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Every year I make some resolutions, and sometimes they stick and sometimes they don’t. (2014: 20% success rate, 2015: 0% success rate. 2016: at best, 33%, 2017: 50% 2018: 37.5%) In line with what I[…]
Today I rented a Toyota Camry. I drove a Camry back in 2014 in Seattle and really enjoyed it. For some reason, I like this one less. It could be that I’m now accustomed to[…]
I decided not to wear my boots to work today, which I regretted as soon as it started raining and, because Seattle, didn’t stop raining until almost midnight. So I got home tonight with wet[…]
Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday in the US, which is a strange concept that means some people get the day off and others don’t, and there doesn’t seem to be any particular[…]
The children were pretty good today; not to be unduly optimistic, but we may be out of Destroyer’s Angry Phase at last.
We drove up to the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett today. This is a warehouse space that is filled with different themed rooms for the kids (a theatre, an airplane, a barber’s shop) and an[…]
The snow cleared completely overnight, so I went to the office without fear of vanishing in a blizzard, had a few briefing calls to explain how to run experiments, then got an Uber to see[…]
Because of last night’s forecast warm temperatures, followed by cold temperatures, the schools were all closed today, for fear the snow would melt and refreeze as ice. Inevitably, that meant I woke to a beautiful[…]
Today La Serpiente’s school was open but delayed by two hours, and Destroyer’s was open for normal schedule, so I took my youngest on her usual sequence of three different buses, one miniature doughnut and[…]
I woke this morning to snow. That meant the girls were super excited, although La Serpiente had her school delayed by two hours and Destroyer’s school was cancelled completely. I took a bus to work[…]
I bought a snow shovel today, got some copies of our back door cut and took the girls to the, op, where they IG ored the animals in favour of the indoor play area.