The Trip

This is going to be a text heavy, picture-lite post. Mrs B took most of the pictures while I was out in California with her and since she’s not coming back for another 2 weeks, it’ll be at least that long before I get any πŸ˜€

Thursday’s Schedule:

  • Get up at 2:45am
  • get to the airport, park the car, check in luggage, breeze through security
  • I get the “special patdown” because my blood glucose sensor and insulin pump have sensitive enough electronics that the big whole body x-ray machine destroys them.
  • Get on the plane, read for 2.5hrs, land at Midway airport.
  • Sit around for 2.5hrs, eating and reading.
  • Get on the plane, fly to Ontario California airport. 4.5hrs of MORE reading
  • pick up our luggage and have the inlaws pick us up.
  • Go to their place and take a nap.
  • Got to Medieval Times for dinner and a show. I’ve been to Medieval Times once before about 15/16 years ago when Mrs B and I were courting. It was a blast then and I had a boatload of fun this time around too. Screamed myself hoarse in support of “our” knight, the Red Knight. Who turned out to be the good guy and won it all while defeating the evil Green Knight. Good stuff!
  • Go home and sack out like the dead

Friday I remembered why I didn’t go with Mrs B to visit her family very often. I am a list oriented, goal driven kind of guy. You make plans for a day, you stick to those plans. The first problem is that nobody in that family makes plans. They all have “ideas”. And they end up doing what they want at a whim. Thankfully, I had fully put myself in vacation mode, so it didn’t bother me, but I ended up sitting at home while they did various errands they had all forgotten about. I did go grocery shopping with them and fortified myself with an arsenal of caffeine drinks. Both Mrs B and I would sack out around 8pm (11pm our time, as there’s a 3hr time zone difference) and then wake up at 2-3am. It made for some very long days. Thankfully, naps were always in order πŸ™‚

Saturday we went to a gothic cathedral SDA church in Perris Lake. Mrs B took a bunch of pictures so I’m sure at some point they’ll show up here. I found this one online, so you at least get an idea of what it looked like. It was about an hrs drive each way and we arrived at 9:30 and didn’t leave until a bit after 1pm.

We celebrated Mrs B’s birthday once we were home and thankfully her brother was up and about (he works the night shift) so he could join the festivities too. It was a nice family affair. I had plans for the evening, but made the mistake of laying down for a power nap at 7pm and next thing I knew it was 3am on Sunday morning! πŸ˜€

Sunday was when I had to fly home. They dropped me off at the airport where I got that special pat down again and then I read and read and read. I read on the plane, I read at the layovers, I read as much as possible. There were some delays so my flight didn’t arrive until about 2am, so I chugged a monster energy drink for the drive home and booked it.

Now I have today to recover, get fully back on East Coast Time and prepare to go back to work tomorrow. See you around…

β™ͺGive Me a Ticket for an Aeroplane, β™ͺAin’t Got Time to Take a Fast Trainβ™ͺ Remix

One Score and Four Months ago Mrs B and I headed South to take a vacation and visit my parental pods. Tomorrow we embark on another adventure Out West to the violent and dangerous hills of California to visit the other set of parental pods. Sadly, this time around I will only be able to go for an extended weekend, but Mrs B will be able to take a full 2 weeks.

There will be posts going up while I’m gone but I will be incommunicado until sometime late next Monday, or possibly Tuesday (if the airlines screw me over like they have lots of other people in the last year).


Project X – V

For all the bionic details about what led to the Creation of Project X, please visit the Intro Post. It’s totally worth six million bionic dollars.


A while ago Mrs B and I went on a Vacation down to Georgia to visit the family. Ahhh, good times. I do wish we could have a vacation like that every year. It would be a big stress reliever for sure.


Villains are like poop; necessary but only those with severe issues actually like them. If you see someone smearing poop around, I’d hope you would knock them down, tie them up and call the cops. I feel that way about people who praise those who are villains. When movies come out with the main character being a villain, it makes me want to shoot someone. But since I’m not a villain, I don’t.

Of course, now that I’ve said that, you should go watch Villain Pub. It’s pretty funny πŸ˜‰

And that is it for this week. Stay tuned for our next episode, . Where Whether to Weather the Weather will be the main topic of discussion. Exciting stuff!

The Bookstooges on Vacation, Part Ace

Vacation has been great so far. The flights down to Georgia went as smooth as could be. Saturday we went to the Hiram SDA church for Sabbath and then my sister and her partner came over for the afternoon/evening and we visited for some time. Sunday we went over to their house and hung out by the pool all afternoon. After a late dinner we rolled home and rolled into bed.

My sister and her partner both have rescue dogs. The little guy’s name is Benjamin and he’s about the size of both my fists. He’s a tiny little guy and I just wanted to pick him up and throw him in the pool like a football. Thankfully, I resisted temptation. Buggy, on the other hand, is a pit and not a tiny little guy. He’s as friendly as a pooch and would practically beg you to throw his rubber bone into the pool so he could go chasing after it. Of course, then he’d come back and shake himself right next to you, so you had to decide if it was worth it πŸ˜€

Monday we went to the Atlanta Aquarium. We all met at 9am and caravaned into the metropolis. We got inside a bit after 10am. I was done by 11:15am. After that I sat on a bench and let others do their thing. We got home a bit after 2pm. I took a nap because I was tired out from being around so many people. And that was WITH the aquarium having a strict covid protocols for how many people could be inside at once. I don’t think I could have done it otherwise. Here’s a gallery of a pix:

And now, it is 5pm Monday afternoon. I am sitting on a wonderful couch, drinking a Rockstar, looking at blue sunny skies out the window. Tomorrow is going to be a Do Nothing kind of day. So far, this vacation has met, and exceeded, every possible expectation I’ve had. I don’t want to brag, but I think we’re the King and Queen of Vacation right now.

this block editor? still not liking it.