McDonald’s iPhone App

I ordered using the McDonald's app for the first time today. I chose in-store pickup. I stood near the counter and waited. I saw my number come up on the board. I saw my number move up to the top of the list. A little while later I looked up and my number was gone. I got in line at the register. When I got to the head of the line I asked about my order. The cashier said she had walked around the dining room calling my number. I asked if they could get my order now, please. She said it would be just a few minutes. I said, Okay. A few minutes later they had my order ready. The cashier offered a free dessert for my trouble.

Next time I'll be careful to choose table service. The tables at this location are labeled with a number to make it easier for the server to bring you your food.

Romeoville, Illinois
Latitude, Longitude
41.672112, -88.068115

Podcasts 2017

I’ve come across some podcasts which I think are different from the mainstream, intelligent but not incomprehensible. Even if I disagree with the message the ideas presented in these podcasts are often thoughtful and interesting, sometimes shocking or dumb but funny. 

•Love + Radio (pronounced luvandradee-o)
•Penn’s Sunday School
•Reasonable Faith Podcast
•Revisionist History
•Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty
•Waking Up with Sam Harris
•Levar Burton Reads
•Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast
•Planet Money
•Hello Internet

Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Latitude, Longitude
33.953709, -80.989700

Around the world by human power alone

The extraordinary story of Jason Lewis’ circumnavigation of the earth by human power alone is now available in a version for “young adults”.

Read more on his blog.

The adventure spans three books: Dark Waters, The Seed Buried Deep and To the Brink. I read each one as they became available for e-book and I couldn’t believe it was over when I finished the last page.