7/15/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, my group went to lunch together at Ted’s Montana Grill.  It was pretty good.  I’m 90% sure that is the chain of restaurants Ted Turner opened.

After lunch, we spent the day in meetings before going to dinner.  I am overeating these days, and I need to fix it.

In the late evening, I walked for a bit.  I had expected it to be nasty weather and for the data collection at the observatory to be cancelled.  Instead, the skies cleared and it was cool and pleasant.  I chatted with JoAnna for around two hours before returning to the apartment to get some sleep.

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7/14/18: Daily Post

I did not post yesterday, and so some of this information is actually two days worth of fun.

I finally bought myself some new shoes.  I had worn through my boots, and had a piece of duct tape in the bottom.  I accidentally put a hole in several socks before I saw how bad this hole was in the bottom of my boots.  Anyway, they lasted a year and a half.  I ended up buying a set of these:  Lems Primal 2 (black) .  Since switching to Lems zero drop shoes with a wide toe box in 2014, I have had ZERO trouble with my joints.  Not once since the switch.  I cannot recommend them enough.  I have always had the Nine to Five model, which are dressier, and last year, I bought the Boulder Boots, and they have been great as well.  I switched it up and got these this year.

On Saturday, we went hiking in the Chautauqua area here in Boulder.  It was a lot of fun, and I will post about that in my outdoor post tomorrow.  I spent the entire day running around in the heat, and ended up drinking too much cold water too quickly, so I did not feel well for a bit.  After a while though, the effect wore off and I was okay again.

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7/12/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I wasn’t feeling great when I woke up.  I had a bit of a migraine, so I took it easy instead.  An extra hour or two of sleep and I felt fine.

I had a relatively easy day yesterday otherwise.  I made some calls and got a few things done around campus and on my computer.

In the evening, our participants of the SSP began their assassin game.  In the game, they have to tap their target with a spoon.  The idea is that nobody knows who is chasing them and nobody knows who they are chasing.  I made the loop of names, so I am not playing.  It is fun to watch it unfold.

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7/11/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent part of the day on a field trip to 29th street with the students at the SSP.  Actually, that’s only partially true.  I spent it with the TA’s, as we had a participant free lunch at Zolo Grill.

In the evening, I took another unscheduled nap.  I had things to do, and I did none of them.  Now, I’m awake and still cranking through things.  I still have more to do, but will call it a night soon.

I did manage to log an hour backing up stuff for the Dynamo project.  I am way behind on keeping up with this project.

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7/10/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day right.  I went for a four mile bicycle ride, just because I had not been riding in almost a month.  Fully energized from my ride, I did quite a few things in the morning, whittling down my “To Do” list quickly.

In the afternoon, we had a guest speaker.  I didn’t get to attend, as I spent the time setting up her reception instead.  However, the students seemed to enjoy her presentation.

In the evening, I took a quick nap, but then went for a walk, talking to Joey, and then JoAnna on the phone.

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7/9/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I slept in a bit and then had lunch with my old friend, Jason.  I had not seen him since middle school, so it was good to catch up with him.  He used to go to my church when I lived in Westminster, MD, and just happened to be out here in the Denver area for a few weeks.

In the afternoon, I did some shopping for the Summer Science Program (SSP).  We also celebrated one of the participant’s birthdays.  Overall, it was a fun night.

I called my parents in the late evening and caught up with them, as it had been over a week since my last call.

I had intended to do more stuff in the late evening, but decided to go to bed instead and try to find a better routine than the one I have been keeping.

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7/8/18: Daily Post

Yesterday was a fun day.  I started out by finishing up a few smaller projects around the apartment.  I had some cleaning, checkbook balancing and such that needed completion.

In the afternoon, I walked to the movie theater with quite a few of my students to watch Incredibles 2.  We were celebrating one of the student’s birthdays, so many of us went to the movies.  The movie was pretty good as well.

Otherwise, it was an uneventful day.  I took an evening nap, against my will, and did not accomplish much else in the evening.

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