March 16, 2019

Tamago gohan

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Tamago gohan

This best return of flavor for effort. Make some rice. While still warm, crack an egg on it. Add some flavoring like furikake or sriracha and some protein. Stir and enjoy.

March 11, 2019

An owl a pheasant and a fish

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The dubious hat game reaches new levels with this hat sporting what is probably the remnants of his cohort’s family.

March 3, 2019

Dubious Wives in Dubious Hats

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Dubious Wives in Dubious Hats

From the on-going series, of course.

@Alyska and I like antiquing, not just for swung glass vases, but because of some of the shenanigans we get up to. Nearly every trip we find hats of Great Dubiosity that Alyska must try on. It never fails to amuse.

But why do one thing where you can do many?

Penguin Game

The penguin ice bucket was crazy popular in midcentury house decor and can be found at like every vintage, antique, and thrift shops anywhere. The game is to spot the penguin. Loser buys lunch/dinner.

Penguin Game 2 - the pricing

Because they are so cheap, the penguin ice bucket pricing should generally be around $10. But places wildly deviate depending on the rough classiness” of the store. The price of the penguin bucket is a fairly good predictor or goodness” of pricing at the store. When we find a bucket, we guess the price and see of that moves with the pricing we’ve seen on other items.

The Alyska Cheats Game

This is the game that A decides to play when I’m like 2 or 3 penguin buckets ahead. Objects this has included: • Taiwan swung glass vase knock-offs • Viking Up” duck figures • Viking glass Owls • Bakelite handle versions of the penguin bucket And many other cheats things she’s very good at identifying from 40 paces.

February 18, 2019

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Spending the evening with Alyska, who is playing Earthbound, and reading a graphic novel biography of James Joyce.

My man, Joyce.

Jimmy. Jimmy jam.


February 17, 2019


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Look, I honestly love the bean. It’s interesting to look at, especially on partly cloudy days, the warped skyline. And people always make for good photos.

February 16, 2019

One Corgi Butt

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Seen at MSN. This dog was on my flight to Denver > California. He was adorable and well behaved. I think he just passed out after takeoff. Good omens I suppose because the trip was to quell a fire at a customer in California.

I did not expect my job ever to include these sorts of things, namely being The Person who can fix a specific thing. Being the person who is first on the list dispatched to do so. To be in the room where everyone looks at me and simultaneously say send him”.

I am truly happy that it is, don’t get me wrong. It’s just not something I would have self selected when I started. I also would have assumed feeling far more pressure to succeed but find myself, like this corgi, absolutely chill and relaxed heading into a tight space.