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2023-02-03: Moonlight through the skylight

2023-02-03: One thing that’s really been undersold in the reviews of these new HomePods is how much faster …

2023-02-03: Listen, I’m a simple guy: open up some J space, deliver me some HomePods and I’ll be …

2023-02-03: New HomePods just delivered! Everything is coming up Jordon this morning!

2023-02-03: 💺 J saver space opened on Jude and mine’s flight! Julie, Jordon, Vale, and Jude are finally all on the same flight to Geneva! (With two weeks to spare!) 💺 J saver space opened on Jude and mine’s flight! Julie, Jordon, Vale, and Jude are finally all on …

2023-02-02: With Twitter’s announcement this morning, I guess it’s finally the time to figure out …

2023-02-01: 🎰 Just finished the first episode of Poker Face. Wish it wasn’t stuck in Peacockurgatory

2023-02-01: Current Things: February 2023 Currently Reading Nothing! But I really need to start Sea of Tranquility! Currently Watching …

2023-01-31: 🛌 Putting off putting Vale to bed

2023-01-30: The Book of Boba Fett: this was pretty forgettable until the Mandolorian showed up. (that spoiler is …

2023-01-29: Extended

2023-01-28: Elvis: Pretty. Good. Movie. Shot. In. Totality. In. About. Three. Second. Takes. (Austin Butler was …

2023-01-28: Elvis, 2022 Pretty. Good. Movie. Shot. In. Totality. In. About. Three. Second. Takes. (Austin Butler was …

2023-01-27: This is the first medium-haul award flight I’ve booked on Star (I usually focused on One World, but …

2023-01-27: Now open up J saver space on that IAD-GVA nonstop, you cowards!!

2023-01-27: United finally opened up J saver space on an IAD-LHR flight (and then onto GVA) that I’d been …

2023-01-26: All Quiet On The Western Front (2022): People are gonna say “oh this part, this part shows how …

2023-01-26: All Quiet on the Western Front, 2022 People are gonna say "oh this part, this part shows how pointless it all is". But it's all parts. …

2023-01-26: Example from inside my brain: what if the second analog stick on the pro controller messes up my …

2023-01-26: I’ve legitimately been sitting here for most of the day in deep consideration of how well my …

2023-01-24: No school tomorrow (don’t get me started…), so taking Vale on a day trip to go skiing. …

2023-01-24: Can’t wait to hear how well a stereo pair of the new HomePods play Baby Shark in spatial audio

2023-01-21: It’s an unfair comparison because Barbarian was a near masterpiece, but it showed how both the …

2023-01-21: I’m harping on The Menu because I think it was really close to being great: the pieces were …

2023-01-21: Expanding a bit on my micro review of the menu: this movie feels deeper than it was. We all know …

2023-01-21: The Menu: Horror comedies remain the best way we have of explaining society’s deepest problems …

2023-01-21: The Menu, 2022 Horror comedies remain the best way we have of explaining society’s deepest problems (good, but not …

2023-01-20: I’m bummed about Vox laying off Emily St. James. She’s the single person who’s …

2023-01-20: But “recreating what I’m getting from Twitter” requires introspection that …

2023-01-20: I’ve been using NetNewsWire as a Tweetbot replacement and it’s been a fairly seamless …

2023-01-20: Prepping for my first trip to Europe bringing the kids and googling for every article there is on …

2023-01-20: Why are we calling it Dry January instead of Janudry?

2023-01-19: Those of you that run on nearly empty trails: how do you deal with missing out on the best thing …

2023-01-15: Avatar: the way of water needs a mastodon content warning if you have a family

2023-01-15: Avatar: the way of water: totally dependent on your tolerance of earnest. Happy to report I …

2023-01-15: Avatar: The Way of Water, 2022 Totally dependent on your tolerance of earnest. Happy to report I don't have an entire heart of …

2023-01-14: One of Vale’s friends had a birthday party watching Encanto at an old theater and it was just as …

2023-01-13: With Twitter currently denying access to Tweetbot, I decided to try out the official app. How have …

2023-01-09: She-Hulk, Season 1: Tatiana Maslany continues being the greatest actress that I constantly forget …

2023-01-07: Amsterdam: when you spend the last 15 minutes of the movie explaining what happened in the previous …

2023-01-07: Amsterdam, 2022 When you spend the last 15 minutes of the movie explaining what happened in the previous two hours …

2023-01-07: Mythic Quest, Season 3: even in a down season, the central relationship between Poppy and Ian is one …

2023-01-06: McCarthy better wrap it up at 15. No way that Gaetz goes over 17

2023-01-04: ChiKo and C-SPAN

2023-01-02: Current Things: January 2023 Currently Reading The Bayern Agenda by Dan Moren Currently Watching Andor, Season 1 Mythic Quest, …

2023-01-02: Rick and Morty, Season 6: This show continues to be one of the most innovative and deep pieces of …

2023-01-01: West Side Story (2021): I’m not sure we needed a remake of West Side Story, but it was so well …

2023-01-01: West Side Story, 2021 I'm not sure we needed a remake of West Side Story, but it was so well crafted that I'll allow it

2022-12-29: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, 2022 There may have been more efficient ways of marketing this movie besides burning down Twitter

2022-12-26: 🎸 Off to see TSO with my mother in law. Who rescued who?

2022-12-23: That beautiful sound of nickels. Nickels nickels nickels

2022-12-21: 📮 That time of year where living in a city divided into quadrants with streets based on numbers and …

2022-12-17: Related: music.apple.com/us/album/…

2022-12-17: 🎄 Gearing up for holiday party #4 (of 6). Prayers and donations are welcome and appreciated for my …

2022-12-16: I’m focusing on keeping my heart rate low and my breathing steady rather than trying to run faster… …

2022-12-16: Every week I still feel like I’m getting away with something when the kids are in school all …

2022-12-16: What I’ll be really interested in with the Barbie movie is if it plays well to multiple …

2022-12-16: Related: if you nail the tone, you nail the movie

2022-12-16: Does anyone know if the Barbie trailer can win best picture this year and the Barbie movie win best …

2022-12-16: I’m kind of ashamed to say that I’m going to miss the rush you get from watching …

2022-12-16: stop getting my hopes up Frigid air poised to invade U.S. during Christmas week with possible …

2022-12-14: Someone remind me: does two-hour school delay mean mimosas or bloody marys?

2022-12-13: Great Twitter thread here on, well… Twitter. I was trying to write this yesterday, but I couldn’t …

2022-12-13: Whenever it looked like it was going to snow, we’d skim the last-minute ski house listings at …

2022-12-12: Been putting off joining mastodon.social because someone else had the @Jordon handle. Turns out that …

2022-12-09: Finished reading: Nasty, Brutish, and Short by Scott Hershovitz 📚A tour through all the great …

2022-12-07: Fight club>tunnicliff’s>beuchert’s

2022-12-06: Tiki and taco night

2022-12-01: There was an article making the rounds a few weeks ago about how Positano was “the most unpleasant …

2022-12-01: Current Things: December 2022 Currently Reading Nasty, Brutish, and Short by Scott Hershovitz The Bayern Agenda by Dan Moren …

2022-11-30: One really nice feature of the Gen 2 AirPods Pro is the versatility to charge via Lightning, Qi, …

2022-11-30: I don’t have them yet (blame Santa!), but I’m excited about the design and …

2022-11-29: Sometimes I have to figure out if the cause of the dopamine rush was checking a box or doing …

2022-11-28: Atlanta, Season 4: I was going to quip was “so there’s this condition, that’s …

2022-11-27: Julie: who are you texting that picture too? Me: oh ya know, my micro.blog friends

2022-11-27: Consider this your annual reminder that Jingle Jangle is the truth

2022-11-25: Julie took the kids to stay with her sister, so had to head downtown to try the new pizza place

2022-11-24: Happy Thanksgiving! I’m grateful for all you turkeys out there on micro.blog and beyond!

2022-11-23: The Patient (Limited Series): The follow up from the showrunners of The Americans is exactly what …

2022-11-18: Currently reading: Nasty, Brutish, and Short by Scott Hershovitz 📚

2022-11-18: Finished reading: Celebrities for Jesus by Katelyn Beaty 📚 While ostensibly about how the pursuit of …

2022-11-17: ✈ Nonstop flights are the best

2022-11-16: Obligatory Savannah ghost tour. This one gave us tools to find the ghosts ourselves!

2022-11-16: At a highly recommend Edgar Allan Poe themed bar in Savannah. Trying to decide between the Black Cat …

2022-11-14: Taking the ferry to the conference this morning

2022-11-13: Flying to a conference for work this week after also flying last week. Sometimes I miss the days of …

2022-11-13: The new Admirals Club at DCA has a taco bar. I may just stay here for the next four days!

2022-11-12: Weird: The Al Yankovic Story: can confirm, sufficiently weird

2022-11-12: Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, 2022 Can confirm, sufficiently weird

2022-11-11: Elon buys Twitter Elon loses all his money on Twitter Elon loses control of Tesla Teslas get carplay

2022-11-11: 🗽 Happy Veterans Day! I live close enough to the Marine Barracks that I’m currently listening to …

2022-11-08: Hello friends! Today is Election Day in the good ole US of A! I would be grateful for you— yes you!— …

2022-11-07: We honestly could not have asked for better weather for our trip to Kentucky. Warm days perfect for …

2022-11-06: Ending the day with a look at the moon

2022-11-06: This rental house has a Ms. Pac-Man machine and the kids are losing their minds

2022-11-06: Good morning from Lake Barkley, Kentucky

2022-11-05: 🧳 Long weekend off from school, so taking the kids by myself to Kentucky while Julie stays in DC for …

2022-11-04: Babysitter cancelled an hour before we were supposed to leave. Anyone know which Mastodon instance …

2022-11-04: 🌫 Foggy morning the day after a friend’s 40th birthday party is like nature saying “I got your back” …

2022-11-03: Currently reading: Celebrities for Jesus by Katelyn Beaty 📚

2022-11-03: Finished reading: What We Owe the Future by William MacAskill 📚How do you appropriately weigh the …

2022-11-02: The definitive ranking of package deliverers: UPS USPS Honorable mention for sometimes delivering …

2022-11-02: I’ve been playing around with Ulysses as a cross-platform blogging app. Julie wants to write …

2022-11-01: Current Things: November 2022 Currently Reading What We Owe The Future by Will MacAskill Celebrities for Jesus by Katelyn Beaty …

2022-10-31: 🎃 Wrapping up trick ‘r treating

2022-10-31: The biggest part of my personal website that I haven’t quite figured out yet is travel. …

2022-10-31: Slowly but surely whipping my personal website into shape. Love the confluence of things like …

2022-10-29: Barbarian: Horror comedies remain the best way we have of explaining society’s deepest problems

2022-10-29: Barbarian, 2022 Horror comedies remain the best way we have of explaining society’s deepest problems

2022-10-29: The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993 Watched on Friday October 28, 2022.

2022-10-28: These ads with Jon Hamm playing Santa Claus give me hope for the world

2022-10-28: Apologies to our favorite Texas-based founder, but go Phils!!

2022-10-28: Happy Halloween to these skeletons riding flamingos and no one else

2022-10-28: Stage Manager on the iPad doesn’t feel poorly designed, it feels punitively designed. …

2022-10-28: The most frustrating thing about Stage Manager on the iPad is that it’s so useful when you …

2022-10-27: I’ve not seen Barbarian yet so maybe he turns out to be a nice guy, but I wouldn’t stay …

2022-10-27: Barbarian coming to HBO Max the weekend before Halloween is a very fortunate turn of events

2022-10-27: 🏃 I'm very grateful to live three blocks from my kids' schools (i.e. I forgot their water bottles …

2022-10-26: LotR: Rings of Power, Season 1: It took a bit too long to get established, but it really felt like …

2022-10-26: There’s a version of the House of the Dragon that focuses less on these characters as pieces …

2022-10-26: House of the Dragon, Season 1: it was fine as these things go, but I watch this show for little else …

2022-10-26: Season 3 of Tuca and Bertie: The season finale took a big swing and (mostly) missed, but it remains …

2022-10-26: Picked up the new iPad Pro today. Overall pretty happy with the upgrade. It would have been nice to …

2022-10-25: 🏌‍♂ Text received! Now for my favorite part: running the "Julie Work Pick Up" shortcut!

2022-10-25: ⏳ Waiting for the text to go pick Julie up at work. Living that one-car lifestyle

2022-10-25: Bluey before school today so mom and dad can have some “us” time (i.e. rotate the …

2022-10-24: …and the Apple Watch is the big winner. Thanks for playing. See y’all for 16.2

2022-10-24: It’s time again to play the game of which Apple device shows the update first

2022-10-24: Today we’re all [checks notes]… Phillies fans? [Rechecks notes] Phillies fans!

2022-10-23: 🌌 Heading to check out the new wing of the Smithsonian Air and Space museum!

2022-10-23: Any volunteers to come keep my kids while I go see the new Martin McDonagh movie?

2022-10-21: It sucks as a Cardinals fan to go out in the first round, but man it’s gotta be worse for these Nats …

2022-10-21: Another fun Peru story: Jen Gentleman (who’s on the Windows engineering team at Microsoft) was …

2022-10-21: Backstory of that fedora on my previous profile picture: I really wanted an “Indiana Jones …

2022-10-21: Retiring a Profile Picture Ten years ago* my friend, Emily, and I hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and she took what is …

2022-10-21: I’m into the number “fucks” that Taylor throws out in Midnights

2022-10-21: I’d never heard of Zuckerberg describing Twitter as a “clown car that fell into a gold …

2022-10-18: A good motivator for a run: leave 30 minutes before the (probable) iPad announcement

2022-10-16: 👨‍🍳 Too tired to cook so heading to the food hall to pick up pizza (for me) and noodles (for Julie) …

2022-10-16: Update: the kids did indeed sleep

2022-10-15: Men, 2022 It's not subtle, but there's nothing subtle about the subject matter. Always love how there's (at …

2022-10-15: How great would a Mariners/Guardians and Padres/Phils LCS be?

2022-10-15: Little League then a birthday party and then park all afternoon. These kids are sleeping tonight

2022-10-15: 😴 Little League then a birthday party and then park all afternoon. These kids are sleeping tonight

2022-10-15: My neighborhood feels so much like a small town that when I do venture out to some place like …

2022-10-14: 🤧 0/10 cannot recommend having a sick kid

2022-10-14: 🧺 Work work work before picnic picnic picnic

2022-10-11: Currently reading: What We Owe the Future by William MacAskill 📚

2022-10-10: Confess, Fletch, 2022 There's such a huge comedy-shaped hole in recent mainstream movie releases; it's so nice to laugh at …

2022-10-02: Le Dip, finally!

2022-09-24: It’s always funny to me when I go out to the suburbs that every service requires …

2022-09-24: Currently reading: The Bayern Agenda by Dan Moren 📚I’ve been meaning to start this series forever, …

2022-09-23: That being said, I’m not an AppleTV+ Friday Night Baseball hater, but I’m a little bummed that …

2022-09-23: It’s funny how we measure our lives against things like professional sports. Albert Pujols hitting …

2022-09-23: I’m in that very annoying in-between time when you’re like five days away from a book …

2022-09-23: I can’t be the only person who just obsessively cleaned their old AirPods Pro, right?

2022-09-22: Yes, please Apple TV+ lands Vince Gilligan’s new TV project with two season order, starring Rhea …

2022-09-19: Finished reading: Bookish People by Susan Coll 📚Such a fun and clever book that’s way outside what I …

2022-09-18: Vale asked about the plot of E.T. today and I barely made it to Reese’s Pieces before crying

2022-09-18: Three Thousand Years of Longing, 2022 No one understand like George Miller that it’s the wrinkles that make the stories

2022-09-17: Three Thousand Years of Longing: no one understands like George Miller that it’s the wrinkles that …

2022-09-16: One last iPhone 13 Pro selfie

2022-09-15: My kingdom for the Twelve South HiRise 3, but with 15w MagSafe and 5w Apple Watch charging

2022-09-15: There’s always (at least) one thing I take away from Austin Mann’s iPhone reviews and this year’s is …

2022-09-15: It’s a happy coincidence, but a lot of what we have planned this weekend is p-e-r-fect for testing …

2022-09-13: The Up Next queue on the Apple TV app really is an underrated wonder. I love placing everything I …

2022-09-12: This is absolutely wish casting, but I’m hoping the delay of live activities for third-party …

2022-09-11: Thor: Love and Thunder, 2022 One of those movies where you’re on board or you’re not. I like my movies like that

2022-09-04: Everything Everywhere All at Once, 2022 My mom taped me to a chair because of raccoons

2022-09-03: My mom taped me to a chair because of raccoons

2022-09-02: Has anything good ever come from an email with the subject line “Bathrooms”?

2022-08-27: The “Far Out” tagline for the apple event is probably referring to the astral photography feature …

2022-08-27: Hope everyone is ready for that cardinals’ devil magic

2022-08-25: No Thursday is complete without an IAD-BWI flight

2022-08-25: Lining up

2022-08-22: Currently reading: Bookish People by Susan Coll 📚

2022-08-22: Finished reading: Doing Good Better by William MacAskill 📚 I’m sure this book was fairly …

2022-08-21: If you start with the premise that republicans are crooked, but democrats are dumb, there’s …

2022-08-20: Hello from 30K feet where Jude wouldn’t take his nap and the very generous people next to us played …

2022-08-19: My next three flights are leaving out of three different airports. Underrated benefit of living in …

2022-08-18: I’d been dabbling in Raycast, but v5 of Alfred quickly stopped that. Alfred’s new …

2022-08-15: The Northman, 2022 Watched on Sunday August 14, 2022.

2022-08-10: “Hey Siri, Play Roar by Cyndi Lauper” A+ for effort, Vale

2022-08-07: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, 2022 Watched on Saturday August 6, 2022.

2022-08-06: Always nice to beat the yanks and always nice to be on the right side of the story

2022-08-04: Currently reading: Doing Good Better by William MacAskill 📚

2022-08-03: Finally reaching the point where the older kid needs her own iPad, which means younger kid gets one …

2022-08-02: Jude watching the game from (behind) the best seats

2022-08-02: Honestly, I think my biggest hang up with photo sharing is that pretty much every photo I take …

2022-08-02: I’ve posted a few photos to Glass over the past week or so. I’m really liking …

2022-08-02: Nope, 2022 There's a lot here that I've been unable to get out of my head even three days later, but there's …

2022-07-30: go cards

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2022-07-29: Man, I’ve missed walking out of movies listening to people talking about movies

2022-07-28: Now for the sober talk: does this make it less likely that the GOP helps pass contraceptives and …

2022-07-28: Perhaps the funniest thing is how pissy the GOP got: voting against a [checks notes] VETERANS HEALTH …

2022-07-28: McConnell says Senate GOP won’t vote for CHIPS+ if Dems do climate+corp tax hike …

2022-07-28: I’ll be honest: it’s nice to see the Democrats using some of the GOP’s dirty …

2022-07-26: Shout out to the car that just drove by blasting Snow (Hey Oh)

2022-07-24: Last Night in Soho, 2021 Watched on Saturday July 23, 2022.

2022-07-11: The Last Duel, 2021 Watched on Sunday July 10, 2022.

2022-07-10: 11 Days and 36 Hours For a over a week, Julie and I were without the kids. It was a bizarre-o turn into a world where we …

2022-07-08: Always sit on the left side of the plane when flying into DCA

2022-07-04: Fireworks from the National Mall

2022-07-04: We don’t have to deny or overlook pieces of our past in order to celebrate today. Even in a …

2022-07-04: The final part of that chorus goes: We are more than the sum of our parts All these broken bones and …

2022-07-04: There’s a song called “We Americans” off the Avett Brothers latest album that I …

2022-07-03: It’s shameful it’s taken us this long to go to Crazy Aunt Helen’s for brunch

2022-07-03: Crazy Aunt Helen’s.

2022-07-01: LeveL: a small plates lounge.

2022-06-30: It also was 100% the right decision to stay home. I originally booked a solo trip to Helsinki for …

2022-06-30: We’re also very lucky that the kids do well away from us for this long. It’s been fun without them, …

2022-06-30: We’re very lucky that my parents can (and want to!) take the kids for these ten days. It’s been nice …

2022-06-29: Jurassic World Dominion, 2022 Watched on Tuesday June 28, 2022.

2022-06-29: All-Purpose.

2022-06-29: Night 3 sans kiddos and we’re already back to the old ways of hopping on a bike and finding pizza!

2022-06-29: I’ve gotten older and more careful. Which are good things. Except for when they’re not.

2022-06-29: I wish I could get back to writing like I was back then. Dumb tweets about Santa not coming until …

2022-06-29: Just spent a considerable amount of time going down the rabbit hole of all the tweets I imported to …

2022-06-28: Top Gun: Maverick, 2022 Watched on Monday June 27, 2022.

2022-06-26: Inn at Little Washington.

2022-06-26: Top Gun, 1986 Watched on Saturday June 25, 2022.

2022-06-24: Here, we have the halcyon period during which nothing is too good for you and you must be saved and …

2022-06-24: Living up to it’s tagline, The Onion is at it again

2022-06-24: I’m not sure SCOTUS has ever been above politics, but they’re saying the quiet part out …

2022-06-24: You’re going to hear this from much smarter and more cogent people than me, but the lack of …

2022-06-24: You should read the whole thing, but @gruber’s highlights of the dissenting opinion on Dobbs …

2022-06-22: I liked obi wan well enough, but man, does it have zero idea how to do stakes. It feels like the …

2022-06-22: Tell me the kids are staying with their grandparents next week without telling me the kids are …

2022-06-19: Find it a bit hard to believe the prompt going around on Twitter this weekend that the average …

2022-06-17: Glad to see my down-the-street neighbor having my back despite the fact that I couldn’t quiet …

2022-06-17: Not everyday can be a G-man day. But today is and that makes it a good day. Mangialardo’s

2022-06-16: See ya Detroit

2022-06-16: Hour delay has turned into five. Attempts to pace were futile

2022-06-16: Hour delay + Old Forrester is complimentary bourbon at Sky Club= first post-pandemic test of pacing …

2022-06-13: Comerica Park.

2022-06-13: American Coney Island.

2022-06-13: Desk views this morning

2022-06-11: Not a bad view from the top of 700 Penn

2022-06-07: Apologies for all the random posts about sandwiches today! I’ve been trying to figure out Own …

2022-06-06: Stage Manager sure does look like it’d be useful with another portable product that doesn’t run …

2022-06-06: My WWDC wishlist: Apple retcons my decision for the iPad to be my mobile computer as a good one My …

2022-06-06: The Batman, 2022 I'm more writing this review as a test of what this looks like the RSS feed. But I did like this …

2022-06-04: What’s helped me wrap my head around Apple’s AR/VR product is the idea of it as Mac …

2022-05-26: I’ve also been relistening to Lorde’s Solar Power and while it didn’t catch me immediately, somehow …

2022-05-26: I’m not sure what kicked this off, but I’ve been using the past few days to catch up on some albums …

2022-05-25: Vale came home from school the other day excited about her first earthquake drill. “We got to …

2022-05-21: Missed yesterday’s wordle, does this mean I should get a new computer to restart my streak? y/n?

2022-05-19: It will never not be funny when my pastors sign their emails with a ‘+’ at the end of their names …

2022-05-15: The French Dispatch, 2021 Watched on Saturday May 14, 2022.

2022-05-12: I’m literally the most average Wordle player there is (I’ve been playing everyday, but play from my …

2022-05-08: Ghostbusters: Afterlife, 2021 Watched on Saturday May 7, 2022.

2022-04-24: The Many Saints of Newark, 2021 Watched on Saturday April 23, 2022.

2022-04-21: A Modest Proposal Waiting for a Covid vaccine for your under-5 kid? It may take a bit longer.

2022-04-17: The Worst Person in the World, 2021 Watched on Saturday April 16, 2022.

2022-04-04: Licorice Pizza, 2021 Watched on Saturday April 2, 2022.

2022-03-29: Weird issue with the MLB app on the AppleTV 4K: If you’re using a HomePod as the audio source, …

2022-03-28: What a night. [Non-Oscars Edition] I absolutely was not emotionally ready for the Cardinals to sign …

2022-03-28: What a night. [Oscars Edition] I watched Apple win on my AppleTV and listened to the sound through a …

2022-03-26: The Power of the Dog, 2021 Watched on Friday March 25, 2022.

2022-03-25: I struggle with knowing what to and not to write about. I far too often err on the side of not …

2022-03-24: Forever I’ve had a project in Things titled “Blogging Strategy” that’s had …

2022-03-24: Have we settled on whether we’re calling them todos or To-Dos?

2022-03-20: King Richard, 2021 Watched on Saturday March 19, 2022.

2022-03-06: Nightmare Alley, 2021 Watched on Saturday March 5, 2022.

2022-02-20: The King's Man, 2021 Watched on Saturday February 19, 2022.

2022-02-13: CODA, 2021 Watched on Saturday February 12, 2022.

2022-02-11: Bang up job on this one everybody. Real team effort to screw up the messaging this bad. (To be …

2022-02-06: Eternals, 2021 Watched on Saturday February 5, 2022.

2022-01-30: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, 2021 Watched on Saturday January 29, 2022.

2022-01-29: thank god encanto is a good movie

2022-01-24: I can’t believe y’all didn’t tell me that season 3 of bluey was out

2022-01-23: Don't Look Up, 2021 Watched on Saturday January 22, 2022.

2022-01-02: Encanto, 2021 Watched on Saturday January 1, 2022.

2022-01-01: The Matrix Resurrections, 2021 Watched on Friday December 31, 2021.

2021-12-28: Spider-Man: No Way Home, 2021 Watched on Sunday December 26, 2021.

2021-12-09: i’m going to three five-year old birthday parties in the next week AMA

2021-11-26: Luca, 2021 Watched on Thursday November 25, 2021.

2021-11-14: No Time to Die, 2021 Watched on Saturday November 13, 2021.

2021-10-30: Oh no

2021-10-30: Ooohhh 20 minute wait at the dabney

2021-10-27: I’m guessing the Braves would be open to continue trading broken legs for World Series wins

2021-10-25: Dune, 2021 Watched on Saturday October 23, 2021.

2021-10-24: Going to Sam’s Club, want me to pick you up anything?

2021-10-19: Y’all better be careful complaining about that MacBook Pro notch or Apple is going to make the whole …

2021-10-18: The whole country is counting on the Atlanta Braves to save us. What could go wrong?

2021-10-18: Black Widow, 2021 Watched on Saturday October 16, 2021.

2021-10-17: I forgot how laugh out loud funny Succession is

2021-09-22: I think what’s tripping me up the most about iPadOS 15/new macOS Safari tabs is the change in …

2021-09-20: Devil magic is back, baby

2021-09-18: Supervising the solar panel installation

2021-09-13: Contagion, 2011 Watched on Sunday September 12, 2021.

2021-09-12: Cruella, 2021 Watched on Saturday September 11, 2021.

2021-09-05: The Suicide Squad, 2021 Watched on Saturday September 4, 2021.

2021-08-29: i hate spunk

2021-08-04: “Darkness plays funny games. That’s why you keep the fire going all night” As Hikers Vanish, These …

2021-08-03: Who’s ready to play guess which movie Vale watched at summer camp based solely on the …

2021-08-02: A Quiet Place Part II, 2020 Watched on Saturday July 31, 2021.

2021-07-19: No Sudden Move, 2021 Watched on Saturday July 17, 2021.

2021-07-06: In the Heights, 2021 Watched on Monday July 5, 2021.

2021-06-20: Sleeping Beauty, 1959 Watched on Saturday June 19, 2021.

2021-06-13: Raya and the Last Dragon, 2021 Watched on Saturday June 12, 2021.

2021-06-06: Saint Maud, 2019 Watched on Saturday June 5, 2021.

2021-04-25: Sound of Metal, 2019 Watched on Saturday April 24, 2021.

2021-04-23: Minari, 2020 Watched on Thursday April 22, 2021.

2021-04-23: There goes any thought I had about getting a new iPad Apple’s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro won’t work with …

2021-04-20: Still may not happen, but what’s more telling that they’re considering letting iPads run macOS? That …

2021-04-19: The Father, 2020 Watched on Sunday April 18, 2021.

2021-04-17: Mank, 2020 Watched on Thursday April 15, 2021.

2021-04-11: Promising Young Woman, 2020 Watched on Saturday April 10, 2021.

2021-04-09: The Trial of the Chicago 7, 2020 Watched on Thursday April 8, 2021.

2021-04-07: Such a great tribute (and I use the word tribute in the Hunger Games sense) to DCA’s Gate 35X. …

2021-04-06: Godzilla vs. Kong, 2021 Watched on Monday April 5, 2021.

2021-03-28: Nomadland, 2020 Watched on Saturday March 27, 2021.

2021-03-27: It’s just nice to know that there’s a zero percent chance that getting this ship unstuck …

2021-03-23: Was this reminder (set in April 2020!) too optimistic or spot on?

2021-02-26: “Hey Siri, intercom the playroom…” “Shuffling your music in the playroom” “I’m sorry, I’m having …

2021-01-31: Today we’ve poured half a salt shaker and 1/4 pepper shaker into a bowl, made face-down snow angels, …

2021-01-20: Vale and Jude are here for it

2021-01-20: Good morning from Capitol Hill, everyone! Spotted a helicopter over the house this morning, thought …

2021-01-06: Hey folks, getting a lot of texts, so just want to let everyone know that while we obviously live …

2020-12-30: My kingdom to be able to choose pictures to stay downloaded to my phone and iPad

2020-11-07:

2020-11-03: Hi friends! Vale and I went for a walk to get some tomatoes (berries) and lettuce (leaves) for the …

2020-11-02: How I'm watching the election What do I know about elections? Not as much as I’d like! But I needed a cheat sheet for watching, so …

2020-10-30: On the heels of that DoD study from yesterday stating that aircraft ventilation systems are not …

2020-10-29: Also me, still a dummy: you know what I need to do five days before the election? Follow Trump on …

2020-10-29: You, an intelligent person: let’s watch Ted Lasso the week before the election Me, a dummy: …

2020-10-28: This is the third day in a row it’s felt like Friday

2020-09-01: Can’t wait until— ya know— I can actually use this Apple Pay With Express Transit Mode Goes Live for …

2020-08-05: Folks that use the Siri watch face (there are dozens of us! Dozens!) and using smart stacks on the …

2020-07-24: Y’all need to cool it with the paw patrol talk before my two year old realizes it’s something more …

2020-07-18: What the Apple Music algorithm really needs is an “ignore kids music” toggle

2020-07-15: Just got a push notification that my coffee cup has a firmware update. How’s y’alls day …

2020-07-13: Perfect analogy (and some may say the same goes for the very publication that published this in the …

2020-07-12: Orson Welles Marathon Touch of Evil The Lady from Shanghai Citizen Kane The Magnificent Ambersons Othello Mr. …

2020-07-08: Great callback in Rise of Skywalker that I missed the first time: Ben/Kylo: …

2020-07-06: We keep hearing rumors about this upcoming iMac redesign (which I very very much want), but I just …

2020-07-04: Happy Fourth! I’m thankful not that I live in a country that has it all figured out (spoiler: …

2020-07-01: I’m probably imagining this, but it seems like Haptic Touch in HEY is just a tick quicker than …

2020-06-29: I’ve not had time to dig into much of the WWDC announcements, but one thing that strikes me as …

2020-06-21: Hey, at least I brought my DSLR to the hospital for this birth

2020-06-21: Anyone else notice Face ID working almost all the time while wearing a mask?

2020-06-19: Welcome Jude Bayless Wadlington! Mom and baby are doing great!

2020-06-07: Colin Powell says he’s voting for Biden. Other top Republicans may soon follow. Former GOP leaders …

2020-06-04: Alexandra Petri is the best. Trump explains his favorite Bible stories

2020-05-22: Yes! Now go watch Season 1! ‘Tuca & Bertie’ Animated Series Revived at Adult Swim for Season 2

2020-04-19: I have to imagine the reason is that something is happening with iPadOS 14, but why on earth did …

2020-04-15: Ten minutes after being available to purchase, the new iPad Magic Keyboards have already slipped 10 …

2020-04-10: I’ve been thinking a lot about how tracking person-to-person proximity is probably going to be …

2020-04-09: Nice article on my neighborhood in the Post this afternoon: Amid development, Capitol Hill keeps up …

2020-04-08: One hour of playing Animal Crossing on the Switch leads to two hours of playing Animal Crossing in …

2020-04-08: How great would it be if this summer Apple announced that the only new feature is that all current …

2020-04-06: I’m sure most of you have read the Washington Post article on our political and institutional …

2020-03-02: So it’s my first Lent as an Episcopalian, which means learning the whole ropes of this 40 days …

2020-03-02: So, I just deleted all my tweets. Not out of some moral stance on social media (though, I did delete …

2020-03-02: Podcasts are “baseball” and that’s what we listen to on the way to school if …

2020-02-29: wow that all state commercial was a deep cut 30 rock joke

2020-02-28: Number of years I’ve been in DC: 8.5 Number of years Vale has been in DC: 2.5 Number of …

2020-02-04: Back in DC

2020-02-03: How high can the cheese go?

2020-02-02: Selfie with 10% of the passengers on the midnight Chicago to DC flight

2020-02-01: Winter wedding in Indiana

2020-01-01: honestly had no idea that joss whedon and joel cohen had writing credits on the original toy story

2019-12-28: My kingdom to be able to select specific photos to always stay downloaded to my iPad

2019-12-28: (In all seriousness, there’s few movies that are in the Christmas spirit better than …

2019-12-28: A few days late, but finally getting to our annual Christmas viewing of Tangerine!!

2019-12-23: Wishing you the Pappiest of Christmases from our family to yours

2019-12-12: This is such great news. A far cry from a few years ago when WMATA piloted an Apple Pay program and …

2019-11-23: How’s everyone’s day going so far? We’re having a birthday party for bacon

2019-11-11: this ruby tuesday’s music selection is a dmb run away from being described as …

2019-11-11: Big rain and freeze coming today in KY, so had to spend yesterday making sure all the leaves were …

2019-11-09: Good night from Kentucky

2019-11-09: Fun day in KY. Fall is indisputably the best time to be here

2019-11-09: DCA-BNA

2019-11-09: Spending the long weekend in Kentucky before heading down to San Antonio and Austin for the week. …

2019-11-09: our long national nightmare is over tvOS 13.3 adds setting to put back the Up Next queue on the …

2019-11-05: Hello Kentucky friends! Word has it that you have an election today. If I still lived in Kentucky, I …

2019-10-16: From the (brand-spankin' new) family blog, @mcwads: 538

2019-10-13: It’s pretty evident that in low light conditions 1x>2x>.5x on the iPhone 11 Pro, but …

2019-10-13: Few pictures from last night’s Black Keys concert at the Anthem. These are straight (not retouched) …

2019-10-03: It’s been three years since the Cardinals were in the playoffs and after that game it might take me …

2019-10-02: Sundown on the Hill

2019-09-20: I have a Sony RX100 sitting in my Amazon cart. This was finally the year that I was going to pull …

2019-09-20: Ultra wide struggles a bit with dynamic range

2019-09-20: Able to get (most) of the Carnegie Library store in the frame without the pano shot this time

2019-09-20: Ultra wide and wide

2019-09-20: Chinatown crosswalks

2019-09-20: Hopping off at Chinatown

2019-09-20: Changing trains

2019-09-20: Dimly lit metro stations are showing up great

2019-09-20: Light is pretty harsh this time of day, but I can already tell that smart HDR is way better than on …

2019-09-20: Heading back to the Apple Store to pick up the new watch (and see if they have a clear case for …

2019-09-20: For what it’s worth: the titanium Series 5 almost exactly matches the brushed metal on the …

2019-09-20: 10:45am at Apple Carnegie Library. Trying to make the decision between the Stainless Steel and …

2019-09-10: Ugh there was literally only one feature– ONE— that was going to get me to upgrade my …

2019-09-10: Oooh yeah, Sean Baker! Loved the Florida Project and Tangerine is a must-watch Christmas movie every …

2019-08-19: I’ve admittedly been out of the loop for the past few weeks, but it appears that …

2019-08-04: tfw you gotta finish that business deal, but it’s almost lunch

2019-08-02: Neat article on four of DC’s oldest liquor stores, including my neighborhood store: …

2019-08-02: Y’all gotta go to Joshua Tree

2019-07-31: Morning drive through the desert

2019-07-29: Seeing my first dust devil in the Mojave desert

2019-07-27: Lady in Trader Joe’s/my hero: why is everything meatless? I just want normal meat-filled stuff

2019-07-20: Just an absolutely incredible show on the National mall honoring the Apollo 11 moon landing. …

2019-07-20: That article also contains one of my favorite stories about how Hamilton’s daughter, Lauren, found a …

2019-07-20: Google’s tribute to Margaret Hamilton– the woman who developed the software for the …

2019-07-18: In the off chance that you (like me) are an otherwise reasonable person, but are considering putting …

2019-07-18: Great story in the Post today about how a top-secret weather forecast likely saved the lives of the …

2019-07-16: I hope y’all are ready for a week straight of Saturn V pictures

2019-07-13: Saw Spider-Man last night. Also saw no fewer than five people take multiple during-movie selfies.

2019-07-13: Spending the morning sitting in an above ground pool per Florida regulation

2019-07-13: Julie got dressed in DC. I got dressed in South Carolina. But somehow we both ended up in Florida …

2019-07-12: DU-VAL

2019-07-06: These annual building museum exhibits are always some of my favorite of the year

2019-07-06: At the National Building Museum’s annual exhibit. This year, it’s the…

2019-06-30: iPad Pro running the first iPad OS 13 public beta is now permanently stuck on micro.blog. Hardware …

2019-06-12: Disco ball sparkle dress on the way to see Lady Gaga!

2019-06-12: My last refuge in Vegas for 3:2 payouts on blackjacks at $10 tables– New York, New York– …

2019-06-12: LGB

2019-06-11: Hard to believe these photos came through the same window

2019-06-03: Finally my time to shine

2019-06-03: …just when I was thinking about buying an iPad with LTE…

2019-06-03: Reading these System experience preview features makes it sound a lot like 3D touch is going away

2019-06-03: The biggest tell of how poorly HomePod has sold is the pitiful amount of cheers for multi-user …

2019-06-03: Apple is doing a pretty good job of convincing me to never organize photos again

2019-06-03: How many times have the iPad and Mac gone last in a keynote?

2019-06-03: Y’all laugh at the seasonal nature of Apple Watch bands, but Julie and I have least one conversation …

2019-06-03: I genuinely love the graphic style of this year’s WWDC and how it’s being used in the keynote

2019-06-03: Oh man, that iPadOS rumor. Yes, please. That.

2019-06-03: It’s still an hour before the WWDC keynote (and thus all our wishes will still come true). Mine …

2019-06-02: I finally made it down to the Carnegie Library Apple Store this afternoon. Such a great renovation. …

2019-05-20: Putting everything we saw in the GoT finale that happened before the council meeting in the previous …

2019-05-16: Game Thrones (or How a Missing Second Act is Causing Problems) I’ve not read the Song of Fire and Ice books, but I’ve seen a lot of TV and movies, so I …

2019-05-15: “Eat some French fries, then you can have more green beans” is not high on the list of …

2019-05-14: Bonus series finale tie in: I wonder what the You’re the Worst and Veep finales would have …

2019-05-14: One last Veep thought: Jonah-as-Trump may feel a bit obvious, but Jonah isn’t written to …

2019-05-14: I hope everyone is enjoying my slide into only writing about series' finales! Let's not mince words …

2019-05-11: Sad to have missed the Carnegie Library Apple Store opening this morning, but I’ll try and get there …

2019-05-08: Calzone delivery guy: have you all been on vacation? I haven’t seen you in a while Me:

2019-05-02: Quite a baseball sky tonight

2019-05-02: At the Capitol this morning with my mom and dad to meet with one of their former students– Rep …

2019-05-01: Not sure I’m going to be beating this Stand goal anytime soon

2019-04-30: One of the exhibitions at the War Memorial Museuem was a collection of photographs of the war called …

2019-04-29: Good night, Hoi An

2019-04-28: Good morning, Hoi An

2019-04-28: Splurging on our hotel at our second-to-last stop, Hoi An

2019-04-28: Some of these cave swimming pictures are the things of nightmares (you’re welcome for posting)

2019-04-28: At Phong Nha National Park: hiking through the jungle, over the rocks, and into a crevice, to get to …

2019-04-26: Y’all, we did it! We successfully avoided peak pollen season in DC by being 8500 miles away …

2019-04-25: Also, it’s movie night at the Farmstay, so we’ve set up a screen, moved in the …

2019-04-25: seeing the notification of my last message, Julie says: “I wouldn’t say shouldn’t …

2019-04-25: Pictures to come, but can confirm that the types of active excursions I easily did in my 20s, I …

2019-04-24: Out of the city and into the country. Phong Nha Farmstay for the next few days

2019-04-24: Morning cruise on Ha Long Bay

2019-04-23: Good morning, Ha Long

2019-04-23: I’ve got lots of good Ha Long Bay pictures to post, but we got to talking with a group of …

2019-04-23: Letting the Post say it for me this time

2019-04-22: Have to fight the urge not to stop every five minutes and take pictures. Hard to imagine more …

2019-04-22: Xin chao from Vietnam! Leaving Hanoi this morning for the trek up to Ha Long Bay

2019-04-22: Forgot to mention it earlier, but in case y’all were wondering, Cambodia is hot too

2019-04-21: Sunrise over Angkor Wat

2019-04-21: y’all our plane has propellers

2019-04-19: I’m not sure this counts as food, but here we are

2019-04-19: Finding all the Thai street food

2019-04-19: Buddha, reclining

2019-04-19: Y’all. Thailand. It’s hot

2019-04-19: Wat Arun from the Chao Phraya River

2019-04-18: It’s my fourth time here and I’m still as impressed as the first time I set foot in …

2019-04-17: Our seats for the next 18 hours and 45 minutes on the longest commercial flight in the world: Newark …

2019-04-06: Brushing up on our tuba

2019-04-05: If this story from the Verge is accurate and Amazon truly only paid $97 million for Eero, it’s even …

2019-04-05: It was only five short years ago when FX debuted Married. I didn’t watch a single episode. I …

2019-04-04: I’d love to know why Apple is pre-announcing more and more hardware. AirPower is part of this, …

2019-04-04: Here’s a great article with lots of spoilers for everything up to the finale of Crazy …

2019-03-31: Rainy day on the Hill

2019-03-14: Sunset on the Zambezi

2019-03-14: Hot take on Dropbox limiting the free tier to three devices: I get they need to better monetize …

2019-03-14: C’mon Dropbox, that’s a lot of pressure on Apple to implement feature parity on iCloud …

2019-02-28: Ooooh our Singapore to Bangkok aircraft was just switched to a 787. First trip on a Dreamliner and …

2019-01-22: Fingers crossed that the new 12.1.2 AppleTV update fixes my Up Next queue trying to play from …

2019-01-22: Getting a new Mac is a different kind of feeling. Phones, watches, and iPads are fun because so much …

2019-01-22: Nothing like getting a new Mac

2019-01-20: M. Night Shyamalan after finishing the first draft of Glass: “Nailed it!”

2019-01-20: Baby Vale requests that if the government shut down is going to last much longer, that we at least …

2019-01-19: That Hitchcock and Scully origin episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine was the exact amount of weird I …

2019-01-19: Remember the days when I would plan trips eight months out? We arrive in Bangkok three months from …

2019-01-19: Part of me also thinks that the iMac may be the first Mac to get an Apple-designed chip. But I could …

2019-01-19: Really the main hesitation on buying the new Mac mini was the potential for Face ID in the next …

2019-01-18: This new Mac Mini is also somewhat of an indictment of photo editing on the iPad Pro. iPad editing …

2019-01-18: Alright. Ordered a new Mac Mini (3.2GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD). Editing photos on my 2015 MacBook …

2019-01-18: Also, I just spared you all a ‘mind-‘bogle’ing’ pun, so you’re welcome

2019-01-18: It’s the nichest of niches, but it’s surprising to me that John Bogle’s passing didn’t …

2019-01-14: Hey Siri, what are some sick burns I can say to my dog

2018-12-03: Getting travel ready

2018-12-01: Early bird does not get the scooter

2018-11-16: Two beers and then walk the aisles on the Acela train. Try it

2018-11-09: …and here’s that travel cable strategy in all its glory

2018-11-09: Oh ya know, just spent the morning trying to come up with a new travel charging cable strategy, as …

2018-11-06: Of course, Baby Vale asked that why— as residents of Washington DC— we have no federal …

2018-11-06: We voted!

2016-02-06: 2016 Films I've Seen Hail, Caesar! Deadpool The Witch Zootopia 10 Cloverfield Lane Midnight Special The …

2015-02-15: 2015 Films I've Seen Jupiter Ascending Kingsman: The Secret Service It Follows Unfriended Ex Machina Maggie …

2015-01-17: Favorite Films of 2013 Yeah, I'm a year late on this. Her Short Term 12 Gravity 12 Years a Slave The World's End …

2014-02-09: 2014 Films I've Seen The Lego Movie The Monuments Men The Grand Budapest Hotel Captain America: The Winter Soldier …

2013-01-27: 2013 Films I've Seen Mama Warm Bodies Side Effects Oz the Great and Powerful Oblivion Mud Olympus Has Fallen …

2012-04-22: 2012 Films I've Seen The Hunger Games The Cabin in the Woods Jeff, Who Lives at Home Chronicle 21 Jump Street …

2012-01-14: Favorite Films of 2011 Apologies to: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 50/50, Contagion, Super 8, Source Code, War Horse …

2011-11-24: Please Ridicule Me Until I See These I need your general denigration until I see this list of movies. Feel free to add comments about how …

2011-11-24: 2011 Films I've Seen Films I've seen that debuted in 2011 Take Shelter Cedar Rapids Martha Marcy May Marlene War …

2011-11-23: Favorites of 2010 I had trouble narrowing it down to ten, so I did twenty. This is not a list of the "best" films of …