Wednesday, February 20, 2019

12 of 12 Fallout

Here are all of the Washington Post front page headlines captured in my 12 of 12 photos between 2006 and 2018. It's hurricanes and Trump all the way down!

  • February 12, 2010: Blizzard rakes weary region

  • December 12, 2010: In higher education, lessons in equality

  • March 12, 2011: Japan reeling after 8.9 earthquake

  • November 12, 2012: At a loss in Red America

  • July 12, 2013: 'The world has left us behind'

  • September 12, 2013: US arms reach rebels

  • November 12, 2013: Wreckage stands in way of fast relief in the Philippines

  • June 12, 2014: Cantor's loss ignites House leadership fight

  • August 12, 2014: FBI will investigate shooting in Ala.

  • November 12, 2014: US and China announce climate deal

  • December 12, 2014: House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

  • January 12, 2015: More than a million march in Paris

  • February 12, 2015: A cheating husband's worst nightmare

  • March 12, 2015: Economy faces a surprise risk: surging dollar

  • May 12, 2015: Texas bill would limit marriage licenses

  • August 12, 2015: How is Bernie Sanders doing?

  • November 12, 2015: GOP fissures on foreign policy

  • December 12, 2015: Small nations noticed in Paris

  • February 12, 2016: US, Russia agree to a halt in Syrian war

  • March 12, 2016: 'A love story for the ages'

  • April 12, 2016: Another river to cross: College

  • May 12, 2016: Islamic State strikes at Baghdad

  • July 12, 2016: Theresa May lands job as UK's leader

  • August 12, 2016: Clinton goes after Trump's pitch on aiding 'little guy'

  • September 12, 2016: Clinton falls ill at 9/11 service

  • October 12, 2016: Trump bashes GOP leaders

  • November 12, 2016: Trump team is hedging on some pledges

  • January 12, 2017: Trump concedes Russia hacked DNC

  • February 12, 2017: Greenland's uranium dilemma

  • March 12, 2017: Unlikely footholds for EU's far right

  • July 12, 2017: White House plunges into chaos as Trump fumes over fallout from son's Russia revelations

  • September 12, 2017: Irma leaves millions in the dark in Florida

  • October 12, 2017: Trump threatens to abandon Puerto Rico recovery efforts

  • November 12, 2017: Trump criticized for saying Putin is sincere in denial of election meddling

  • February 12, 2018: Scott Pruitt's travel practices -- secretive, costly and frequent -- distinguish his EPA tenure

  • July 12, 2018: Trump upends NATO summit, demands immediate spending increases

  • August 12, 2018: Seattle hijacker's plane heist, stunts, crash expose gaps in aviation security

  • October 12, 2018: Pope accepts Wuerl's resignation

  • November 12, 2018: Democrats signal aggressive scrutiny of Trump, resist impeachment calls

  • December 12, 2018: 'This has spiraled downard': Democrats introduce Trump to divided government

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Paint Day

As a delayed Valentine's outing, we did another paint'n'wine outing at Pinot's Palette. Here is the original:

See if you can figure out which half is mine and which half is Rebecca's!

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Review Day

There are no major spoilers in these reviews.

No Good by Ivy Levan:
This album opens with a few promising tracks like Kiss My Biscuit, but front-loads all of the beats. The last half of the album is a bunch of forgettable power ballads, and there's also an odd socially dissonant song about enjoying abusive relationships. I like Ivy's voice though.

Final Grade: C+

How the Story Ends by B. Reith:
I feel like this positive-outlook rapper is like who Eminem would have been with a good home life. There's a little more singing and less rapping on this album, which makes me prefer his first one, Now Is Not Forever, a bit more.

Final Grade: B-

Everyone We Know by Thundamentals:
A middle-of-the-road album from this Australian hip hop group, Thundamentals -- pleasant to have on in the car, but nothing stands out as amazing. Never Say Never is a pretty fun track.

Final Grade: B-

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch):
This is the laziest Mario game since New Super Maro Bros. 2, the previous record-holder for lazy Mario games. The elements of 2D Mario games approach you in the exact same allotments and the exact same progression as everything that came before it. I enjoy playing it for a level or two at a time, but get bored quickly. It's also time to get rid of all the Mario tropes that are no longer relevant -- extra lives? having to return to the map everything you die? Platformers have evolved since then. In spite of this criticism, I do hope that they make a New Super Mario Bros. U2, just so you can play as Bono.

Final Grade: C-

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Chad Darnell's 12 of 12

12 pictures of your day on the 12th of every month

4:58 AM: Showered and ready for 13 hours of proposal writing.
5:10 AM: Relocated to the basement guest room to reduce the intersection between loud breakfast cat and sleeping family.
7:34 AM: Breakfast break.
8:58 AM: Back to work.
9:29 AM: Good morning!
10:18 AM: Reading while I work.
11:25 AM: Off to a gym class.
12:25 PM: Unhealthy working lunch.
1:44 PM: Messy lunch.
2:09 PM: Stealing my slippers to avoid a nap.
5:47 PM: Family dinner at Cafesano.
7:57 PM: Making Valentines while I work.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Census Day Results

Congratulations to Katie, who wins a $10 Amazon gift certificate for "showing up" for the census! Send me an email and I'll deliver it to your email in return!

There are definitely more lurkers in the ether that did not reply -- over the coming years, I'll have to see how high I need to increase the value of the prize before people start coming out of the woodwork.

Also, Evil Mike is welcome to choose a new adjective for his handle (should he want one), having outlasted Good Mike.

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