78/100. Big drop!
7 points were lost in exercise. I hurt my shoulder during VRT early in the week; it wasn’t enough to affect regular life, but it made further VRT too painful to do until the end of the week (I had a really good workout last night again). Work, weather and a bit of laziness conspired against me doing more walking to make up for it too.
I also didn’t get any of the 10 points allotted to my game/homeschool project this week. It might have been possible to squeeze this in somehow, but I had very little time because I started working on paid game work this week. I spent a lot of time getting my computers set up, and studying the new code base I’m going to be using for all the menus and front-end stuff. I had considered letting paid game work count, but then I’d be resigned to not getting anything done on my own personal projects for the whole eight months this contract is supposed to last. So, my scores are probably going to be lower for a while, but maybe that will provide the incentive to still press forward and find the time somehow.
The kids and I finished Super Mario Galaxy this week, but we’re playing through it again as the new character that becomes available. We also finally watched a bit more of the TV series DVDs I have been meaning to watch with them: “The Super Mario Bros. Super Show” which they find amusing but somewhat unsettling too. The slight majority of the show is a cartoon Mario Bros. adventure, which seems to be based on the Super Mario Bros. 2 for the NES era. But bookending the cartoon is a live action Mario Bros. “comedy” about the brothers running their plumbing shop. Sgt. Slaughter (of old-school WWF fame) was the guest this week… bizarre!
I’m about half-way through On The Edge, and still really enjoying the stories of Jack Tramiel and Chuck Peddle among others. I also read Genesis 30-47, and I’m looking forward to getting into Exodus as I have a game/story idea set in an alternate-history version of that time.
Music-wise, I continued practicing Midnight Oil songs, and got together with Richard to work on 3 of them together for the coffee house in his church basement Sunday, Feb. 17th. Looks like we’re doing River Runs Red, Sometimes, and Arctic World.
Fixing/organizing I did a variety of things: set-up the tax receipt database program for another year at a local charitable organization, fixed the church computer, got a bunch of personal finance stuff straightened out, organized more of my game and magazine collection, and installed fancy new wiper blades on the vehicles!