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2.21.2020

Change of Schedule

Just now via SMS,  my Right-Hand-Man told me that we will be going to the gym tomorrow afternoon not morning. Demos like the payment fiasco got sorted out. At least that is my interpretation. 

2.18.2020

Back to the gym

Today I went to the gym with my former house lead from when I lived at Camelback while my childhood house was being prepped for my reentry.  It was nice and pleasantly suprising that I had not lost too much ground during my absence from structured exercise.  Nevertheless, that marked my long road to get back to where I was before I started my new muscle relaxer regimen. 

2.17.2020

Won't Get Fooled Again

In a number of weeks, once I save up money enough to invest some, I shall spend some of my reserve on another foray into the speed dating arena.  I believe that's an appropriate tactic, spend some, save some, build up my portfolio on both ends.

That's the first rule of finance: invest first, live off the remainder, you shall be grateful in the long-run that you did.

I shall do more due diligence this time, make the plans more near term.  That way, I shouldn't get caught unawares this time by a venue closure.  Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice. In the words of Pete Townshend, "(We) Don't get fooled again."

I really feel that I'm being 'called' to do this.  And answer it, I shall certainly do.

2.09.2020

Like an App Store Cowboy

I just recently upgraded my phone.  It wasn't holding charge/charging right.  It was time. Basically a similar model only newer. Without the glitches. Little will change on mybill.

Once More My Inner Dutchman is Actualized (Synergies)

I routinely buy and keep in my closet 12-packs of Coke and Coke products. I buy them from Target after I exercise on Saturdays.  I use my Target Red Debit card, giving me 5% off the total.  When I bought them, they were on special.  I just sold to a caregiver one can for $1.00.  Win-win.  We're both happy.  Kind of makes the initial outlay to buy the Coke worth the trouble--especially since I am also a shareholder. Win-win-win.

2.08.2020

We Must Adapt to the Times

Today, technically this afternoon, I finally succumbed to the sirens song of modern times and upgraded my phone.

It really was a necessity, my phone was not charging while it was turned on; id est., it was impossible for my phone to also act as an alarm. This meant that I couldn't enter full REM sleep for fear that I  early enough. Things should get back to normal. SCORE. 

2.07.2020

Order Entered, Order Accepted, Order Confirmed

I just, mere minutes ago, set up a Target delivery. Much breakfast cereal (running low), some new dentist recommended toothpaste, and a large bag of peanut M&Ms (my dietary vice).  Did it all from my computer. The bulk nature of the purchase mitigates delivery fees.  As an American Dutchman, the exploitation of synergies tickles my soul.  Convence, utility, discount.  Win, win, win.

2.06.2020

Ala Kris Kross, I give the world a finger, the middle

When I initially began developing muscle spasms, resultant my brain injury, my whole hand clenched.  Some tension still remains.  However, my middle finger (known in sign language circles as the 'feeling finger,' connoting its utility) as of late is much more functional.

Some of the gain presumably comes from the increase in muscle relaxers that I am now taking.  I kept my level low while I was in school (they made me kind of foggy).  But now that I'm done with grad school and society seems to be more geared to the eighth grade level, I shall be less opposed to letting the fog roll into my harbors.

1.26.2020

I Fought the Flu, and the Flu Lost

This past fortday, I've felt the encroachment of a flu bug.  But I always enjoy the lead up to a bout with a foreign invader. I like the warmth. So yesterday I ensconced myself in a crysalis of covers. About 4 AM my fever broke and I emerged from my cocoon and took a shower. My good old fashioned remedy of flushing the virus and its attendant bacterial progeny ot of my system worked great.

Back to Patterns with a Twist

The lead caregiver from my old home is going  to take me with his guys when they go to the gym Tuesdays and Thursdays until my house again starts up the gym routine.  Not going to the gym that often was not copacetic with me. As such, I proactively encouraged my lead caregiver to contact my old lead caregiver to set it up.  My one takeaway that reinforces an apriori postulate is simply that Bureaucracy Sucks. Capitalization noted and intended. RedTape is best utilized as a grotting tool for asphyxiation

1.25.2020

Ala Freddy Mercury: Little High, Little Low...

Well after the holiday respite, I finally returned to the gym. Went well. Though I couldn't achieve my pre holiday gusto, I did not lose as much ground as I have in the past. 

Firing on both cylinders

After my brain injury, my natural left side strength became overwhelming; so to increase my functionality, so I began a prevent-defense, and let it atrophy through disuse. Well, I've recently begun using my left hand more again. It's tough and frustrating, but even with my nascent entre, it has paid dividends. Easier progress. More alacrity. Now is the time, has been long enough.