Inside the Terrordome: “Spring, Finally!”

  • For those reading this on another platform (Facebook or Twitter), I have a blog-within-a-blog on this page, titled “A ‘Borg and a Baritone”. It’s chronicling my Rookie Season with the Cincinnati Tradition Drum & Bugle Corps, an all-age Drum Corps based in Cincinnati, Ohio. I’ll recap what the group worked on, what I did well and can improve upon, any adventures on the way to/coming from rehearsals (and there have been a few…), and some other odds and ends, Drum & Bugle Corps-related. I typically post after every rehearsal, 2-3 times a month. Here is a LINK to the latest entry, regarding last weekend’s Camp.
  • Speaking on Cincinnati Tradition: CT is off for a couple of weekends, then we start ramping up for the Summer Season. Starting in early May, we rehearse 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM (Saturdays) and 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Sundays), every weekend until Labor Day, plus have 8-10 competitions (mainly on weekends and a couple of Tuesdays).

    Cincinnati Tradition, 2017 or 2018

    So, weekends are about to be locked up for 5 months. I won’t mind it too much. Yeah, it’d be nice to hang out with friends and family on occasion but most of them know that I’m with CT until the season ends. They can always come visit me in Cincy or at one of the competitions this summer! ūüėČ

  • Topgolf is once again dealing with stall tactics from the poor, poor Hurstbourne residents; this time, it’s a lawsuit over zoning issues. “N.I.M.B.Y.”is alive and well, apparently.
  • Now that I’m officially enrolled in Health, Vision, and Dental insurance at work, I’ve started to catch up with some of my checkups. As of last week:
    – my INR was 2.7: in range, but a little low for my doctors’ tastes (they would like for my INR to be over 3.0). I got a small adjustment with my total weekly Warfarin dosage; I go back next month to see if it was effective.
    – Heart Echo seemed like it went well. The nurse did not go get a Cardiologist after the Echo, so nothing major was found. I’m going to make an appointment with my Cardiologist to go over the results, some time in the near future.
    – I need to go get an eye exam and new glasses; that might happen next week.
    I hit a low of 216.8 pounds on Wednesday, -12 for the year, -35 since Christmas 2017, -45.2 since my heaviest. I’m a few pounds away from one of my goals of 2019: 215 pounds (and under) by April 1st!
  • I am reading my 5th book of the year for my Goodreads Challenge. My goal is 25 books read this year, about 2 a month. I recently bought Book #6 in the¬†Dresden Files series, Book #3 in the¬†Justis Fearsson¬†series (which was great), and the 1st book in the¬†Wheel of Time¬†series (the one I’m currently reading). If you have any suggestions for future books, let me know. I like Horror, Fantasy, Military, and Detective/Mystery. I’ll also read Non-Fiction, History, and Autobiographies.
  • The movie¬†Us¬†was strange but fantastic! Still need to watch¬†Captain Marvel and buy¬†Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.
  • I am on the other side of Spring Break for the semester. I haven’t had many graded assignments yet (which scares me a little bit in my DBA class). So far:
    – I have a¬†‘C’¬†in Advanced Database Administration II, only because I took two zeros in Weeks 1 and 2. I have 4 Units left, 2-3 graded assignments per unit, until Finals. Hopefully, I can get back to an ‘A’ by then.
    – I have a¬†‘B’¬†in Systems Architecture I. There are¬†many¬† more assignments to go in that class, but it’s been a good start.
  • My job is to monitor interstate traffic in the Louisville and make reports on incidents that I see, with the aid of Louisville Fire, Police, EMS, various Emergency Response agencies in Jefferson County, and our Freeway Safety Patrol drivers. A proposed expansion of I-71 would help my job greatly. My suggestion to that expansion is to add an interchange somewhere between I-264 and I-265, preferably at Barbour Lane (for you Louisville readers).
  • Some time in the next few days, I am going to look at financing for a car through Capital One. I’ve gotten a few offers from them, so it’s time to take them up on it. Fingers crossed that I can get some favorable terms and rates!
  • March Madness: the most wonderful time of the year!
    Except when your main team loses right out of the gate, first game of the tournament. Again.

    No matter – despite the University of Louisville’s MBB team losing, I still have UofL’s WBB, Purdue’s MBB, and Kansas’s MBB teams to root for. Even if I can’t watch all of the games, I still love having over 12 hours of basketball to watch or listen to on the first full weekend of the tournament. Happy March Madness Tourney!
  • Speaking of that tournament, J.R. (of the¬†Comicdom Wrecks website and co-host of¬†Podicus Wrecks) and I are doing our yearly bracket challenge, where the loser buys lunch for the winner. As of 11:45 PM Friday night, J.R. is 1 game ahead of me, after the 2nd round. It’s a fun challenge!




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