March 7, 2018

I must’ve gotten up on the right side of the couch today, because man my mind was racing. I was having thoughts outside of the shower!

Anyway, apart from thinking about eating croissants, on my walk to work, I floated the thought of starting a business. I’m on call, so this thought died by the time I got into the office, but kind of rekindled on the way home.

See, Brian dropped by today. He shot down my business idea, but brought up some ideas about something super relevant to me: home decor. In this case automating blinds and creating art with things things that I’m passably functional at (coding). Okay, it all sounds mundane but I guess it excites me. Maybe I’m taking a look at things the wrong way. So often I conflate tech with pragmatism. Silly.

I think I’m going to try something.

March 6, 2018

Thinking of something memorable to put as the title is hard. Using the date on the other hand… so quick… so easy. It’s the way it should be.

In the midst of my shower thoughts tonight, which are really just an extension of my couch thoughts, I started thinking some specific thoughts.

I’m not sure if I’m a lush, green type of person. There’s something about the burnt orange and dusty air of the south west that is just so welcoming. The chatter of leaves as they blow in the wind and how they crunch like potato chips underneath my feet is an impression that is so firmly established in my mind that it almost has a texture that I can feel.

I think a vacation is long overdue.

Swim gods

I survived! The day after that swim, my body basically imploded. It conjured up a pretty wild story about that time reddit saved this new lifter from rhabdomyolysis.

Okay I felt bad but not that bad. On a normal day I’m at like a 5/10. Yesterday was definitely about -7.

Swim gods telling me to stop trying to be a fish. I’m a land animal.

Anyway I went home and crashed for 14 hours and woke up to snow outside. 😳

Well I’m Oky again. Btw it’s a left Twix day.

Feb 20

Wow. I’m not good at updating this blog at all. It’s been a year and a half with Arabella now. Not quite the same dog anymore.

Roof dog

It’s been so long since I’ve written coherent sentences that this post is kind of difficult to formulate.

So what’s been going on? Well I got free coffee at Victrola today on account of forgetting my wallet.

Apart from that… oh I know. I’ve been auto-domesticating super hard these past few weeks. I’ve spent such a disproportionate amout of time researching washer and dryers. I never knew I cared this much about appliances. Actually, I never knew there were so many laundry enthusiasts out there. I’m talking about people who post YouTube videos comparing this year’s washer against the one they got last year. I’m just glad my closet is too small for me to entertain the thought of exploring this, would you call it a hobby?

On the topic of laundry. These machines are basically irony manifested in machine form. To design a washer or dryer must take some real mental gymnastics. Imagine you’re a laundry engineer. You want this thing to clean and dry well. So this machine’s obviously gotta be all tumbly and knocking about and what not. Meanwhile your second objective is to make this machine whisper quiet. 🤨

Yea also, I’m getting back in touch with my DIY side too. I am so excited to crimp my own Ethernet cables this weekend…

Truly, as I get older, I’m becoming so easily amused.

Good night.