Category 100DaysToOffload

Rough Week

We had a rough week. My mother-in-law passed away. I just haven’t felt like doing anything. It’s been mostly a maintenance week … just keeping up the stuff that needed to be done. My wife is handling it really well.…

Truck Person

After watching the MKBHD video about the upcoming Ford F-150 Lightning … I guess I’m a truck person now. Me want. Day 23 of #100DaysToOffload

Personal Growth

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I’ve come to understand that I love to learn things. I used to think I was just sort of flaky. I would dive deep into something and devour learning about it, then I would sort of give it up and…

Tracking Tag Security

You’ve likely seen the cool new tracking tag on the block – Apple’s AirTags (which were released less than a month ago). This week’s Naked Security Live video from Sophos Security discusses how safe they are. Spoiler alert: they’ve already…

Where’s The Fire?

Actual footage of everybody who has come to see me about something at work today. Apparently I missed the memo that said everything HAD TO BE DONE TODAY! This day can’t end fast enough. Day 20 of #100DaysToOffload

Congraduations

The daughter graduated this weekend, receiving a Magne Cum Laude in her Bachelor of Music. I couldn’t be prouder of her. She worked hard and even changed schools mid-way because she wanted a better education. That took a lot of…

My Head Hurts

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I was checking Facebook last night and inundated with memes and posts spouting about how terrible people are who don’t agree with the poster. Reading through the news today at lunch and feeling more of the same … humanity at…

Meditation

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My team had a “lunch and learn” today and the topic was Mindfulness for Professionals. The speaker was very fun to watch and had clearly researched his presentation.

Back … barely

We returned from our trip a couple days ago. I’m physically and mentally exhausted. Allergies are now kicking in. I have a lot of work to catch up on (as I was only able to do a portion of it…

Road Trip

Heading across the country to visit a family member having some health issues. I may have to put life on hiatus for a bit while I deal with some stuff. Day 12 of #100DaysToOffload

Traveler’s Notebook

I’ve set my Hobonichi daily planner aside and pulled out my Traveler’s Notebook again. I found myself using the Hobonichi for my calendar and task list and carrying a separate notebook for meeting notes while at work. Not a huge…

She Stole My Desk

I worked from home for almost five years (three days per week pre-COVID). I had a great home office setup with dual monitors, an electric positionable standing desk with memory settings, wireless keyboard and mouse, laptop dock … the works.…

Training update

edit: I’m not sure why the photo upside-down. I even tried editing the photo to be upside-down before I uploaded and it was still wrong. /shrug Still in the early stages of our half marathon training. Sundays are our “long…

RuPaul’s Drag Race

My family got into watching RPDR about two years ago. We started with season 5 and were hooked almost immediately. spoiler alert The winner, Jinkx Monsoon, is one of my favorites of all time. In the past two years we’ve…

The ‘Rona HQ

I started a new job a few months ago in which I needed to actually go into an office. It was quite the culture shock after working from home for almost five years. One of my biggest worries was obviously…

Minimal Blogging

I already have a “real” blog using WordPress that I’ve posted to on and off for a few years. I discovered write.as just over a year ago and tried to use it as my Project 365 destination. I did it…

Stretching a new muscle

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OK, trying a new challenge. It’s called 100 Days to Offload. Essentially I have to write something on my blog every day for 100 days. I’m using this as a challenge to pay closer attention to my thoughts. Things that…