David Dykstal

The best part of Thanksgiving is the grazing on leftovers that happens on Friday.

I tried to make clear ice cubes using the double boil method. They might be just a tad more clear than usual. It wasn’t worth the effort.

Cold pizza for breakfast is the best but should not repeat this tomorrow!

I wish I could think of a novel idea for this post but, alas, none occurs. C’est la vie.

I’m not sure I’d ever tire of the upcoming season. I love the old carols, but you can have “Santa Baby”. Sorry Eartha. 😎

Does every DJ/band at every wedding in Wisconsin play the “Beer Barrel Polka”? Seems that way.

I just discovered the short story Franchise by Isaac Asimov. Written in the mid 1950’s about the process of a predictive digital election, or as the story calls it “electronic democracy” in which no one actually votes. Good thing it’s fiction. :)

Downsizing? I’m giving up on the hobbies that I haven’t pursued in some time, and replacing old heavy equipment with lighter versions for my active ones. For example, I’ve ordered a new aluminum travel tripod from peakdesign that will replace my older, heavier one.

We need to leave for Thanksgiving in St. Paul on Wednesday next. All of my sibs and their adult kids will be there. It will be a full gathering of the clan for the first time in ages. Maybe we’re a bit unusual, but we all have a great time. It’s going to be fabulous!

I’ve now written a python program to examine my dad’s junk mail folder and immediately delete the obvious bad stuff. I need to adjust it every so often since the spammers are always changing their tactics.

My dad gets anywhere from 150 to 250 emails a day. I’ve been appointed his email guardian. All are viewed with suspicion. A whitelist sends almost all to the junk folder which I review twice a day since the occasional one needs to be added to the whitelist.

I a few in my office, but my most used display is a 3440x1440 ultra-wide. Love the real estate on this one.

I liked “Yes, Minister” during my britcom period. It appears that both Stephen Fry and Margaret Thatcher were fans as well.

Let’s use the iPhone word picker just for fun.

I’m certain that I have to go back in the morning because I’m going to have a little trouble with my paperwork.

Not bad. It almost makes sense. But it’s 2am and I’m not asleep. A lot of things make sense at this point.

I’ve been on a few boards for volunteer organizations and am currently on my company’s. Fortunately, for my sanity at least, achieving consensus on most items has been relatively easy.

I can offer no insight into the minds of others. I can only tell you of my own, and even then I cannot be sure.

Ann and I saw Sally and Tom at the Guthrie Theater this afternoon. Not an echo of the past. Not history. A reimagining. Thought provoking. I liked it.

I have to admit that I just couldn’t come up with a good idea for today’s prompt so I’ll just have to exempt myself for this one.

I think admiration implies respect. Can you admire someone but not respect them? I don't believe the converse is true. I could respect someone but not necessarily admire them.

Baleen whales have a license to krill.

I'm not much of a game player, but I broke down and ordered a Playdate from Panic. It's just so dang cute. Should ship in early 2023.

Our Microblogvember prompt for Nov 2 is appropriate. Today is known as the Feast of All Souls.

Can I say that we all feast on roast beast? Maybe that’s in another month. I do love my roast beast. :)

I haven’t skated in years. There is no way I could do a figure eight now. Of course, I couldn’t do it even when I was skating.