2016

As we end 2016, it seems to once again mimic the other 20+ NYE’s as I gather my thoughts introspectively and digest the happenings of the past 365 days quietly at home. And it’s definitely been an eventful year which built upon the lessons learned in 2015. Even as I review and compare my present self…

Pixel-ating saga

I’m at 4 phones in the past 4 years, which isn’t something I anticipated after usually doing the 1 phone every 2 year thing. Phone Dates Price Purchase LG Nexus 4 Dec 2012 – Jan 2015 $349 Google Play – BNIB LG Nexus 5 Jan 2015 – Nov 2015 $220 Swappa – Used LG Nexus…

Christmas Sunday service

Time heals all wounds, as the cliche goes. As trite as the saying is, there’s truth in it, as you slowly move on with life, each passing moment slowly draws your attention away from the impact and lessens the effect. You dwell less and less on it, and eventually it just ceases to even exist in…

Points, Miles, and more

This seed was planted around this time last year, when a friend of mine mentioned the whole reward points/miles/credit card game that I never really had much interest in because of how convoluted navigating the trenches here could be. But having someone I knew dip their feet in was enough for me to join the…

Now what?

I don’t do too well without having something to look forward to. Not to say that I am a necessarily a goal oriented person, but having my eyes set on something helps keeps the feet churning. And this isn’t the first time I’ve wandered into a phase of life without a set game plan. That’s…

Getaway

Weekend getaways are nice. Not sure how much fun a 5 hr drive can be, but at least once you leave the city, cars are more apt to stay on the right and use the left for passing. Got up to Mammoth at 12am Saturday (leaving LA Friday night) and got home Sunday at 11pm.…

Die Letzte

===== Travel recap ===== ✈️: 10/25/16 LAX-MUC ✈️: 10/26/16 MUC-TXL ✈️: 10/27/16 TXL-NUE (🚗: 10/27/16 Nuremberg↔Waldsassen) ✈️: 10/28/16 NUE-DUS 🚄: 10/28/16 Dusseldorf-Dortmund (🚗: 10/29/16 Dortmund↔Bonn) 🚄: 10/30/16 Dortmund-Berlin ✈️: 11/1/16 TXL-ZRH ✈️: 11/1/16 ZRH-LAX ===== Steps/Distance walked  ===== ^(as measured by Garmin Forerunner 235) Day Date Steps Miles Tues 10/25/16 7243 3.36 Wed 10/26/16 11583 5.34…