Updates and other stuff for the week beginning August 31, 2015.
Note: This post is inspired by a conversation my friends and I had the other night. Apparently, we all had the same collective “moment” of excitement over this, so therefore, this is dedicated to you guys. You were there to discuss it, so you know who you are. And thanks for letting me know that I wasn’t the only one who got excited about this!
It’s amazing what makes geeks so excited, and well, proud to be geeks.
Something I just randomly wrote, while starting work on another post/article.
It’s the collected thoughts of the last six months of my life. I came out of a life-changing decision (well, for me, it was life changing, but any time you close the door on something, it’s usually the result of a huge decision) and made the choice to keep going with something I love, while living through experiences I wanted to have. Six months ago, on the heels of my life-changing decision I made (and a life-changing event that happened right after), I almost gave up on something I love. Not that the well ran dry, but I just wasn’t sure I wanted to keep writing. This is the result of six months of making the decision to keep going with writing, and the experiences I’ve been lucky enough to have over the last six months. It’s a reflection of sorts.
I hope you like it, because it’s for you. All of you.
The latest and greatest is up at Retroist, and this time around, it focuses on the all-important 1980s trend of staying fit while working out in trendy health spas.
If you need one reason to visit Retroist…seriously one reason (aside from reading my contributions)…this needs to be the reason.
I can’t even right now. Right now.
And now for a Very Important Reminder, as school draws closer…
It’s been a well-known fact for a long time that deliberately breaking open fire hydrants to cool off on hot summer days is a Bad Idea. In the summer of 1986, the city of Philadelphia decided there needed to be a cool way to educate the public about the hazards of breaking open fire hydrants as a means to stay cool.