Category Archives: Things I Like

3 Steak Tips

For a long time, steak intimidated me, but I feel like I’ve spent enough time doing the whole steak thing that I’m qualified to offer a few tips to people who might feel a bit overwhelmed. Continue reading

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things i like: guided tours

When traveling, you don’t always have the time, energy or expertise to make your visit the vacation of a lifetime. That’s why I love guided tours. Continue reading

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brief update: 20100916

No update yesterday, for which I apologize. I’ve been writing quite a bit of the content for the mini-cases, but it doesn’t always make it to the blog by the deadline. I blame the editors. I had a great lunch … Continue reading

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…and beverages

Speaking of beverages, Brother Matt got Kara and I a Sodastream carbonated beverage machine as an anniversary gift. First off, big ups to him–wasn’t expecting a gift. It was really cool of him to think of us, and I am … Continue reading

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of bikes…

For those of you who miss the old-style blog updates where I ramble about my life, welcome back! I think I’ve put about 20 miles total on the bike so far…did a 5.5 mile ride just now. Some observations: Riding … Continue reading

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my new bike

Oh. Ow. The reason for the pain is that I bought a bike, and just put the first 3 miles on it. This is a big deal because the last “bike” I owned had a motor, and before that, it … Continue reading

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bicycle

I’m thinking about buying a bicycle. I’m not 100% sure if this is one of those things that I come up with periodically that I obsess about for a few weeks and then let go of; I’ll have to see … Continue reading

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things i like: wireless keyboard with integrated touchpad

My buddy MJP recently bought one of these Samsung Blu-Ray all-in-one home theater systems after being without surround sound for some time. He’d also been working on building a home multimedia PC; he wanted to be able to stream things … Continue reading

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things i like: the new Dustbuster

I absolutely love this thing: Our condo is small, but we have a cat and we eat dinner at the coffee table; we don’t need to do floor-to-ceiling industrial cleanings so much as we need to vacuum up random clumps … Continue reading

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things i like: Minecraft

Blog warning: do NOT read this or sign up for this game if you have meaningful work you want to accomplish. After all that stuff about personal discipline, Minecraft has seriously diminshed my motivation to do any work that doesn’t … Continue reading

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