January 21, 2008 on 7:08 pm | In Main | No Comments

I’m surprised more adults aren’t playing Pokemon. The game on the DS is one of the best computer games I’ve played, on any platform. My theory is that Pokemon has such a steep learning curve for most adults that they avoid it for fear of embarrassment. I suppose the steep learning curve is true for kids as well (including Sean), but I guess they don’t mind if they can’t grasp all of the concepts.

That’s one of the major reasons I haven’t written much lately. It all started out innocently enough. Sean was struggling with the DS game, and wasn’t doing well enough to advance his Pokemon so that we could transfer them to the Wii. I stepped in to help out a bit, and I ended up getting hooked.

Back to Writing

January 13, 2008 on 8:06 pm | In Main | No Comments

Last week was a busy week and I needed time to relax this weekend. Which I did. As usual, we finished the week with a nice dinner at my parent’s house.

Banal Writing

January 7, 2008 on 7:20 pm | In Main | No Comments

Yesterday was actually a good day, with a hiking outing and dinner at my parents. But when I tried writing about it, I decided the writing was just too banal, so I gave up.

I guess today, it’s still banal, but I least I’m acknowledging it. And it contrast, today wasn’t so nice. The commute to work was in a steady rain, and very unpleasant. And this evening is devoted to preparing for the cleaners tomorrow.

A Saturday

January 5, 2008 on 7:41 pm | In Main | No Comments

It was cloudy and damp today, but a little bit of drizzle did not stop us from going to the park. Sean had fun riding his bike down the grassy hill. Cortney and I exercised Princess by having her run back and forth between us. I was amazed at how long she continued to run even though it was obvious she was tired.

A Fast

January 3, 2008 on 5:57 pm | In Main | No Comments

Just to try something different, I went on a fast today. I read something that a fast for a day can help relieve and overloaded digestive system, and mine certainly needed a break after the holiday gorging. Besides, I wanted to see if I could go a day without eating.

I started the day with my normal exercise routine, and I had plenty of liquids. I managed to go until about 1:30 in the afternoon without feeling hungry. I was hungry on and off for the rest of the day, but my energy level never dropped.

Overall, I’m still undecided if I would try this again.


January 2, 2008 on 8:04 pm | In Main | No Comments

The first work day of the year wasn’t too bad, and a short break to get an eye exam made it even easier.

The eye doctor has me experimenting with monovision. This is where one eye (my right one) is focusing on long distance, and the other (my left) if focusing on near images. The main reason for this it to accommodate presbyopia, which I am starting to get.

So far, it doesn’t seem to be too bad. My long distance vision isn’t as sharp, but it is much easier to switch focus from near to long distance.

A New Year

January 1, 2008 on 6:55 pm | In Main | No Comments

I started off the day by officially ending the holiday season — by taking down the outside Christmas decorations. The job of putting everything away was made much easier by Cortney’s parents; they cleaned the garage while we went to Flagstaff.

It was a nice day today. I took Sean out for a brief bicycle lesson. Afterwards, we walked over the park, then when we came back, the kids played outside while I did some weeding. The next few days are supposed to be even nicer, with temperatures in the 70’s.

Sandy, our new cat, is adjusting well. She has an energy level and temperament between Zelda and Zip, our other cats, so she gets along with both. She doesn’t mind the occasional paw batting fight with Zelda, and she also likes lounging around with Zip. Sandy doesn’t care much for Princess, our dog, but she isn’t afraid of her, either.

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