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Missed it.

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.”

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Goodbye, Ocho

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.

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Catch up post

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.

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Catch Up Post

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.

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Election Night Meanderings

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.

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There has been an awakening!

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!

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Unicorns, Rainbows and Star Wars

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.

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Chokehold Your Destiny Until it Taps Out!

Here is a story. Maybe a parable that you can use in your life.

So as many of you know Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain came out this Tuesday. I mentioned that I preordered the game and on Monday received a tracking code letting me know that it had been shipped.

Many times when you first get a tracking code it was generated by the company and not in the UPS system. Knowing this I waited patiently from the time I got the tracking code all the way to five minutes after I got the tracking code. From then on I checked every hour or so to know the progress of my preorder. When will I get that hot little game in my hot little hands?

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Date Night/Late Night

My mom offered to watch our son so my wife and I went on a date for the first time in what felt like forever.

We had planned on taking a painting class but when it came to it we needed to unwind and both thought to watch a movie instead. After the movie though I said, “Let’s keep it going!” and we hit up The Olive Garden. At this point, it is 10 o’clock and I said, “Let’s keep it going!” again. I had no desire to go back home.

One thing we had always wondered was if we could go to the 24-hour King Spa and spend the night. So we headed over.

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Go Forth and Wreak Havoc

Last year around this time I wrote a post about being stuck in a rut. Even though the person I was talking about in that post really was someone else, I remembered feeling the same way. Writing that was as much for me as it was them.

Lately, I have been feeling this so I imagine this is a seasonal thing. The weather is gloomy, I haven’t received enough vitamin D; whatever it is… life just feels a little blah. I was getting kind of down thinking about how things seem so repetitive lately. I can’t really tell you about anything that happened last week. Life is meant to be so much more.