When we arrived in Hawai’i my wife and I had racked up a ton of points on our credit card. Enough points to spend a few weeks at a hotel as we looked for more permanent lodging. The hotel we stayed at had a nice pool with a hot tub that occasionally worked, free snow cones a few times a week, and daily activities.
We were at my stepmom’s house a few months ago during Christmas. I was warming by the fire, dozing off. My stepmom came up and draped a blanket over me. Inspecting the blanket closer, I realized it was the quilt my high school lunch ladies made for me!
We had a late Thanksgiving this year, as we were waiting on my mom and aunt Lisa to come to Costa Rica. I am so used to all the work I would do before Black Friday that on Thanksgiving Day I had to be reminded and when we celebrated Thanksgiving last Sunday it just felt like a big meal. I would never have realized how much work tied into making the holidays seem special to me, but there it is.
Yesterday I missed blogging due to having to work on electrical in my bathroom before these guys started texturing the walls. It was crazy I got home around 4 pm and worked steady until 12:30. There were crazy splices in the walls and the wire went from 14 to 12 guage so I had to redo that. I turned to my son after finding an electrical box buried in the wall and said, “When you find things wrong you just have to fix them, even if it would be easier not to.”
Twelve years and some change ago, my wife and I moved into our house. She had said to my stepson that we would get a dog when we were no longer living that apartment life and true to her word about a month in driving along the street we saw some puppies for sale and stopped by to check them out.
Soon enough, we were headed home with a half rottweiler, half Australian shepherd mix. My wife said we should name him something Spanish. My stepson said let’s call him Ocho.
I haven’t blogged in a while so I’ll catch you up to speed.
Basically, life consists of two things: playing Metal Gear Solid and the time I spend waiting until I can play Metal Gear Solid again.
I think my friend Nathan is the only one I know who understands this.
So here we are in 2017. It has been a while, dear reader.
I joined another blog challenge. This go-round I think we are only required to post once a month and I was not informed of any penalty… so piece of cake.
Where we last left off I was on a breakneck pace to pay off my mortgage. My lovely wife had even gained employment to help with the goal. I also had the order for the Storm Trooper costume canceled and refunded to throw more money at it. Though it was tough it was paid off in early May of last year.
Here we are on election day and I am coming out of blogtirement because I had a story to share.
This morning I asked my coworker if she voted (she hadn’t) and after talking for a while she mentioned she wouldn’t know who to vote for because they both suck.
Knowing what she meant I totally agree. Then I told her that was why I voted for Gary Johnson. She said “Who?” and I realized I totally failed.
Just got back from seeing the midnight showing of Star Wars! No spoilers, just emotions.
It was amazing. First off, it felt like Star Wars but also with the pacing of a modern movie. It was recognizable as a cousin to A New Hope. Certain scenes were a direct homage that didn’t feel like they were trying too hard to be one. In the theater I was in people would cheer every time you saw a familiar face. Lots of applause at the end.
Tons of questions left unanswered. I am pumped and ready for more!
Most importantly, your boy, Admiral Ackbar was in it!
At work, some co-workers and I did a personality test. This one to be precise: http://www.quistic.com/personality-type/test. The results showed that I am an INFJ. Reading it I was thinking they nailed it on some things but for others, it didn’t feel right. My coworker read it and said it was totally me. Another lady in the office had the same profile and she said she researched our type and found out that it was the rarest, that only 1% of the population shared it. Funny that there would be two in one office.