Jamison, Ethan,1Ethan is the master of riding fast and looking fast. One trick I learned is to wear an untucked and unbuttoned shirt. When it flaps in the breeze, you look fast. Being able to “match” a plaid shirt with plaid shorts is just bonus! ;-) and I longboarded twice2It takes a few trips between Buxton and Tophill to reposition the cars, longboards, and longboarders. from Tophill down to Buxton3It’s 5 miles each time. That’s 10 miles on the longboard — a good day. :-) on the Banks-Vernonia Trail. A fair number of bikes4One fat-tire bicyclist was so enamored by my steeze that he couldn’t avoid heading my direction. Fortunately, there was (barely) enough pavement left over to sneak by. and pedestrians joined in the fun.
Jamison took a bunch of videos using his new Yi action cam5Not an ad, just a hopeful observer of the consumer. The price and specs seemed right. We’ll see. and snapped some stills with it, too. I’m looking forward to his video edits. Stay tuned…
Update: Jamison’s video is live!
- 1Ethan is the master of riding fast and looking fast. One trick I learned is to wear an untucked and unbuttoned shirt. When it flaps in the breeze, you look fast. Being able to “match” a plaid shirt with plaid shorts is just bonus! ;-)
- 2It takes a few trips between Buxton and Tophill to reposition the cars, longboards, and longboarders.
- 3It’s 5 miles each time. That’s 10 miles on the longboard — a good day. :-)
- 4One fat-tire bicyclist was so enamored by my steeze that he couldn’t avoid heading my direction. Fortunately, there was (barely) enough pavement left over to sneak by.
- 5Not an ad, just a hopeful observer of the consumer. The price and specs seemed right. We’ll see.
We made our yearly trek to deliver Jamison to Big Lake Youth Camp for a week of fun. A couple of Jamison’s cousins also made the trek.
- 1Here’s one from a couple of years ago.
Day by Day
Sunday. Happy Fathers’ Day! Rather than sleeping in, we decided to go out to IHOP for breakfast. Dane joined us for the fun and we all ate too much.
As the weather starts to warm, Meisa has started shedding. Rather than sending her to the groomers, we decided to DIY. After brushing, shampooing, shaving, cutting, clipping, and lots and lots of vacuuming, Meisa has a nice, short summer do. I’m not sure she looks like a Sheltie anymore. I like it! ;-)
Monday. Jamison and I went to guitar group in the evening with cousin Ethan. We have a newbie in the group, so I pulled out Guitar From Scratch to lend to him. What a great beginners’ guitar book. Highly recommended.
Tuesday. I miss teaching my 6th grader group math on Tuesday mornings. :’-(
The third Tuesday of the month is school board meeting night. Budgets, enrollments, parent surveys, and student security were all topics of discussion.
Wednesday. WFH today (and not the normal H). What I thought was going to take five hours took ten. A very long day — sort of like baseball: long innings of boredom with brief plays of excitement. At least we knew a few of the players.
From our view out the waiting room windows, it was a beautiful day. Nice. I need a “sun” emoticon. A picture will do.
Thursday. Schedules, schedules, and more schedules. I want a big office with a shiny wall and lots of Post It notes. Or a couple of double-wide whiteboards with black tape and lots of colored dry erase markers. Instead, I make do with a spreadsheet — not near as much fun, but I can e-mail it. And I do have a 28″ 1920×1200 monitor. Okay, I’m happy. :-)
It’s the second beautiful day in a row, and it’s not even the weekend. Suzi and I thought it time to show off Meisa’s new do. A walk around the neighborhood did the job and tired out the dog.
Friday. Every day above ground is a good day.
Saturday. Church, family, food, and a church farewell party for dear friends. We’ll miss you, Kings.
The books I ordered last week arrived and I glanced through them, though not enough to say I’m reading them.
MyÂ books page provides more information on the books I’ve read or discovered this year.
Blogs and RSS Feeds
- Cool Infographics. “Charts and graphs can communicate data; infographics turn data into information.”
- Blurgh! “The ThinkGeek blog. Grok it!”
- Otto on WordPress. “You have to use an Ottopress to get fresh squeezed Otto.”
- Bridgetown – Rediscovering the bridges of Portland, Oregon. “As I said, I started this project with very personal goals, I wanted to encourage myself to open my own eyes a bit wider, to see these bridges from new perspectives, but as I am wont to do, I began posting the products of my nightly wanderings to Flickr. I enjoy sharing in that regard, and I was not surprised to discover the impact the images began having on others. It was not long before I had other photographers beginning to join me on my nightly strolls under these bridges. Now I want to catapult beyond the reach of Flickr. I want to reach a wider audience and to make something a bit more tangible out of this. This is where you come in.” Thanks go to @bobpotter for this discovery. I don’t know why it’s not showing up in my probation blogroll.
My blogroll lists the blogs I read.