Single dad weekend

So my wife’s job in union leadership has lead her out of town again, this time by train to DC where she’ll be lobbying our local congressional representatives. I dropped her off at the train station early yesterday, and spent the rest of the day with the kids. Last night we broke open a copy of Shadows in the Forest, which wasn’t quite what I was hoping for. My oldest enjoyed it, but I was mostly bored by the second game. We’ll try again in a few weeks and see if I warm up to it. The rest of the evening was watching various live performance videos on YouTube. I think I may have overdid the head-banging to Enter Sandman, as my neck has been bothering me all day. I thought I had slept on it wrong before I remembered what happened last night.

After the kids went to bed I spent the rest of the night watching the final episodes of Bojack Horseman while refreshing TradingView and Twitter on my app. Of course the big news is that Bitcoin crossed $10,000, and of course CryptoTwitter lost their shit. There weren’t any big price moves like I was expecting though, just a slow and steady slog up to it on the 1-minute candle, bouncing a narrow range until it finally made it and everyone started congratulating themselves for making it through the bear market.

I did see mention that this time feels a lot different. Last time we were here, in November of 2017, there was so much excitement about it and everyone (myself included) seemed like they were going crazy. None of that this time around. I actually tried to talk about bitcoin to one of my neighbors earlier today, but for the most part I’ve barely mentioned it to anyone in real life the past few months. I’ve brought it up several times with others the past week, but no one has asked me about it. Perhaps it’s good to keep it that way for now.

I’ve been taking it easy this weekend, trying to keep myself sane for the next few days. I’ve got a busy week at work lined up, and I know it’s going to be busy, so for tonight I’m going to lay on the couch with The C++ Programming Language. I’m only a couple chapters in, but already learned a good deal that is going to come in handy with class. For an old nerd like me, there’s no better way I’d rather spend my time.

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