The other day I walked into Dandelion Chocolate. There was a bit of a line, but the second barista, who wasn’t taking orders, asked what drink I was going to have. Iced chocolate chai (seriously, try this thing), I said. She waved me up to the front, made my drink, and said, “It’s on the… Continue reading Having Good Interactions With Store Employees
My experience having covid wasn’t bad at all and I feel like I have no lasting effects, but all of the recent articles about how covid affects one’s brain long-term made me wonder whether or not it affected me. Maybe I had become dumber, but didn’t realize it! As I thought about ways that I… Continue reading Crossword Scores: Did I Get Dumber Because of Covid?
It started during the Stanley Cup playoffs of last year. Las Vegas has a team called the Vegas Golden Knights, who have generally done very well since becoming a team five years ago. My friend Lucas, who recently moved to Vegas, asked if I wanted to go to one of the playoff games. I said… Continue reading Why Hockey is The Best Sport
The thing about a 3D printer is that buying one and learning to use it can rarely be justified by just one project. In fact, what makes it most valuable is that it can do dozens of tiny projects that could essentially not be done in any other way. And while you may think that… Continue reading Everything I’ve 3D Printed
Back in September 2020 I mentioned a stock trade that I had executed and estimated at having an 80% chance of roughly tripling and a 20% chance of going to zero. I said that if anyone asked about it I’d write a debrief, so I’m going to go over it in detail here. The reason… Continue reading The 285% Stock Trade
Ok! Gear Post! I get it! For the record, I always get the gear post done as early as I can reasonably get it done, aiming for the end of the year. What often delays me is going down last minute rabbit-holes trying to find the best of something, coordinating with my brother to get… Continue reading Gear Post 2022
I always write a yearly wrap-up, and this years feels harder than most. If I were to try to come up with a theme for my year it would be “sort of a weird return to partial normalcy”, which isn’t really much of a theme. But I both started and ended 2021 by traveling, which… Continue reading Auf Wiedersehen 2021
Someone was asking for advice a couple weeks ago. They wanted to make more money, but really their problem was that they didn’t save enough money. Not that making more wouldn’t be great, but just that I knew that if they did make more they would just spend it and be on a fancier treadmill.… Continue reading Sacrifice
I write at least one post about gratitude per year, and each year I find the task a little bit more difficult because I have even more to be thankful for and narrowing it down to just one part is hard. This year, though, my family is top of mind. I think about and appreciate… Continue reading Gratitude 2021
In either 2013 or 2014 I decided to see every Vermeer painting in the world. I’ve always been drawn to his paintings, and when I found out that there were only about 36 (two are disputed, one is stolen and most likely destroyed), it seemed like a reasnable goal to go see them all. Many… Continue reading Vermeer Quest Complete!