Today was one of those rare rainy days in Phoenix, with an overcast sky and swampy mugginess. In short, a highly welcome change of pace.
Picked up Andrea at daycare after work in a light drizzle, got her in the car and started it up.
“What’s your car doing?” I heard from the backseat.
I thought maybe she was confused about what was on the radio, but no, just the regular NPR Bad News From Around The World. Engine sounded fine.
Again, “What’s your car doing?”
And then I realized it was the windshield wipers. Today was the first time in her memory she had seen windshield wipers.
“For the rain on your car?” she guessed.
“Yes, so daddy can see when it’s raining.”
I am continually amazed by the fact that she is going to grow up with the Sonoran climate as her baseline for normal weather.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.