James Garner passed away in July, 2014. I know he was in many good movies and tv shows, but I’ll always remember him in The Rockford Files. Every episode had at least one car chase, cigarette smoking, a phone call from a pay telephone, and drinking. In most episodes he was helping a “damsel in distress,” in which he often held her elbow (or upper arm) as they walked. I won’t say it was a great show, but for some reason (him), you just watch it. It was one of the first shows I watched when Netflix came around.
I can appreciate this sentiment, seen outside a local Whole Foods store.
After some more medical tests tomorrow (Tuesday) I hope to be able to return to work as early as Wednesday. I don’t really have much energy yet, but hopefully I can get back to writing Scala code and blog posts for two to four hours a day initially.
My ideal job would be to work as a QA guy for the Talkeetna Roadhouse bakery but after getting my full energy back I’ll probably settle for some sort of programming gig instead. :)
September, 2014, represented a changing of the guard for me. The old Toyota RAV4 was both a good and bad experience, and today I traded it in for the official car of Colorado, a Subaru Outback. As you can see from the photos, the two cars are somewhat similar in design and color. (The top photo was taken in Coldfoot, Alaska, a very small “town” about halfway between Fairbanks and Deadhorse, Alaska.)
While the Super Bowl was a disaster (from a Denver, Colorado, perspective), I’ll try to remember February 2, 2014, as the day I watched Love Actually. Still a favorite quote:
“Okay, dad. Let’s do it. Let’s go get the shit kicked out of us by love.”
A little Iditarod humor in honor of the race starting today in Anchorage, Alaska. Photo from the Seavey family Ididaride website.
The wine guy at the liquor store was way too helpful yesterday, trying to sell me some very nice bottles of wine. I finally had to tell him, “Look, I just want some cheap wine to help me fall asleep faster at night.”
“Like Boone’s Farm,” he asked.
“A good choice. Right over here, sir,” he said as we walked to the cheap wine section.
~ a note from august 1, 2014
I guess I still don’t understand women.
This morning one of my doctors kept saying, “Is there anything else you’d like to ask me?”
After the third time she asked that question I thought, “I’ve seen this in the movies, I know what she’s really asking,” so I replied, “Do you want to come over and bake some cookies?”
Everything after that was a blur ... I think she said, “What?”, and then I think I said, “What??” ... now I don’t know if I need a new doctor or some cookie dough.
~ a Facebook post from July 15, 2014
Here’s a little lesson on empathy, from the movie 13 Going on 30.
I was going through old photos recently and found this “Bleeding Heart” drawing that I made on a Buddha Board back in February, 2015. FWIW, Buddha Boards seem to make good Christmas gifts. I got this one as a Christmas gift in 2014.