It’s tough to get up when one has had a tough time sleeping due to a cold. That’s me this morning.

Here is a rule to remember in future, when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not ‘This is misfortune’, but ‘To bear this worthily is good fortune.’ – Marcus Aurelius

Today’s the first day of the first season of the new Overwatch League. I’ll be trying to watch as much of it as I can online, and then in-person this Saturday. I’m rooting for the LA Gladiators. Shields UP!

I started reading The Magician’s Nephew again last night. I’m going through the Chronicles of Narnia in their intended order to see if it feels like a smoother flow than the published order. We’ll see.


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That feeling when you need a specific site login and don’t have it handy. This, even though you’ve long had a password vault properly setup (or so you thought) for year, kept up to date, and able to log in.

On one specific computer.

At your *work* computer (work requires it.)

You thought you had it properly set to sync with your home PC, phone, and a laptop.

Then, you need a specific login, so you try to log in from home, and the login is stale on all your home machines, so it’s no-go.

Having to actually wait to go into the office to fix something potentially fixable remotely kind of sucks.


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I tried to find some old papers I’d written in high school, for the composition class I was in, but they seemed to be buried super deep somewhere in the bowels of my closet, so the search is postponed for a while, or at least until a very sizable purge occurs.

Intending to transcribe them into posts here and possibly practice some revision on them, I thought that might be an interesting exercise. My writing style was probably a bit different a few decades ago. Oh, well. Someday I’ll find that stuff.

It’s the first Saturday of 2018, and I still need to focus a bit on making sure I type the year correctly.


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Just me having some fun in the snow, virtually. It’s 6 versus 6 elimination match where every character has a snowball gun that fires a single round before needing reloading-via patches of snow spread throughout the map. This is a fun seasonal mode in the game of Overwatch. It’s a fun break from even the quick-play matches and a good way to blow off steam after some tough ranked matches.

Find out more here: Winter Wonderland | Overwatch

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A glorious morning it is when I don’t “hit snooze.”

I intentionally use an alarm app that has no snooze and forces activity to halt it. And yet, after I have silenced it, I sometimes set a new alarm for 15 minutes later. I’m doing that less though, so that’s progress, I guess, right?

We all aspire to be punctual and disciplined. Yet, whenever it comes to waking up in the morning and setting up a goal, we end up hitting the snooze button. Hitting it with such a pride as if it wa…

Source: Stop Hitting Your Snooze Button – Boringbug

Sometimes, it feels good to be outside. Just to be outside. Maybe that’s why I feel the need to spend an entire day outside sometimes. Recharging the old battery using the power of outside air.

Maybe I should venture out of my comfort zone more often. I feel like it’s been holding me back from enjoying life more.

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When I wake in the morning, I listen for the usual sounds, like birds and a little bit of the wind. Sometimes, the sounds of a distant train reach me ears, or, a nearby helicopter (I’m close to a freeway.) Pretty often, as well, I hear my nephew getting rambunctious downstairs.

I’m participating in the A-to-Z Challenge! Today’s letter is E. You can find out more about it here: