That Vacation Feeling

So there’s a very distinct feeling, one I only get once per year. And today was that day. After spending the day at the beach there’s no feeling quite like having a beer buzz and that crispy, sun-burnt skin. That’s pure vacation mode for me. No greater feeling. It’s one of the best things in the world.

July 15, 2024 · 1 min · thagoat


It’s been almost a month since I joined Big Woody’s and I wanted to put down some thoughts. First, my expectations were mostly met in the game aspect. However, I thought I would play 1st base and that happened for exactly 2 innings. After which I transitioned to pitcher and to my surprise I’ve done fairly well, having never pitched anything other than T-Ball and Little League Minors. Turns out, I’m not so shabby....

July 5, 2024 · 1 min · thagoat


So. We joined a softball team! I secretly always want to be on a softball team. It takes me back to my early teens when I would travel around with Tom’s (my Big Brother) team on Saturdays. We’re play for Big Woodys (hilarious) in a 4 team Y league. We had our first game on June 13 and we won 13-9. I played 1st and pitched, 2 innings of each. Susie caught the whole game....

June 16, 2024 · 1 min · thagoat

Poetic Justice

Racist, murderous pig Derek Chauvin was stabbed 22 times in prison. On Black Friday. Fucking perfect! The hero of our story says the attack “was symbolic with the Black Lives Matter movement and the ‘Black Hand’ symbol associated with the Mexican Mafia criminal organizations.” Give him a Medal of Valor.

December 4, 2023 · 1 min · thagoat

Legion of Doom

Mason has been benched since we came back from Myrtle Beach by his awesome Legion coach. He’s done that same bullshit all 3 years Mason has played Legion ball. Well, in a marathon game this afternoon that same coach ran out of pitchers and had to put Mason on the mound. Now, Mason ain’t no pitcher, but he pitched a three inning no-hitter, with 3 K’s and helped the team win to stay undefeated in the Regionals Tournament....

July 23, 2023 · 1 min · thagoat

I stopped piracy dead in its tracks!

Found a fun little game on HN you play over ssh ssh Pick a theme and a chat prompt guides you through a quick and amusing text adventure! Here was mine: What should be the theme of your game❓ save the maiden from space pirates 👨‍🚀 Welcome to Space Pirates - a thrilling text adventure where you must save a young maiden from the clutches of evil space pirates. Are you ready to embark on this dangerous mission?...

May 27, 2023 · 3 min · thagoat

Synced Shell History

So a few months ago I saws this cool little thingy to sync your shell history across all your machines. It’s called Atuin. At first, I was like, “Oh, that’s cool. I’ll check it out.” And then I didn’t. Forgotten, sequestered in the realm of cool-shit-I-saw-once-and-promptly-forgot-about. Then it popped up on Hacker News and I remembered it and was like, “Oh yeah! I should try that again.” And then I didn’t....

May 15, 2023 · 1 min · thagoat


Almost six years ago I started a new job. A maintenance tech with zero experience. I was resurfacing the factory floor and learning the scary machines. Today I got the call from my boss offering me the Mezzanine Maintenance Manager position. I’ve basically coveted that job since I started. Watching Andy do it, I was convinced I could be that guy. And now I am that guy. It hasn’t sunk in yet, I don’t think....

November 22, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

Fucking COVID

Well, I fucking got covid. It’s terrible. 3 years later and I finally got it. Fuck.

November 9, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

Jameson Starts Sports

Having raised Mason all through his sporting adventures, I get to do it all over again with Jameson. But this time with a whole new perspective. I don’t get to watch Jameson much, as his sports days coincide with Mason’s and they are at the Wilkes-Barre YMCA Well this week was my week! I took the week off for Susie’s surgery and I got to watch 2 events. The first was his swim evaluation....

May 20, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat