December 30, 2019: Star Wars Ruined for Me

Monday. Such a busy work day. This was one of those days when I get to my desk and I never, ever managed to get up at all. I never got to walk around, talk to anyone, go anywhere, even eat. It wasn’t bad, just so intense. There is so much to get done today and so many employees and clients that need me that I just never got a chance to get my head above water.

I worked non-stop from the moment that I woke up until around one thirty. Yes one thirty in the morning. With Dominica and the kids not here, I pretty much have to use every available moment to just work and work and work to get things out of the way.

Really late tonight, Rachel and her brother Paul came over to hang out, have some beer, watch The Mandalorian, and get some food. It was really super late when they came over. We hung out for a little while, then ran out to first Jack in the Box on Josey, but discovered that their line was not moving at all. We eventually gave up on Jack in the Box and went to Whataburger instead. We got way too much food. Rachel bought me dinner, which was two egg and cheese biscuits on the jalapeno bread. She also got cinnabon and onion rings for us to share. She and Paul got tons of food.

So that was my only meal for the entire day. Not a single bite of food otherwise. That makes the Whataburger food not so incredibly bad. The egg and cheese biscuits are 425 calories each, for 850 total. The onion rings are 450, but I only had half if that for 225. So that is 1075 of that food, plus the dessert. Their dessert is not on their menu, so really hard to figure out. If it is the same as Taco Bell’s similar item, and I expect that it might even be identical, then it’s a whopping 620 calories. For a grand daily total of 1695 plus a couple beers. So about 2,000. High, but not tragic.

We came home and thankfully I was able to talk them out of watching The Mandalorian which, after having seen some the other night, I really don’t enjoy watching. Paul kept saying that it was good, but he also had no interesting in seeing it again, which kind of says more about what he thinks of it than just saying that he liked it. Instead we watched the first episode of The Witcher which is my new favourite show. Everyone really liked it. One episode was enough, though. Paul was falling asleep. And Rachel is supposed to drive him down to Austin first thing in the morning so they need to get to bed so that they can get up and travel all day.

So nearly four in the morning when I finally got off to sleep. I got a ton of work done, though. I was able to keep running into the office while Rachel and Paul were here to keep migration projects moving along. So even my down time was pretty productive.

So at the end of the day, I’m feeling that every aspect of the Star Wars franchise has been so awful, even to the point of being offensive and mocking, I no longer have any interest in any of it. I’m done, I’m out. The original trilogy was so great, before it got “tweaked”. But everything that has come since then has been just terrible. Terribly written, terribly filmed, terribly acted. No redeeming qualities. And it just gets worse and worse and makes me upset and there is no reason for me to ever have to look at any of it again, I just to just accept that they’ve ruined that part of my childhood and move on because the more that I try to find a way to like it, the more upset I get and it’s just a crappy movie franchise that I don’t enjoy anymore, so who cares. Now, of course, stupid baby yoda is everywhere and every time I see that dumb puppet I like Star Wars even less.