Journal Entry – 12.15.2018

It is 2:55 AM on Saturday December 15th, 2018.  I’m still trying to get into the Christmas mood but it is hampered by a couple of things.  The first is probably the news and the dire picture it paints about the state of the world.  First and foremost we have a complete idiot of a President along with his gold digging, nude picture publishing, cheated on with porn stars wife.  Trump and Melania are both a disgrace but what is worse is that half of America voted Trump into office.  

My name on Mars

My name is now physically on Mars.  I posted about this back in 2015 when names were being accepted by NASA.  

NASA – Frequent Flyer

NASA Tweet

The launch was delayed due to a seismometer issue and finally launched on May 5th, 2018.  Well, it has arrived and I can now say that my name is physically on another planet!

Journal Entry – 12.8.2018

It is 4:44 AM on Saturday December 8th, 2018.  I’ve had my wheat grass, made tea, meditated, responded to Facebook comments and updated WordPress to 2019

WordPress has changed the format quite a bit with this new release focusing on ‘blocks’ and changing theme to be more in line with mobile.  I still prefer 2016 for a desktop layout but since it is an old theme I’ll go with 2019 for the functionality and speed improvements.  

Journal Entry – 12.4.2018

I asked my son what the main thing you wanted for Christmas was and you told me Doggy Poop then clarified “fake doggy poop.”   That made me laugh, especially because I had fake doggy poop when I was a kid.  How did I know about fake doggy poop you ask?  Well, the only advertising that really reached kids when I was your age was on the Saturday morning cartoons and they wouldn’t advertise things like that.  But in the back of a Magazine called Boys’ Life Magazine which could be found at the library there were all sorts of interesting things advertised in the back of it.  It looked like this:

Journal Entry – 12.2.2018

It is 7:23 on Sunday morning.  The household is still asleep which is rare for this time but there is a 80% chance someone will wake up and be in the living room before 7:45 so I’m not left much time.

I love the quiet of the morning.  I also love this time of year but I really miss the snow.  Now everyone knows I like a nice ambiance and in the morning usually have my TV fireplace with its crackling and accompanied quiet soundtrack as well as my Amish fireplace going.  My wife also bought some electric candles from Costco also have added a nice element to my beautiful mornings.  So, for this season I went ahead and bought two DVDs of winter scenes, snow falling the the forest and things like that.  Since we’ll never have snow at least I can have my TV creating a scene which my windows will not.