Day 25: Indoor Playground, Nerd Lunch, Skinny Dip

Amy had another day of professional development training today so it was me and the kiddos up through mid-afternoon. The sun was shining, the skies were blue, and the temperature couldn't have been more than 80 degrees. It was beautiful outside.

So we went to the indoor playground.


I got a load of Daniel Tiger books in the mail today. Wait...I kids got a load of Daniel Tiger books in the mail today. With the Neighborhood Archive nearing its 7th anniversary, the site continues to grow all the time and "Team Daniel" is kind enough to share sample copies of their products for me to include on the site.

My eyes have been killing me lately so after a few weeks of afternoon headaches and tired eyes, I decided it was time to visit the eye doctor.

Sure enough, I need glasses. Not crappy over-the-counter Walgreen's glasses like I've been wearing to read over the past several years, but real glasses. The optometrist -- being just a few months older than me -- explained to me that my eyes are still working fine, but being closer to 40 than I am 30, they're straining to do so.

In simple terms, I'm not getting any younger.

I picked up a six-pack of New Belgium's Skinny Dip last night -- a special edition summer ale "brewed with peach juice." I'm a big fan of everything else I've ever had from New Belgium -- Snapshot, Fat Tire, Slow Ride -- and Skinny Dip didn't disappoint. If you're looking for something like this with a strong peach taste, you're better off with O'Fallon Brewery's Wheach. But if you're looking for something with just a hint of peach that your wife won't like because it's more beer-taste than fruit-taste, Skinny Dip is the way to go!

Last but not least, I had the pleasure of joining Pax and CT from Nerd Lunch again -- along with Jeff from -- for a podcast titled "Down the Rabbit Hole." Basically, we chose two random topics ahead of time and started with the Wikipedia page for one of those topics. We talked about that topic for five minutes and then moved on to another linked from that page for another five minutes. The idea was to do so repeatedly in hopes of connecting the two topics we initially chose. If you've got the time and want to listen to four guys connect the 1991 direct-to-video film Karate Cop with the 1981 Rush song Tom Sawyer, I've got what you need right here.

Speaking of Tom Sawyer, there's this...which is amazing...

The Summer of Tim continues...


Chad Harmon said...

You've actually got me listening to Nerd Lunch every week now. I needed a new podcast to listen to on the way to work so I figured I'd check it out since you've been on a few. It's entertaining.

TL said...

Chad -- They've got a good thing going. Lots of fun with some really good guys.