• 🎵 Srdjan Ivanovic Blazin’ Quartet, “Finding a Way

    30% off MoonJune downloads until June 2 w/ coupon ‘TOLEDO2022MOONJUNE’. This label is diverse enough you likely won’t like everything but what you do = ❤️❤️❤️

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  • 🎵 Mask of Confidence, “Mask of Confidence

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  • 10yo found some line art of interest, printed it out, then colored it. Pretty stunned by the control and restraint, usually their colors are intentionally chaotic. 😍

    Tiny rabbit character sits atop some strawberries as an even smaller butterfly flies by

  • Daughter found the first (and only) cards for “Candy Wars”, her game idea from when she was ~10. 😁

    three cards: Sour Mike n Ikes (Upgrade Card: Equip to weapon with mike and ike ammo. Deals +3 damage); Tropical Skittles (Upgrade Card: Equip to weapon with skittle ammo. Deals +7 damage); Pop Rock Mines (Trap Card: Stop the incoming attack immediately. Deals 5 damage per trap card in opponents hand)Thre cards: Peach Ring (Healing Card: Restore 20 life points to any summon); Mint M&Ms (Upgrade Card: Equip to weapon with M&M ammo. Deals +5 damage); Life Saver Prison (Trap Card: Only usable when summon is about to be killed. Stops attacker from attacking for three turns)

  • Today’s surprise discovery of a film unavailable to stream: “Cocoon”. 😢

  • The Return of Summer Toes (and Hobbit Feet) 🥳

    post-pedicure feet with nail polish of neon red, orange, yellow, green, and blue

  • Cleaned up the grill so we could have our first grilled steaks of the year. 😋 Followed it with a dose of Willett Pot Still Reserve (no photo) from the massive 1.75l bottle @shefer gave me Xmas 2020.

  • 🎵 Tidehouse, “Some Hearts Are Abandoned

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  • 🎵 Kite Parade, “The Way Home

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  • 🎵 Stephan Thelen, “Fractal Guitar 2

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  • 🎵 Material, “Hallucination Engine

    Almost 30 years as a go-to album for chill grooves and the reminder that “If after having been exposed to someone’s presence you feel as if you’ve lost a quart of plasma, avoid that presence.” (And other Words of Advice.)

  • Wife was told she no longer needs tamoxifen after 7yrs. Guess that officially makes her a breast cancer survivor, although just finishing her 15th round of chemo for Stage 4 NETs means she’s nowhere near out of the woods. But little milestones are still milestones.

  • Finished reading Jon Reid’s “iOS Unit Testing by Example,” a wonderfully clear and no-frills demonstration of testing practices. This book should be considered table stakes for iOS developers. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • 🎵 Sparks, “In Outer Space

    TFW you realize one of the albums you hold as a pop gold standard is almost 40 years old. 😜

  • You still have time to watch “Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist” (which we watched tonight and thoroughly enjoyed) or any of his films for free before Saturday.

  • Introducing the kids to “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”. After hooking them on “Castle” (still working through it) with a sidetrack through “Firefly” and “Serenity”, they are hooked on Nathan Fillion as ordained.

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda” was beautiful yet semi-tragic. Plenty of sorrow, incl. talk of his cancer, but fascinating quest for new sounds & musics w/ a bit of creative madness. See it when you can focus on the soundtrack via headphones or good sound system.

  • Introduced a published comics creator to the Crossbar I Rule last night. Still feeling particularly nerdy about it this morning. 🤓

  • “Mask of Confidence”, Mask of Confidence “A Song of Spring”, Tiger Moth Tales White Knight Records sampler (free) “Raum”, Tangerine Dream “The Way Home”, Kite Parade “Others Don’t Exist”, JBK 🎵❤️ #BandcampFriday

  • Unsure whether she’s happy I’m using her as a pillow or not. I think she’s purring but she is a quiet purrer.

    Selfie of me leaning up against our black tuxedo cat on the back of the armchair

  • Finished watching “Schitt’s Creek” last night, loved it. Such a great cast of eccentric characters, but my consistent favorite was Stevie. Followed by Moira’s ACK-cehnt, one of the most stunning creative physical feats made to look effortless I have encountered.

  • 🎵 B-Tribe, “¡Fiesta Fatal!

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  • Sorry, did someone say “Buddy Guy documentary I hadn’t heard of whose free PBS viewing period I have almost missed?” 😱😍

  • Then I remember what my sixth-grade English teacher told me: “You can’t use the Necronomicon for every book report assignment.”

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