End On End

Woke up to a 3.8 earthquake this AM. Unusual for our area! Worked better than our standard wake-up alarms. πŸ˜‚

The Cazenovia girls representing their high school hockey teams before last night’s championship. Playoffs start this coming week! #rollkengi

Zoey was unable to play, but we made the trek down to catch the championship game of her teams tournament. Cazenovia took the β€˜ship with the game winner in OT with 10 seconds remaining. πŸŽ‰πŸ†πŸ’

Just registered for Oliver Burkeman’s Designing Your System for Creativity course in March. Can’t wait!

Zoey’s wrist injury (now in a cast for two weeks) is forcing her to miss the outdoor game of her hockey tournament today. Not too sad. πŸ₯Ά

I just posted a quick update to my Finitude and Productivity post from last month: mindfultasks.com/finitude-…

More to come!

It’s amazing how much I didn’t care about Wye Oak until like two years ago (sometimes purposefully) and now they are one of my favorite bands ever. 🎧

Cazenovia ladies won their tournament this weekend in Pittsburgh. Zoey got two goals, the game winner, and MVP. πŸ†πŸ’

My 2023 song-a-day playlist on Apple Music! music.apple.com/us/playli…

This team is ridiculous. 9-0 in league play, no goals allowed. 11-0 in total, with two goals allowed. Some great role models for Z to model her game after in the coming years.

De La Soul’s Catalog Coming to Streaming Services For the First Time

Best music news in awhile!

This city has experienced far too much heartbreak in the last year.

My 2022 song-a-day playlist is complete! This was honestly one of the best things I did last year. It brings back memories every time I listen.

A 2023 version will be shared once there are a bunch of tracks. πŸ˜„

My year in music from Last.fm

  • 5978 scrobbles
  • Top artists: oso oso, Wye Oak, Cymande, Empath, and Nilufer Yanya
  • Top genres: indie, hip hop, emo, post hardcore, and rock

Give me a follow, if you are on Last.fm!

A drink (or two) with the Mrs at a fabulous new neighborhood bar, recently opened by an acquaintance. Can’t beat this within walking distance.

Picked up some new books based on various recommendations I’ve been seeing on micro.blog πŸŽ‰πŸ“š

Thankful to get out of the house after the blizzard and do some winter hiking and snowshoeing with the Mrs.

Wrote a little summary of my takeaways from reading Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman: mindfultasks.com/finitude-…

Day after the blizzard. Local grocery store is open and queued up to buy groceries. Feel apocalyptic today.

Mother Nature knows how to do it: we crushed the blizzard record in Buffalo (since at least 1950): 37 consecutive hours of blizzard conditions. β€˜85 was 16 hours and β€˜77 was 12 hours. Glad it’s over! Mid 50’s and thunderstorms forecasted for next weekend. πŸ€ͺ

At least there ain’t no hole in the washtub. 🦦

Whelp this blizzard has been something. It’s been insanely windy since Thursday overnight (70 mph gusts), constant whiteouts since Friday AM, -10 windchill, and we’ve gotten about 2 ft of snow - with drifts over 5 feet. Thankfully we are home, safe and warm. Hoping it ends soon!

The Cymande re-issue came! Gonna be listening to this a lot today.

Finished reading: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman πŸ“š

So good. Definitely a lot to think about.

NilΓΌfer Yanya - Full Set From The Basement

Her album Painless is my fave from 2022. Give her a listen!