February 2018 Report

Wholly Guacamole, it’s March 6th already.

February was both fun and boring. It was fun in the sense that I didn’t have any responsibilities and I could do what ever I want. I got to try playing a “one time D&D campaign,” which let me create a character, beat up a bad guy, and then move on with the rest of my day. I danced again. I watched a boat load of movies (Delta shows movies on long flights). On the other hand, I was restless and bored. I kept waiting for my life to begin. I had to constantly remind myself that there’s nothing I could do. There’s a story about Plato, how he got mad at his slave and reeled back to strike the slave, but he caught himself. Then he held that pose for 12 hours as penance and a reminder to himself not to let his emotions get a hold of him again. That’s how February felt to me, like I was holding a pose. Then, right at the tail end, I made it to Hawaii! Woohoo, adventure awaits. It’s very humid and cloudy here. Pictures here.

  • Books
    • The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar
  • Movies
    • Magnificent Seven
    • Cloverfield Paradox
    • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
    • Sneaky Pete Season 1 (TV Series)
    • Lucky Logan
    • The Love Guru
    • Psych the movie
    • Murder on the Orient Express
    • Frozen
    • Valarian and the City of 1,000 planets
  • Notable blog posts
    • None this month
  • Blog posts published = 6
  • Gym
    • Off the charts! I went 3 times a week for 2 weeks and twice a week for the others. Then I got to the ship and stopped. Two steps forward, one step back.
  • Diet
    • It’s going terribly. We get buffet style food and I want to try one of everything! And it’s delicious! We have every kind of meat, potato and rice imaginable, not to mention ice cream and pastries. Hopefully I’ll be tired of it soon and I can go back to normal
  • Goals
    • 14 goals assigned to February
      • 10 complete
      • 3 canceled (became irrelevant due to outside forces, not due to procrastination)
      • 1 transferred to March
  • Flew to Hawaii!
  • Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. Going to the gym can be painful, but it doesn’t have to be torture.
  • Bad habits are replaced, not eliminated. You can’t “get rid of a bad habit.”
  • There are 168 hours in the week. Everyone has the same 24 hours in the day. It’s just a matter of using them effectively.
Looking ahead

March. It’s a month and a command. There’s a lot of people here “just following orders.” Most people are really friendly. The job is easy as heck. I’m working in the Crew Mess (the crew cafeteria), so I don’t get the customer interaction that I wanted, but maybe I can transfer. Management is looking to promote each of us peons to elite peon by 90 days, so that’s promising. There are a boat load of amenities which I plan to indulge in: twice a week, I can eat at a restaurant for passengers (for free), I can get off the ship and explore the islands, and there is a private deck just for crew. Ahhh, now that I made it. I just have to enjoy it. Time flies by on the ship, so I have to remind myself to take it slow.


What do you think? Right? Wrong? Pure poppycock?