What is Dave wearing today? Dave is ready for tonight’s symphony in a short-sleeve button-down shirt and chinos. This is pretty formal for Florida.
What is making Dave happy today? Dave and the Complimentary Spouse are enjoying a drink outside on the river before we go see the music of Star Wars performed by the Florida Symphony Orchestra and special guest Max Rebo.
What is Dave’s inspirational thought for the day? Dave says when you get a chance to sit outside in February and drink blue milk before a concert, take it. Especially if there’s a DJ out here.
Does Dave feel guilty for dragging Britt to the symphony again? Dave feels absolutely zero guilt. Ask again when Dave drags Britt to the opera in a few weeks.
What is Dave wearing today? Dave is wearing nothing out of the ordinary today: just a polo shirt and shorts.
What is making Dave happy today? Dave isn’t happy today. He’s been quite distraught since he turned on the teevee this morning and saw that Russia had begun an all-out — and completely unprovoked and unjustified — war against Ukraine.
“Now, the entire world sees clearly what Putin and his Kremlin allies are really all about. This was never about a genuine security concern on their part. It was always about naked aggression, about Putin’s desire for empire, by any means necessary.”
President Biden, as quoted in The New York Times
What is Dave’s inspirational thought for the day? Dave doesn’t have an inspirational thought to offer today, but he likes this quote:
“All war must be just the killing of strangers against whom you feel no personal animosity; strangers whom, in other circumstances, you would help if you found them in trouble, and who would help you if you needed it.”
Does Dave have a personal connection to Ukraine? Dave’s great-grandfather emigrated from a shtetl in Ukraine to the United States in 1905.
What is Dave wearing today? Dave looks especially comfy in basketball shorts and an Emory football T-shirt.
What is making Dave happy today? Dave caught up with an old friend at lunch and then had another great discussion with someone else this afternoon.
What is Dave’s inspirational thought for the day? Dave says the most convenient parking spot isn’t always the best one. If you pass by all the empty spots and drive to the top of the parking deck, you might get an awesome photo.
Did Dave do anything special to celebrate Twosday? Dave took a screenshot of his phone at 2:22 p.m. on 2/2/22.
And, just because everyone loves overkill, Dave took a screenshot of his watch at 2:22:22 p.m. on 2/22/22.
What is Dave wearing today? Dave is dressed like Cher in the “If I Could Turn Back Time” video.1
What is making Dave happy today? Dave is still elated from last night’s riotous Tig Notaro concert. He won’t bore you by making random inside jokes that only he and the Complimentary Spouse will understand. That would be worse to a towel.
Dave took the following photo during the standing ovation. Dave isn’t one of those schmucks who would take a photo during a performance.
What is Dave’s inspirational thought for the day? Dave found this quote in Tig Notaro’s book:
“Instead of being someone who expects people to have all the strengths I think I need them to have, I resolved to try to become someone who focuses on the strengths they do have.”
Tig Notaro, I’m Just a Person
Did Dave take any especially cute photos of Linus today? Why, yes, Dave did! Actually, Dave thinks Linus looks more handsome than cute in this picture.4
___ 1 No, he isn’t.2 2 Or is he?3 3 You’ll never know. 4 Dave sent the picture to his parents and said that Linus is the most photogenic dog anyone in the family has ever owned. Dave’s mother responded: “Sure is. Lures you in with his cuteness and then shows his true stripes.”
What is Dave wearing today? Dave’s shirt is the sartorial equivalent of “August tempeh risotto with salmon-rubbed streusel chunks.” There’s no other way to describe it.
What is making Dave happy today? Dave and the Complimentary Spouse are less than 10 minutes away from seeing Tig Notaro in concert. Let the comedy begin!
What is Dave’s inspirational thought for the day? Dave will turn this question over to Tig.
“People love to make comedians out to be miserable, dark, twisted people. And I just — I think a lot of people struggle with depression and mental illness and have issues and problems within their family. The mailman has it. Your neighbor has it. It’s just that comedians have a microphone.”
What to Dave and Tig Notaro have in common? Dave and Tig both love the sound of Taylor Dayne’s voice.
What is Dave wearing today? Dave just turned to the Complimentary Spouse and said “how would you describe this shirt?” Britt looked up, thought about it for longer than he should have, and said “fun” in an unconvincing tone.
What is making Dave happy today? Dave and Britt had dinner with two wonderful friends tonight. Dave was going to say “two old friends,” but that seemed unnecessary as Dave, Britt, and everyone they know are old.
What is Dave’s inspirational thought for the day? Dave says be prepared, especially if you know what’s coming up. Don’t go on RuPaul’s Drag Race if you’ve never sewn a garment before. You know there’s gonna be a ball challenge!
What did Dave find when he opened a 33-year-old package of baseball cards? Dave found Tommy John, Wade Boggs, and a petrified stick of gum … which he didn’t eat.
What is Dave wearing today? Dave is serving work-at-home realness in a teal polo shirt and gray shorts.
What is making Dave happy today? Dave and the Complimentary Spouse thought tonight’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race was a breath of fresh air. Sometimes you just can’t keep things bottled up. You just have to let it out.
What is Dave’s inspirational thought for the day? Dave says that one way or another, he’s gonna get ya get ya get ya. Sorry, Dave was confused — that’s his earworm for the day.
What is Dave’s favorite song about stalking? Dave knows a lot of people are partial to “One Way or Another,” which was tonight’s lip sync song, but it pales next to Kirsty MacColl’s “Treachery.”