Monthly Recap (Aug 2020)

Working from home …

Major updates

  • Tara began (virtual) kindergarten (!)

Minor updates

  • Garage cleanup
  • Finished my fourth 1000-piece puzzle
  • Haircuts
  • Some dentist trips
  • Trips: Pleasanton to meet friends, SF/Sausality day trip

Watched/read/made

  • Read nothing, sigh.
  • Watched more of Someone Feed Phil
    • Watched The Bookshop, Shakuntala Devi, Baby’s day out, Little Women

Generally interesting links – Aug 2020

Crater formed after methane build-up in thawing permafrost (people shown for scale)

Monthly Recap (Jul 2020)

Chalk painting in the driveway

Major updates

  • Tara “graduated” from pre-school
  • Bunch of day trips (Rockaway beach, Sanborn county park, Waddell beach, Seascape beach)
  • I became a year older 😐

Minor updates

  • Assembled a new standing desk and kitchen island
  • Tara got her first two-wheeled scooter (deprecated the toddler one)
  • Had a couple of dentist appointments! (All mask and gloves, layers of sanitization)
  • Brunch at Hobees after a long time

Watched/read/made

  • Finished reading (with Tara) all of the Ivy & Bean series, started reading the Magic Faraway Tree trilogy
  • Watched: Nutjob (1 & 2 !), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (btw, nearly 20 years old now!), Trip to Greece

Generally Interesting Links – July 2020

New Planet, Konstantin Yuon (1921)

Monthly Recap (Jun 2020)

Dry-erase pens on dry-erase board …

Major updates

  • A few interesting excursions (picnic in Lexington reservoir and Loch Lomond, an afternoon at Greyhound Rock Beach.
  • Trips to parks (Tara playing, farewell to a close friend, some social-distanced meeting up)

Minor updates

  • Fun on 10th wedding anniversary, fathers’ day
  • Got done with taxes this year
  • A bit disconnected in general
  • Some gardening progress (added a trellis, some seeds, stay tuned)

Watched/read/made

  • Reading My Little Pony graphic novels
  • Lots of Scooby Doo (a movie, and then the old series, from the 70s)

Generally Interesting Links- June 2020

Giant salmon, over a century ago…

Monthly Recap (May 2020)

A few Lego characters …

Major updates

  • Tara got the hang of biking (or at least balancing) … and also had her first big fall from it

Minor updates

  • Sidewalk chalk coloring
  • Played more Catan
  • Doodling
  • Watched the SpaceX launch as a family (!)
  • Some … car battery problems (turns out the CCA of the default Subaru battery is pretty low)
  • More memory games and puzzles

Watched/read/made

  • Read all available Alita: Battle Angel (only wish there was more …)
  • Read some of The Swamp Thing (okay, not great)
  • Finished all of Money Heist (phew!)
  • Sampled a bit of Madame Secretary (meh)
  • Watched Kung Fu Panda, Room on the broom with Tara (👍)
  • Watched an amazing documentary: Fantastic Fungi

Monthly recap (April 2020)

Watercolor with Tara
Watercolor with Tara

Major updates:

  • Continuing to work from home, scattered, sleepy :-/

Minor updates:

Watched/read/made:

  • Lots of Scooby Doo (!), with Tara (the 2015 version was … not that great, the 2006 version … is working out very well)
  • Part 1 of Money Heist (and now I’m humming Bella Ciao all the time …)
  • Tiger King (what was that …)
  • Watched Logan Lucky, Tiger King, MLP: The Movie, Nightmare before Christmas (!)
  • Reading a bunch of series on Comixology: Alita: Battle Angel, Witcher, Alien: Omnibus Locke and Key

Interesting Links: April 2020

Connections between concepts, of sorts.
Connections between concepts, of sorts.

Interesting links: March 2020

Now abandoned Buran shuttle, on an Energia booster
Now abandoned Buran shuttle, on an Energia booster