So when Christina and I went to to play putt putt golf on my last day, we went to Pirate’s Cove Golf Course. The last time I played putt putt golf was in someplace in Newport in 2006; while that course wasn’t bad, the circumstances were a lot different and less enjoyable.

 

I had a ton of fun here, had someone I knew to some degree teaching me the game and got to play in mild weather. It was really great, and someplace I do recommend people visiting!

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It’s been a good bit since I’ve eaten lo mein made with meat inside of it, and most of those times it ends up in disaster (usually being rancid). But on my outing to Orlando, we had Chinese takeout for dinner. I took shrimp lo mein with some chicken wings as my dish.

 

To my utter surprise, the entire thing was fantastic. The noodles were very tasty, the shrimp great and the chicken wings even greater. I unfortunately didn’t get to have them again before I left, but I highly recommend checking China Tea out, right in the Publix Shopping Plaza off of University Dr. I loved it so much, I’m even giving you GPS coordinates to go find them yourself. Enjoy.

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This was a long time coming. I’ve been jokingly called a time traveler for a number of years, but my workhorse of a GTX 770 is finally getting upgraded with a GTX 1070. Definitely sure it’ll play Elite: Dangerous a lot better, but now I can take on some modern games a bit better.

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This was part of my Secret Santa that I am way behind on actually finishing. But this was for a pal I met a few years ago for her Christmas gift, picturing the two of us (self-portrait!) poking around in the mysterious bowels of the Internet late at night. I originally was going to go the “ancient alien/mysteries” route and depict some artifacts, but I wasn’t able to settle on a museum design I liked.

 

Hopefully this comes a close second. More serene than mysterious, but I was pretty happy with it.

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I saw this going around on Instagram and deviantART, so I decided to hop on and do it myself. Here’s my collage of art in a decade.

 

As you can see, it varies up and down, but only has taken big steps in the last 2ish years. My art was on the cusp of going forward in 2013, then I regressed and it was like I started drawing from scratch all over again to a point. I know I’m very glad with the progress I made, but I feel like it’s progress I should’ve made when I was 6-7 years younger, not when I’m in my early 30s’.

 

Better late than never, however! Here’s to 2020 being a year I make good milestones and outproduce what I did previously! I think constant work hours has to do with me getting better.

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I had heard about Walmart deploying robots nationwide a few weeks before this, but I definitely thought that my local store would be the last to use or even accept one. Yet when I went into produce, I did see this QR code on a pole, meaning it was a reference point or a spot for the robot to use.

 

I’ve now yet to see this robot in action. Time will tell!

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Dinner tonight was quite simple; it was just refried beans, canned nacho cheese and some tortilla chips. I didn’t arrange it too dressy as tonight will be my first DnD game ever! Well, a Pathfinder 2e game but still. You can see my dice that I had on hand; that was something I picked up on sale at Barnes and Noble, in 2016 during a trip with my cousin (which I may talk about one day). I’m glad it actually became useful, rather than just its intended use as a shelf decoration for Youtube.

 

Fingers crossed that this game goes well. I do regret not trying this sooner back in my 20s.

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For the past 5ish years I”ve only had tiny, $10 bargain trees in my space. From my apartment to my bedroom, I had always resigned myself that I won’t get a full tree till I was living out on my own. This particular year I was given a partial gift of getting a tree for myself, as my room was now finished building.

 

The tree isn’t anything too special; just something that was on sale at Lowes. But the fact I could hang my own ornaments, decorate it how I like and not run out of room, it was real amazing. The best part was that I had a holiday theme in my office workspace, and I had a festivities-themed location I could retreat to. Often the family tree is in a messy location or there’s not a spot to sit, so this got around those difficulties quite well.

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