For the first time in 10 years I was ejected from a baseball game. It started with a shit umpire and ended with a shit umpire. We played Valley West today. I sent Tim a picture. Then it got bad. The home plate ump, who was working alone, made a series of bad call against Berwick. The last straw was against Mason, who was called out when he had tagged first while the baseman was in the air trying to catch the throw....

May 11, 2022 · 2 min · thagoat

Maintenance Managers Meeting

Just finished up this long week. I worked my usual weekend shift, but Tuesday I flew to Wisconsin with Andy for this year’s meeting. It was a good meeting, lots of cool information, machine upgrades and mods. All in all it was great time, but I felt overwhelmed and out of my depth. Cripes, in the introduction I forgot to tell the group how long I’d been with the company, and blurted out I was the only non-manager present in a totally fucking awkward fashion....

May 8, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

Far Away Galaxies

May the 4th be with you! Also RIP Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch

May 4, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

A Close Shave

It finally happened. I’d been avoiding it for a few weeks now. No longer! I taught Mason how to shave today. Fuck I’m getting old.

May 2, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat


Smart phones are a pretty personal thing. Everyone likes what they like, certain features are a must, or a deal-breaker. I’m no different. So I bought a Motorola phone 4 phones ago. A co-worker was singing their praises and making fun of me for not having one, so I succumbed to pressure and bought one. It was the Moto g6 and I loved it! I used it until it basically stopped being functional, which was only about 2 years sadly....

April 18, 2022 · 4 min · thagoat

Easter Shmeaster

Easter Sunday. Nice day. Had Effie’s old man over for dinner. He asked me, completely fucking randomly, as I was taking my dirty dinner plate to the kitchen if I still had my appendix. WTF???? So that’s a thing that hapened. Other than that, the day was good. Left work at noon, took a nap and had a fight with Susie over nothing. Sweet! Since it’s Easter and Spring, a quick sports update....

April 17, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

I Miss the Carolinas

I love North Carolina, especially The Outer Banks. I haven’t been there in forever. I am, however, going to South Carolina in June. I can’t wait. I’m almost salivating at the thought. So in honor of the most revered vacation destination, I offer you this picture.

April 5, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

It's A Party

Tonight Susie won Mario Party. She was unreasonably excited! #LifeGoals

March 11, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

Saying Goodbye to Hetzner

I’ve done it. I’ve canceled my last server from Hetzner and moved to Netcup. The ole H sent out an email saying they’re raising prices on auction servers due to increased energy prices in Germany. So I was looking at an increase of almost 3 Euro. I mean it’s not a lot of money, but still. I’m sort of sad, I’ve had a server with Hetzner for over a year and a half and never had a single issue....

January 31, 2022 · 1 min · thagoat

Careless People

Yesterday we picked up Jameson from an extended visit with his father, whom had plotted and planned this long weekend after he was informed that Jameson would be going to preschool 5 day per week after the first of the year. His father very quickly hatched the plan to have the long weekend fearing lost time with his son. On the ride home he asked us twice if we felt good....

January 12, 2022 · 2 min · thagoat