Amazing Year Day 329: Word of the Day?

30 Jan

Call me persnickety, but I expect my word of the day calendar to add eclectically academic hyponyms to my lexicon. But today, boy did it drop the ball. Narwhal? What is this an elementary school encyclopedia? Thanks a lot ZooBooks!


Amazing Year Day 328: Work

29 Jan

Another 12 hour shift on-site with take-away tasks until the witching hour. That’s all I have to say about that. (Thank you!)

Amazing Year Day 327: Guilty Pleasure

28 Jan

Somedays you just need to give in…


Amazing Year Day 326: Miracle on ??? Street

27 Jan

I’m about to have it my way, as I noticed for the very first town that there’s now a Burger King in town.


I honestly haven’t smiled so much in years! #easytoplease #cardiacarrest


Amazing Year Day 325: Inspirational Signage

26 Jan

Sometimes you have to turn your scooter around and snap a photo, especially when it inspires an idea for a children’s book. But seriously, what the carrot goes on in that place?


Amazing Year Day 324: Greatest Thing Since

25 Jan

Expand your knowledge each and everyday. Each Friday I absorb a passage from Really Useful: The Origins of Everyday Things.


Amazing Year Day 323: Farewell Stranger

24 Jan

Each day on my pedestrian commute to work, I take a moment in a local park to inhale the sight of the goldfish pond.

Today, I noticed a new goldfish, but sadly he was already dead. Hmmm. Well… so long stranger, may you float in peace!


Amazing Year Day 322: Curiosity’s Box

23 Jan

Curiosity may be fatal to cats, but it sure is entertaining to us humans. At work a mysterious box arrived. It was labeled as though it contained liquor. Sure enough imagination pour many a shot of curious thoughts. While it ended up just being a box of HDMI cables, it was a beautiful lesson in the power of “What If?” to bring together a group of people.


Amazing Year Day 321: Kvell

22 Jan

Today’s word of the day is…


I’m sorry Kvell. I’m sure you’re a fine word and you carry such a positive denotation. But the fact remains that I’m struggling to pronounce you correctly and my ignorance or lack of ability to comprehend you phonetically is leading to hate. Please forgive me, and I hope soon I will come to kvell all things kvell.

Amazing Year Day 320: Manday

21 Jan

Mondays are what I like to call “Manday.” For the past several weeks I’ve been consistently the “man of the house” on Monday for I whip a fresh dish of chicken and veggies. Who said it wasn’t macho to wear an apron?