A day I've long feared is finally upon us. Bezos save us all. https://videopress.com/v/8nhnN5iY?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Thank goodness we don't use the Echo to order things...
Every year around the holidays, as all Amazon Echo owners know, our Amazonian helpmate Alexa will cease to notify us of the contents of delivered packages, lest she inadvertently spoil a Christmas surprise. It's a small detail, but I've always appreciated it, given how many of the gifts I buy for Miles and Jaclyn come … Continue reading Year 4, Day 286
For reasons I'm unsure of, whenever I ask Alexa to play the Paw Patrol theme song, or the PJ Masks theme song, or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song (and on and on), the first song that comes up is inevitably a knock-off and not the actual, original recording. My assumption is that the … Continue reading Year 4, Day 266
Taking a cue from Jeff Bezos, Miles and I headed to the park today to attempt our own suborbital rocket launch. WE HAVE LIFTOFF Sadly, this rocket only went about twenty feet high. But a launch is a launch, right?
When Miles asks for bedtime stories, his requests tend to be pretty specific. "Tell me a story about the PJ Masks and Romeo and Romeo steals all the library books," he might say, referring to a specific episode of PJ Masks and expecting me to accurately recount the adventure in question. It can be a … Continue reading Year 4, Day 126