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10:15 AM Monday, February 1, 2016
Finished up Jessica Jones. Good stuff. Impressed. The Netflix Marvel Cinematic Universe stufff is great. Compared to the broadcast TV stuff, only experience is with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which meandered a bit, but I haven't see Season 3 yet, and I haven't started Agent Carter, but maybe the self containedness of the Netflix stuff just makes it much better. Like a 13 hour movie than a TV show. Or maybe the ability to binge watch, without commercials, allows me to enjoy it more. Either way, looking forward to Luke Cage and Iron Fist and The Defenders and Season 2 of Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Watched a couple relatively new movies, Entourage and San Andreas. Enjoyable. Gives me something to do while waiting for Jackson to fall asleep (he's in the crib at least by himself, but still needs me in the room at least to fall asleep, and if he wakes up to get back to sleep, so steps in the right direction). Old Condo now on the market. Someone buy please? Thanks. Getting sick again, still haven't started biking again, although I did bring back the Xtracycle back to the house and actually used it to bring the kids over the the purple monkey bar playground on Saturday when it was really nice out. Did some clothes shopping (finally got some more pants) and want to learn how to hem my own pants.
5:38 PM Sunday, February 21, 2016
Back from a surprise birthday celebration my mom threw for my dad in Orlando with 44 or so of his relatives, which is approximately less than 50%. Awesome job by my mom and great to see all the Abandos that I don't really get to see all that often. As a bonus, got to bring the kids to Epcot and Magic Kingdom for their first times. Good times. Probably don't have to go back for a while, until they're older and can enjoy it more. They probably would have rather spent more time at the hotel pool or on the beach playing in the sand. Nice to be home though and not have to watch Jackson like a hawk so he can run around as much as he wants. Managed to not check work email until now, so that's been 4 days of not thinking of Market Track at all. 3535 N. Reta Ave. Unit 4 still on the market, got an offer last week and have been going back and forth in negotiations, but haven't heard anything since we left. Hopefully they're still interested? Time to get back on the proverbial horse and start biking to work again.
11:28 AM Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Got back on the horse yesterday and started biking again. Using a Carradice Chester Frame Bag to carry the MacBook, since it doesn't fit in the Acorn Bags Large Saddlebag, or the Carradice Barley Saddlebag. Works pretty well. I've forgotten how to dress for the weather, so I think I've been overdressed, with Swrve Winter Softshell Regular Fit Trousers, an Oregon Cyclewear Shortsleeve Jersey, and a Swrve Milwaukee Jacket ES with SealSkinz Waterproof Socks. Also have the BarMitts on, so only using Giro Hoxton LF Gloves and hands have been fine. I went ahead and biked in today, knowing there was a winter storm warning, but thought it was going to pass to the south, and I'd only have to deal with some rain. Instead it started snowing an hour ago and it looks like it's sticking. Of course, because I started biking, I had a craving for Cinnabon, but the only one I knew of close by (at Union Station) is now closed, getting replaced by a Starbucks. Don't know where I'll be able to get my fix going forward. Happy birthday to my brother and happy anniversary to my parents today.
5:36 PM Monday, February 29, 2016
Trying to sleep train Jackson again. Started this past weekend because Lucy went to Woodstock with the grandparents. And he's not taking to it very well. Already converted the crib to a toddler bed, and he's been sleeping on the floor and the recliner at various points, when he is sleeping. It's great. And yet this morning he was happy and chipper and excited to be awake. I don't know how he does it. But will keep trying. Not sure if this means at best he goes back to waking up at 4 or 5 or something. Or he learns to sleep until 7 like his sister. Weather was nice over the weekend so went to a couple playgrounds, definitely weird only having the youngest instead of the oldest with us for the weekend. Got to give Tracy a ride on the Xtracycle over to the old place to pick up her bike. That was cool. Finally watched Moneyball, mostly because I caught a bit of it on TV and finally decided to watch it. Decided to start writing in the Memex again. Reloaded all my Windows machines (Boot Camp installs on the MacBook and iMac and work desktop). Now all on Office 2016. I actually kind of like subscription software. Nice having the newest without a large outlay at a given time. Just a little bit all the time.
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