New Year Noose
The old New Year is dead: long live the New!
Here's a post much overdue. I started writing it as the days of 2018 started rolling by, as I like a lost soul skimmed old blog posts in search for answers to questions I could not pose... and did not know. New beginnings always bring with them some sort of sense of revelation.
I found some things. Reading up on last year's New Year post I saw my nephew was here for a few days then, too. We visited museums then. No museums now, but otherwise it was a very familiar visit.
Otherwise? I missed the blood moon. Rain clouds obscured the sky.
I'm falling behind with Walking Dead now, but that doesn't matter much. Should be easy to catch up on whenever there's no other more important items on queue... and honestly I'm getting a bit tired of that series. Too much filler. Too much repetition. It's gone from a journey towards a finite end to... just another day in the life of. The villain still looms, but there'll always be a new threat looming, and no matter how vicious they get it's just getting old at this point. But more on that whenever I do catch up on it.
I'm still hoping it might get better again. Season after season. Hope.
It's pretty amazing to read back on the post from the start of the year and realize that the things I talk about there happened exactly one year ago now... like my computer RAM upgrade project. That fell flat after a while.
I actually reinstalled my old RAM on my current computer since the new caused some random boot issues and I couldn't figure out what was wrong... so I'm back to 3GB since the start of last year, when I could have been up at 4GB, but it's been working fine and dandy since then. Just a little slower than it could have been.
Not sure if I got around to upgrading the RAM on my other rig... I think I did. Some vague recollections of actually buying that expensive set I pondered getting come to mind... but I'm not sure I managed to change the bus speeds via BIOS after all...
I bought way too much stuff last year. Overall. Time to slow down a bit. Think things through. I'm not one to waste money on expensive things, but even when prices are cheap it all amounts... and better buy one good thing that comes in handy every day than a lot of semi-good things that you keep around for times when they might be useful... that sometimes do become useful and sometimes don't. Especially when they don't.
My no-shopping obsession hmm... I never did explain that did I? It was a thing where I just had to go through a shops inventory in its entirety before I could decide not to buy something. My rationale to overcome the temptation, when I did overcome it: there's not enough there.
I'd add things to the shopping cart, and find more and more, and then go through the cart and pick things off one at a time. Don't need that. Don't need that. Might need THAT but... why order anything at all if it's just that one thing. That turned to a shopping obsession later on, but with this new year: I'm over that. It's over. No more unnecessary shopping. No more waste of time or money on things I don't need or really want. Really.
But enough about shopping - how about dreams?
At the start of the year, when I first started writing this, I dreamt I was in Spain. I was on a dirt field searching for something in the dirt. The whole family was there too. There was a road around one side, and we had parked at the edge of the field for some reason, when a gigantic black tornado swept over the horizon.
It grew dark and ominous fast, and we knew we'd better move out of the open, yet didn't have time to, and realized this was OK too because the tornado wasn't coming our way anyway.
Moments later we were under a hospital roof all the same, like the one in GTA 3 (Staunton Island), watching the spectacle in the sky. How we got there I did not know. Some people said something to us in Spanish but we didn't understand (which is strange because I do understand Spanish).
Then I was on a train, playing card games with a bunch of kids, shuffling the deck like crazy and amazing even myself. Hands like a wizard.
That was all. That was my First Day Of The New Year Dream.
What else? A little greeting I wanted to post last Christmas: Merry Christmas and may many very merry days await thereafter, before the New Year takes the rafter! But here we are already, and those Merry days are long past.
It's a New Year, still. Better make it count,
and post some great amounts.