Dropped the dog off for boarding this morning before heading out of town. Seriously woebegone look on her face as I walked away.

Ever accidentally hum while listening to music with headphones on and then realize someone nearby can hear you and then you wish you hadn’t done that and maybe probably shouldn’t have left the house that day?

My dog gets super mad if I fake-sneeze. Just quietly saying the word “achoo” makes her scream at me. Is every dog like this? Or am I just lucky?

The war on my daughter’s belief that boys don’t wear purple continues.

Sometimes I feel like I’m not solid. I’m hollow. There’s nothing behind my eyes. I’m a negative of a person. All I want is blackness, blackness and silence.

Dang. Sylvia Plath was dark.

It took me a second or two to come up with yesterday’s prompt-word post. Today’s was far easier.

Is anyone else on iOS 13 having trouble using VPN services? Mine has been periodically hosed since I upgraded and I’m not sure if it’s the service or my phone. I’m highly suspicious of the OS, though.

Hopefully coffee will cause my headache to abate. ☕️🥴

[cracks knuckles, stares at computer] What am I going to build today?

(The answer is a healthy dose of the fear mixed with a nameless dread and just a pinch of uncontrollable anxiety.)

Superb is one of those words that sounds more and more weird the more times you read it.




See? Now I hate it. It’s a nonsense word.

My kids have taught me the true definition of selective hearing.

Second cup of super-dark, murky coffee. ☕

…gonna need a third, I think.

True fact: I only shave my neck because I’m horribly lazy. The beard isn’t the point; the laziness is.

I can’t believe someone was able to convince Apple’s design team to bring back the hardware ESC key and the inverted-T arrows. That’s practically enough to sell me on the 16” model, but I’m gonna hold out for a revised 13”.

The streets in our neighborhood are sheets of ice. The kids wanted to stay home again today. Kinda wish I had let them. Almost couldn’t drive back into our neighborhood because of an ice-coated hill. 😬

I bet you could find a good Simpsons clip/quote for every Microblogvember prompt. Example:

Don’t touch my stuff!

Don’t tell me boys don’t wear certain colors. That’s a bunch of bullshit.

Me: “Check out these purple shoes!”

Youngest daughter: “Boys don’t wear purple!”

Me: “Oh yeah?” [smacks the Order with Apple Pay button] “Whoever told you that is full of crap and now I own purple shoes so there.”

I wonder if Picard is going to open with a similar “Space, the final frontier” monologue.

It’s 36° here right now. We have a high on Monday of 33°, and it’s already supposed to snow a second time. It shouldn’t be this cold before Thanksgiving.

Nothing distracts my kids when we’re playing Zelda like a falling star. They absolutely insist on chasing it down.

Riffing on @mrbeefy’s post: the most frightening movie monster from my childhood was the tree outside the little boy’s room in Poltergeist.

I’ve managed to make this Microblogvember thing stick so far.

Okay, that was lame. Apologies.

Been using the AirPods Pro for a few days, and I agree with the other reviews: turn off ANC when you’re walking down the street. It’s so good it’s dangerous.

Catalyst apps are by no means perfect, but they’re a decent start. (Mostly.)