2 Jan 2002 Krelin   » (Journeyer)

Disregard all previous diary entries. What BS.

All my previous entries, I mean.

Took Coaster in to work this morning, as usual. Hard time waking up, probably because my sleep schedule is screwed from the holidays. Glad this is a 3-day week, I'm not entirely ready to face actual work again yet. Enjoyed having family visit, but it is a lot of work -- don't feel I had much in the way of actual vacation time.

Got Playstation 2 for Christmas (God Save The Company), dig on Grand Theft Auto III, but can't play for too long at one session. Also like The Simpson's Road Rage, which I like to play with my wife. I let her stay close, but haven't yet lost a head-to-head match.

Still playing Dark Age of Camelot, also. (Dark Age of -Camelto- is what I always want to type there) I wonder if I'll get sick of this game.... my newest character is a cleric, and I think I am having more fun with it than with previous incarnations.

Reading "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" by Edmund Morris (it's the "prequel" to his "Theodore Rex" recently recieving much acclaim. My dad gave me both for Christmas so I am reading them in order.) I'm not very far along, but it is an excellent read so far. Not as thick and heavy as I expected; reads more like a novel.

Theodore Roosevelt is my hero. What an incredible human being. It's interesting to note that he's probably got very strong symptoms of (what we would now call) ADD. :) His energy is amazing!!! I only wish I could force myself to be that energetic.

It wouldn't hurt to also have a photographic memory, though.

His amazing self-documentation of his life has caused me to re-consider this whole online-journal thing. I need to make myself do this. I also need to make myself report my life honestly. Too many of my entries (and too many other entries here, in general), as I look back on them are either totally devoid of content, total BS, or totally meaningless. It would be more interesting to give a simple , honest report of each day, even if it's nothing more than "Almost missed train. made it. Ate oatmeal for breakfast and lunch. Worked on more spidermonkey integration with sovereign server. went home on train. took dog to dog park where I heard rumors of a woman whose leg was shattered in same park by playing (rampaging) dogs who crashed into it."

I think I may even consider doing a paper journal of some sort, but that would not be as convenient, plus I type faster than I write. Would be cool to be able to add graphical content to my entries, though. Roosevelt took close notes of everything, it seems, including diagrams of interesting animals or buildings sketched into his journal.

Searching for more journal entries of his online, I found only several links/references to entries concerning the death of his wife (first?). Would be cool to have the whole journal from day one available online (in text form, maybe with spelling mistakes, but not in graphical form as scans of the page -- his handwriting is difficult to wade through).

Check out this article my wife wrote. She will be writing one more in the next day or two.

Well, back to work.

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