While traveling recently for a niece’s wedding, I saw that John Cusack will be at the Louisville Palace on August 1, 2019. I was tempted to buy a ticket (or two), but managed to control myself. :)
When planning my brother-in-law’s funeral with a woman at the funeral home (I don’t know if she is considered a funeral director or something else), my father-in-law decided to get a limousine for the immediate family members. The limo would take everyone from the funeral home to church, then to the cemetery, and finally back to the funeral home.
When we were told that the limo could hold seven people and we calculated there were eight people we wanted to get in, I was voted off limo-island, but the funeral home woman said I could ride in the hearse. After clarifying whether I’d be sitting in the front or laying in the back – she said the front – I asked if I could drive the hearse. While she never said “yes,” I think she said, “Um, sure,” and I know that she later told a co-worker that I would be driving.
I drove back from Kentucky to Colorado today following the death of my brother-in-law, and got to enjoy a beautiful view of a full moon for much of the day, including a stop at a rest area in Indiana this morning.
Since my brother-in-law passed away on Monday I haven’t felt like working — and I haven’t had any time to work — but on the rare occasions I’ve thought about work, I’ve thought that Scala is a beautiful programming language, and I’m fortunate to be able to work with it.
After a long illness, my brother-in-law passed away this morning, August 20, 2018. Godspeed, Kenny.
I thought about writing a “functional programming in Kotlin” book, but I think that Kotlin and Scala are similar enough that Functional Programming, Simplified will be good for Kotlin programmers as well as Scala programmers.
August 15, 2011, Palmer, Alaska: I just got a flush letter from a local hospital. I guess I shouldn’t have put “You have my gallbladder” and “Your nurses seem really nice” as my top reasons for wanting to work there.
The first time I started to go back to work after moving to Colorado, I ended up with thyroid cancer. Then I went unconscious seven times, had two fake heart attacks, and eventually learned I have a rare blood disease that caused those problems and more. Then I had diverticulitis twice, possibly epiploic appendagitis several times more, and ended up having to have part of my colon removed. Come September I’m not going to look for work, I’m just going to be like Kramer and show up at someone’s office.
Tomorrow (August 15th) is the last day in 2018 that the Sun will set after 10pm in Talkeetna, Alaska.
If you open your mind for me
You won’t rely on open eyes to see
The walls you built within
Come tumbling down, and a new world will begin
Living twice at once you learn
You’re safe from pain in the dream domain
A soul set free to fly
A round trip journey in your head
Master of illusion, can you realize
Your dream’s alive, you can be the guide but
I will be watching over you
I am gonna help you see it through
I will protect you in the night
I am smiling next to you
(in Silent Lucidity)
(I’ve been having a crazy amount of lucid dreams lately, and as a result I can’t listen to this song loud enough.)