Question of the Day

Which kitchen appliance (besides, the usual, fridge/oven/microwave) do you use a lot?

Besides my toaster and drip coffeemaker which are everyday things for me, I use my panini press just about whenever I make a sandwich. And the Delonghi pump espresso maker comes in handy for an afternoon espresso/mocha in the afternoon or when there’s a blizzard raging outside the house. Like right now.

Question of the Day

Another report about how Trump is looking to boot Spicer:

The Trump administration got off to a busy start following the president’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017 and it is reportedly seeking a new communications director to “lighten the load” of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, according to sources who spoke with CNN.

Sources told CNN the president is not thrilled with Spicer’s performance over the last few weeks. (Perhaps President Trump is more upset that Spicer was portrayed by a woman on SNL last week.)

How long do you think he has? Leave your estimate in the comments. I’ll say he’s gone by March 2nd.

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How will you be impacted when the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare, it’s the same fucking thing) is repealed?

I receive healthcare insurance through my employer. Of course, if I lose my job, I’ll lose that coverage. I am a resident of Massachusetts which had passed a version of Obamacare before Obama was President thanks to Mitt Romney (which was extremely strange during his presidential run when he was against Obamacare despite already implementing it in his state but politics). I’m not sure what the impact will be on MA residents if Obamacare is repealed.

There are just too many questions out there for the long term.

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What are your goals for this year?

I really don’t do the resolution thing because I constantly am giving myself goals throughout the year to work on. I don’t hate the idea of New Year Resolutions though. I think after the stress of the holidays, the first few days of the new year are a perfect time to get back to work on things.

So my new year resolutions are the same as they were heading into December, but I’ll just have some time to focus on them.
1. Stay active at the gym. A few years ago I dropped 60 lbs (I went from about 250 to 190) and I’ve managed to keep that weight off but it isn’t easy. I have to watch what I eat and stay active. In the warmer months this is easy. This time of year though, getting to the gym is half the battle.

2. Become fluent in French. I’m fairly fluent when it comes to writing and reading french but when it comes to conversation, I need a LOT more practice.

3. Cello! I started taking cello lessons 2 years ago. About the same time I started french actually. And I’m getting better but still don’t think I’m “fluent” in it. I need more practice. A LOT more.

Et vous?

Question of the Day

What are your current hobbies?

Cello. I’m on year 2 of lessons and I love it. Currently working through Bach’s Cello Suite no. 1 (Working on the courante). Outside of that, still practicing my french and my latest addiction, Battlefield One which is infuriating and addictive. (Drop me a note in the comment if you play it)

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It’s been a bit of a gloomy week. Ok, it’s actually been a gloomy month.) So I need something positive today. Actually, I think we all need something positive today. So what’s the last thing that made you laugh really hard?