Welp. That’s a 1,900-word draft of an article I didn’t expect to write when I woke up this morning.

A squadron of blue jays buzzed the house today, and took advantage of the mess the squirrels made.

“All communications with my client shall henceforth be done through my office.”

The march of progress. While going through old junk I stumbled across my first laptop: a 1997 IBM ThinkPad 380D. Here it is with my most recent (but still kind of old) laptop, a 2013 11-inch MacBook Air.

I have binge-watched a ton of Swedish Chef skits and have found that they come in one (or more) of the following modes:

1. Cooking your food while it’s still alive leads to entirely foreseeable consequences.

2. Food can and will fight back.

3. The culinary uses of firearms.

Repairs were finished around 12:45 a.m., or at least that’s when the water was turned back on.

Our street had a water main break this afternoon. Repairs under way, but (obviously) no water in the meantime.

This male Downy Woodpecker overstayed his time slot at the suet block this afternoon.

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