I keep adding more technology to my life. So far, it’s a good thing. The robot overlords haven’t achieved overlord status yet. I feel I could continue to function if the power goes out and not stand around screaming in a helpless panic. The newest tech member of my family is Alexa: two Dots to… Read More My Personal Assistant
It was a tremendous reading year for me. I read 163 books in 2016. Of that total, 143 books were books I’d never read before or at least not marked as read in Goodreads. 2016 was the top reading year since I’ve been keeping track of what I read. In 2008, I read 21 books.… Read More 2016’s Top Books
It turns out that grading myself monthly has absolutely no effect on goal achievement. It hasn’t made me exercise more or eat better or write more. In some cases, it’s had the opposite effect. “The report card is so bad for this month that it’s not even worth trying anything for the remaining weeks.” “I… Read More Last Report Card
Do you like sea turtles? Then make sure you visit the Cayman Turtle Centre (a.k.a. the Turtle Farm). It was a highlight of our recent trip to Grand Cayman. The first decision to make when you get there is the exploration tour for $18 USD or the adventure tour for $45 USD. Yes, the adventure… Read More Cayman Adventures: Turtles!
I’m giving myself a C- for October. It would have been higher but I haven’t blogged in 3 weeks so that brought down the average. I did, however, exercise on purpose throughout the month and cooked a lot more at home. In fact, some future posts may center around some of that cooking. Other future… Read More Quick Reboot Update
Thanks to the release of a waterproof Fitbit (the Flex 2) this month, I’ve joined the millions of people who are tracking their activity through wearables. At the time of this post, I’ve had the thing not even four days. I’m still getting used to it, but let’s talk about my first impressions.
Fun fact: Chicago is not known as the “Windy City” because of weather conditions. The nickname refers to the hot air generated by politicians, specifically during the competition to host the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. I spent a weekend there in September with the boyfriend to celebrate our anniversary. I had been for work before… Read More A Weekend in the Windy City