Prompt

Just plain knackered

Today’s word prompt almost seems as if it were selected for me: knackered. I’m sorry, what’s that? You may have thought. I’ll admit, as much as I pride myself on my personal lexicon, I didn’t know what knackered was. So, first things first; knackered simply mean “tired or wore out.” For example: “the old CD player is knackered.” Not a common world by any means. But it’s today’s world (and word). I have been feeling knackered as Read more…

By ryan, ago
General

Just a crappy day

I’m writing this post mainly for myself as a reminder of what a crappy day really is; While leaving the house this morning you slipped down the outside stairs as it was raining rather hard. Not only did you fall on your ass (ouch!) but your right hearing aid also fell out into a puddle (still working though!). Sitting there for a moment you noticed the sliding door on your wife’s van was wide open Read more…

By ryan, ago
Nerdy Geekdom

Hans Zimmer does music from Dark Knight (and others) live at Coachella 2017

I’m not a crowd person. But I am a music person. And if I could mesh those two together I’d make a journey to the Coachella music festival someday. However, that’s not likely to happen, so I, like many others, will have to rely on YouTube to get me into the venue. There were plenty of headliners over the three days (today being the last of two three-day music marathons (check the site linked above to Read more…

By ryan, ago
Daily

Twenty-two April Seventeen (Earth Day)

Today is indeed Earth Day… a day to celebrate, well, our planet. But if you want to get technical about the day; Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. And with that, I give you the above daily photo provided by Jack for today.

By ryan, ago
Nerdy Geekdom

How is Google Earth made?

It’s probably something you’ve never really thought about. Sure, you’ve seen the Google Steet Cars running around the world or perhaps your own town. From there the process was simple- they, well, just make Google magic! BAM! Google Earth is there. Of course, there’s a lot more too it than that. A lot. So I was [nerd] happy when I came across this awesome YouTube video by Nat and Friends. It’s just shy of nine Read more…

By ryan, ago
Daily

Twenty April Seventeen

Today is less of a family photo and more of a lifestyle photo. And by lifestyle I mean, it’s what we keep track of here on the mid-Atlantic seaboard ’cause it can really mess with your lifestyle: hurricanes. Though it’s not yet the official hurricane season, which actually runs from 1 June through 30 November, today we had our first named tropical storm. My day-to-day job in the Coast Guard is easily summed up as Read more…

By ryan, ago
Daily

Nineteen April Seventeen (minus three years)

I’ve been posting daily photos on a pretty regular basis, a feat of which I’m proud of. However, today was just one of those days I didn’t take a photo. I don’t think I would have wanted to anyway. All (dare say me too) seem a little on edge for one reason or another. So, with that, we go back three years as we were getting ready for Easter on this day in 2014. Here’s Read more…

By ryan, ago