Sunday, July 08, 2018

Q&A: Loss

July 8 - What do you have to lose?

2014 - About 13 pounds.

2015 - About 8 pounds. So... by 2017?

2016 - 25-30 pounds. - entered July 21

2017 - 35 pounds. Why is this number going the wrong way? - entered Aug. 19

2018 - Some weight. Working at a place with catered lunches and more snacks than a 7-11 doesn't help. But, I am walking more.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Q&A: 🍕

June 27 - When was the last time you ate pizza? What kind?

2014 - Probably a week and a half. If I remember correctly, a couple of different kinds.

2015 - Worship Team meeting - several times of tasty pizza - entered June 28

2016 - Last night. Pepperoni and Olive. - entered July 23

2017 - A few nights ago. Double-Meat-Lovers. - entered Aug. 1

2018 - Recently. Little Caesar's Pepperoni. The time before that was when that lady hit me on the way to get pizza. Stupid lady. - entered July 8

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Q&A: Treat Yo' Self

June 26 - What's your biggest indulgence?

2014 - None. I'm broke.

2015 - Maybe the Xbox?

2016 - Food Truck Friday?

2017 - Food Truck Friday is still a good answer - entered Aug. 1

2018 - Not sure.. Feels like the Xbox might be. Wish I made time to play it more. - entered July 8

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Q&A: Companion

June 25 - Who is your closest companion?

2014 - Lori

2015 - Lori

2016 - Lori - entered July 27

2017 - Lori

2018 - Lori - entered July 7

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Q&A: 📅

June 24 -What's your next social engagement?

2014 - Date night this Friday

2015 - Not sure. Possibly friends over on July 4?

2016 - Date night tonight - entered July 23

2017 - Not sure - entered June 25

2018 - Was supposed to be lunch with Ellie but it's like 105 so we're postponing. - entered July 7

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Q&A: 😢

June 23 - When was the last time you cried?

2014 - I dunno... probably in pain or touched by something my kids did.

2015 - Not sure.

2016 - Not sure.

2017 - Dunno. - entered June 25

2018 - Not sure, but any time people are cruel to children in TV/movies makes me at least catch in the throat.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Q&A: 🎬

June 22 - What's the last movie you saw in a theater?

2014 - The Desolation of Smaug (Hobbit)

2015 - Avengers: Weekend of Ultron (Meh) - entered June 23

2016 - Finding Dory - entered July 27

2017 - Magic Creatures and Where to Find Them - entered June 25

2018 - Coco - entered July 7

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Q&A: Know

June 21 - who do you want to know better?

2014 - Ben

2015 - Ben - entered June 23

2016 - Ben - entered July 27

2017 - Ben

2018 - Ben - entered July 7

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Q&A: 📖

June 20 - Write the first sentence of your autobiography.

2014 - My life was pretty unremarkable... or so I thought... - entered June 21

2015 - There was never enough time in the day... - entered June 21

2016 - I am a lucky guy. - entered Jule 27

2017 - I was my own worst enemy, but I always had a ready excuse for why that wasn't true. - entered June 21

2018 - Here, in my mid-40s, I sit down to write an account of my life -- not because of some event I want to share, but out of fear that in 40 years, I'll still have very little to write -- so why not, I figure, get it over with now? - entered July 7

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Q&A: ✉️

June 19 - What was the last personal letter you received?

2014 - Father's Day cards from my wife and children.

2015 - Must have been birthday cards or handwritten refund check from doctor.

2016 - Letter? Who knows? - entered July 27

2017 - Probably my dad telling me he was unfriending me on Facebook. - entered June 21

2018 - Yeah, if not cards, the last handwritten letter was that one from my dad. - entered July 1

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Q&A: 🏠🍳

June 18 - What's the last meal someone cooked for you?

2014 - Lori made soft tacos for dinner (from a kit). Bur lunch was an amazing potato and chicken dish she made (not from a kit; though I microwaved)

2015 - Lori cooked meat and grilled tortillas for soft tacos (we don't have them all the time, honest!)

2016 - Ham, veggies in cheese sauce and butternut squash from Lori and Jan - entered Aug. 20

2017 - Lori made a burrito (not from a kit) last night and soft tacos for herself and Rachel

2018 - I guess burritos and soft tacos might be a go-to food, but Lori's also made a few salads recently (and we've had a lot of food out for holidays and parties)

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Q&A: ⏰

June 17 - The best hour of today was ______. Why?

2014 - Not sure. It was an unremarkable day.

2015 - It's early. But they've all been fine.

2016 - It's only 10 am so let's say 9-10 am because there was coffee. - entered Aug. 20

2017 - So far, let's say 8 am because I was (surprisingly) still asleep for part of it. - entered June 17

2018 - There have been a number of nice hours. I did like 6-7 am because it was still quiet and I got some exercise in. - entered July 1

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Q&A: 📱🎧💻⌚🕹️

June 15 - What's your favorite gadget?

2014 - Probably my iPhone because it's so versatile.

2015 - My Samsung Galaxy S5

2016 - My Samsung Galaxy S5 but it's time to replace it. - entered Aug. 21

2017 - My Kindle Fire - entered June 17

2018 - My Samsung Galaxy S8 - entered June 23

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Q&A: 🏋️⛹️🚴🕺

June 14 - Did you exercise today?

2014 - Not yet, but I plan to.

2015 - Not yet, but I definitely will!

2016 - Some yoga, jumping jacks, pushups, situps - entered Aug. 21

2017 - Not yet - entered June 17

2018 - Just 15 minutes of freestep so far - entered June 23

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Q&A: Worry

June 13 - Something that made you worry today _________

2014 - One of Ben's schoolmates and their family lost everything in a fire. And my friend has his car repo'd. And my job.

2015 - Too much to do. Too little time (but really only 3 out of 10 for worry)

2016 - Up in the middle of the night unable to sleep - entered Aug. 26

2017 - Nothing! - entered June 17

2018 - I'm not worried, but I feel anxious. Hopefully it's just dehydration and crap sleep. - entered June 23

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Q&A: 🐂🚜

June 12 - Is something in your way? Can you move it?

2014 - Yes. Don't know, but praying.

2015 - I think I'm in my own way.

2016 - Poor sleep is still an intermittent issue - entered Aug. 22

2017 - I think I'm still wasting time at home on stuff that isn't productive or relaxing. - entered June 17

2018 - I'm mostly better, though today I feel anxious like there's more I should be doing. - entered June 23

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Q&A: F-r-i-d-a-y night

June 11 - What's your favorite thing to do on a Friday night?

2014 - Date night! - entered June 12

2015 - Nothing (that is, relax in peace and quiet)

2016 - Quiet evening with family and then stay up late with Lori - entered August 22

2017 - Rest quietly - entered June 17

2018 - Movie night has been a fun recent tradition - entered June 18

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Q&A: ☕☕☕☕☕

June 10 - How many cups of coffee did you drink today?

2014 - Only two :(

2015 - One (so far)

2016 - Two!

2017 - Working on #2 - entered June 17

2018 - None yet. - entered June 18

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Saturday, June 09, 2018

Q&A: Friend

June 9 - What makes a good friend?

2014 - an encourager

2015 - an encourager

2016 - a cheerleader

2017 - someone who's quiet - entered June 17

2018 - someone who builds up and motivates others - entered June 18

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Friday, June 08, 2018

Q&A: Unhappy

June 8 - what makes you miserable?

2014 - my job

2015 - when the dog bites... when the bee stings... (or... I dunno... lack of sleep?)

2016 - when sleep is interrupted (which it hasn't been in the last 2-3 nights!)

2017 - when people at work don't get their stuff done and it impacts me - entered June 17

2018 - bad sleep. but also what happens when rich people prioritize money over all else. - entered June 18

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Thursday, June 07, 2018

Q&A: Grateful

June 7 - What do you feel grateful for today?

2014 - Beautiful weather, time with family. - entered June 8

2015 - Working from home! - entered June 8

2016 - Nice weather, good work, got rid of the couch.

2017 - Slower pace of Saturday - entered June 17

2018 - I am grateful for my job. My commute is much shorter, I have more time at home, I have more autonomy and power over what I work on, I feel valued and appreciated for my work, I like the people I work with, and I'm well compensated. I have almost no stress and I'm sleeping a lot better. I'm grateful for the weather. It's still bright and sunny outside. I feel relaxed. I feel like I'm more connected to my family. I feel less anxious. I could go on. I am grateful for a lot. I feel good.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Q&A: Close to you

June 6 - Which family member are you closest to?

2014 - Lori

2015 - Lori

2016 - Lori

2017 - Lori - entered June 17

2018 - Lori - entered June 7

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Q&A: Fruity Goodness

June 5 - What was the last fruit you ate?

2014 - Grapes with a recent meal

2015 - Grapes with dinner

2016 - Probably pineapple. We had a platter recently w/ pineapple, cantaloupe, grapes, strawberries and honeydew.

2017 - No clue. Yikes.

2018 - I saw the fruit baskets are work were full yesterday so I had a banana as a mid-morning snack. Yay, me. - entered June 7

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