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Daniel's Pantry
🍫 10 Chocolate Bars
🍍 18 Pineapples
🍵 10 Teas
🍓 11 Strawberries
🧇 11 Waffles
🥟 15 Dumplings
🥚 9 Eggs
🍣 13 Sushis
🥓 10 Bacons
🍪 11 Cookies
🥃 8 Whiskeys
🥩 11 Steaks
🍊 11 Tangerines
🍺 8 Beers
☕️ 4 Coffees

Bad day

I've had a weird day that started at 2:30 and climaxed with a trip to one of those small private ERs for an IV of fluids, pain meds, and anti-inflammatories. I just ate part of a cliff bar--my first solid food today. I wish it were all interesting enough for...
2021-09-20 03:49:11

Same! as reply to Long day

6:30 I started by not quite getting moving thoroughly enough to get a ride in in the hour (7:00-8:00) I had before The Girl's volleyball game. I worked instead which turned out to be good...I was actually productive and I hope helpful. I knew I had to get some work...
2021-09-19 02:58:38

Banh Mi

Today I had the best banh mi sandwich I've ever had. I'm not sure if I've had banh mi outside of Dallas but I know I've had a decent variety of them here. This was easily the best.

You start with the bread. The bread is the heart of any...
2021-09-18 03:18:50


Where in that grey space between all the inputs we allow into our mind, all the thoughts that rattle around and through, and "forces...beyond human comprehension and the dualistic...space/time framework through which we understand reality", as Russell Brand puts it, lies our intuition, our ability to choose, our ability to...
2021-09-16 04:19:44

Possible reasons

Possible reasons that seemingly everyone (we'll refer to them with the royal "you") on a call in the conference room next to my office at the coworking space talks extremely loudly:

You are old enough to have started doing conference calls in the 80s or 90s when microphone and speaker...
2021-09-14 01:41:49

Happy Birthday Neil Peart

Today would have been Neil Peart's 69th birthday. He died at 67. He played drums professionally until he was 63. Neil was Modern Drummer magazine's Best Rock Drummer in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2006, and 2008.

I've been a drummer since the 3rd grade and discovered Rush and...
2021-09-13 03:25:46

Too tired

I feel like I'm in a fugue state but it's just that I'm utterly exhausted. I need to go to sleep. I need to take my pills tomorrow. I've skipped two days and it's like my brain is unable to create the chemicals necessary for life anymore. I hate that....
2021-09-11 03:24:49


A problem with working in tech -- even as, now, a leader and not as much a doer -- is the constant requirement to learn new stuff. (This is even more pronounced now that I work in the field of tech education, for reasons that should be self-evident, but also...
2021-09-10 01:46:44

The Crash (Part 2)

...didn't want to leave anyone hanging...

[The Crash (Part 1)]

Bob arrived fifteen minutes late at the plant where he worked, and where he hoped to be presently promoted. When he opened the large glass doors to enter the management offices of the plant, he felt larger than life. He walked quickly...
2021-08-29 16:45:45

The Crash (Part 1)

Another high-school creation. I'm capturing the ones worth keeping here, still wondering if I'm going to throw away the yellowed dot-matrix paper once I'm through.

The ant scurried across the walkway in front of Bob's house, nervously glancing in the approaching man's direction. The ant strained his legs to make them...
2021-08-23 14:12:57