– Ordered food delivery for dinner after a long long while.
– As bedtime procrastination, I caught up on the latest 📺 episodes of Batwoman and The Expanse.
– Missed #ManUtd score 9 against Southampton.
– Completed listening to 📚 The Organised Writer by Antony Johnston
– At a quiz held during the organization’s All Hands Meet, I managed to come in 5th. Questions about Hindi movies in quizzes always trip me up. 😢
– I finally managed to show my team a demo of a chatbot for
– With Season 5 of the Expanse concluding with Nemesis Games, I think I’ll wait for the final season before I start book 6, Babylon’s Ashes.
– I started 📖 reading Economics of Small Things by Sudipta Sarangi.
– It was the last day to submit the yearly self-appraisal stuff at #work. Luckily, my Obsidian-based worklog helped me fill it up quickly.
– We went out shopping for silver and sarees before the weekend trip.
– A rather lazy Saturday spent watching 📺 and reading Dark One. Max’s tab is great for reading comics. 😀
We went shopping for clothes again for my nephew’s birthday party.
A late night Scrabble game that ended midway because Sophia was about to declare bankruptcy.
After having squandered points to a table-bottomer mid-week, I expected a strong comeback from #ManUtd visiting Arsenal ⚽. While it wasn’t as boring as the Liverpool-Manchester United draw, this was a bit better but again another draw. Though the record of being unbeaten for 18 away matches was nice, the inability to stay on top the table is worrying. 😯
joined a book club initiative as a core member at office.
attended two meetings simultaneously 😲. One meeting was on the 💻🔉 and the other on 🎧. I wasn’t required to talk on both luckily. 😃
tried walking on the treadmill for a change just mix up my walking routine.
continuing reading Nemesis Games by James SA Corey 📖. Since I’ve watched most of the Season 5 of the Expanse, this should be a quick read as the characters and locations can be imagined from the series.
Woke up at 3 am with a low blood sugar rate. It must’ve been the effect of the previous evening’s exercise.
Max’s new tab arrived. I have set up a rather strict parental controls and usage schedules for him. I also side-loaded Blokada for ad-blocking and Tachiyomi for reading comics.
I missed last night’s #ManUtd 2-1 win against Fulham. I wish they would play at Old Trafford they play away games.🤨 Looks like the title hopes are looking more brighter this year.
Signed up at work to present a talk titled “Getting Things Done Or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Procrastination” to my team.
The work week was a bit slow with a holiday for Pongal on Thursday.
I was featured in a weekly Genesys Spotlight that showcases interesting hobbies of employees. It featured a short video of me talking about how I do my 100 books a year reading challenge every year.
After logging from work on Friday, I was mentally exhausted and did not have the mindspace to go for my daily walk and this lethargy continued right through the weekend.
On Saturday, Max and I spent some time sorting out the games that work and those that don’t from Felix and Stefon’s set of PS2 games.
I played God of War for a while on the pretext of testing if the game works.
Max and I spent some time playing NFS:Undercover. He can beat me only if he has the Koenigsegg CCX and Nitro boost. Whenever we played Getaway, the game was over within seconds as he has the Koenigsegg and Nitro to pull far far away as the chase starts.
I spent the rest of the Saturday binge-watching Season 5 of The Expanse.
There were a lot of emails catching up to do and stuff to plan at work.
At work, we bid farewell to Balaji as he departs for a different path in his career. I would miss him as my idea-bouncing wall. 👋
Max has got better and from Wednesday, he has been unquarantined 🙂 and is spent the rest of the week catching up on missed television and mobile games.
Since the holidays began, Max and I have been reading a few pages of JL8 as bedtime reading. He has been loving it. Once this ends, I might have find another way to get him to read a bit before sleep.
Wednesday was the eight anniversary of Mom’s passing away. I got to spend some time at her grave wondering about how things might have been if she was still with us. 😢
Tenet was a nice movie that I finally caught up with. I would definitely try to watch it in the theatres if they have a show.
As part of own-your-data, I’ve now got sleep posts working as private posts via IFTTT/micropub. Check-ins via Swarm are also available as private posts. I’ll be adding exercise (again as private posts) next week.
And you can now search for emojis in search like this: 🦸♀️
I still haven’t found the time to write the 2020 Review posts.
The first week of Twenty Twenty-One wasn’t that great a start.
Max had been diagnosed with a minor variant of chickenpox. As a result, we decided to stay back at Palaniyarpalayam instead of returning to Chennai on the 2nd as planned.
With the decision to stay taken, planning for work and school was a concern. The lack of internet connectivity is always the bane here at Sophia’s place.
Getting back to work with almost a fortnight off from work, being productive right away might be a problem. The decision to stay back also doesn’t help. Luckily, I do not expect a rather hectic workload for the first couple of weeks in 2021.
I’d archived my earlier version of this blog for a newer version this year. Most of my time has been spent in adding #indieweb functionalities to the site.
Food tracking is back this year and I guess I might have to start losing the extra pounds that I’ve gained over the holidays.