Yoga Switch

I went to a community yoga class today. I realized pretty quickly that Monica and my occasional home yoga practice is much less strenuous than it should be. I anticipate more yoga classes in the next few months followed by me abandoning it when I getting distracted.

I sold my Nintendo Switch today. I loved Mario Odyssey and Zelda Breath of the Wild, but Smash Bros didn’t grip me that same way. Nintendo’s on their “one new game a year” trip, and I didn’t want to wait until November for Animal Crossing while the Switch gathered dust under my bed. The resale price will only fall from here, so I let it go. All and all, I spent $100 to lease it for a year, and I think it was worth it. If Animal Crossing comes out to rave reviews, I’ll pick up a used Switch then.

Contemplating using the Switch money to get an electric skateboard off Craigslist. I never learned to skateboard, so I might as well add electricity to the mix and really take a run at it.

Into The Breach

I should’ve known that the second game from the creators of Faster Than Light would snatch my attention as much as the first. Here it is, way too late and I’m far too tired, yet I’m still evaluating whether or not I should play one more round. I won’t. I’ve wasted too much time on that tonight, finishing nothing on my keyboard stand except for a few loose sketches.

I’m beginning to second guess the strap construction entirely, wondering if my newfound hobby of metalwork would provide a better frame. Bending metal is something I’ve yet to understand, and I know I don’t have the dies required to bend the tube I already own. Is this just a distraction from the proven “make it work” philosophy of Tim Gunn? Would scrapping the current design and going with a metal frame kick the can down the road a month or two? Maybe. I should just finish this prototype, for better or worse, and then decide if a second, metal prototype is in order.

Monica’s on service for the next two weeks, and I’m spending these days 1-on-1 parenting with Zavian. We walked to a few parks today, and I had an enjoyable time.

Pointless Games

I get addicted to video games sometimes. I get hooked, and I need to fully beat the game before I can give it up. Even after beating it, I sometimes still mess around in a game for a couple weeks before I’m willing to let it go. This is in no way unique to me, but I guess it feels better to lay it out. I actually just uninstalled FTL again. This time it’s for real. I’m an hour past my bedtime for the second night in a row, and I had to put a stop to it. Also, I just lost on the final boss on hard difficulty, and I can’t see myself dropping a dozen more hours to get back to that point. I have a lot of projects to complete in my free time, and it’s time to move on. Do you hear that, FTL? I’m breaking up with you and you can just toss all the stuff I left at your apartment.