After finding a vintage Rubik’s Cube in a charity shop three weeks ago for my neighbor’s son, I’ve been playing with my Rubik’s Cube a little bit more. It really became my fidget toy during the pandemic, and it’s simple enough to pick one up off my desk (at home or at work) and drillContinue reading “The Five Levels of Cube Mastery”
I was in the office yesterday, and I had two boxes of product waiting for me. There was some interesting stuff in those boxes, like Thor #750 and Dayton Ward’s just-released Jurassic World cookbook. There was also… A toy. Yes, a toy. That toy? Bandai’s Batman Rubik’s Charaction Cube, part chibi collectible figure, part Rubik’sContinue reading “Cubers Are a Cowardly and Superstitious Lot”
My neighbor’s autistic son, the one who a few months ago challenged me to solve a Rubik’s Cube by solving one side and then an adjacent side, which I didn’t think could be done but now I do all the time, broke his Rubik’s Cube a few months ago. I never asked how. It doesn’tContinue reading “Vintage Cubes”
It was a pretty day. A little on the brisk side — there was a chance for snow flurries! — but brisk doesn’t bother me. It’s March. It’s supposed to be brisk. I felt like going out, then I didn’t have anything I wanted to do, so I ended up going to Mt. Rose CemeteryContinue reading “Gone for a Walk”
So, I was at the grocery store the other day. I needed a corned beef brisket, since St. Patrick’s Day was at hand. I waited too long and felt lucky to get the penultimate brisket at Weis Market. I also needed coffee creamer, so a trip to the daily aisle was called for. And thereContinue reading “Minty, Milky Goodness”
Last weekend… This morning… As late of yesterday morning, the trees hadn’t even started to flower. Spring comes at you fast. My sinuses will certainly be feeling it this week.
This is what I saw when I went to do laundry. And, of course, four of the seven dryers in the laundry room were broken.
Sixty degrees the last couple of days. Sixty degrees by the middle of this week. But today? Today I woke to this mess. It got warmer today than it was supposed to, so there’s been a lot of melting. I went out earlier and used a brook to clear the snow off my car. GoContinue reading “Go Home Winter”
I saw a bird’s nest in a tree outside the office early this afternoon when I was outside on my lunch break. Maybe not a sign of spring — it’s too early for a bird to have built a nest — but it’s still a lovely thought, that spring will soon be here and lifeContinue reading “Signs of Spring”
I’m sure this fine. I only bought it in, oh, 2016, at Big Lots. I’m sure it’s fine.