Monday, April 03, 2017

Today is my Saturday

What did I do?

I went to the dentist for the second time in a month, or, more accurately, the second time in the past 5 years or so. I finally caved to the pressure last month, figured it was time to get my mouth checked out (planning on mouth, then eyes [they are getting worse], then perhaps a dreaded physical), so I made an appointment with the family dentist.

Marci and the kids have been going to see Dr. Ryan (last name, Chiang; no relation) for some time now and kept bugging me to go. I finally went and it wasn't all bad. They had told me that he is reminiscent of Knight, which, after seeing Dr. Ryan, I have to agree.

Anyway, during the first appointment, he told me that for 44 year old teeth, my teeth were in excellent shape.

TAKE THAT!

But I did have a little cavity, which, fast forward to today, I had filled. Then I had my mouth cleaned. Took about 2 hours and it reminded me how unfun going to the dentist is. The people were great, but the process is never fun.

Today is also Opening Day for the MLB. I'm a casual fan. I enjoy baseball. The past few years, I haven't had cable to watch the Mariners, but this year I do. Gonna check them out today. I'm buying into the hype.

Later tonight, I'll return to a new obsession of mine, playing Tom Clancy's The Division on Xbox One! I got this a few months ago with my Xbox One S and let it sit for a bit. I tried it out and got hung up on a boss. Then a few weeks later, I tried it again, and now I can't stop playing it. I'm in love with the New York setting. The graphics and immersion are fantastic. It's difficult enough without being too awful. My handsome character is at level 17 and I'm really enjoying the journey.

Ballgame is about to start. Go M's!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

5 months later

Well, I never got around to posting pix, did I?

I'm still using that phone from the last update, so there's that.

Christmas came and went. Big whoop. I finally got an Xbox One S and have been enjoying that.

Today is Daylight Savings and we lost an hour. We're all exhausted.

I've spent a lot of time recently on Twitter reading about politics, of all things. I follow the president and enjoy/get scared about his almost daily rants and ravings.

Applied for two more jobs at work and got turned down for both, though there may be one more interview for another position soon. 

Playing music with the Navins still, and just finished another show with the Scheme last night. At the start of the show, I broke my E string about 30 seconds into the first song. I proceeded to finish the song trying to transpose the E string notes an octave higher, sing, and stay locked in with Gregg. It sounded rough to me but the people that came said it sounded pretty good.

The bassist from the last band, Jeanette of Dany Laj and the Looks, loaned me her Fender Mustang for the rest of my set. It is a short scale bass and it took me about 2 songs to get comfortable playing it. I didn't adjust her strap as I didn't want to mess it up for her, so it felt like I was playing with a Rock Band guitar.

Today I ended my many year relationship with T-Mobile. Due to Haley breaking her last iPhone, we wanted to find a carrier that would finance a phone on my dealer plan. It seems that TMO wouldn't do it, so we switched me and Haley over to ATT. It'll be nice to get reception in the house now, after so many years without it.

I guess I'll blog again in August, at this rate.