What I did on my summer vacation from blogging

A few months ago, I proclaimed on here that I had several terrific new ideas for the blog that would be fun and exciting.

After that, I wrote a few posts and then didn’t write anything for more than two months. As it turns out, my great idea was to just have a blank blog.

I call it “virtual blogging.”

The good news is that I had very few typos over the last few months. The bad news is that I likely lost most of my readers, and I missed the fun of writing these posts. Continue reading “What I did on my summer vacation from blogging”

As a child, I would have hated several items that I love now

While trying to figure out how to work my new phone recently, I was struck by how excited I am to have this amazing new object.

I also thought, though, about how I when I was growing up, I never would have imagined I could be thrilled about the thought of a new phone.

Sure, phones were completely different back then, but I think elementary school Nick Claussen would be disappointed to learn that the adult version would one day be super excited over a new phone.

“Adult Nick is even geekier than I am,” I might have said while my voice cracked. “I hate talking on the phone. Why would I be excited about getting a new phone?” Continue reading “As a child, I would have hated several items that I love now”

Fresh cut grass, new butter and other ordinary items that are actually fun and exciting

The first time I smell fresh cut grass each spring, it always puts me in a good mood.

It’s a nice reminder that spring is really here, and it’s even better if I wasn’t the one cutting the grass.

After smelling cut grass for the first time this year, it got me thinking about how several ordinary items can make me happy, so I am listing a few of them here to see if any of you agree. Continue reading “Fresh cut grass, new butter and other ordinary items that are actually fun and exciting”

What is ^, why are I and l so similar, and other computer keyboard questions

Like many people, I am familiar with the computer keyboard.

And while I use it often and appreciate it, I also have several questions about the computer keyboard.

For example, why are capital I and lowercase l so similar? Usually after I type one or the other, I have to look at them closely to try to figure out which is which. And what about 1? Why can’t we make them all a little more different?

Here are a few additional items: Continue reading “What is ^, why are I and l so similar, and other computer keyboard questions”