Zawacki Tobacki

This  has been long in the making, but it’s finally ready. I don’t remember when I first bought tobacco seeds, but it was at least a year ago. I got the crazy idea that I could grow tobacco in a pot and someday, I could supplement my income with it. As you can see from the photo, it’s not at supplement point yet, but for a first try, I would say this is a pretty good yield. I think this plant was a Wisconsin 951 Continue reading →


Someday, I just really feel like getting things done. Last night was one of those nights. Granted, we did huddle under blankets and watch the office for a while because it’s cold out and our apartment is cold, but I did manage to get a few items checked off my list. I had ordered a few things recently, one of which is a locking mechanism for my monitor cable. The cats like to walk behind the computer on the cables and one of the monitors Continue reading →


Sometimes I wonder if I really missed my calling in life. Most of my day is centered around emailing and de elopement and other tech related things but my mind wanders to what I’m cooking for dinner. Like a ton of my resting mind thinks about food. Yesterday a co-worker of mine mentioned she tried making pasties only to be thwarted by her husband not wanted the calories in the dough. I then decided to make those for dinner instead of whatever I would have Continue reading →

Walking Home

As the winter gets colder, snowier, more icy, and just downright unbearable, it seems the busses in Madison get less reliable. The bus to work is usually on time, but after work I rarely take the bus these days.  I still leave work at 5:02 and head over to the bus stop. When I get there, I wait to see how late the bus is going to be. Sometimes, it’s not on the board at all meaning I missed it. Other times, it’s still a Continue reading →


I got a full night of sleep last night and now I feel refreshed. Hopefully that means I’ll babble less, but that’s no guarantee. Ellie and I spent the evening doing a whole lot of nothing, which is rather rare for us. I made hot dogs and a carrot slaw for dinner, we watched 9 episodes of The Office, and I made a carrot bread to eat for breakfast this morning. That’s doing nothing for us. I also finished mocking up the desk I want Continue reading →

Jumping to Conclusions

Some of the poeple I work with are quick to jump to conclusions about what people are saying, usually these conclusions put them on the defensive. I’m not entirely sure why they do it, but my assumption is that most of the time they do not let people finish their thoughts before they have decided what that person has said. Often, they cut off the person to defend themselves, needlessly. As a person who tries to calmly and slowly explain things so people do not Continue reading →


I didn’t sleep yesterday and I slept no.kore than half the night today. I’m not entirely sure what has been keeping me up, but it would be nice if it stopped. We bought some goji energy bites from the co-op on Sunday after Star Wars and each had one. We are them in the evening and my best guess is that these kept me awake that night. I didn’t do that yesterday, I ate one in the morning, but I was still up most of Continue reading →

I am one with the Force. The Force is one with me.

We finally saw Rogue One yesterday, and it exceeded expectations. So much of what I had read about it seemed to make it out as a mediocre story but it was a solid prequel to A New Hope. I feel like I have grown up with Star Wars, at least since I was nine when I binge watched the original three in a day or two. Ever since then, I’ve been excited for new releases. I get a buddy feeling when I’m sitting in a Continue reading →

Design by Committee

Yesterday I got stuck at work and then the late bus de used to not let people on at my stop, so I walked home. I was stuck at work because of something I call design by committee. I scrambled to put together a year in review page yesterday because I was given the content for it after business hours two days ago. We are planning to send it out today. For what it’s worth, I did a decent job in the time I had. Continue reading →