DST bites. That is all.

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Friday morning at work. Doing budget, TA. Feeling meh. It is Friday, though. I need to think of a blog topic. Niece is visiting for Thanksgiving.

Foggy Monday. And cold-frost on the rooftops. Pretty chill weekend. W/o Fri. & Sun., as usual. Moving forward on t’ai chi-starting third section, #68… E went to chiro on Sat., laid up in bed w/back problems, solo shop, not a thing, though not from lack of effort. Up late, skipped church, cleaning instead. Home inspection Weds. S’s room needs cleaning.

Tue. PM-at the end of a work day. Got stuff done today. Still worried about engine catalog go-live-looks like a memory leak. Emptied out S’s room last night-all the stuff is in the hall, all the clothes are on the bed. Now to put it all back in, tidied, so the inspector won’t have a cow. Finished up the T.A. application, except for E’s W2 and paystubs.

Weds. afternoon-turned into a sunny day. Got stuff done. S’s room is tidy! All the clothes are put away-S really did a fine job. And the inspector guy didn’t even look in there. W/o, the usual-I think my knee might be improving-I know my shape is. Up to #71 of 113-it’s all single whip, move, single whip. T.A. is done except for email w/pay stubs. Gamelan tonight.

Thurs., need coffee. Been getting less than 7 1/2 hours sleep, and I’m feeling it. Supposed to meet with rep today, but no invite yet, and she just walked right past me. Late to gamelan-very long line at the gas station. Did imbal, the rest was the usual. Thurs. PM-so, we’re making the change tonight that crashed our app in Jan. I’m worried. Web service guy says it should be fine, but…

Fri. afternoon, time to go home-I was up at 6, monitoring our app. Fine all day-bouncing the servers didn’t hurt.

Here we are, Weds., at home, no gamelan because of the snow that’s not there. Pretty normal weekend, a little not wanting to do stuff, took the bus to church, w/o & t’ai chi, out of $$$, as usual. Up early Mon., all OK, but had to bounce things last night-memory isn’t getting freed up. We’re taking another regroup on t’ai chi-up to 78. We’ve reviewed up to 94, but it’s not sticking. Just like the snow-we had some over the weekend and Monday, and some last night that actually stayed around. It snowed some during today, but not enough to stay. And don’t get me started on politics. A long time I said that I was going to stay away from that, because it would swamp the blog, and tons of other people bloviate about it. And no one cares about my opinions anyways. I’m better off talking about Anthroposophy and t’ai chi. TA got denied, but E complained and wrote an appeal. We’ll see. I added one sentence and did grammar & spelling. Did the same for M’s essay.

Friday afternoon. Looking forward to a week of no $$$, again. A thing? Probably not. Have to make changes to the TA. Not much else-the app is running fine, got things done. I think I’m clearer on the latest t’ai chi moves. Not much else.

Monday evening, almost bedtime. Cleaned this weekend, drove around, bus to and from church with S. App is behaving normally. Moving desk Weds. Everything else much the same-we’re pausing at move 90 for a week. 113 is the end, so we’re at 80%. We’ve made remarkable progress in 2 months.

Weds. afternoon, almost time to leave. It’s been snowing all day-don’t know if there’s gamelan yet. I’m all moved over to the new cube, but no stuff on the walls yet. Not much else-I messed up my left hip last night. Moving ahead a little on t’ai chi-but still holding at 90.

Thursday afternoon. At my new cube, it’s not bad. Easier on my eyes, need to have the second monitor mounted. Skipped gamelan-just too cold and snowy. Hip still hurts.

Friday evening, on the train. Got tickets for Earth and Claypool Lennon Delirium. Woo-hoo! Raise wasn’t what I asked for, but I don’t have to work during shutdowns, which is sweet. Not much else-moving forward in t’ai chi, slowly. Hip still hurts, but less. Paid bills. Weekend-sleep.

Midday Monday. Very tired-daylight savings time-happily dreaming away when the alarm went off, something I rarely do. Weekend was OK-w/o, t’ai chi-we’re up to 96, sort of. Took C & gf to a play in Gresham, drove around, had Del Taco. No church-S is sick.

Wednesday afternoon, waiting for troublesome software to stop being troublesome. Restarting helped. Otherwise same ‘ol-signed the contract. Still having trouble adjusting to DST-waking up to my alarm. W/o-the usual, hip still hurts some, so cardio is limited to bike and elliptical, have to lay off leg curls a bit. I’m having to do that for extension because of my knee-I’m doing very light weights slowly with high reps. It seems to be pretty effective, a nice change of pace too. T’ai chi: we’re up to 100! 13 to go- Still a bit fuzzy, but we’re getting there. S went back to school today.

Thurs. I think I’ll call this, and now it’s Friday. Def. going to call this, plus no header. A month this time.

Links. brighter side: animals having fun, ducks love peas, eagle’s eye view. Not so bright: everything else.

Time just moves onward

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OK, I’m calling this. I didn’t finish the book I was reading almost a month ago, politics is a disaster, but I got paid, I think. That and FA for school will help. We did a thing at church to identify where you need to go, and one I came up with was a topic for blog posts. You know, like other bloggers do. Failed. Maybe next time. Time just moves onward, and I’m just trying to stay afloat. I might make it this month.

Tuesday, on the bus. At least I’m not stuck to seat 38 on Phydeaux 3… Now waiting for a train. OK, E missed her alarm, busy at work, M and S swam yesterday. L.A. teachers’ strike is over, shutdown continues. King Crimson isn’t coming to the PNW. That’s it for now.

Nearing the end of a busy day. Still no closer to a solution on work issues. Other stuff is moving forward, though. Gamelan tonight-I haven’t practiced suling at all.

Friday afternoon, picked up tickets for my middle and his gf. Not much else-need to tidy this weekend more. Gamelan was OK, not much else-my right shoulder is bothering me. Didn’t clean much, just enough to stem the tide. Need to practice more-not progressing on suling.

Sat. evening-working for an hour or so. Monday, noonish, at work. Tuesday morning, on the train. Still Tuesday, noonish. Wednesday morning, at work. I got nothin’, no $$$ either. Need to, need to…(fill in the blanks) Thursday morning, at work. And Friday morning at work. I really have got nothing to say.

Sat. night, watching skiing, on the iPad. The usual-w/o last night, t’ai chi-we’re holding for a little at 48 to solidify our memory. Slept in a bit, crockpot oatmeal for the family, espresso and chill. Tidy, laundry, bathrooms, vacuum, sweep porch, put stuff in outside closet, shop. E and S went swimming. Pizza for dinner. Working on load tests.

Monday, late morning, at work. Cold and rainy-E is reporting wintry mix at home. Seattle got some, but none here. Yesterday-rice for breakfast, C didn’t eat his, so lunch for me! Church, back and forth, binz, shop. Soup for dinner. W/o-worked hard. Getting more solid on the sequence for t’ai chi-this is non-trivial-we’re at #51. Snow is starting-S really wanted more-made object spells for a snow day.

Weds. morning, at work. Thurs. afternoon, almost gone. Snow over the weekend? We’ll see. Actually, it looks like snow for a week…a lot of snow. Friday afternoon, trying to juggle several tasks, waiting for the next big project.

Weds. morning, again. So the snow didn’t happen, but our washing machine sprung a leak Monday night and there was water everywhere. Got it all cleaned up, the maintenance guys fixed it. Pretty quiet weekend. Didn’t do much-a bit of tidying, oatmeal & rice breakfasts, wedding Sat., church Sun, up early for work Mon. W/o-working hard, my shoulder is improved, left knee still not OK-running seems fine, but I absolutely can’t do leg extensions. We’re up to the end of the second section in t’ai chi. Longest section to go. They want me to move my desk, but I think I’ll move back to where the test of the team is instead. As usual, short of $$$, but got past due bills paid. Long chat with my niece about spiritual stuff and her. She’s going down a very familiar path.

Thursday, on the train. Gamelan last night-new version of an old piece, played bonang panerus. April was alongside, and commenting how I was playing all sorts of extra notes. I was: “I’m playing more like a drummer-ghost notes and rhythmic.” I don’t know if it bugged her or if she liked it. Suling is progressing slowly-I can play 3 notes of the riff she gave me-the 4th is a bear. It’s the first note fingering, but up a 3rd.

Links. brighter side: rescuing animals, sea legs. Not so bright: everything else.

Who, and when. If not you, if not now.

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Here I am again, trying to figure out what to write. Not much is coming-I have to leave for home in a few minutes, so I think I’ll pick this up after I settle down at home. Didn’t happen. I’m in bed… So not really much to say that I haven’t said before. I like to watch skiing. I want to make music and teach t’ai chi. Skiing would be nice. Dreams, dreams, dreams. Maybe some time, maybe never.

Tuesday afternoon. I think that’s a song title-Moody Blues? I saw them once in Cleveland as a teenager-trying to get in the good graces of a girl I wanted. She was having none of it, so I ended up making time with another girl I wanted less. Story of my life…

Now Friday night, in bed. Long week, lotsa crises at work. Had to get up super early this morning, and it didn’t help. No gamelan, no gig. Doing this on an iPad mini from work. So slick-everything is crystal clear. Now I need a path to using this for everything. W/o Tues. & tonight-pretty decent-M & I are starting on the long Yang form. Wish us luck.

Noon on Saturday, sitting at the kitchen table, drinking cafe au lait, tabletising. Kitchen is tidied, oatmeal for breakfast, shared with S. Breezy.

Monday afternoon, at work. Tired. Went through my storage yesterday, put my wayang puppets on the wall by my keyboard. Made a little music Sat. night until late. Church with S only. W/o-not bad, still working on the long t’ai chi-15% through-this is gonna be a slog. We figured if we keep the pace we’re at, we’ll be done by mid-April or so. Not sure-there’s 111 moves, and we’re at #17. A lot to remember…

Tuesday afternoon, at work, not tired. That’s better. Got my teeth cleaned this morning, one small cavity that needs work. 2 bigger things, but not pressing. Pretty mellow otherwise-my staffing co. wants to give me more $$$-woo-hoo!

Weds. AM, I have to return my old work laptop that I have at home so I don ‘t have to lug my new one back and forth from home every day-rrrrr. If I could get the iPad mini on the VPN I might be able to not do that-all I need is access to the app, monitor, log miner and raw logs…oh whell. Good w/o last night-negatives, and I’m feeling it today. I was talking to M about our progress and how it’s nice to have someone to workout with-motivation and all that, and I’ve done this before, and I’m coaching him. I’m actually not making a lot of progress lifting-wise-a few exercises have increased 10-30 pounds. The big difference is cardio-I was never focused on cardio-skate to/from or treadmill-I never ran or did any higher intensity cardio work, and I was a gym-goer for a good 16 years-’78 through ’96 (London was a wash). Also, doing the long Yang form will make a big change.

Thurs. PM, watching ski jumping & tennis. Saw the trailer for the new John Wick movie. Busy at work. Gamelan last night-a bit rusty.

Sat night. Pretty quiet-slept late, made overnight oatmeal in my new to me small crockpot-so yum yum. Tidy, laundry, watched skiing, shop, dinner. W/o last night-pretty usual-I think my cardio shape is coming back. Up to #25 in t’ai chi.

Monday-I think I’ll call this. Sun.-rice for breakfast, church, some guy wanting food, binz, shop, w/o-worked hard, up to #27. Didn’t vacuum, but most everything else is fine.

Links. brighter side: silly cats, guilty dogs. Not so bright: everything else.

Page 23, sentence 5.“What kind of product or service does she want to help grow, and how senior in her role does she aspire to be?”, The Career Manifesto.

What’s a New Year among friends?

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OK, time for the first paragraph. The new year is here, holidays are past. Busy as usual, still short of ca$h-hit that tip link, please! The world is busy turning, with the same stuff happening-’round and ’round we go. I have stuff to do, but the house is staying clean. Gov’t is half shut down, Dems are running the House. The mess continues-are the financial markets next? I’d rather watch skiing-Mikaela Shiffrin is a rockstar. And listen to Veruca Salt. Need to play my instruments more. Dreamt about playing drums last night. That’s it for now.

End of day Friday. Back OK, shoulder and knee not. I have to figure out whether I want to work out, and whether I should leave early. Decisions, decisions. And bills need to be paid.

This is pretty cool.

Watching South Park late Friday. Watched more TV, skipped w/o, Winco, paid only the bills due. Need to do the math on the rest…and now it’s Saturday. Slept in, got the kitchen in shape, slowly started on the living room, started the dishwasher, made espresso-the grinder wasn’t fine enough…E said “such a first world problem…” Time to empty the dishwasher and start doing laundry.

In bed, house is clean, time to sleep. I messed up a white shirt by putting it in with a red sheet. It’s only pink in a few places, because I noticed it quickly. Still a shame…(wore it Friday, it was OK)

Thursday between Xmas and New Year’s. Working from home. Got a flu shot. Xmas was pretty quiet-C’s GF stayed over, made food, hung out, got a Sonicare. House is pretty tidy.

And here we are, a week later. Saturday, sitting at the kitchen table drinking cappucino and tabletising. House is pretty clean, so not much to do. W/o last night-M is still sick, my knee is still not 100%. Had yummy oatmeal via rice cooker, shared with S. Back home, 10# turkey was $5-that’s what’s for dinner, and leftovers, and soup stock. Last week was pretty chill-work, home, w/o Tue. & Fri., not much for New Years.

Sunday. Skipped church, made rice for breakfast. Work last night-no issues except an expired license. Email sent.

Links. brighter side: (no kittens or puppies, sorry!). Not so bright: everything else.

Page 23, sentence 5.“If anything, the amount of information was overwhelming and confusing, because it was contradictory or simply didn’t resonate with me at the time.”, Slow-Simple Living for a Frantic World.

Happy solstice!

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First full post since the new WP version. We’ll see how much this changes things-I already dislike the lack of header images and the auto-excerpting in the 2019 theme. And I reverted the theme until I can get stuff looking right. The new editor is pretty cool, though there are some layout issues.

And it’s the week before Christmas. My oldest hates this time of year. I don’t disagree. The short days, cold, forced cheerfulness, etc. Add to that the massive dysfunction in politics, and all the rest, this is a particularly bad holiday season. And that’s that. I don’t have much else to say: here’s the recap.

Sun. am, sitting at the kitchen table. E isn’t up for church, but binz. Good w/o Fri., we’re making mulled wine, a lot. E is actually able to drink it without all the ill effects of alcohol showing up. Shop, drive around, Whole Bowl, E getting church ready, watched Black Panther last night. I need to clean. And the cleaning didn’t happen.

Mon., at work. No cleaning or laundry got done. Did get kitchen tidy. Skipped church, shop, binz-got a bluetooth keyboard for the tablet. W/o-some guy was blasting shitty music the whole time. No t’ai chi-we need quiet for that. Restless sleep-part was the essential relief oil heating up my knee-not relaxing… Cold and rainy. Time to break out winter work shirts, and Christmas decorations.

Tues., trying to untangle disabling that shouldn’t-and it was a setting plus a missing image-bug submitted. Listening to “No World Order” My copy is really badly recorded-need to redo. Did 2 loads of laundry last night, 2 more to go.

Next day, again. Looks like I’m adding a paragraph a day. W/o late-change of pace, running, late dinner, left leg is sore. Working out is def. making a difference to my belly-I need to go to the doc to see if I’m losing weight, though. Doubtful-the weight I lose is getting offset by muscle mass-it may take a few years to reduce my belly. Knee seems OK, except going down stairs. E did laundry! I sorted and distributed. Watched Dr. Strange. To bed late, tired today. My sleep app says I got 6 hours. I’ll def. be sleeping on the train home. Need sugarrrrr.

And I didn’t sleep on the way home-nodded off once or twice, but that’s normal. So, home, chill, dinner, TV, tidy, the usual. Got to bed earlyish. Sleep app says I woke up for a long time around 2, but I don’t remember it. Day is progressing-found an issue, resolved it by redeploying the correct build. Delivered 2 more, need to run it.

Sat. evening, watching downhill, writing this on the tablet. Nice having the mini keyboard. No cleaning today-M did some, shop instead. W/o-the usual, slept in a bit, breakfast, got ankle weights for cheap, Fubonn, etc. Dinner, have to work.

Tuesday, at work. Messed my back up Sun. night, but it’s better now. One of the pluses of being in better shape. So, did the work thing Sat. night, up ’til 3:30. No church Sun., tidy, tidy, kitchen, laundry, vacuum. The house is picked up, hopefully it will stay that way over the holidays. W/o with the ankle weights-better, but not quite heavy enough-need to double. And then my back went out-impossible to sleep Sun. night, 2 aspirin helped. Work, home, tidy, dinner, bed, up and out. Rainy. Reading Lord of the Rings.

Weds., a week at home is beckoning. Such a nice change of pace. I dislike the cash shortfall, but it’s only 2 days in 2 weeks, rather than a whole week of no pay. My back got better quickly, but my right shoulder and left knee are acting up, so no w/o last night. M didn’t either. Not much else. No music digest-stops at 10/24, and iTunes is acting up. I might have a fix-maybe next post.

Getting to the end of Lord of the Rings. Work lunch-pizza and Indian food. Starting on a new program to generate pdfs. Keeping the house tidy.

And Friday-I think I’ll finish this off. It’s pretty quiet. Fam sleeps in during holidays, so I leave for work to a quiet house. Working from home next week. M is still sick, my soreness is improving-skipping workouts helps.

Links. brighter side: kitten’s pacifier . Not so bright: everything else.

Page 23, sentence 5.“Under ordinary circumstances, air resistance would greatly slow the fall of the feather, while the hammer would be largely unaffected.”, The Big Picture.

Which flies faster, time or money?

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Time flies, especially around the holidays. Money flies too, and we don’t have much to spare. Other than that, life goes on. Again, things are odd, so much vitriol, and my day-to-day seems pretty peaceful. I don’t know when this will change-something will shift, and all hell will break loose. When? Who knows? I don’t.

Black Friday. Up late, slept in. Did the same thing yesterday. Pretty quiet-lazed around, read, tidied up, got more food, cooked, ate, more of the same. Left work earlyish Weds., missed the bus.

Monday, back at work. Feel disconnected today, like something’s wrong, but I’m not sure what it is. Pretty mellow weekend, up late, slept in. Kept the house sort of tidy. Playing a lot of paper.io 2. Met with S’s teacher Sat. Skipped church Sun., took S to musical rehearsal, drove around downtown and close SE, watched the musical, S had a tiny part, but enjoyed singing in the chorus. W/o-first time since 11/16…lost a little edge, but that’s it-had to dial things back a bit on the bike, 1 or 2 less reps on a few of the weights.

Weds., E & S are going to Breitenbush tomorrow, we have a ton of wreaths on our back porch, and we are seriously short of $$$, depending on how I get paid for Thanksgiving. W/o last night was negatives-M is getting better at pushing hard.

Thurs., everyone loves the wreaths. Not much else-what’s for dinner? No E or S, so just 3 guys-should we go high end? Finally got access to the VSB website-new logos and stuff to do, we’ll see-now I can earn my keep.

Friday! We are unbelievably short of $$$. Like unable to pay even half of the bills due. Including rent. At least I’m going to get to work over Christmas.

Tues., on the train home. Busy at work, the house is tidy. Usual weekend, tidy, shop, w/o, prod deployment Sat. night-a service was down, so I panicked until it came back up. Bush the Elder died, and the praise rolled in, but his legacy is mixed at best. And then there’s individual 1. Enough. W/o tonight, gamelan tomorrow, plus laundry, dishes, and tidy. It never ends.

Thurs., on the bus. Payday tonight-so much still to pay on bills. No gamelan-drove there, no one, drove back. Good w/o Tues., negs, no M, noisy with kids running around, but I pushed hard and my chest is still sore.

Still Thurs. I think I’ll call this post-the every 2 weeks/when I finish the next book is here. Upgraded the site to WordPress 5-not much change, except the editor. Also changed to the new theme, which sucks. Or at least is different-no big header image that rotates randomly. I liked that a lot. Plus the header CSS is a mismatch, at least for the senior page.

Links. brighter side: gotta find some cute kittens and puppies, stat! Surfing Orca, marble maze. Not so bright: everything else, especially all the naked power grabs by outgoing pols and climate change. And individual 1.

Page 23, sentence 5.“Germs multiply in the lungs.”, Homo Deus.

Thanks, for what?

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My MO for this is to do the life unfolding, then come back and put a paragraph at the top just before I publish. This is that paragraph. I usually talk about politics or how I feel. Since it’s Thanksgiving week, that. I don’t feel it, though. Tired, just tired. I don’t like the contracting grind-no vacations, because I don’t get paid if I take time off. I’m having nice chats with my oldest-that’s really nice. My niece might visit over Christmas. She’s had it rough. We’re trying to be here for her. OK-time to post.

Thursday. Another day-gamelan was fine. I want to play suling, but need the patterns. No choir.
Friday-stepped into something last night, but was able to resolve quickly. Trying to finish things up-I got a new laptop, and I have to install 2 versions of websphere and 2 versions of eclipse, then set it all up. The proxy is throttling, and the same on the VPN, but I got Websphere done. Usual weekend-cleaning, laundry, etc. Worked up the bass for an easy song that we didn’t do, but had the chart for the one we did, so it wasn’t horrendous. Not much else, Sat. night drove C and a friend home from a haunted house in Beaverton-it was dark and rainy, missed 3 turns, but it wasn’t horrendous. Time for bed and another week.
Tues. on the train in. Nice to be able to do this anywhere. Got the installs done, starting the setup. Pretty much same ‘ol otherwise. W/o was negatives-I’m feeling it today.
Here it is, the next Tuesday. Totally out of money. And now Thursday. No gamelan, no thing. House turned Dem. majority, some gov’s as well. Good w/o, but I use this and I got some on my nose-not fun, that. Weekend was the usual, and Halloween, and 20th anniversary, and E’s b’day. System failure at work yesterday. Prod release got pushed. My new laptop is almost set up-so close. So close. Choir, but not going to play Sun.
Monday. Didn’t get much cleaning done. A little laundry and that’s it. Blew off w/o Friday, ate Chinese instead. It was yummy. Not much else-drove around, shopped. Burned a bunch of cd’s for E’s phone. Cooked, shopped, S to PWS for play practice.
Wednesday-banging out deployments. Now to troubleshooting-ok in dev, not in QA. Gamelan at PSU tonight-but first…nothing. C is single again. W/o-negatives, not so sore today. M had to jump the fence to get the key, and scared the sh!t out of S. I talked to E about it later, and they were laughing about it afterwards. Mindy was late to gamelan, but Bonnie let us in. My suling was passable-I need a lot more practice. Train home, M is stressed. E to Dr’s this morning. Work-things are going. My new laptop is pretty much there, except for web services in RAD 9.6.
Friday-finishing up a change, looking at ancestry-found a few ancestors of my dad’s mom’s mom. I have it almost solid up to my great-grandparents-a lot more further back on many, but I will never get more on my mom’s dad’s side-the records all burned up in the great fire of 1904 in Alesund, Norway. I also found that Nathaniel Parker Willis is a grandparent. That puts me at several famous/notable people in my family tree (Boone, Abe Lincoln, a CA Supreme judge, Howards, but that’s way back). Ancestry seems to have upped its game-they’re suggesting potential mothers/fathers…
Monday, short week. W/o Fri., skated with M & S for 3 hours Sat.-tired and blisters afterwards-S to a birthday party. Hometown Buffet with E & M & C. Bagged church on Sun., w/o too. Tidied, ripped CDs for E. I’m kind of sore today, restless sleep.

Links. brighter side: juggling otter. Not so bright: everything else. Well, maybe the mid-terms.

Page 23, sentence 5.“Governments were obligated to promote happiness for everyone.”, Happy City.

Now what should I do?

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What should I do? I don’t know. Get a new job? Maybe. Learn more about react, angular and kendo? Definitely! Practice my shakuhachi, guitar and keyboard? Yes. Record some music? Maybe. Do some more inner dev work? Well, yeah. I’m not getting any younger. Organize things? That too. But first, work, then workout, then clean things. Time is my enemy. But I really need to practice for Sunday-I have a recording, so tonight after workout and dinner.
And here’s Monday, no cleaning, didn’t get to practice until Sat. night, panic with work-turned out to be nothing. I did pick up an stovetop espresso maker and a Pocket Chip at the binz for maybe a dollar. I put angular on there and we’ll see if I can use it for web dev-getting errors-I think it’s an issue with compiling for the ARM. The pi might be a better candidate, but I need to get that working again. Watched “Skyscraper” Fri. night. Church Sun., the song went well. Everything else I could cut and paste from any other weekend, except no cleaning. I did get clothes sorted and distributed, and the kitchen organized, but that’s it. Just not motivated for anything else-I did work out Fri. and Sun., which is pretty good, seeing as most other motivation was lacking. I’m coming down with a cold-sore throat, sniffles, stayed home Tues.-it was nice to sleep in. Getting stuff done, but waiting on access for another thing. W/o-my knee is getting better, but not going to push it.
Gamelan tonight, stuck on a train. Woke up at 3, up for awhile. Late for work-missed train, stuck train, missed bus. E picked me up at OMSI, gamelan, pizza, bed. Choir tonight. Big lottery-dreaming… C has a thing-hopefully nothing. And it was something-hopefully it’s not huge, but concerning nonetheless. M is under the weather too, but my cold came and went fast. Choir went OK-still a little blurry on one bit-practice needed.
Monday evening, now Tuesday afternoon. Another week. Trying to keep the house clean-wash last night. We got a huge recliner for E, but S is sleeping on it for now. Church went well-applause and compliments and everything! I practiced Sat. night… Cleaned too. M has moved from having nausea to stomach pains. Hopefully the doc can figure it out. And he said it’s muscle soreness, and the nausea went away, so no problem. W/o-no negatives, as M is taking it easy. To bed late. Working on three things at once. My knee is healing. Gamelan tonight.

Links. brighter side: cow playing fetch, puppy. Not so bright: everything else.

Page 23, sentence 5.“Along with measurements in the cosmic microwave background, the supernovae measurements established the existence of dark energy.”, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs.

work locally, think globally

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Here we go with another post-only 2 weeks late! As usual, not much happening. I still despair about the state of politics, and it’s beginning to have a negative impact on the economy and foreign relations. And not to forget climate change, and the ongoing destruction of the environment. There’s just so much bad happening everywhere. Sometimes I just want to curl up and make it all go away. There is good, though, and mostly neutral-people going about their lives and jobs and school, etc. My family is doing OK, and community too, and mostly good in Portland, but there’s so much negativity and division. OK, enough-I don’t like to dwell on it, and there’s only so much that can be done-work locally, think globally…onward.

Sitting in the lobby of an eye doctor-M is getting his eyes checked. I should too. W/o last night, late-intervals and Basic 1, the usual. Pizza for dinner. Deployment tonight. At work on Monday-E started today too. Didn’t do much Sat.-sat around, didn’t want to move, so I didn’t. I may have picked up a few things, but mostly jelly watching TV.

Church Sun., back home, start cleaning, pick up E, binz, home, more cleaning, laundry, etc., w/o-continuous run and Basic 5, dinner late, more laundry, bed. Mon night, E only got through half a day. Trying to keep things clean.

Watching Nerd TV-robot fightin’ time and e-sports, drone racing to come. More mess at work-and not reproducing-I hate those the most of all. I have a bug identified, but it seems as if it works OK. Had to run really fast, and still have to leave work late… and the deployment didn’t go through. W/o-elliptical and negatives-beat M up with it-he’s still not acclimated to the continuous half-hour run. Late dinner, bed, up, more fixes with this mess.

And it’s Thursday, and I found the solution to the mess! Yesterday was pretty chill-thought I had fixed the mess, deployment. Dinner, laundry, dishes, tidy, etc. E picked me up, binz. Tidy, choir rehearsal, dinner, more nerd TV-drone racing. Gamelan starts next week.

The weekend is ovah, Monday afternoon. Failed to get a deployment going, Sat. one was nothing. W/o Fri. was same ‘ol, M wasn’t up for much. Watched Jurassic World. Chill Sat., E had a church thing early. Picked her up, estate sales, etc.. Skipped church, tidied, laundry, etc. W/o, my left knee started hurting at the end. I have until tomorrow to recover. Not much else-politics is all us vs them, old vs new: the beginning of the war of all against all. The quote about glaciers melting still holds, but I’ve lost the words again.

Tuesday-now Weds., waiting on a long batch process for Websphere. W/o last night, M was at an interview, but he came late to do t’ai chi. Had to not do a few negatives. Not much else-E cleaned her side of the closet. I had been trying to keep it contained, as she has a habit of letting stuff spread all over the place. Gamelan tonight, after a long summer break.

And now, it’s Monday. Gamelan was fine, work, the usual weekend, watched GotG 2 Friday., w/o-my nagging knee injury finally got worse. It’s wrapped and I’m doing bike only. Tidy Sat., work thing, no church Sun., shop and drive around. Did a carpet spot clean. W/o, dinner, lazy. Wednesday, gamelan tonight. Got a lot of work to do. W/o last night, still babying my knee. M had a hard time-ran a continuous, then negatives. I picked up a combo amp at the trash! It works, but the knobs are crackly. Also a bunch of nice food.

Here’s Friday. Lots to do, jumped on another set of tasks. I feeling a bit frazzled. My knee is a bit better-I’ve had a sleeve and cuff on it all week. Gamelan, choir, busy at work, trying to tidy, short on $$$=same ‘ol, same ‘ol. W/o late-M came late and was tired. Picked up C late. House isn’t in bad shape.

Back to work Monday. Woo-hoo. Pretty normal weekend, except for the Kavanaugh thing. A lot of people are pissed. Slacked on vacuuming and laundry-E has a pile in a corner of the living room. Got everything else done. Sat., picked up a cool Philips natural light alarm clock, saw a Bose pro level speaker set-nice, but spendy. Stopped in at the Portland Music Co. on 99E-the typical music store… Church Sun., binz-picked up another blank book for cheap. W/o earlyish-M isn’t feeling well, my knee is better but still not right-I think I’ll go to only one run per week-cycle and elliptical the other days. Ramping back up weights. Up-the light was nice, but I turned it off so S & E could sleep in.

Friday, and this

popped into my head. Memories of teenage me on many Fridays… The week was OK, but short on $$$, as usual. W/o Tues, gamelan Weds., choir Thurs.-the usual stuff. The house is pretty messy. E has done some stuff, but I haven’t, and it shows. I’ll be busy tomorrow cleaning. I really want to finish going through my paperwork. The new light is pretty nice. I need to practice the tune we’re doing for Sunday as well-I have a recording of it, so it should be fine-that reminds me…

Links. brighter side: blue marble, cat mom, baby gorilla, size scales. Not so bright: everything else.

Page 23, sentence 5.“Yehlh creates the world and populates it with man-but there’s no light!”, The Kingdom of Speech. It seems that I post to the blog in the time it takes me to read one book.

The calm before the storm? I had another term for it.

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Chilling in bed on Saturday. A week of no $$$ upcoming, and Monday is a holiday. No plans. Prolly clean and laze. Got Panda Express for S’s dinner, watched GotG, she opened presents, M and I worked out. Someone turned off the a/c, so it was an oven. I propped the doors open for a little bit. I’m liking the variety-even better than what I was doing many years ago. If I had a Nordic Track it would be perfect.

Now Labor Day-rather be working because we need the money. Pretty quiet weekend, C’s gf is staying with us for a few days-problems at home. Sat., binz, clean, tv. Sun., church, market, binz, w/o-hot again, made them turn on the a/c-didn’t help. Grill, Harry Potter. Restless sleep, up, laze. At work-we’re short for rent. Labor Day-lazy, keep things clean, grill, bed, again, hard to sleep, but not horrendous.

Weds-same ‘ol, no gamelan yet. W/o last night, late. Keeping the variety going-no M, so skipped some negs-on a few of the others I was still sore from Sunday. Aging rears it’s head again-also got an achy adductor tendon. Plus the knee one. And the shoulder one(s).

Thurs., payday tomorrow, and a ton of bills to catch up on. Stuck at work, as 2 things I need to get my work done are down/non-functional-I did the changes I need to make, but can’t deploy. And now Friday, one of the things is working, the other isn’t. Got up at the same time S did last night, and she got up this morning too. Blew off church choir thing-too far away. Trying to cut down on visual stimuli-I think visual overload is contributing to my fatigue. I noticed it a few months ago while grocery shopping. I’m extending it to my commute. We’ll see. It’s hard, because I spend my work days in front of a computer screen.

Sunday, sitting in church. W/o Friday, shop and clean Sat. Not much else. Busy Sun., market, S is sore from games, binz, shop, school party, river, w/o, late. I’m sore and achy today. We’ll see how it goes tomorrow.

And it’s tomorrow-walked into a huge kerfuffle. At least it’s fixed now. More failing things, but everything seems ok now (it wasn’t, but close). W/o-change of pace-always weird. Watching stuff about Florence. Big storm. Been there, done that. E would rather be in a hurricane than an earthquake, I don’t know.

And now Friday. Have to sit in an interview-I hate interviews, but I don’t mind being on the other side. So, choir practice last night-I’m getting a little better at sight reading, but not much. The other song was charted, so I could follow along better. No gamelan yet. Everything else is pretty mellow-no $$$, but E got a job, so that may change a bit. She started today. C gets his braces off.

Links. brighter side: nothing, but I’m not looking either. Not so bright: everything else.

Page 23, sentence 5: “It’s become a popular date for romantic young couples.”, The Human Age

I listen to music all the time back and forth on the Max/bus, and in the car, but iPhone and iTunes don’t let me track it. That was one of my favorite things to show.