Chet Collins

I’m in an empty waiting room sitting on a three seat bench on an outboard seat. Lady walks up, sets her stuff on the other outboard seat and sits down next to me. Um, what? I guess I have a friendly face.

Sports All Day

Not a quiet day,

Basketball win, NASCAR loss.

I learned some new things.

Go my favorite sports team!

Sunday flurries

Snow flurries fall in the backyard on a Sunday afternoon

Drivers in Illinois drive at two speeds: 50mph or 90mph.

I really appreciate it when businesses/restaurants/gas stations offer hand sanitizer in addition to hand soap.

In-car WiFi is okay by me!

It’s very difficult for a family of five to sleep in the same room at a hotel.

I love road trips.

Men’s Hair Care

Every last bottle,

Shampoo plus conditioner.

Two products, not one!

Just renewed my YNAB subscription. A great product from some great people.

Rain Ruins Stuff

I love rain showers,

But they ruin my clean car.

Wash, rain, and repeat.

It’s been five months since Cardinal Wuerl resigned and was immediately appointed as administrator of the Archdiocese of Washington. Still no replacement. Guys, come on!

Bond Character Confusion

Joe Baker is killed,

Then returns as CIA.

What’s up with that, guys?

Played around with the Reeder 4 macOS beta. Very nice improvements! Now to find more feeds…

Second Wave of U.S. Shale Revolution Is Coming, Says IEA - WSJ

The U.S. is on track to become a net petroleum exporter by 2021 and will soon after surpass Russia and rival Saudi Arabia, currently the world’s largest oil exporter


Hard to believe people still do business with Wells Fargo.

I’ve almost finished listening to every episode of Timetable. It’s been kind of fun learning the oral history of in this format.

Book Review: 8 Minute Meditation 📚

One of my goals for this year was to expand my meditation practice. I picked this book up on special in early January and dove right it.

I didn’t find it particularly helpful, and most of the text seemed to be there solely for the purpose of filling pages. Others may appreciate and benefit from it it, but I can’t recommend it based on my experience.

Rating: ★

ISBN: 9780399173424

Scheduling Error

Doctor appointment,

Had to wake kids up early.

Terrible timing!

Rural Sheriffs Defy New Gun Measures - WSJ

…in New Mexico, 30 of 33 county sheriffs have signed a letter pledging to not help enforce several gun-control measures supported by Democrats in Santa Fe…

This is just as wrong as sanctuary cities. We need to stick to the process.

Daylight Savings, Redux

I’ve said it before,

And I’ll say it now again:

This is so stupid.

Fox Books Files For Bankruptcy

“This place was all about giving our customers the Fox Books experience,” the shrewd yet thoroughly likable and charming Fox continued. “You could sit and read for hours and no one would bother you. We had 150,000 titles. It was a place where people could mingle and mix and just be. We were a goddamn piazza!”

You’ve Got Mail got a 68% on Rotten Tomatoes, and that is about all you need to know about Rotten Tomatoes. 🍿

A little treat also sprang forward last night.

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