The power went out in my town recently, and I found the whole experience to be rather interesting, enlightening and cold.
When the power first went out, I did the only sensible thing I could do, which was to stare at my computer for a few minutes while I tried to figure out what was going on. Did my computer break? Was my work saved? Is this somehow my fault?
My wife and I are both currently working from home, so we were able to determine that the power went out in the house. Then we learned it was out all across the city. It was concerning to hear the power outage was so widespread, but a relief to know that I most likely would not be blamed.
Continue reading “No electricity, no problem!”
Well, I don’t know about you, but my New Year’s resolution for writing more hasn’t worked out very well so far.
It has been a busy few months and I am way behind on writing. Thankfully, I have plenty of great reasons for why I have been so quiet lately.
With that in mind, here are my perfectly reasonable reasons for being so far behind on writing:
Continue reading “A few logical reasons for not writing enough”
This election has been stressful, meaningful and full-full.
I have eaten a lot!
But exactly how much weight have I gained? In order to find out, I talked to the election analysts on television who broke it all down for me. Here is what they had to say:
Continue reading “How much weight did I gain during this election? We won’t know until all of the pounds are counted”
Some days, you just need to look ahead and look up.
I have been trying to remember that lately, as life seems pretty challenging at times.
- The whole COVID-19 situation has changed life as we know it, at least for now, and it continues to go on and on.
- The political situation in the country is insane.
- And work seems to be busier and busier all of the time, which doesn’t leave as much time for writing.
But here I am today anyway, trying to make sense out of a few things that have been on my mind:
Continue reading “When life is getting you down, look up”
Is it possible to chop down a stump?
While that sounds like a deep philosophical question, it was also a practical question I was faced with in the yard the other day.
Continue reading “Adventures in the back yard: Nick versus The Stump”
Happy New Fiscal Year!
I’m so thankful that 2020 is finally over and that we can now move on to 2021. What a year it has been! I am ready to be done with that!
Now, just as with the calendar years, I realize that not everyone celebrates the new fiscal year at the same time. This date seems to be the most prevalent, though, so I thought it was appropriate to party like its 2021 today.
In order to get 2021 off to a great start, I put together some information on the New Fiscal Year here for you, along with some additional thoughts and New Fiscal Year’s Resolutions. Continue reading “Happy New Fiscal Year!”
After a few months of wearing masks to the grocery store and other places, I have realized there are several positive benefits to them, in addition to the public health aspects.
So, along with it being an extremely simple and easy gesture to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus and to try put others at ease in public, here several other great things about wearing a mask in public. Continue reading “I like how I look in a mask, and several other benefits of wearing masks in public”
I appreciate a good table.
Tables are reliable, useful and, in most instances, stable. They are also incredibly underrated.
While, chairs, beds and even bars receive most of the attention, tables come to work every day and are always there for you if you want to sit down, eat a meal, play a game, do your homework or just set down the junk mail.
Tables are amazing! Plus, there are so many of them that you use every day! I’m happy just thinking about it! At the same time, I can’t tell you how often I hear someone say, “But, Nick, what is the best type of table?” Continue reading “Top 5 Tables”
Nethermost is among the topmost of words that I want to use more often.
Upmost is at the bottommost of that list.
While thinking about the utmost importance of –most words today, I realized that I had no idea there were so many of them. I knew there were a lot, but never in the hindermost parts of my brain had I imagined there were so many.
So, after a little research and way too much time thinking about this, here are a few of the –most words that I found interesting. Continue reading “My utmost thoughts on nethermost, outermost and other -most words”
After working from home for the last two months due to the global pandemic, I have realized several things.
And since I still can’t talk to people face to face in most instances, I thought I would share a few of my realizations here: Continue reading “A few things I have learned after two months of working from home”