Just turned what probably would’ve been a $150+ service call into an $11 part and a couple hours’ worth of learning and work (and a large part of that was spent driving to the store with the part). Blown A/C capacitor. Pretty easy to replace, turns out.
Got to take my older kid to a baseball game today. He’d been to one as a baby, but this was the first time he really understood what was going on. Also got to indoctrinate him into my “stay the whole game” philosophy (helped by a 7 ⅔-inning no-hit bid). It was a good time.
I’d be interested in seeing a map showing which specific place people meant when they say “the lake” or “the river” or “the city”. Like a watershed map, but for generic place words.
Ah, Sunday night: when idealistic motivation and the practical consequences of insufficient sleep are most at odds.
Seeing command module Columbia from the Apollo 11 mission in person was a surprisingly moving experience. It’s at the St. Louis Science Center until the beginning of September.
Just realized a good benchmark for a digital personal assistant (e.g. Siri) would be the ability to answer “will my garbage be picked up tomorrow?” (assuming it knows where I live). To its credit, Siri gave me the link to the holiday pickup schedule.
Olympics coverage has begun!
“The readers of the Manhattan Argus aren’t interested in sensationalism, gossip and unsupported speculation! Facts, figures charts — those are the tools of the newspaper trade!” RIP John Mahoney
I’m happy “A Serious Man” is finally on Netflix even if it is just as inscrutable today as it was when I saw it in the theater nearly a decade ago.
The same procedure as every year, James. https://youtu.be/zVd_VLO9xcc
WordPress remains inscrutable, but I just split off my microblog posts into their own page and it feels good.
Wild Lights at the Zoo
Not bad, Café Osage and ANEW. Not bad at all. #GrandCenter
My goodness, what a fantastic lunch and addition to Grand Center.
Looking good, STL. #nofilter
It’s beautiful! (And just when I’d given up. Thanks for the tip, Laura)
Just replaced our three embarrassingly old smoke alarms. Did you know they make ones now that are combination smoke/CO alarms? And that they have 10-year batteries? Check how old yours are!
It’s a self-care night: a cocktail or two and a viewing of Company and When Harry Met Sally. These are the things that I enjoy.
Hit my 12-hour standing goal at 5:01 p.m. today.
And one more stop before heading home…
Found it again.