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Recent tweets as of Apr 16, 2014

  • Me: “I got two words for dinner tonight… Kentucky Fried Chicken.”
    Wife: “That’s three words.”
    Me: “Your momma! THAT’S two words!” 12:48:27, 2014-04-13
  • 15 eps in and consistently blown away by season 5 of #NorthernExposure – they perfected the show. (And then ruined it in season 6.) 18:28:17, 2014-04-13
  • We’ve passed noon on a Monday with nothing dead. Perhaps the streak has been broken. 12:20:27, 2014-04-14
  • I’m having Wesley rename and organize a bunch of media files on the PS3 for me. He can take the trash out, too. I’ve waited years for this. 10:06:53, 2014-04-15
  • RT @RELEVANT: A good relationship takes more than just two compatible people. Here are 8 things healthy couples don’t do. http://t.co/XWrhy… 10:11:29, 2014-04-15
  • Four months later, family photos in dining room project done, Wesley’s life photos by his bedroom door project done. 12:25:26, 2014-04-15
  • Whole house = 118 photos in 93 frames. Yes, mostly Walmart prints (sometimes of phone pics) in mostly Dollar Store frames, but still. 12:30:07, 2014-04-15
  • There’s a realtor sign at the abandoned house across the street!! A family was walking it earlier and ya know what they had? A LITTLE BOY!!! 13:24:47, 2014-04-15
  • RT @LosGriego: Listening to people w/o kids talk about how parents should only buy organic food, reminds me how much expendable income I ha… 16:57:00, 2014-04-15
  • RT @RELEVANT: The American church does an good job of catering to our emotions, but we should love God with our intellect as well. http://t… 17:01:19, 2014-04-15

Recent tweets as of Sat, Mar 15, 2014

  • Vapor Space is the best #vape store we know in #ABQ. Just had a great visit. And unintentionally persuaded a customer to buy his 1st RBA :) 13:04:37, 2014-03-11
  • RT @sween: My wedding vows did not mention lay-flat-to-dry clothes. And yet here I am. 06:32:02, 2014-03-12
  • RT @YouVersion: RT @brentguice: It amazes me how much reading the bible has become part of my daily routine thanks to @YouVersion. 06:40:57, 2014-03-12
  • RT @davewillis: Show respect even to those who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours. #Soc16:12:53, 2014-03-13
  • Tonight, Terra and I are starting the 5th and final season of Northern Exposure. (Season 6 shouldn’t exist – I’m not gonna let her see it.) 20:05:27, 2014-03-13
  • Wesley hurt himself and had to come home from school. Again. Tooth through the lip this time. #nsfl? http://t.co/HRyHZRvhui 13:01:20, 2014-03-14
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  • This espresso blend from Whole Foods is terrible so far. Impossible to work with. Seems to be made for newbs with cheap equipment. 10:05:30, 2014-03-15
  • Wesley and I are deep cleaning his room, listening to Jungle Jam. I loved it years before having a kid. It’s just well made audio theater. 12:24:15, 2014-03-15
  • I am SO not ready for winter to be over. I love cold weather. Sweaters, my fave coat. And slippers. I’ve rarely worn shoes for four months. 21:30:48, 2014-03-15

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Tweets from Fri, Feb 21, 2014

  • NPR is doing a story on "the multi-million dollar peanut butter pretzel industry" this morning. Being one of my favorite snacks, I approve. 05:56:44
  • Pastor Mark's weekly Friday morning latte visit is a highlight of my week. #homecafe 08:03:33
  • O Lord, I dost thank Thee for the bounty of this double latte and pray that it wouldst be perkifying to mine body and mind. In Thy mercy. 08:36:26
  • Northern Exposure 4.17 tonight. Terra really dislikes Maggie. I don't feel that way but the writers are making it harder to defend her. 20:46:08
  • RT @LosGriego: You know what #Jesus did to people whose lifestyle he didn't agree with? He not only served them, he died for them/us! #Jus20:47:58

Tweets from Thu, Feb 20, 2014

Lovin’ us some Northern Exposure

I hadn’t mentioned it on here before but we started watching Northern Exposure on November 1st.
As you may recall, we’d been listening to We’re Alive every work night when she came home. We started that in July and got through the first 17 chapters and then took October off to watch Halloween stuff. Well, she came to the conclusion that she likes watching something after work more than listening to something – that veg in front of the TV thing we never do since we don’t do broadcast TV. So, I suggested we start Northern Exposure. She’d never watched it before. I absolutely love it and have fond memories of the very specific way I used to watch it.
I guess it was in ’96 or ’97 that I discovered it in reruns on A&E. I was deep in my junkie days, living with my first wife in a scummy hotel in Santa Ana, California. It came on at like 8am and she was already at work and I was still asleep. I was not a good guy back then. I had an alarm that would wake me, I would open my eyes, grab my loaded and ready pipe and toke up as the opening music played. I did that every morning for months and watched what I assume was every episode. To this day, when I hear the theme song, I think of smoking pot.
After the episode was over, I’d go back to sleep. So, I have only seen the show half asleep, stoned out of my mind.
OK, so it’s a fond memory that also brings memories of what a despicable person I was. I don’t exactly have guilt anymore but those sort of memories reinforce my resolve to never be that guy again.
Anyway, I haven’t watched the show since those days. And, obviously, it was always a solitary pleasure. My secret. So, it means something to me to now share that with Terra. And I’m finding I don’t remember most of the episodes. But I certainly remember the people, the town, the stories, the overall flavor of the show. “Anything can happen in Cicely”, I always say. I also certainly remember one episode – the one we watched tonight – the season three finale – Cicely. The origin story of the town. What a classic.

The plan was for this series to last us until spring and I think we’re pretty much on schedule as we’re watching three to four episodes a week (we usually watch two on Saturday nights – the last day of the work weekend.)
Btw, we are watching torrents I’ve downloaded of the episodes as it’s the only way to get the episodes with the original music in them. They look terrible but there have already been so many perfectly placed songs, we can’t imagine giving them up for the often awful replacement songs in the DVDs.

Anyway, I also remember the crime that is the final (sixth) season. We’ve already decided that we aren’t gonna watch that one so she gets to finish the series with nothing but fond memories.
We’ll come back to it someday.