Jason Becker
August 21, 2023

I had some heads down time working at a coffee shop this morning. When I came home, Gracie was sleeping on her bed in my office, waiting for me. It has become her favorite day time spot, whereas she used to stay alone on the couch downstairs.

Gracie, my Pomeranian-Beagle mix, sleeping on a large beige bed

August 1, 2023

It didn’t feel disgusting outside today for the first time in a long time.

Close up of a white flower in a tree

July 22, 2023

The number of showings makes it clear as day, it’s Barbie’s world, and we’re just living in it. Nice to see a female-forward movie getting all of the time.

July 16, 2023

I’m at a bar alone. I have one non-fiction and one fiction book with me. Lethal Weapon is on one TV; Happy Gilmore is on the other.

A dark beer in a pint glass with 2 inches of foam on top. Next to it, a tall can with a green stylized skull. Stacked next to the beer are two books, a dark cover below and a white cover above.
July 13, 2023
June 27, 2023

After three nights in the ER, Gracie came home the other day. Her condition is not improving, so we’re moving to a different phase of care here. It seems pretty certain I’ll have very little time left with her. Our hearts are breaking.

June 24, 2023

First night with all green rings since May 27th.

June 22, 2023
June 17, 2023

Haven’t even boarded my plane and I’m already missing my god son.

June 16, 2023
June 8, 2023
May 27, 2023

Guess which days I’ve felt happiest.

May 14, 2023

No edits, just remarkable colors on a beautiful day.

Vibrant red, orange, and yellow flowers on a bush outside.

May 11, 2023
April 22, 2023
April 8, 2023

I mean I’m not going to order this, but I feel like a should, just to support somewhere that would have this.

April 1, 2023
March 26, 2023

They don’t really make Barber & Beauty Supply Shop Fixtures & Supplies buildings like they used to. I find myself thinking of how different our economy used to be, and how unsurprising this building ran into trouble in 1929.

An art deco building in Denver with the words Barber & Beauty Shop Fixtures & Supplies. 1885 Buerger Bros 1929 Located in Denver, CO

March 20, 2023
March 19, 2023

Is there a better breakfast than a baguette with poached egg in tomato? Probably not.

A toasted baguette with two strips of bacon adjacent to a pool of crushed, cooked tomatoes with a poached egg, feta, and fresh parsley.

March 10, 2023
March 8, 2023

Strange sight while taking a quick walk for dinner. Parking sign with EFI boot screen error.

March 7, 2023
March 6, 2023

For years, I just used my own pots, weights, and Macguyvered contraptions when using the sous vide, but it’s really so much nicer to use tools that are engineered for my specific use.

A boneless turkey breast in a zip loc bag floating in an Anova water bucket with a sous vide wand attached.

March 5, 2023

It seems like everywhere you look in Mexico there’s detailed tile work. It’s an amazing and enduring bit of architectural heritage.

White and blue tile work