To thoroughly depress you, SMBC starts the week by showing you appropriate wine pairings for your anxiety. In similar news:
Time to take a walk.
As promised, I did get some photos of the place where I stayed this past weekend. The weather lent itself to drone flying for about an hour yesterday before the winds picked up. Today was a mix of clouds and a bit of sun that didn't excite me.
Here's the house, from 50 meters out and 15 meters over the lake:
And here's what my DSLR thought of the sunrise, which you can compare to the photo from my phone I posted yesterday:
I think the DSLR gave me richer colors and more texture, not to mention better control over the composition. But the HDR feature in my phone did a pretty good job with what it had.
This posture did not mean "rub my belly now," it meant "sometimes I sleep like this." The belly-rubs were a welcome side-effect, however. (8 June 2014)
Watching the lead runners in the Chicago Marathon, 12 October 2008:
Oostburg, Wis., 6:59 am:
I brought my real camera and my drone, so early next week I hope to have better photos.
I've taken myself and a few books up to a cabin in Wisconsin for the weekend. So far, the view fails to suck:
It's clear tonight, so I'm hoping to see stars. We don't see many in Chicago.
For the rest of the month, I'm going to publish never-before-seen photos of my bête noir. I took this on his second trip to the Oakwood Dog Park in Raleigh, N.C., on 17 December 2009:
I think I posted about 100 "daily Parker" updates in his first year. Here's the tag; have fun scrolling.
Every morning I get an email from The History Channel with "this day in history" bullet points. A couple stood out today:
And now, the sanity. Via author John Scalzi, (conservative) attorney T. Greg Doucette explains why the president will leave office on January 20th no matter what chicanery he tries to steal the election:
Even though Parker has consumed my thoughts since the election, there are a few other things going on in the world:
And as I sit in my home office trying to write software, it's 17°C and sunny outside. I may have to go for a walk.
I woke up this morning, showered, had breakfast, and left my house. I didn't walk a dog before showering, or feed a dog before having coffee. At every step I had to catch myself from acting on habit. And every step presented something weird: where's the dog bed? Where's the can of food in the fridge? Where's the bowl stand?
The next few weeks will suck. I know I'll feel better in time, and I know I'll adopt another dog someday—probably in the spring. It still sucks.
Here's a re-edited photo of Parker's first day with me:
And here's one from yesterday, right as we set off on his final walk:
I'm so glad for the time in between those two photos. He had a great life.