Journal Entry – 3.22.2018

It is Thursday March 22nd, 2018.  It has been a while since my last journal entry due to a couple of things.

The first was I ended up winning Best in Class again for 2017 which meant a trip to Jamaica.  I was glad to win of course but to be honest I wasn’t as excited about it this year as in past years.  One of the reasons is the company has us pay for our ‘plus one’ which means around a $650 expense for me.  Furthermore, I like to get off the resort and learn a little about the history and so that also costs money in driver expense and of course visiting the various sites.  I’ll write a separate entry on Jamaica.

Journal Entry – 2.17.2018

It is 3:15 AM on Saturday morning February 17th, 2018.  I haven’t slept well all night due to the salt from the pizza and large amount of sugar in the Mountain Dew I had for dinner.  Looks like it might be best to cut back on Friday pizza night.

After tossing and turning for a couple of hours I finally decided to get up, forgo Zelda and finally get a post in.  I’ve got a bunch of random thoughts I thought I’d get down.

Journal Entry – 2.12.2018

It is 4:11 AM on Monday February 12th.  I haven’t written in a while due to Zelda Breath of the Wild which I started playing about a month ago. I haven’t played a console game in two decades but had always wanted to play Zelda as a kid.  I am surprised how good it is and how quickly it sucked me in!  So, instead of writing or working out in the mornings Zelda has become my first choice, a choice which eventually I’ll need to change so I can start working out again!

Journal Entry – 1.20.2017

It is 3:48 AM on Saturday, January 20th 2018.  I woke up around 3:00 AM and couldn’t get back to sleep so why not get some things accomplished in the quiet, still morning?

I’ve had a nasty cold for the past two weeks and so haven’t gone to karate class.  Our Shihan never asks where we are or have been but I’m sure the class is wondering.  I won’t be going today either since practice is always strenuous and I don’t think my body is up to it just yet.  I do think I’ll work out this morning though because I haven’t done that in a while either and my body needs it.

Elementary School Programming in 1985!

Watching Stranger Things on Netflix makes me think about my childhood.  Perhaps this is one of the reasons it is so popular:  it is set in the ’80s and so for the 37-45 crowd we’re reminded of our own childhoods with the bikes, riding out in the woods, and those fantastic walkie-talkies to keep in communication.

But it was the scene where Bob mentioned Basic to override the lockdown system which resurrected a very old memory of mine I had forgotten about.