So much for the gym.

Every time I think about going to the gym more than a couple times a week, I seem to get sick. Fortunately not really sick, but bad enough that I have to sleep more rather than exert myself. Today I wasn’t feeling bad at all but it turns out it’s my buddy Il’s birthday which I can never remember. Turns out he’s jinxed that way and his wife even had trouble convincing herself it was today even though she wished him a happy birthday early this morning.

Usually Il’s birthday means our annual ritual of gluttony at Ringside. This year they didn’t have the proper plans in place so we ended up getting fried chicken (a big plus) at Popeye’s (usually not so bad). So not only didn’t I make it to the gym, I went to the opposite of the gym. Did I eat sensibly? Of course not, I was at Popeye’s. And I couldn’t not go to Il’s birthday dinner, even if it was at Popeye’s.

Did I mention that I weigh more than I ever have before? Oh well. My New Year’s resolution is to do some yoga. I keep talking about it and even looked up some schedules for beginners classes. Maybe I’ll even make it in the door.

I need help.

Here we are in 2016. I wonder how many posts I had. I could probably install some sort of analysis tool or I could COUNT THEM ALL BY HAND and know there really weren’t that many. Blog schmog. I really haven’t been saying much lately. And why?

I think I decided at some point to let everything go to seed. About 20 pounds ago I realized I was pretty darn fit but who saw me nekkid? Just my doctor and he really didn’t give a shit. So I quit the dieting, ate more Mexican food, and put a nice pot belly over my abdominal muscles. To be honest, I didn’t go to the Mexican restaurant any more often, but I did eat more when I went. And then at some point I actually went on a couple of dates, got immediately dumped, and decided to change things up. So I quit the gym altogether and started Judo. That wasn’t great for my health either and had to quit after a year because I kept falling on my head.

So here it is, a couple years later and I haven’t been to the gym all that much because of this and that (vacation work and illness. I also received the double-edged boon of being promoted. More money, more problems. I’m going back to the gym now and I’m falling back into the old groove, or so I hope. At the very least I hope this muscle soreness and lack of cardiovascular endurance go away.

Anyway, my name is Todd (actually Hisashi) and I am a repeated keyboard buyer. I’ve purchased about ten keyboards in the past year and they cost me about $100 each. I’ve tried V60 keyboards (60% – no number keys/arrows/etc), V80 keyboards, Cherry MX Blues keyswitches, Cherry MX Brown keyswitches, Alps keyswitches and even some full-size keyboards. I’m even about to try some Cherry MX Clears. I need help. But really, as a guy who spends most of his waking hours in front of a keyboard, I’m searching for an unachievable goal: the ultimate keyboard. I think I need a better hobby, but I suppose I spend a lot more on ham radio. More about that later.