My “desk”

We have always had this small desk at one corner of our living-room. Which for the longest time it’s been just collecting unopened mail and random documents. A week ago or so I decided to clean up and start using it as my “working-space”.

For the joy of it.

I wrote this back in 2017, when I decided to start “blogging”. It has been roughly a year and a half (give or take) since then and the intention still remains.

a place where I can express myself, talk about things that interest me…

If anything has changed since is the fact that I am less scared or intimidated by sharing my thoughts and put them on the web. Blog more about the things I like and love, no matter how small. To celebrate the good things in life. To do it for the joy of it, even if only one person reads it. Talk about the the things I love and enjoy rather than criticize everything in this world. Of course there will always be some criticism, but not so much in this space that I have “created”, if that makes any sense.

Anyway, I guess I should go ahead and setup a calendar event for my “blogging-birthday”, for next February to celebrate 2 years of me pretending I’m blogging? No? Okay

Dragon’s Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

Tonight’s delicacy, Dragon’s Milk

This legendary beer’s name was born from a story told in medieval times. The knight’s reward for slaying a dragon was the treasured “milk of the dragon.” Today, Dragon’s Milk is an English term used to describe the finest liquid in the house. We believed the liquid we were crafting would be the best in our house. A true legend, hence the name.

  • Brewed by: New Holland Brewing Company, Michigan, United States
  • Style: American Imperial Stout
  • Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Notes:

A barrel aged Imperial Stout with roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath.

A Luna event

Well, It has been a little bit since I last posted here. I had been running a small experiment in the past few weeks so I have been posting somewhere else. I will probably write about that later. For now I wanted to post about my most recent life event.

We had a baby!!!

Luna Isabel was born on November 15th, 2018 at 6:36 pm. She weighed four pounds, six ounces. She was 17 and 3/4 inches long and she was born at 33 weeks and two days. She’s a premature baby, Luna will have to stay at the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for a few weeks, so it was kind of bittersweet moment when we had to leave the hospital and come home without her. However, knowing that she is having the best care is comforting and makes it a little easier, but still. Our 2-year-old (aka Marley) was very excited about her baby sister. She got to visit her and spend sometime with her shortly after.

I was very much anticipating this moment, see how Marley would react to her baby sister and it was both a little unexpected and magical. Luna was in Annie’s arms and she immediately went straight to them to try to get a good look at her baby sister. She would look at her, try to touch her head and asking many questions, of course. Right after it was feeding time, the entire time Marley was fixed on Luna and every time Marley would talk, Luna would recognize Marley’s voice and steer her attention in whichever way her big sister was talking from. Then Marley, very gently started to give kisses to her baby sister and at that moment is when I almost lost it a bit (somehow the room got very hot and my eyes started to get a little “sweaty”).

It has been a little over ten days since, Mom goes every single day to the hospital and spends a great portion of her day with baby. I go visit almost everyday, between having family in town and work it can be a little tricky but always find some time. She is doing great, she has the breast feeding down, she is currently at five pounds, ten ounces. Again, she is doing great ! Nurses say that it might be a week or two before she can come home and we can not wait!

IN OTHER NEWS:

It is getting freaking cold and I have been playing a lot of Pokemon Let’s Go.

It’s not You, it’s Me?

What if, this “crusade” to find the “perfect” task manager, is not so much a fault of the app/system itself but me ?

I have been thinking about this for a while. Maybe is not that the application(s)/system I’m using aren’t serving my needs in the way I want to. Maybe is just me and my bad lazy habits and I blame the app for it. When in reality is me saying “I don’t wanna do it! leave me alone!” Maybe this is the mental friction I feel when using task managers. The fact that there’s a system constantly reminding me about things that need to get done and how much of a procrastinator I am. One thing I do know for sure, I need these system in my life in one way or another. I need to get reminded of things. I need to know what’s coming up, more so the “older” I get. Maybe one day I’ll reach a “Task-manager-nirvana” but until then, I will continue in this crusade.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Still playing a lot of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey but probably will drop it a bit to play Diablo 3 on the Switch.

New iPads!

Today Apple announced a new iPad Pro, among other stuff that got some people excited about. I am really excited about the new iPad Pro, will probably be a little while until I can get my hands on one but definitely getting it.

Thats it, that is all my thoughts on it. Nothing really informative.

Something I liked ”series”.

I have been doing a series of blogposts, almost weekly, talking about something I liked. I have always liked the idea of talking and praising the things you love and enjoy rather than ranting about everything that is “wrong”. Which is why I have dedicated this space to do some of that. There are two people in the internets that I very much admire and inspired me to start blogging about the things I like, Seth Clifford and Tim Nahumck. They both have their own blogs in which they blog about many topics including something they liked that week. Of course their writing skills are far better than mine, but for a long time while I was just a regular reader (and still am) I would say to myself, “I wanna blog about things I like too, I wanna play!”

One day had the courage to start my own blog and therefore I have started this series of blogposts called Something I liked this week. To me this is the most enjoyable topic to blog about. It is not intended to be any kind of review type blogposts or anything of sorts. It’s just me taking a moment to blog about something I am enjoying in my life and share it with the world, even if only one person reads it.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Thinking on getting a new iPad, since my two-year-old daughter viciously stole mine — jerk. Also go check out Seth and Tim’s podcast Fundamentally Broken if you haven’t done so — it is golden!

Jolly Russian | Odell Brewing Company

This is how I know fall is here, when my favourite kind of beer starts coming out — stouts! Yes, you can find stouts all-year-round but not the ones that matter (to me). This one is the Jolly Russian by Odell Brewing Company. This definitely my favourite beer, or at least in my top 5.

IBU: 45

STOUT AGED IN RUM BARRELS

ABV: 13%

Bridging the Baltic and Caribbean Seas, Jolly Russian is a rich Russian Imperial Stout stowed away in Rum Barrels for aging. Dark as night and thick as the raging sea, this brew boasts notes of coffee and cocoa with waves of oak, spiced molasses, dried fruit and vanilla from the planks. It’s dangerously delicious!

It is definitely a heavy beer (and by heavy I mean high ABVs). One of those you’d want to sit back, relax and sip on it.

Cheers!