It’s Been a Few Weeks

Last week I failed to close my exercise ring on Saturday.

The week before last I failed to close my exercise ring on Wednesday.

This week we are back on track.

Next week will have a major surgery and an overnight hospital stay so… yeah. Don’t hold your breath.

Three days remain…. Oh the pain.

This is Irony

Get it?


In all seriousness, I barely use twitter for anything other than cross posting from this page. I do occasionally let myself get pulled into conversations making fun of creationists, anti-vaxxers, and trump-culters. I suppose that was fun while it lasted. I just hope my totally off the cuff derisive nickname for Elon catches on. Muskhole (copywrite pending). I also kinda hope that nickname is original, but I’m 99% sure it’s not.

RIP Twitter.

One Final Note on the All Nighter

One thing I forgot to mention when I wrote about yesterday’s all nighter.

There will be no perfect week for exercise from my AppleWatch Activity App. I did not do my exercise. The move ring was closed, probably because I stressed out so much I burned tons of calories by just sitting still. The stand ring closed too. That was a given. I had 12 hours with at least one minute standing by 11:01am.

No exercise ring though. I thought about doing my 30 minutes of marching in place in the ER room as soon as I got there so that I could have it all done right away. I didn’t though. I wasn’t sure how long we were going to be there and the thought of doing something physical to tire myself out that late at night when I still might have had to drive her home before going home myself just seemed like a bad move. When I got home I told Jen I was still planning on doing it, but she thought it was a bad idea. I did too, I just didn’t want to admit it. In the end I skipped the day.

The good news, I’ve already closed the 30 minute ring today. We’re back on track already.

Bed Time-ish

I’d like to be going to sleep right now but I want to let my watch charge to 100% before I do. It’s at 83% right now, but it did just take a WatchOS update so that’s cool.

An unrelated aside: did you know that on the show How I Met Your Mother, nearly every time Barney spews out some ridiculous made up statistic it’s 83%? Sometimes it’s 8.3, but usually 83. Sorry, my watch battery made me think of that, and Jen and I are binging the holy hell out of that show right now.

Sorry, what was I talking about?

The Bruins lossed again tonight. I’m afraid to read a recap and find which players will be out injured next. It seems like every game costs us another player or two.

The Red Sox won at least. We are 2-3 right now, but at least we have a better record than Baltimore. That’s pretty sweet.

I’m watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. I’m not going to be able to finish it tonight. It’s quarter to 11:00 and I still have an hour to go. The question in the morning will be finish Guardians or watch the new episode of MoonKnight.

It’s going to be a tough call, man.

Good News for Mom

Just got home from taking my mother to a doctors appointment. All went well. Everything her blood test was looking for is stable and happy. Nice! We’ll get it checked again in three months. She was pretty confused about the whole experience. She kept saying that the appointment wasn’t for her, it was for someone else. Generally speaking she was able to follow what was going on. She answered as many questions as she could, and I filled in what she missed. I’ve taken her to this office three times now. She kept saying she had no memory of being there before. As good as the good news is, stuff like that is heartbreaking.

The office staff was in a state of discombobulation. They went live with a new medical record software today and nothing was working. Now I know that many of my company’s customers have similarly stressful live days but given that the system they were implementing is not the system I work on, I was able to be a snooty snob and laugh inside my heart. I whole heartedly apologize for being a douche, but it was kinda fun.

One final healthcare point. I had my second Covid booster yesterday. I can’t tell if I am feeling run down and achy because of the shot, or because I didn’t fall asleep until 1:00am today and I am just too exhausted to function. It’s a question for the ages. I don’t know if we’ll ever know the true answer.

Oh No, Not Again

In the immortal words of the guy from Alien who met the first face hugger thing and then in Spaceballs went through the experience again… Oh no… not again.

April Fools.

10 seconds on twitter was enough of a reminder. Every company on Earth will release fake press releases today. Sigh. I think I am about as over it as one can be.

Remember the first time Google did an April Fools ad? It was clever, it was funny, it was cool. Then the next year they did it again and so did a couple of other companies. Clever. Interesting. Worth a laugh. Then every company on Earth and that was it. Done. 99% of them are stupid and insipid and seem like they were thrown together at 11:00pm on March 31st.

Folks… let’s stop now, m’kay? This is proof that it is possible to have too much of a good thing, right? Right.