2021 is the year for the emergence of the 17-year Brood X cicadas. It was pretty loud, so my wife and I took our two kids to see them an my in-laws (my wife’s parents).
Sexual harassment is wrong. Victim blaming is wrong. Blaming someone for being harassed is wrong.
About nine months ago I wrote about how we bought a van. Well, over the weekend we bought a car.
It’s been nearly two weeks since I’ve posted anything. In fact, tomoroow marks two weeks since my last post. This is mostly because I’v been under the weather (idiom for being sick for my non-native English readers).
Recently we had a bit of an incident with our hot water heater… The tank began leaking. Thankfully it was still under warranty and we got another one for only the cost of labor. Afterward, we ran into another problem. Our dishes began having a cloudy white film on them, and after boiling water (say, for spaghetti) the pot would also have a line of the cloudy white film.
This past year has been quite an adventure. I got married. I just finished school yesterday. And today is my son is four months old. I’ve been chronicling what’s been going on, relying heavily on things such as medical bills and insurance explanation of benefits to fit things into a neat timeline. Hence the whopper of a title A Mostly Financial Pregnancy Timeline and The First Four Months Of Life: My Experience As A New Dad.
I’ve been living in a pink house since 2007. Well no more! I didn’t move - I painted my house the other day. Now I live in a brown house! The awesomest part is I only spent about $40 and it only took us maybe six hours? Just the better part of the afternoon.
At the start of the quarter, I found out that instead of charging by the credit hour, my school charges the same rate for twelve to eighteen credit hours. Since I was only taking fourteen credit hours, I decided to take a hiking class. I know, I know, hiking in winter? Yes, it was cold. But I met a few people, had fun, and got some exercise.
I’ve been pretty bored this month, and have also decided to take a break from some of my gaming. So I’ve been watching the tv series Stargate: SG-1 on Netflix. Pretty good, I think. It’s surprising that it’s over ten years old (from 1997). I keep wondering to myself why the cars are so old… It’s even weirder when I realize a lot of the kids in the show are my age.
If you want more evidence of the stupidity of government getting involved in health care and child care, read this:
For the ultimate in foreign food and culture, go to the Dayton A World A’Fair. They do it about once a year.