1. Film photography seems mysterious now that we all have a (relatively) high resolution digital camera in our pockets. It's not.

  2. Every year brings new kinds of soreness.

  3. I'm getting more and more frustrated with notifications coming from my phone.

  4. Losing a dog is hard. Walking your family through it is even harder.

  5. The behavior and personality of your dog says a lot about you. They're a pretty good mirror.

  6. The difference between things that last a lifetime and things that last a couple years is vast.

  7. I have no use for drama. Drama is a show, and most often is intended to manipulate someone or something.

  8. For a long time I felt like I could get by with less sleep but now I'm pretty sure I was wrong.

  9. Raising a puppy is more work than I remember. I hope I remember what worked and what was a waste of time next time around.

  10. Some people are leavers.

  11. I'm pretty sure my chicken scratch handwriting isn't going to get better. I've always been envious of people with neat handwriting. I worked on it for awhile, but it hasn't made any difference.

  12. I've noticed a pattern in my hairstyles. It changes about every ten years. This was one of those years. I went back to my style from 1985ish.

  13. It is currently popular to add features to digital photos that come from either age or wear. This feels like a lie to me.

  14. Delete all presets that include fades or light leaks.

  15. For me, healthy eating revolves around discipline at lunch. I already eat breakfast religiously, but lunch is where I lose it.

  16. I love music, but this stage in my life is one without a dedicated stereo or time to just sit and listen. It's all headphones when I run or the tinny built in speaker on my phone at work.

  17. I have a few items of clothing that are older than my kids.

  18. I love the idea of "One Lens - One Body" but I never quite get there.

  19. I regularly get into conversations with adults that are half my age and unfamiliar with my cultural references.

  20. There are a lot of musical acts based on a persona and the music feels like an afterthought.

  21. I have no use for Lady Gaga or Kanye West (See Above).

  22. Artificial Sweeteners are dead to me.

  23. So is Turkey Bacon.

  24. I'm really glad we have no food allergies in our house.

  25. I've mentioned in the past that I'm a creature of habit, but I could literally eat a couple eggs every morning and be completely happy.

  26. Good coffee made well should be consumed without additives. Mediocre coffee benefits from cream and sometimes sugar.

  27. There are two color suits you need. Charcoal and Navy.

  28. My favorite coffee mug is big, sloppy and says "Hot Coffee" on the side.

  29. I've been an adult 4 years more than I was a kid.

  30. The nature of fear changes as you get older.

  31. Being a grown-up sucks because you can't blame your kids for not doing their own laundry.

  32. I've finally stopped choosing carbonated beverages when going out to dinner.

  33. Big ice cubes are better than small ones in your booze.

  34. My favorite is Bourbon.

  35. It's amazing how well cloud based data works most of the time, but also sad how completely it fails.

  36. I'm a big fan of declaring email bankruptcy every so often...or at least zeroing out the inbox.

  37. Don't underestimate the sound you can get from a good guitar plugged directly into a good amp.

  38. With all the computers around these days, it's really cool to use a completely mechanical machine.

  39. Family is everything. I know that sounds like something a mobster says, but my wife and kids are who I am.

  40. I became who I am slowly over time and any further change will take awhile too.