Memorial Day broke my streak!

I had a killer TypeShift Daily Puzzle streak going, like 22 days, and then I lost track of it over the long weekend.

I guess it’s cool that I wasn’t buried in my phone over the holiday?

Still definitely recommend the game. It scratches the crossword puzzle itch just enough.

Speaking of podcasts

I thought this was a very interesting episode of Startup, Gimlet media’s pilot podcast. The people steering that ship are all ex-NPR folks so they come from a place over super-produced shows. It makes a difference. The hard work they put in makes for an exceedingly listenable experience.

I took that episode to heart when I sat down to edit the most recent episode of Safe As Milk. I tried to streamline the talky parts and got extra-fiddly with the music breaks. I think it sounds really good. It would have been even better if I had uploaded the correct episode on the first try. It was a special kind of panic when I was driving and popped the new episode on over the stereo…and heard the beginning of the raw audio file I worked from.

Over two hours of work tinkering with edits and I drop the ball by uploading the wrong damn file. [barf emoji]

Pixies at The National 1/29/2014


I have a deep love for almost all of the Pixies catalog. Seeing them live was definitely a bucket-list moment, even if it was only most of them. I swear, I could listen to Black Francis scream all day.
They played their handful of new songs but not at the expense of what we were all there to hear. The next morning my ears were still hissing and my voice was hoarse from singing along. It was great.

Cold snap!


Man-o-man it’s cold out there. I try (and fail) not to cry too much about the weather but this is just too much.

Little car was verrrry reluctant to turn over this morning.