Aunt Bea, just call The Man

(Note the post time and date – I couldn’t help myself and waited until the clock switched. Now I’m going to be late to church because of the stupid festival; see below.)

Ok, Peanut is off at a church-related service project as part of the work toward being confirmed, which happens later this month. She’s been off to that since Friday, and should be back . . . → Read More: Aunt Bea, just call The Man

Is estrogen toxic in high quantities?

Yesterday there was a smidge too much estrogen-driven drama for my taste – it seemed to hit toxic levels to mere mortals (like men). See, yesterday was the Peanut’s first Homecoming Dance.

But the drama hasn’t really been limited to just yesterday – if so, it might have been tolerable. Nope, it has been going on for a couple of weeks, but at a low . . . → Read More: Is estrogen toxic in high quantities?

Pomodoro – The Final Chapter

Writing a blog post is often cathartic and sometimes it’s enlightening. This one is a little bit both; simply writing this post (the first real one in a while) makes me feel like I’m back on the horse AND I actually discovered why I was struggling with something that has eluded me for a while. Feel free to tell me how obvious my discovery is.

. . . → Read More: Pomodoro – The Final Chapter

September Beer Pairing Dinner – Guinness


(History on this report can be seen here. Beer scales/measurements are provided when available; see here for what these mean.)

September 2010 Beer Pairing Menu

Well, it’s that time of the month again. No, not that, but time for the beer pairing dinner. For Sepember 2010 we get a set of favorites, along with a new one, from Arthur Guinness’s brewery at St. James . . . → Read More: September Beer Pairing Dinner – Guinness

The real world’s a bitch

It’s been almost a month. My friend Bob said to me “Nice blog you got there. Starts with a bang and dies out. Just like all the rest of them.”

I don’t want it to die out.

I also want to stay employed. I’m funny that way. So I make priority calls – one of which is to focus on getting my job done. When . . . → Read More: The real world’s a bitch

Pomodoro progress, halftime report

In this post I promised an update in one week – it’s been a little over a week, but here’s the promised progress report.

The Pomodoro Method works OK for some things that I do:

Non-meeting time: When I have time to get some work done – there’s no meetings scheduled or I’m not being interrupted by other people in the building – then the . . . → Read More: Pomodoro progress, halftime report

August Beer Pairing Dinner – Magic Hat Brewery


Flashback to about 4 years ago: The Wife and I, both enjoying nice beer and good food, discovered that a local fine restaurant known for wine pairing dinners was having a beer pairing dinner. We went by ourselves, not thinking of inviting anyone to join us. When we got there, we decided that it was B-O-R-I-N-G. Looking around, we saw one of our friends from . . . → Read More: August Beer Pairing Dinner – Magic Hat Brewery

Quick update #1 on the 2010 ALSWalk4Life – 25 days to go…

WARNING: In a couple of paragraphs, I’ll be begging you to donate some money. I promise that this is the only cause I will ever ask you to donate to support, at least on this blog, for the foreseeable future.

On September 12, 2010, around 11AM in Chicago, hundreds of people will be getting ready to do something that happens only once every year – . . . → Read More: Quick update #1 on the 2010 ALSWalk4Life – 25 days to go…

A Wannabe?

Before we go too far here, let’s all remember that the internet comprises a small sea of useful information in a vast ocean of crap that makes you dumber if you read it. I have to be careful with what I share. I like to provide useful links to stuff for 2 reasons – it’s useful for you and it’s useful for me twice: the . . . → Read More: A Wannabe?

Darn near saw a baseball game tonight

One of the guys at my office, Eric, found a way to score an entire luxury suite for a professional baseball game. That’s pretty cool. My oldest was an intern at a law firm this summer and they took all the interns to both Wrigley and The Cell (the White Sox play in prison?) for the skybox experience. She said it was great (I wouldn’t . . . → Read More: Darn near saw a baseball game tonight

ALS Walk4Life

We had a great Walk4Life 2010!
So Far:$1,741.75
Match: $1,011.75