Journal Entry – 2.22.2019

It is 5:15 AM on Friday February 22nd, 2019.  This morning is the first time I’ve woken up very early but also decided to get up in 2019.  Yes, I would still wake up early but just could not find the motivation or energy to actually get out of bed and would just fall asleep.  I’ve also been in poor heath for a good part of this year.  I’ve had colds that just don’t go away, or go away and come back again.  My mindset has been full of stress and work has been busy.  I’ve been lethargic and not really motivated to do much.

Journal Entry – 2.11.2019

It is 2:11 PM on 2.11.19.  The morning was hectic with three calls in a row but things have slowed a bit so I thought I’d try to get a journal entry in.

These past two weeks have been tough with back to back colds mostly brought on by stress.  Last week my boss’s boss came in for a ride along.  He is very cool and I enjoyed the dinner and meeting the next day but even so, ride alongs with the boss are a bit stressful due to all the preparation and hoping the meetings go well.  My second meeting actually cancelled on the day of the meeting and so my anxiety shot sky high.  The meeting I did have went extremely well so that was good news.

日本語の勉強

My running list of words I’ve just learned, had forgotten or never really understood:

変革ーへんかく- Revolution
建材 – けんざい – Building Materials
更に – さらに  – Furthermore
とにかく- Anyways
瞑想ーめいそーMeditation
黙想ーもくそーMeditation (What is the difference? )
皮膚科 (医)- ひふか(i) – Dermatology (Dermatologist)

Dragon’s Lair

I was watching Stranger Things and they had a quick cut to this old game from 1983.  This is why that show appeals to people my age (41), it reminds them of their youth.  I had forgotten all about Dragon’s Lair but was immediately transported back to the old arcade at putt-putt golf and games as well as Wyandot Lake, now Zoombezi Bay in Columbus, Ohio.  It was the first arcade game I had seen that looked so realistic, just like a cartoon!  I was captivated but at costing a dollar to play I could never spend the money.

Lapham’s Quarterly – Water

It has taken forever and a day to get through this issue of Lapham’s Quarterly.  This is not because it was a bad issue but rather these factors:

  1. Work
  2. Kids
  3. Karate
  4. Nintendo

Reading has just taken a back seat as all the great times for reading are usually taken by requests to play for the kids.  I will surely miss their younger selves when they’re older but I will appreciate the time to actually read.

God is temperate.  He is the lawyer of the humble.  The poor are creatures of God.  And money is a metal created and valued by man.Carolina Maria de Jesus