Third Place


This was my first year as a skip in my town’s curling league. The league had its final game of the season this past weekend. We won, which was good enough for third place. Pretty good! I’m already looking forward to next season, which should start in May. I want to brag about a trophy. For now, the only bragging rights I have are for coming up with my team’s spectacularly goofy name: Curl Jam.

(I wish I could take credit for the photo above. That’s me thowing the stone, at least.)


Signs, Signs, Everywhere There’s Signs


I spent way too much time thinking about this sign. It’s the only one along the entire winding trail that at one point indicated that there’s a curve up ahead. Why put it up in the first place? Why not take it down? Why is it painted over? One of life’s mysteries.

You Look Very Nice Today

you look very nice today

I was still feeling a little under the weather this weekend. But I did feel better than I had all week, so I forced myself out of the house for a walk down what is usually my jogging path. If I was keeping track of time it would have been embarrassingly slow, but my goal was just to get out of the house after a week in bed.

Along the way, I saw this very nice sticker that said “You look very nice today.” I decided to take it as a compliment, even if it wasn’t explicitly directed towards me.

Portrait of a Blogger as a Young Man

me young

I am feeling better than I did yesterday but I’m still feeling under the weather. I’m stocked up on all kinds of over the counter cold medication, and it seems to be doing the trick. I probably don’t have the energy to leave the house, but I’ll be able to fold my laundry without taking a nap. That’s more than I would have been able to do yesterday.

Because I’m wishing for a bit more youthful energy, today I’m looking back to a time when I was young, hale, hearty, and had the fashion sense of a small town financial advisor.

New Mexico Film Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

nm film hof

New Mexico has one of the most bustling film scenes in the country, and the state industry threw a party last night. My connection to the film industry consists of a few background work gigs, which is pretty tangential but still kinda cool. But I bought a table for 10 at the ceremony at a fundraising auction for Puerto Rico relief last year, and friends came from across the country to celebrate.

Last night’s inductees included Thomas Edison (who shot the first film in the state over 100 years ago), the New Mexico Film Office, producer Max Evans, location maven Imogene Hughes, George RR Martin, the television show Breaking Bad (who had some of their legendary props sitting out front), and movies The Milagro Beanfield War and Bless Me, Ultima.

It was a great chance to rub some elbows and pretend to be an industry insider for a night.



Well, I’m hoping that today is the last day of feeling uninspired to post here for a while. Everyone deserves an off week now and then, right? I have a big weekend planned so hopefully I’ll be back on Monday with some exciting updates.

A couple times a year, my neighborhood gets visited by crows. The picture above is from last fall.

I have a great story about the first time the crows came to visit. Catch me sometime and I’ll tell you all about it.