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I figured my first coffee of 2019 had to be special. This is all I could come up with.

Now watching The MEG

Remembering 2018.

I have been thinking for a few days how I wanted to do this. My 2018 end-year-review thing. And I had a hard time, too many things happened this year plus I am at putting my thoughts together sometimes. Also I did a poor job at documenting things, in an organized matter, this year. Jumping in between systems and note taking places and my changes on how to journal. Anyway, this my year-end review

Life vents.

2018 started a little out of wack in my personal life.

  • Unemployed, that wasn’t fun. I had lost my previous job late in 2017, therefore I found myself at the beginning of 2018 without a one.

  • Some hard life events involving some personal relationships and depression. But thanks to friends and professional help — and medication — things are looking much better now. With the occasional struggle, of course.

  • Finally sometime in April I found my current job.

  • Baby Luna, definitely the biggest event of the year.

Tech.

As far as my technology, there wasn’t much in 2018. 2017, though, was more eventful.

  • The HomePod
  • iPhone X🅂
  • Apple Watch Series 4

Systems.

This is probably the most chaotic year. As I said before I changed and jumped around many systems which got me to be a little unorganized.

Journal.

I have recently changed the way I journal thus the systems I use too.

Games.

Games that have been acquired in 2018. Some I have either just installed or just played a little bit because, attention span I guess.

Movies.

  1. STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI
  2. BLADE RUNNER 2049
  3. CARS 3
  4. THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX
  5. COCO
  6. GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS
  7. FERDINAND
  8. BATMAN NINJA
  9. DEADPOOL 2
  10. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
  11. READY PLAYER ONE
  12. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT
  13. RAMPAGE
  14. DEATH OF SUPERMAN
  15. SICARIO: DIA DAY OF THE SOLDADO
  16. JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
  17. PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING
  18. ANNIHILATION
  19. BLACK PANTHER
  20. JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
  21. VENOM
  22. BIRD BOX
  23. (here was for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, 2019 then)

Music.

I listen to way too much music to remember everything but these are the ones I listened the most (I think) and quite describes my music tastes.

Social Media.

What do I want to work on for 2019?

  • More journaling (blog and private notes format).
  • “Settle for one task management system”.
  • Be more present.
  • Less social media.
  • (Micro.blog doesn’t count as social media) ;)
  • Read more, specially books.
  • More photo adventures.
  • For my Social Media, still trying to figure out what I’m gonna do with that one.
  • And whatever comes along…

A good beer to properly send off 2018. Witch’s Tit Winter Ale | Boise Brewing

In this house we listen to Joaquín Sabina when fixing dinner.

New Year’s Eve Quesadillas.

Last check up of the year for Baby Luna. Today she weighted 7.12 , an ounce and a half per day since her last check up.

Austin Kleon:

“This year we just tried to keep alive…”#newspaperblackout pic.twitter.com/08bkX4TC7y

🎥 Baki. This show it’s ridiculous and over the top — love it! 😅

Shawn Reynolds:

Note to self: never travel with Sandra Bullock. pic.twitter.com/4byxRcWZG8

Alright, this tweet made me laugh a little.

I guess this is the homescreen setup that made it to the end of 2018. 📱

Toys 🧸 (2018)

My daughter is definitely a hippie ☮️💟

This is happening.

Such a sweet gesture! Today we received a post card with good wishes from all the nurses and the nice people that took care of baby Luna while she was in the NICU.

typical for a saturday 🍩

Year-End.

Sharing ten questions you might want to answer in a year-end journal entry. I’ve found these to be very beneficial.

I’ve found these questions to be a great launching point for a long-form journal entry looking at the prior year and considering the next.

Great year-end questions to reflect on. My thanks to @ronguest for sharing these.

A Social experiment

Okay, here’s the pitch: delete all social media apps from my phone! (Except for Twitter because I am and awful person). Basically the idea is delete Facebook and Instagram off my device. I want to see if I miss any interaction with these apps, if I can resist the temptation of checking them out. Again to see if I can leave without these two apps and depending on that I may just close these two accounts for good. At this point I have no clear expectations on how it’s going to turn out but it’s a start. Also I’m aware that this is probably not a true test since in the back of my head I know they still exist and can be accessed in someway at anytime. Ultimately I think I would like to get rid of them and replace social media with this personal blog.

We will see.

IN OTHER NEWS:

We got some snow today and drivers got a little dramatic about it this morning on my way to work. 😅

Sometimes in our lives We all have pain, we all have sorrow But if we are wise We know that there is always tomorrow

Woke up to this song stuck in my head this morning (and yes, specifically this version) 🤗

🎮 Zelda BoTW update: i die more by my own hand than any other way. 😅

www.recode.net

Shocker: Facebook’s ‘Clear History’ Privacy Feature Is Vaporware

🤦🏻‍♂️

Two beers and a Marley ?

Back when I was playing with the idea of starting a blog of my own, I struggled for a to find a “good” name for it for a while. Until, one day, I remember I was having a group-text conversation with some friends. This was a few months after our first daughter Marley was born, so a little over two years ago now. I don’t recall the exact conversation but I do remember that whatever the joke or the subject was, I didn’t get it until probably ten minutes into the conversation, I was a little lost there for a while. It was definitely one of those “oh! right!” moments. And as expected from these individuals I got a lot of crap for it. To which I said “in my defense I have had two beers and I have a Marley”. And from that little “joke” it’s how the idea of Two beers and a Marley came about.

So I created my blog and named it, Two beers and a Marley. I was probably the only one that really got the joke, some people just thought it was a cute idea or something like that. But I have rolled with my own joke for all this time, about two years or so to be exact. Here’s the thing now, we recently had our second baby, a new addition to the family. And somehow I feel like Two beers and a Marley doesn’t quite work anymore. Now I am rethinking the whole concept. I probably could still get away with the original name but for whatever reason doesn’t feel right. I have a couple of ideas that I am evaluating but nothing for sure yet. For now my Micro.blog it simply called Gabriel until I can either come up with a new name or decide to just keep using the original one.

One thing I do know for sure, it’s that I am definitely sticking with Micro.blog for my blog hosting and getting rid completely of my Wordpress account. I have sort of been maintaining both “sites” opened but I think I won’t be renewing by WP membership at the beginning of 2019.

Other things to consider in 2019:

  • get rid of Facebook ?
  • get rid of Instagram ?

“A Facebook presence”

Friday Five (plus three): Good riddance, 2018. – Gratuitous Web Presence

So, why maintain a Facebook presence, then? Although there are a bunch of “friends” (acquaintances, really) I could probably do without in my orbit, there’s a fair number of people I actually care about there, and I hesitate to cut the Facebook tether to them.

My feelings exactly.

Matt Haig:

I see this is all over the internet again which is great and as always I tentatively put up my hand and say ‘I wrote that’. (It’s from Reasons to Stay Alive.)

Austin Kleon:

Almost a new year. Stop worrying so much about productivity and getting things done. Start worrying about things worth doing.

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