• My #F1 livery rankings

    1. Ferrari - The lines got me. Yes, I would like fries with that shake!
    2. Mercedes - Classic done right.
    3. Aston Martin - Still fire, but a downgrade from last year.
    4. McLaren - One of these years they will top this list. Getting closer.
    5. Alpine - Blue and pink all the things. Ok, it’s a lot of black too, but I like it.
    6. Red Bull - Not lower only because I think they have the best color combination on the grid.
    7. Stake - I love seeing something different, but I worry this will look much worse on track than in studio.
    8. Haas - Pretty clean from a pretty boring team.
    9. Williams - This one hurts, as I’ve loved what they have done the past few years. I think it’s more of the disjointed sponsor styles and layouts than anything.
    10. Visa Cash App RB - My fault for having high expectations I guess. They got the colors right, but the white sections - especially in the front - attract the wrong kind of visual attention.

    Overall, I think it was a good livery launch season. The top 4 could be in any order, and the next 4 could be shaken up the same way. Here’s hoping the VCARB will see some cool special liveries throughout the campaign.

    Sunday February 18, 2024
  • Finished reading: See a Little Light by Bob Mould 📚

    Tuesday January 30, 2024
  • Heard two thoughts on album sequencing in the past week that I am still thinking about:

    Billy Woods likes the first two songs and the last two songs of the album to be strong.

    Bob Mould always puts the lead single third.

    Wednesday January 24, 2024
  • Magnapop “Magnapop”

    I was hit with all of the college-age feels when I read a mention of Magnapop in Bob Mould’s autobiography. They were one of my local Atlanta favorites in the early 90’s, and I had completely forgotten about them over the last couple of decades. Replayed “Merry” many times last week.

    Magnapop - “Magnapop” (1992) ⭐️⭐️

    My rating system:

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Heavy Rotation

    ⭐️⭐️ If the mood fits

    ⭐️ Once is enough

    Monday January 22, 2024
  • Finished reading: Don’t Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You by Lucinda Williams 📚

    Wednesday January 10, 2024
  • Music

    boygenius “the record”

    This album has been in my queue for months, but only recently - and after repeated year-end accolades - did I give it a first listen. I’m going to need more listens, because nothing stopped me in my tracks on the first spin.

    That’s usually a sign for me. A pause, a replay, a what did they say, or what was that sound? Nothing yet, but I’ll give it one more go ‘round.

    boygenius “the record” (2023) ⭐️

    My rating system:

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Heavy Rotation

    ⭐️⭐️ If the mood fits

    ⭐️ Once is enough

    Wednesday January 10, 2024
  • Started, and finished, a book tonight. A short one, of course - the 33 1/3 on Madvillainy - but happy to get my face back in a book. 🎵📚

    Friday January 5, 2024
  • Music

    billy woods & Kenny Segal “Hiding Places”

    The last track is what did it.

    For years, the algorithm has put every new billy woods release out front, and I think I hit play on all of them. Once. Despite being a near 100% match given my tastes, none of his projects clicked until a recent replay of “Red Dust,” the closing track of Hiding Places.

    For some reason, that song opened up the entire woods catalog to my ears, as if you added a drop of water into a glass of scotch. I’m all in, and have some catching up to do.

    billy woods & Kenny Segal “Hiding Places” (2019)  ⭐️⭐️⭐️

    My rating system:

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Heavy Rotation

    ⭐️⭐️ If the mood fits

    ⭐️ Once is enough

    Wednesday January 3, 2024
  • Music

    The Rating System

    I keep my music rating system simple:

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Heavy Rotation

    ⭐️⭐️ If the mood fits

    ⭐️ Once is enough

    Wednesday January 3, 2024
  • “I use sticky notes out of spite.”

    Good quote from me! 🤣

    Wednesday December 27, 2023
  • Happy “I wonder if this Christmas music with screw up my algorithm” day! 🤣🎄🎵

    Monday December 25, 2023
  • I recently added a playlist called “Fresh” in Apple Music to have a home for those random reminders, recommendations, and thoughts that pop into my head. They can be quickly deleted after one play, or moved to a more permanent playlist. I will say it is getting a workout so far. 🎵

    Saturday December 16, 2023
  • Dabbled with the Apple Journal app and quickly realized these are things I should be posting on my micro.blog.

    Friday December 15, 2023
  • Awesome interview from Kimberly with Daisy from Yoseka Stationery! www.penaddict.com/blog/2023…

    Friday December 8, 2023
  • My wife learned yesterday that I’m a big “elevation guy.” We went from 0’ to 4600’ in a few hours, with me constantly asking at each town what elevation we are at. I even made her search when the signs didn’t list the towns elevation. Good times. 🤣

    Friday December 8, 2023
  • Journaling time. (Words I should say more often.)

    Wednesday December 6, 2023
  • A jarring juxtaposition of my listening habits. 🤣

    Sunday December 3, 2023
  • Drafts app is my nightstand notebook of choice, despite my analog guilt.

    Tuesday November 28, 2023
  • Fun new experience shared by Kimberly on the blog today: It’s a Conference not a Show - 2023 Chicago Planner Conference

    Friday November 10, 2023
  • I ruin my own Instagram algorithm frequently by spending too much time on a Reel I accidentally clicked and have no idea how to close.

    Monday November 6, 2023
  • Happy Fountain Pen Day from Chicago!

    Outside sidewalk picture in front of Atlas Stationers.

    Friday November 3, 2023
  • Turns out starting HBO’s “100 Foot Wave” before my flight isn’t exactly the calming content I needed.

    Thursday November 2, 2023
  • Today is the day us Southerners hope to still fit into the jeans we last wore nine months ago.

    Tuesday October 31, 2023
  • Step 1 is always coffee. ☕️

    Monday October 23, 2023
  • When you turn on a Bluetooth speaker do you mimic the sounds it makes?

    Friday October 20, 2023