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Me and my bike in 1982

tcr! · Oct 20, 2017 at 12:31 pm

Me and my bike in 1982

Flash Back Friday to 35 years ago when me and my bike were literally this cool.

#photos #bikes

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Oct 21, 2017 at 8:16 am

Rudo! (Espanol)

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tcr! tcr! · Oct 21, 2017 at 9:07 am

Mucho malo!

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Playboy’s first transgender

tcr! · Oct 20, 2017 at 12:05 pm

Ines Rau is the first transgender Playmate

Ines Rau is the first transgender Playmate

The late Hugh Hefner broke ground with Playboy, and now the first issue of the magazine since his recent death is doing the same.

So there.

#LGBT

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keamoose keamoose · Oct 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The woman to the right in the background must be her facial expression coach.

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tcr! tcr! · Oct 20, 2017 at 12:58 pm

πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

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Oct 20th, 2017 at 8:11:37 am

tcr! · Oct 20, 2017 at 8:11 am

Mother-clucker, I don’t care if you are driving a school bus. I was stopped before you so I’m going.

⛔️ 🚌 #trafficnews

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Pine tree in the sunshine

tcr! · Oct 20, 2017 at 8:05 am

Pine tree in the sunshine

Guys: in this land of Lincoln, in this valley of Fox, in this city of Tri, the sun has came up once again. Who knew?

Now go get yourself a Friday morning donut… 🍩

There’s Fresh Donuts in Geneva, Bosa Donuts in St. Charles. I’m sure Batavia’s got someplace, too, but I’ve never ventured that far south before noon.

#photos #sunrise #lettherebehope

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Oct 20th, 2017 at 7:35:21 am

tcr! · Oct 20, 2017 at 7:35 am

Me: Are you still spending the night with Lexi tonight?

Maggie: Yep.

Me: Cool. Is your mom going to take you there after school?

Maggie: Yep.

Me: Okay great, I’ll come over around 7 o’clock.

Maggie: DAD. πŸ˜‘

#maggie

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“future-you will be proud of past-you”

tcr! · Oct 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm

inessential: Accessibility

You may not need it now, in other words, but you will, if you’re lucky. And future-you will be proud of past-you if you cared about it before it was personal.

While eating my workday lunch I was skimming this programming article on accessibility. And while I didn’t have any strong feelings about much of it, the line quoted above struck a chord. It can be taken as-is, without any context, and hold up in any spiritual court.

Not being an Xcode developer, I read inessential more for how I can include Brent’s personal wisdom in all matters. Like regardless of what I’m doing in the here and now, work or otherwise, I hope future-me will be proud.

And of course his data models and thought processes have also trickled into my development projects, too.

#webdev #protip

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Amazing blueberry jelly

tcr! · Oct 19, 2017 at 11:39 am

Audio (MP3): 20171019 - Amazing blueberry jelly

I hate it when I’m walking down the work hallway and I hear another office door open. Can’t I just walk down the hall alone, with peace and quiet?

Now matter how much I try to avoid people, some random body shows up and says, “hello.” And then I have to quickly scan the mental rolodex for non-offensive chit-chat. Engage in dialogue that obviously won’t last more than 15 seconds.

It’s not that I don’t like the other office building inhabitants but on a quick stroll to the restroom, there’s only so many steps to take. I’d rather walk in silence than blurt out, “How ‘bout this weather?” ..or.. “Tomorrow’s Friday!”

Of course I could pause and launch into mild outrage about (insert any poetic injustice here) but then I’d feel it socially correct to stop walking. And that in turn would invite the random body into a full blown conversation. The horror. Sure, full blown gabfests are fine but not when I’m on my way to the potty.

Maybe I should write some socially-irregular chit-chats on index cards for future use. Not ones that will have random body think I’m a boob or psycho anything because I do care what people think of me. But more like one or two-liners that will (hopefully) instill an off-balanced curiosity in the random body.

Something like these perhaps:

  • I had some really amazing blueberry jelly last night. So good.
  • With my new shoes, I’ll run faster after they’re broken in.
  • The Queen is kinda over-appreciated. Maybe I just don’t know her.

#socialproblems #diariespodcast

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keamoose keamoose · Oct 19, 2017 at 1:26 pm

One time I was rinsing my coffee cup and a colleague approached to use the coffee machine. He decided to pass the time by asking me what my favourite band was. I told the truth. He got through the conversation, but I don’t think he ever asked me anything again.

tcr! tcr! · Oct 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm

That’s awesome! “I’m totally down with Hellhorse!!” 🐴🀘

keamoose keamoose · Oct 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm

It was something like:
“Helhorse”
“Helhorse?”
“Yeah”
“What kind of music do they play?”
“Danish metal”
“Oh, yes… the Viking metal…”

I have to give him credit for hanging in there. He’s 65 and listens to Adele and Glen Campbell, he basically had no clue what I was talking about. Nice guy though :)

tcr! tcr! · Oct 20, 2017 at 7:41 am

I loved Rhinestone Cowboy as a kid. It was a huge hit at the airport skating rink when I was a kid. Maybe you could talk to your Hellhorse connection and see if they can put it on their set list. πŸ€”

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Waterfall (live on Cavalcade) by VΓΆk

tcr! · Oct 19, 2017 at 9:24 am

Peeps, here’s your youre-not-the-only-one Thursday jam. I may have posted this before but it’s still THAT good. Still as good when I bought the album a couple of years ago. The vocals remind me a little of Portishead but that’s okay. I’m totally into that whispery somber some mornings.

From their official site: www.vok.is

Described as dream-pop/indie-electro band their sound consists of dreamy electronics with melodic vocals, distant saxophones and clean reverberated guitars. Vök is easily placed in the realm of indie-electro, thus resulting in everyone from The Knife and The xx to Poliça and Phantogram, but their music is distinctly their own.

#musicvideos #vok

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tcr! tcr! · Oct 19, 2017 at 9:26 am

Also, if you’re not listening to KEXP you should be, they’re where I first heard about Vök. Here’s a YouTube search to get you started.

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Layered chocolate lime cake

tcr! · Oct 18, 2017 at 7:48 pm

Layered chocolate lime cake

Peeps, feast your eyes on le cake. Maggie wanted it to be round and use ALL of the batter so we made a series of le cakes.

Then I realized the frosting from poor mother cupboard expired back in Nov 2016. No, one cannot have frostless cake so we made icing for drizzling.

Also, since we used the juice from a full lime (because I like lime chocolate cake) Maggie added green food coloring to le icing mix.

Yummy AND festive.

#photos #cake #maggie

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Pumpkin decorating at Blue Goose Market

tcr! · Oct 18, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Pumpkin decorating at Blue Goose Market

I wandered around in here like moron for five minutes before I remembered what I was here for. But that’s irrelevant.

Look at this flier in the checkout lane, guys! Pumpkin decorating! And apple cider donuts!! Saturday the 28th from 11am to 2pm.

Go ahead and drive/train/fly in if you’re out of town. Apple cider donuts are THAT good.

No, I don’t work at Blue Goose but IT IS the friendliest store around. πŸ‘

#photos #pumpkins #donuts #bluegoose

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