Journal Entry – 9.21.2016

It is 5:57 AM.  I still have not gone to the gym and I slept later than usual due to training all day yesterday.  Today is the second day of Challenger training.  I have to say that yesterday went fairly quick and I hope today does as well.

I have to hand it to Grainger because their training was top notch indeed and I already knew this type of selling style even though they call some aspects differently.  The “Vally of Despair” in Challenger is “Pain Chain” at Grainger for example.  I usually do not like corporate trainings very much but this style is pretty useful and I’m glad to be taking it as it will help me in my career.  It is a good thing to put on the resume.

Journal Entry – 9.20.2016

It is 4:09 AM.  We ate pizza late last night which resulted in some very weird dreams for me.  So weird I don’t feel like writing them down in the dream journal but perhaps will write a line or two here.  I was in church and Duff McKagan of Guns ‘n Roses and his blonde girlfriend were sitting next to me.  I was nervous but able to ask him a few questions about the band.  Famous people are a bit touchy and difficult to deal with so I was nervous but he did answer a few.  Anyway, I prefer to let the memories of this dream just slip away never to be recalled again.

Journal Entry – 9.18.2016

It is 6:29 AM.  I’ve had my wheatgrass juice, put the dishes away, made the coffee, updated the computer, uploaded photos and meditated.  It is now time for a journal entry for which I should have time before everyone wakes up.

The new refrigerator comes today which we’re pretty excited about.  It will be nice to actually have a water and ice dispenser that actually works.  Our neighbor Tom was also kind enough to fix the water line connections under the sink so we’re ready to go.

Hubble Deep Field relative size to night sky

Just saw this on Reddit, it is the Hubble Deep Field relative size to night sky.

There are over 10,000 galaxies in that little square.  It makes one think how inconsequential everything humanity has ever done on our pale blue dot actually is in comparison to the vastness of the universe and what must be out there.

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Journal Entry – 9.14.2016

It is 5:06 AM.  Recently I’ve been feeling run down, my whole body is tired and devoid of any energy.  This is most likely due to hard workouts at karate class which my body hasn’t experienced in a very long time and takes a while to recover from.  It isn’t like the gym where I’m just sore in one specific area, my whole body is tired after karate.  Then there are my two boys who have an endless supply of energy and always in the mood to play.  And finally, there is work which although not difficult or even very busy, has a constant atmosphere of stress that never goes away.  There is always one more program to renew and one more problem to solve.

“To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” 

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
To-morrow will be dying.
The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he’s a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he’s to setting.
That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times still succeed the former.
Then be not coy, but use your time,
And, while ye may, go marry:

World of Tomorrow

Watched the World of Tomorrow last night after seeing a 100% score from the critics.  It is a fabulous dark comedy indeed and a stark reminder that the future of technology might not be so positive.


In World of Tomorrow they talk about transfer of consciousness; I’ve written a post or two about future technology/AI being able to use all these blog posts and through incredible processing power be able to create something like ‘Siri,’ a virtual personality but one that looks and acts like me.  Not exactly straight transfer of consciousness but if I provide enough posts I’m sure future AI could come close to replicating the way I think.  🙂

Journal Entry – 9.4.2016 – Karate class

It is 5:52 AM.  I’ve washed the dishes, drank my wheatgrass, meditated and now it is time to write.

My body continues to be a little sore from karate class which is good and lets me know that I got a good workout in.  I’ve become so used to soreness after the gym over these many years that I’ve come to like the feeling; if I’m not sore at all it means I’m overdue for a workout.

Five Element Ninjas  五遁忍術

I remember seeing this back in the ’80s at my friend Terry’s house.  The only snippet I remember are when the earth element ninjas came out of the ground.  I thought it might be fun to watch ninja movies tonight and that memory popped in my head so I thought I could see if I could find the actual movie.  Sure enough, it wasn’t too hard to find and even available to stream on Netflix.  It also came in at #2 when I searched for best old ninja movies.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

Tonight I thought it would be fun to watch ninja movies since Kai and I made it through our first fighting class in karate.  For me, the best ninja movie ever was Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.  I remember when this came out and what a hit it was.  It was also unique in that the dialogue was in Mandarin with subtitles.  Americans do not like reading subtitles and usually movies that are not in English do not do well.