and said, "watching you spend your money isn't as satisfying as I thought it would be".  For me either, I added. 

That said, I got the aluminum, I got the cell-abled version, but not the upgraded band - mostly because it was woven, and while I liked it a lot, showering with the water proof watch is fine, but now you have a wet band. Ditto when running and now it's soaked in sweat. 

The Series 8 has 2G for music. This seems frivolous.........unless you run or do other exercise:  I don't have to carry a phone. There is not bouncing of it against my leg. There is no accidentally having it come on or turn off the music. Apparently last weekend I thigh dialed 710. 

I don't need a ton of music. Not 2G worth. But enough for a long run, or a shorter race. 

I finally set it up last night. I'm not thrilled with the band already. I'm sure there are lower priced bands on line. I'll look around. 

Am I over the moon?  No. Am I hopeful for the prospects of using this in a meaningful way?  Yes. 

I'm excited for Tuesday's run, assuming I get music uploaded in time, or seeing if I can play my already created playlists through the cloud.  

Song by: Sisters of Mercy

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Looking for Love

As expected, we have Shep pics, but there are other dogs this week........and a cat!  Good way to end the week.  Let's get to it. 

It was nice enough that Shep ate al fresco twice this week. 

OMG. Orley (sp) is SO cute. He or She got pets. 

Background dude....again. But at least he's in the mix. 

Sir Barksalot. 

I pull up to the gate so he can get in my car for a ride to the garage. Lately, he's very vocal about it not happening fast enough, 

Big Man!

He waited to bark after the horse went by. 


Listen, if they want pets, I'm giving them pets. It's that easy. And he wanted pets. And he got 'em. 


We have dipped our toe into the kitty kat water. We both feel we are ready for a new cat since Sophie passed last autumn. We went to place we got her, but no one was really interactive. Fredy kind of was, and one names Sushi, who really was, but she doesn't like dogs. 

It was an impulsive stop, but I think at some point in 2023, we will have a new family member. 

Song by: Lou Reed

Friday, April 14, 2023

Cooking with Blobby

After today's entry, I'm stepping away from pasta dishes for a few. Of the last four segments here, three have been pasta-related. I love pasta, but you know........variety. They just tend to be easier for week night cooking. 

Just think - in a few weeks, I can do more grilling things. I suppose I could now, it's just unpredictable. 80 F yesterday, but chance of flurries next week. 


But San Francisco-Style Vietnamese American Garlic Noodles sounded good. There aren't a ton of ingredients and the prep time is reasonable. So, let's get to it. 

Yield: 4 servings 

4 tablespoons unsalted butter 
20 medium garlic cloves, minced or smashed in a mortar and pestle 
4 teaspoons oyster sauce 
2 teaspoons light soy sauce or shoyu 
2 teaspoons fish sauce 
1 pound dry spaghetti 
1 ounce grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano (heaping ¼ cup) 
A small handful of thinly sliced scallions (optional)

That's it. 

This what 20 cloves of garlic looks like. 

That said, I didn't mince or mortar anything. I used a garlic press but it was time consuming. Maybe jarred garlic would have been easier.  Too late to worry about that now. 


Step 1 Melt the butter in a wok or saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant but not browned, about 2 minutes. Add the oyster sauce, soy sauce and fish sauce, and stir to combine. Remove from the heat. 

Step 2 Meanwhile, bring 1½ inches of water to a boil in a 12-​inch skillet or sauté pan over high heat. (Alternatively, heat up just enough water to cover the spaghetti in a large Dutch oven or saucepan.) Add the pasta, stir a few times to make sure it’s not clumping, and cook, stirring occasionally, until just shy of al dente (about 2 minutes short of the recommended cook time on the package). 

Step 3 Using tongs, transfer the cooked pasta to the garlic sauce, along with whatever water clings to it. (Reserve the pasta water in the skillet.) Increase the heat to high, add the cheese to the wok, and stir with a wooden spatula or spoon and toss vigorously until the sauce is creamy and emulsified, about 30 seconds. If the sauce looks too watery, let it keep reducing. If it looks greasy, splash some more cooking water into it and let it re-​emulsify. 

It wasn't greasy or watery. Never needed the pasta water. 

Stir in the scallions (if using), and serve immediately.

The tastes should have been simple, but it was a bit complex. A lot of umami and sodium going on at the same time. For 20 cloves of garlic, it didn't smell like that, let alone taste badly. 

But it was missing something. Part of me thinks it is missing protein. It wasn't bad at all, but I kept apologizing for it - as I thought it would be "more". 

This might make it into the 'every now and then' rotation, but not a medium one 

Thursday, April 13, 2023

12 of 12

 So I'm doing my 156th 12 of 12.

Normally it is 12 pictures taken on the 12th of the month. Since I only post once per day, you get my images the following day. All pictures taken with my iPhone. Click images to enlarge, if you choose.

Created by Chad Darnell and picked up from, what I can tell, any number of random bloggers who then link back to him and vice versa. Chad is no longer doing this, nor is successor coordinating the linking of other 12 of 12'ers anymore. Erik is back and I think he's picking up 12 of 12 again. 

02:59.  Time to eat make the doughnuts. The clock is about 30 seconds fast 

03:05. Five minutes (or a bit less), I was "Genius". It would take me almost 45 more minutes to get to Queen Bee. 

04:25.  Locking up the house as I leave. 

06:01. Conditioning. 

10lb Kettle Bell, one hand, takes it around the back of my body to the other hand. 10 times. While balancing on one leg.  Then you do it the other direction. Then both on balancing on the other leg. 

Oh - and you have to remain straight up, no leaning. 

06:42.  4g of an NSAID for my knee. 

10:36.  1:1

A weekly update I do with one of my direct report. 

12:43.  New Mask Time. 

Coming back from a walk outside - and needed a new mask. 

14:32.  Road trip on a pretty Spring day

To one of my other sites. 

16:36.  Petrol. 

"I'm on E, I'm on E....."

17:06.  Daycare Pick-Up & Make Out Session. 

17:24. Rx. 

Daddy needed a new inhaler. 

19:37.  Dinner prep. 20 cloves of garlic. 
You have a Cooking with Blobby segment coming up sometime soon. 

There you go. Part of, but not all of, my day.