When I was young, I lived with my grandparents in a rural town’s municipal airport. It seems incredibly interesting to me now, we had miles of nature to explore around us as well as an airplane hanger full of all kinds of tools and gadgets, spare parts and junk. Oh, and a pool table.
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.
Welcome to what has become my, now, monthly blog! Soon to be semi-annual.
I had an interesting experience today. With the aspects of my job I never actually see customers only a few of my coworkers and some vendors that we have close working relationships with. Our office is pretty relaxed so I kick it in shorts and a t-shirt every day and my hair and beard have become somewhat grown out as of late. Imagine Tom Hanks in Castaway with slightly more clothes.
Yesterday I played the lottery for the third time in my life.
Early in the morning, my coworker told me that the jackpot had risen to some all-time high and he was thinking that we would buy some tickets and split the winnings. We joked about it for a while then became more and more serious. We would each get ten bucks worth and later it rose to twenty. Then I started asking what he would do when he won and started thinking about winning myself. Really visualizing how my life would change.
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.