Forgive me readers, for I have sinned. It has been a while since I last blogged.

Where do I start? My son and I both celebrated our birthdays, I read a ton of books, went to several Central Market cooking classes. I learned to make pizza, pasta and croissants, respectively.

I lost some weight and then gained most of it back (with help from the cooking classes).

Walking to work the other day I realized I finally feel at home there. My time at SUCCESS is more of a memory. While I will always love my old crew, now I have a new crew.

My wife and I decided to work on paying off our mortgage completely. We have toyed with the idea for the last few years off and on but now we are totally committed. We switched to a lower interest ARM so we have to pay it off in a certain amount of time or feel major penalty. But it is exciting to see the balance dwindle by the week.

Also, all the sidejobs I was doing are either completed, dried up or I told them I no longer have time to work after hours. It feels amazing. I never needed the money, it was only so I could build a house in Costa Rica. But really have a free afternoon or weekend to veg is liberating. Even thinking about projects that were coming down the pipe was getting overwhelming.

Not that I won’t change my mind in a few months but the downtime feels nice right now. Even blogging had felt like a chore.

Also at the end of this month Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain comes out. I am probably more excited about that than the upcoming Star Wars movies (may the force be with me).

I have been putting the finishing touches on the prologue game, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. I have all the trophies and beat every level with S Rank. On the Companion App I have unlocked all the officers with the exception of The Pain and Sigint.

That’s about it for now. I’ll be back next week and try to not stay away so long. Eventually I will find some time to create images for all the posts I missed.

PS, my brother is now writing a blog! You can find him at http://paul.watson.sexy