Jan. 10, 23: Routine, Teaching, TV, and Games


[Oh, crap! Just about eight thirty now and I realized it's Pimp meeting this morning at nine. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Here I thought I was well ahead of the game...]

Well, today was the start of the new semester and I'm happy to say that my stress level (besides the Calculus I final stuff) has been remarkably low. ๐Ÿฅณ

It's almost always the case that I get all anxious about everything and breakout all over my face and even snap my back on occasion; I try to get a solid night's sleep the night before, but then usually wake up thinking about it and not really sleeping all that well.

This time, it wasn't nearly that bad. ๐Ÿ˜€ I started getting stuff ready several days early and even have the schedules all worked out in my phone calendar, plus I've taught both of these class many times before, so no problem. ๐Ÿค“

Fell asleep right around nine or so and it was relatively early, like eleven thirty, when I moved out to the couch. Was woken up shortly after by the cat ๐Ÿˆ and Wenche letting him out but otherwise made it until just before five...can't quite remember what woke me up, but I started worrying about getting my post done before class and just got up. Still, not too bad, only about fifteen minutes short of a full night.

Did the usual morning routine, although I need to get my and Solairitas' wallets cleaned up and get everything staked...been doing it some, but haven't gotten them both completely caught up. Otherwise, just the normal curating, check emails, check Discord, and check on the crypto markets.

Not looking too bad! BTC was still holding back up above $17k and HIVE even continued to rise. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿค‘ One thing I will say, the more my accounts grow the more sensitive to price fluctuations they become...really have had to develop a thick skin watching several thousand dollars come or go over the course of a few days; two cents change in HIVE makes $1200 difference in my portfolio value. ๐Ÿคฏ


I got my post done early and scheduled it to post, got myself a shower, and then got ready for class starting at eight thirty.

The first class is virtual Calculus I, so kinda' nice, don't have to rush to drive in early. ๐Ÿ˜ We went over the usual class overview and syllabus and all that and then started in on hardcore algebra review (really the first week or two are all just review of algebra and trig stuff). Went fine other than a couple stupid algebra errors and we ended on time.

Had about an hour between class and when I had to head into town for my second class, so I grabbed some lunch and got everything ready to go.

The drive in was fine, and even though I was a bit late getting out the door, I was there and set up a good ten minutes before class time. More or less the same deal for Calculus II; took attendance, went over the course overview, and then talked about the syllabus.

From there I did a quick and dirty review of the whole of Calculus I and then we actually started into new material (finding area between curves) but that's super easy and only took us a few minutes.

Finished up class on time and headed home. No issues on the drive home either and I was home a little before four (not a bad day at all)...was tempted to play some Quest, but I ended up watching criminal psychology interrogation videos instead.

When Wenche finished with work, she was going to start making dinner but got a phonecall from a friend of hers and so I started making us turkey tacos instead.

We got done with dinner and everything relatively early and we watched a couple episodes of the new season of Leverage. Watched the last episode of Letterkenny again since we'd fallen asleep before seeing it last time and fell asleep before it was over again.

[Crud. My word count has been falling off sharply the last few days...still keeping over my thousand goal, but I guess I need to get going on more stuff so I have more stuff to talk about. Today was all about teaching, though, and it went well (was a good day ๐Ÿ˜€) so I'm willing to cut myself a little slack.]

Dude, seriously?! Still? At this point I can barely recall the last time dShitty paid out even a single, solitary SIM. ๐Ÿคฌ A zero stated income is reflective of the truth, so at least that's something, I suppose.


Getting that token dust just to remind me that they could have paid, but didn't.


Oh, wow! I just realized that I'm finally almost half way to millionaire on Rising Star...hadn't even bothered to pay attention to that number since it tends to grow so slowly, guess the grind has "paid off."

I almost couldn't believe it, in fact, I had to refresh just to make sure, but my Ego was still at zero and I'm keeping on with missions for now.

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Got a dollar twenty, minus the fee, so just above a dollar for my Splinterlands rental income today. I guess all I can do is pull it out for whatever it's worth and consider it "gravy." It's still nagging at me that it's some setting that got tweaked or I'm getting throttled in favor of the OMEGA holders/Prime subscribers...just doesn't seem right.

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Claimed my SPS interest for the day, paid the rental fee, and staked up the rest. Pretty sure that's been three days of staking now, so time to start saving again.

Obligatory, recycled, HashKings BUDS balance photo:


Just the normal claim and stake today on Genesis, otherwise still not heard anything more about it from anywhere (DOA?).

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I'll admit, this one was a complete shock to me and I have no idea what would explain why my stake rewards were so much lower today than any other day. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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