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!

Something I liked this week volume 9.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

It is no secret that I’m a huge fan of Assassin’s Creed franchise. Probably my favourite one after Metal Gear. This game though, it’s amazing! I loved Assassin’s Creed: Origins and the changes that came with, in terms of gameplay and the experience overall. AC Odyssey totally feels like a sequel in a way. Most of the things I loved about Origins are very present in Odyssey. If you played Assassin’s Creed Origins, you’ll feel right at home here. However, for whatever reason, Odyssey feels like a much bigger world. I get the feeling that there are much more many locations and places to explore.

This game also reintroduces the naval battles from Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, which to be honest I was never a fan of (I’m probably the only one). In Odyssey it feels much better, more polished, I actually don’t find it as annoying. The game it’s visually beautiful as you’d expect. The islands of Ancient Greece have been recreated beautifully and attention to detail so vast that it’s genuinely gorgeous.

Exploring the Greek Islands is definitely a joy, and discovering new locations is encouraged and it doesn’t feel like your are doing chores (something I hate about some games). The game is packed with an abundance of side quests and points of interest worth exploring.

Like I have said, I love this game and enjoying every bit of it. To me this is another accomplished entry in the franchise worth every penny. I highly recommend it!

IN OTHER NEWS:

I made the mistake of weighing myself yesterday, I’m at two hundred and eight pounds — unacceptable.

The healthy bandwagon.

For the past year or so I have been trying to get my life organized in some ways. There are many areas that I have been able pice back together but in others, I am still struggling. What I find myself struggling with? Staying healthy, staying in “shape”, feeling good about myself. Right now I’m a version of myself that I don’t like at all. I have gotten pretty lazy this past year, gained a lot of weight and I feel pretty unhealthy. It’s so easy to fall off the “healthy bandwagon” and very hard to get back on it (at least for me, that is). I need to organize myself, create attainable goals, make a routine and stick to it.

I need to close those rings . My immediate goal will be to complete all my rings everyday! I think sharing my activity data with friends and competing against some of them, might help me stay motivated. Who knows? But I need to start somewhere. I am tired of feeling this way. I need to get back to that version of myself that I like best and used to know!

IN OTHER NEWS:

I am going through another task manager crisis — again. Hopefully I can sort that one out soon too.