Opened a 3 year old (plastic) bottle of Crystal Pepsi. It was flat, and tasted like plastic. Then, I opened a 2 year old (glass) bottle of Coke, and it was still fizzy and tasted great. 🧐

New toy for the summer…(cameo by Bella)

I call this one “The Ocean’s 11 Shot”.

(Taken from the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay)

Enjoying the beautiful weather, and my awesome backyard.

Soda Springs

Another spot I’ve never been out to. Soda Springs is at the end of, perhaps, the most famous road in the Southwest…Zzyzx Road.

It is actually the Desert Research Center for UC San Bernardino, but it also used to be a Hot Springs resort back in the day.

The location is very post-apocalyptic in looks, but is some of the most beautiful desert I have ever seen.

Cameos by my wife, and brother-in-law.

All photos shot on the iPhone XS Max, with no editing or cropping. That’ll come later…

Neon Boneyard

I lived in Las Vegas for 9 years, and it took me coming back 6 years after I moved to finally see this.

This is the most Nashville thing I’ve seen in a long time…

(I actually know the guy in the photo)

I’ve gone down the rabbit hole of Hi-Res Audio, using a Fiio M9 and a Qobuz Studio subscription.

It’s been a journey that has brought back the sheer joy in listening to music again. I thought I had a lost my “producer’s ear” over the years, but it sounds like it’s still there!

I need to think of a name for a new drink…Disaronno mixed with the new Orange Vanilla Coke.

One of the best parts about living in the country…

Bella and Flynn think it’s a beautiful morning too…

@ Belle Meade Plantation

Another fun build. Took me 4 days (averaged one bag a day), 3 hours a day.

Hell has frozen over..I’m at a Maroon 5 concert.

The name “iPhone XS” just sounds like a Las Vegas nightclub to me.

Not a bad way to spend a Sunday night…

Ólafur Arnalds on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series

This is an absolutely beautiful performance. Also, the technology behind his instrument(s) is awesome!

Happiness is sitting in a warm conference room, trying to configure a piece of hardware, only to find that crew that did the cabling didn’t hook up any of the ports in the room.

Then, spending the next hour trying to get everything cabled and configured.

3 hours later…

Django Django on Morning Becomes Eclectic

An excellent interview and some great tunes from their new album, Marble Skies. Take a listen if you have a few minutes.

Today I learned of the art of Japanese Iced Coffee.

It’s the pour-over method, but you only use half the amount of water you’d normally use, replace it with ice, and pour the hot water over the grounds onto the ice.

It makes for an amazing fresh cup of iced coffee!

Spending the day selecting old B&W movies from the Internet Archive, such as Phantom of the Opera and Night of the Living Dead, isn’t a horrible way to spend a rainy Wednesday…

There is an electric car in space. Launched by a rocket with reused parts that landed back on earth by a billionaire who wants to colonize Mars.

We’re in peak 21st Century now, boys.

🚀🚀🚀

They’ve got the banner up for our new hotel…cool.

As much as I love working from home, after two days it was nice to be back in the office.