Little Bits of Jake

Aaaand my druid died. That’s the way she goes. Rolled up a fresh tiefling cleric. Hopefully this one has some more luck.

I’m only one session into playing a new D&D character, human Druid, but I already dig it. Giant badger transformation is my new shit.

Wild Thing is super-fun podcast exploring the mythology and legends behind one of the most enduring cryptids… Bigfoot. And it’s hosted by my cousin’s wife! She’s an incredible host and researcher and I can’t wait for the other episodes to post.

There was a flat-earther booth at the community Pumpkinfest this year. I should have stopped for some fresh conspiracies. But honestly, I feel bad for the booths set up next to him. Imagine trying to sell Lularoe and some dude’s yelling about how the Earth ain’t round.

Listened to the first episode of Unobscured, created and narrated by the same Aaron Mahnke of Lore, and I can’t wait for the rest of the season!

I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. And I hope her ordeal sparks conversations with both sons and daughters. This is what bravery looks like.

I love Austin Mann’s reviews of iPhone cameras and his iPhone XS review from Zanzibar is probably the best one, yet. Absolutely stunning what these “phone cameras” can pull off only a decade later.

iOS release days are my nerdy guilty pleasure. As a big Workflows fan, I’m looking forward to trying out Shortcuts.

Am I going to double dip and buy Diablo 3 again? Ahhhyes. Yes I am.

You could describe adulting as choosing to get out of bed on a cold, rainy day and going to work knowing full well you could simply stay in those warm sheets.

Time to go fix some things for my mother-in-law like a straight up boss. She rewards me in London broil and pie. Fair trade.

Every once in a while it pays to look up.

Did you ever see a good band live play a small venue, and then while they were playing you think to yourself they just might be the best musicians in the whole world, and only the 200 or so people in that auditorium know their secret?

One of my favorite springtime blooming trees. Flowers for what looks like miles at that angle.

This bee bud grappled with my window at 45MPH this morning and was still hanging on when I got to daycare. Respect.

Hitting 85° in the beginning of spring is equal parts excitement and dread. There’s supposed to be a buffer between snow and sunscreen!

At that point in all my current design projects where I have the end mapped out in my head and now there’s just the tedious process of building it. Boring as all getout.

Heard about this Q individual? Who knows if it’s all a big hoax or someone having fun? But it’s a fascinating rabbit hole.

You want a real test in linguistics? Try explaining the physics of a bicycle to a five year old.

Played Smash Up tonight, which I guess is best described as a “shufflebuilding” card game, pitting different factions like zombies or pirates against each other. Pretty great!

I thought the internet would be an intellectual renaissance, but the past couple years have felt like it’s a megaphone for the hateful, ignorant and outright stupid. All the same, I’m still on it way too much.

Registering my daughter for kindergarten. That’s so wild.

Nothing I love more than watching ads about the gas station where I’m currently pumping gas. That’s like the channel on the hotel TV that’s, like, about the hotel.

I’ve been really digging this Monowear nylon band on my Apple Watch. Most of the other bands I have are either slightly too loose or too tight, but this one is perfect every time.

There are times when I step back out of my head for a moment and try to remember what it was like having my entire life stretched out in front of me like an endless stream, but wanting nothing more than to hop on a swing and never stop.