Wednesday, February 8, 2023

This Week - Music

Thursday (February 2nd)

I listened to 175 songs today. I heard Behind Blue Eyes by Limp Bizkit and Don't Bring Me Down by Electric Light Orchestra twice today.

  • I listened to 31 songs from the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 9 songs from the Check It playlist.
  • I listened to 123 songs from the Work playlist.
  • I listened to 11 songs from the Non Work playlist.

I added a few more songs from the Check It playlist.

  • Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen.
  • He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones.
  • The One I love by REM.
  • Life in a Northern Town by the Dream Academy.

As you can tell, I finished the Check It playlist and am hitting the songs that I added to it. That reminds me, I need to make a new one.

I listened to 139 different artists.

  • I listened to 6 songs by Blake Shelton.
  • I listened to 4 songs by Hollywood Undead.
  • I listened to 3 songs by Lady Antebellum, Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach and Taylor Swift.
  • I listened to 2 songs by 19 different artists.

Last Song of the Day - Tacky by Weird Al Yankovic


Friday (February 3rd)

I listened to 185 songs today. I heard Got the Life by Korn and Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me by U2 twice.

  • I listened to 85 songs from the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 6 songs from the Crabhands playlist.
  • I listened to 73 songs from the Work playlist.
  • I listened to 21 songs from the Non Work playlist.

I finished the Work playlist today, I started it on December 6th so it took almost 2 months to finish it. I need to make a new one before Monday.

  • I listened to 6 songs by Taylor Swift.
  • I listened to 3 songs by 6 different artists.
  • I listened to 2 songs by 16 different artists.

Last Song of the Day - How Do You Do It? by Beth Crowley


Saturday (February 4th)

I listened to 15 songs today. 

  • I listened to 15 songs from the Everything playlist.

I listened while I was waiting to leave and on the way there and back to his house. That's why it's only 14 songs.

  • I listened to 2 songs by Mariah Carey.
Those 2 songs were back to back, nice random Spotify.

Last Song of the Day - Ain't That a Shame by Fats Domino


Sunday (February 5th)

I listened to 69 songs today. 

  • I listened to 69 songs from the Everything playlist.
I listened in the card room and in the car back and forth to my mom's. I did add a song as well, Cheri sent it to me.

  • Don't Make Me Have to Come Down There by Dolly Parton

I listened to 63 artists today.
  • I listened to 2 songs by Five Finger Death Punch, Harry Connick Jr, Kane Brown and Mylon & Broken Heart.

I still need to redo a couple playlist before tomorrow, we'll see if I do tonight.

Last Song of the Day - Pick Out a Christmas Tree by Dan + Shay


Monday (February 6th)

I listened to 178 songs today. I heard the Reflex by Duran Duran and Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These) by Marilyn Manson twice.

  • I listened to 41 songs from the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 4 songs from the Crabhands playlist.
  • I listened to 118 songs from the Work playlist.
  • I listened to 14 songs from the Non Work playlist.
I need to update my Check It playlist but there were 4 songs on the Crabhands playlist to listen too.
  • I listened to 4 songs by 4 different artists.
  • I listened to 3 songs by 4 different artists.
  • I listened to 2 songs by 17 different artists.

Last Song of the Day - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear by Russ Taff


Tuesday (February 7th)

I listened to 181 songs today. I heard Rain King by Counting Crows, Better Than Ezra by Hinder and Change Your Mind by Sister Hazel.

  • I listened to 30 songs from the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 143 songs from the Work playlist.
  • I listened to 8 songs from the Non Work playlist.
I listened to 135 different artists.
  • I listened to 5 songs by Hollywood Undead.
  • I listened to 4 songs by Keith Urban.
  • I listened to 3 songs by 6 different artists.
  • I listened to 2 songs by 26 different artists.
I still need to do my Check It playlist. I'm a slacker.

Last Song of the Day - the One by Deuce


Wednesday (February 8th)

I listened to 138 songs today. 

  • I listened to 22 songs from the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 104 songs from the Work playlist.
  • I listened to 12 songs from the Non Work playlist.
I listened to 115 different artists.
  • I listened to 4 songs by Papa Roach.
  • I listened to 3 songs by 6 different artists.
  • I listened to 2 songs by 8 different artists.
I still need to do my Check It playlist. Maybe after I get finished with my daily stuff.


Last Song of the Day - Over It by Katharine McPhee

Monday, February 6, 2023

This Week - Journal

Monday (January 30th)

Nothing special today at work. My whole crew was back, hopefully it will stay that way. The bosses boss wasn't there so that was nice but he'll be back tomorrow.

Ran to the card shop after work and dropped off the boxes he gave me to sort and picked up another. I came home and went to work on my cards as I want to finish them before I start the shops.


Tuesday (January 31st)

Not a whole lot going on at work. We're trying to convince the plant manager to bring back 3rd shift next week. Our report is getting redder and redder by the way.

Came home and finished logging and scanning my cards then we headed out to Wendy's for supper.


Wednesday (February 1st)

Work was work. They finally decided to bring 3rd shift back now that we're buried. Well, the department before ours is buried, us not so much but we will be.


Thursday (February 2nd)

This section is getting smaller and smaller as I don't have much to talk about other than work and I only want to say so much on here about work.

I finished the box from F&G but I still have to go through the White Sox before I organize the rest of the stuff I pulled.


Friday (February 3rd)

I hit my 40 hours at 11:30 so I got out of work early. On my way home, Cheri called and during the conversation, I volunteered to run by Walmart and grab our groceries. I was then going to go to the pharmacy but while I was waiting for our groceries to come out to the car, I looked up the local garden center to see their hours and they closed in half an hour. Once I got my groceries, I ran out to the garden center, thinking I'd have to drive back by Walmart to go home and I'll get my drugs then. Once I left the garden center, I realized I needed to get a birthday card for my mom so I ran to Walgreens to get the card because I would rather run out of my way, go into Walgreens and go back to Walmart then to go in to Walmart to get a card. I hate that place.

Came home to the house by myself, went downstairs and worked on cards but since no one was home, I turned my music up and jammed to some tunes.


Saturday (February 4th)

Got up this morning, at 7:30. It was so nice not to have to get up super early to go to show. We set up in South Bend which was only a 20 minute drive from home. Although I had to go to his house first which means I had to help unload the car.

It was a good show people wise, it got really busy for about a 2 hour stretch but it wasn't one of our best shows. We did alright, probably better than most but it was lower than what you usually do.


Sunday (February 5th)

Got up around 8:30 and headed downstairs to work on the new cards I've gotten. I've thought about using my personal Instagram for cards but I haven't pulled the trigger yet. I may even start a new one, I haven't decided.

We went over to my mom's to celebrate her 71st birthday. It was actually on the 1st but we got together for lasagna, as we do every year. It was good. I got to watch the ending of the Ohio/Michigan game so that was good too.

I'm on my own for supper tonight which probably means I won't eat. It's not like I can't lose the weight. I got in the scale but I forgot until I was dressed so it wasn't accurate, I didn't ever record it.

Friday, February 3, 2023

This Week - Food

Saturday (January 28th)

This was just a pizza place in the mall that we were set up at for a card show. It wasn't bad, nothing special. They keep pizza under a heat lamp, when you order it, they throw it in the oven for a few minutes to heat it up and give it to you. Service was fine, the guy enjoyed his job so he was pleasant.

We had our choice of Subway or McDonald's when we stopped for gas. McDonald's will win that batlle 9 out of 10 times even though I don't care for either. Had a fish meal and nuggets. Everything was good and we got everything so no complaints.


Tuesday (January 31st)

We ran down to Wendy's for supper. We ordered on the app and hit the drive thru. We grabbed our food and went next door to sit in the parking lot to eat. We had to take Cheri's sandwich back because they put mustard on it and she can't eat it. They were friendly and quick with the switch. My burger was pretty good as well as the Baconator fries.


Friday (February 3rd)

I grabbed a Biggie Bag on the way home since I left work before lunch. Everything was as expected and even the guy who took my money was extremely friendly. 

Grabbed some Taco Bell for supper. Service and food was exact and great. My only complaint was not enough cheese and sour cream on my Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes but it wasn't enough complaint to give it a thumbs down. We ordered through the app.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

This Week - Music

Thursday (January 26th)

I listened to 155 songs today. I listened to Bucked Off by Brad Paisley, Something About the Way You Look Tonight by Elton John and the Hand That Feeds by Nine Inch Nails twice. I might have listened to more songs because I think LastFM wasn't tracking right.

  • I listened to 44 songs off the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 90 songs off the Work playlist.
  • I listened to 11 songs off the Non Work playlist.
  • I listened to 2 songs that Cheri sent me.
  • I listened to 4 songs off of You Tube.
  • I listened to 4 songs off of Pandora.

I mentioned that LastFM wasn't working, well Spotify didn't for a little bit as well. I added one of the songs that Cheri sent me.

  • Happier Than Ever by Kelly Clarkson

I listened to 127 different artists today.

  • I listened to 4 songs from Tim McGraw.
  • I listened to 3 songs from Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley.
  • I listened to 2 songs from 20 different artists.


Friday (January 27th)

I listened to 181 songs today. I heard You're Drunk, Go Home by Kelsea Ballerina & Kelly Clarkson, Move by Luke Bryan and Sing Your Freedom (Whiteheart).

  • I listened to 49 songs off the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 12 songs off the Crabhands playlist.
  • I listened to 108 songs off the Work playlist.
  • I listened to 12 songs off the Non Work playlist.

I have a bunch more new releases to listen to on the Crabhands playlist that I will probably get to on Sunday

I listened to 139 different artists today.

  • I listened to 10 songs by Cheap Codes.
  • I listened to 5 songs by Hollywood Undead & Luke Bryan.
  • I listened to 3 songs by Luke Combs.
  • I listened to 2 songs by 22 different artists.

The 10 songs from Cheap Codes were off the Crabhands playlist which means they were new releases. Obviously, they released a new album.

Last Song of the Day - You're Still the One by Shania Twain


Saturday (January 28th)

I listened to 74 songs today. All different.

  • I listened to 3 songs on the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 71 songs on the Bear playlist.

Kevin and I drove up to Lansing for a card show so we listened to the Bear playlist back and forth.

I listened to 60 different artists.

  • I listened to 4 songs by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • I listened to 3 songs by Halestorm.
  • I listened to 2 songs by 8 different artists.

The Bear playlist is all rock as you can tell by the 2 artists listed above.

Last Song of the Day - Stay by Black Stone Cherry


Sunday (January 29th)

I listened to 176 songs today. All different.

  • I listened to 66 songs on the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 34 songs on the Crabhands playlist.
  • I listened to 76 songs on the Check It playlist.

I finished the Crabhands playlist today and went ahead and went through a couple hours of the Check It playlist since I was listening to new songs anyways.

I listened to 95 different artists today.

  • I listened to 23 songs from Green Day.
  • I listened to 5 songs from 10 different artists.
  • I listened to 4 songs from 5 different artists.
  • I listened to 2 songs from Ella Fitzgerald, Little Big Town and Luke Combs.

I listened to Green Days new album which apparently had a ton of songs on it. The 15 artists that are referred to up there are all from the Check It playlist.

I did add a bunch of songs to my playlists while going through the Check It and Crabhands playlists.

  • Growin' Up and Gettin' Old by Luke Bryan
  • H8 My Self by Escape the Fate.
  • Trustfall by Pink.
  • Drowning by Atreyu
  • Drinkaby by Cole Swindell
  • Heartbreak Feels So Good by Fall Out Boy.
  • One Big Country Song by Locash
  • You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly by Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty.
  • Born on the Bayou by Los Lonely Boys.
  • Just Between You and Me by Lou Gramm.
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street by Louis Armstrong.
  • Hello, Dolly! by Louis Armstrong
  • Dream A Little Dream Of Me by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.
  • Let's Call the Whole Thing Off by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.
  • What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong.
  • Better Off by Love and Theft.
  • Buy Dirt by Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan
  • Country Girl (Shake It For Me) by Luke Bryan
  • Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye by Luke Bryan
  • One Margarita by Luke Bryan.

Last Song of the Day - Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley


Monday (January 30th)

I listened to 195 songs today. All different.

  • I listened to 43 songs from the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 12 songs from the Check It playlist.
  • I listened to 128 songs from the Work playlist.
  • I listened to 12 songs from the Not Work playlist.

Only 1 meeting today so I got a lot of music listening in.

I listened to 142 different artists today.

  • I listened to 15 songs by Luke Combs.
  • I listened to 4 songs by Hollywood Undead.
  • I listened to 3 songs by 8 different artists.
  • I listened to 2 songs by 20 different artists.

I'm listening to a bunch of Luke Combs on the Check It playlist. He will probably be the top artist tomorrow as well. I added the following of his on the playlists as well.

  • Doin' This by Luke Combs.
  • Must've Never Met You by Luke Combs.
  • Dive by Luke Combs.
  • Used to You by Luke Combs.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For by Luke Combs.
  • I Know She Ain't Ready by Luke Combs.
  • Memories Are Made Of by Luke Combs.
  • A Long Way by Luke Combs.
  • Can I get an Outlaw by Luke Combs.

As you can see, I like Luke Combs. That's why I put so many songs on my Check It playlist.

Last Song of the Day - Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee on the Piano


Tuesday (January 30th)

I listened to 186 songs today. I listened to 6 songs twice.

  • I listened to 35 songs from the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 15 songs from the Check It playlist.
  • I listened to 108 songs from the Work playlist.
  • I listened to 15 songs from the Non Work playlist.
  • I listened to 13 songs from the Our Favorites playlist.

I listened to a few duplicate songs because I noticed they weren't tracking so I started it over and I got it going again for it to only add the songs after a bit. I added one song today.

  • Don't Tempt Me by Luke Combs

I listened to 134 different artists today.

  • I listened to 10 songs by Luke Combs today.
  • I listened to 5 songs by Blake Shelton and the Lumineers today.
  • I listened to 4 songs by Hollywood Undead, Kane Brown and Tim McGraw today.
  • I listened to 3 songs by 4 different artists.
  • I listened to 2 songs by 16 different artists.

Luke Combs and the Lumineers were from the Check It playlist this morning.


Wednesday (February 1st)

I listened to 191 songs today. I listened to No One Like You by Scorpions twice.

  • I listened to 36 songs off of the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 10 songs off of the Crabhands playlist.
  • I listened to 3 songs off of the Check It playlist.
  • I listened to 118 songs off of the Work playlist.
  • I listened to 24 songs off of the Non Work playlist.

I was surprised to see so many songs on the Crabhands playlist this morning. I did add some songs, one off Crabhands and one off the Check It playlist.

  • Promise to Live by Disciple.
  • Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd,

The Everything playlist has 5945 songs now.

  • I listened to 7 songs by 12 Stones today.
  • I listened to 6 songs by Thomas Rhett today.
  • I listened to 4 songs by AC/DC, Five Finger Death Punch, Hollywood Undead and Lee Brice today,
  • I listened to 3 songs by Eminem, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink and Red Hot Chili Peppers today.
  • I listened to 2 songs by 20 different artists today.

12 Stones was on the Crabhands, none of them were real songs either, all music. Not sure what that was all about. Lynyrd Skynyrd was off the Check It playlist.

Last Song of the Day - Pray For Peace by Dana Key

Monday, January 30, 2023

This Week - Journal

Monday (January 23rd)

Went into work and something happened to where the tanks turned on too early. I don't know if a power outage screwed up the system or what but 2 of the tanks were almost empty so I spent the first hour trying to get the tanks filled back up.

Cheri scheduled the garage guys to come fix ours tomorrow afternoon which is perfect because there is supposed to be a storm coming in. It's only been one night parking outside and I'm already over it.


Tuesday (January 24th)

Nothing really special happened today. I got home right after the guy got here to fix our garage door. We're supposed to get hit with a pretty big snowstorm tomorrow morning so I'm happy to be able to park in the garage again.


Wednesday (January 25th)

I stayed over 20 minutes at work trying to get some last second stuff done so I'll get to leave a little early on Friday. We called Danna back for 2 10 hour days tomorrow and Friday and we tried to call Mecario back for next week but we haven't heard back from him. If he doesn't call back then Danna will get his hours.

I came home and Cheri needed to go to JC Penny's to pick up something she ordered so we left a little early to hit CVS to pick up her pain patches then grabbed supper at Barnaby's because it was before 5 and we like to get there before the rush. We definitely did that as we were the only ones there when we got there. Which is totally different then the last time we were there and it was so loud. After that we hit Penny's and did the curbside and then headed home for the evening.


Thursday (January 26th)

My boss gave me a bunch of stuff to do like I don't have anything else to do. I don't have a problem getting done what he asked other than he wants it done by tomorrow. That's probably not going to happen but whatever.

I came home and finished logging my Thomas cards and then started the sorting for the shop. I was extremely sleeping and did a lot of head bobbing while working on them. It might be an early bedtime for me tonight.


Friday (January 27th)

That stuff I was supposed to do for the boss. I didn't hardly do anything towards it. I didn't even have a chance. I had to leave a little after noon so I don't go over my 40 hours.

Came home and chilled with Cheri for a bit before heading  downstairs to sort more cards for the local shop.


Saturday (January 28th)

Kevin picked me up and we headed off to Lansing for a card show. It took about 2 hours and 20 minutes to get there but the ride was much more pleasant than last time. No backroads or constuction. The show went alright, it was really busy but the sales didn't concur with the traffic. It wasn't a bad show money wise, just not as good as we usually do there.


Sunday (January 29th)

I actually slept through the night for the first time in awhile. This stupid cold has been kicking my ass but hopefully it is on it's way out. I was sleeping so well that Cheri woke me up so I didn't sleep too long.

I finished sorting the cards for Fred and boxed them back up and then started logging my cards that I picked up yesterday in.

Worked texted to tell me they changed our hours, for no particular reason. I responded with, I'm changing my phone number so you can't annoy me until I get to work.

Friday, January 27, 2023

This Week - Eating Out

Saturday (January 21st)

Kevin and I did a card show 3 hours away so we stopped and grabbed some breakfast at McDonalds. Didn't have much of a choice, that was about the only fast food on the way that was over that early. Food was good, nothing to report on service. It was all good.

We grabbed some Taco Bell on the way home. We went in because he doesn't like to eat TBell while he's driving. It was good and I'd give them a green light but again, they didn't put much of anything in the taco. The Mexican pizza  toppings only covered about half of it and my cheesy fiesta potatoes had sour cream all over the outside of the container. I guess I should mark them down more but at this point, I'm just happy to get everything.


Monday (January 23rd)

The boss decided on Taco Bell this evening. Once again, they nailed everything and the guy at the window was extremely nice. They've been really good after a really bad streak which is great as we eat there more than anywhere else.


Wednesday (January 25th)

We hit Barnaby's just before 5 so we could get in before it got busy which we definitely did because we were the only ones there for a while. It was nice because last time we were there it was really loud. Pizza was good and we got it quick so no complaints. The girl behind the counter was pleasant. She isn't always. Not that she's mean or rude but she's usually so busy she doesn't take the time to chat. I even made a crack to her when she brought our Garlic Bread with Cheese about how she knew it was ours and she made a joke back. I'm pretty sure she's almost there every time we go.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

This Week - Music

Thursday (January 19th)

I listened to 190 songs today. All different.

  • I listened to 45 songs off the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 124 songs off the Work playlist.
  • I listened to 7 songs off the Non Work playlist.
  • I listened to 14 songs off Cheri's phone.

I was sleepy when I got to work so I didn't listen to any of my new songs playlists.

I listened to 148 artists today. 

  • I listened to 7 songs by Carrie Underwood.
  • I listened to 5 songs by Papa Roach.
  • I listened to 4 songs by Jason Aldean.
  • 7 different artists had 3 songs today.
  • 14 different artists had 2 songs today.


Friday (January 20th)

I listened to 170 songs today. I heard I Can See For Miles by the Who twice today. Probably off the Everything and Work playlists.

  • I listened to 39 songs from the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 9 songs from the Crabhands playlist.
  • I listened to 3 songs from the Check It playlist.
  • I listened to 120 songs from the Work playlist.
  • I listened to 10 songs from the Not Work playlist.

I listened to 136 different artists today.

  • Seether had 6 songs today.
  • Thomas Rhett had 5 songs today.
  • Dolly Parton, Little Big Town and Luke Combs had 3 songs today.
  • 18 artists had 2 songs today.
Little Big Town had a couple from the Check It playlist as well as other and Dolly Parton had a couple on Crabhands as well.


Last Song of the Day - Don't Stop Believin' on the piano


Saturday (January 21st)

I listened to 83 songs today.

  • I listened to 4 songs from the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 68 songs from the Bear playlist.
  • I listened to 11 songs from the Rock Covers playlist.
I listened to 66 different artists.
  • Five Finger Death Punch had 4 songs today.
  • Adelita's Way and Korn had 3 songs today.
  • 10 artists had 2 songs today.

Last Song of the Day - Gangster's Paradise by Like a Storm


Sunday, January 22nd

I listened to 88 songs today. All different.

  • I listened to 87 songs off of the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 1 song off the Crabhands playlist.

There was a new song by Filter on the Crabhands playlist so I went ahead and knocked that out.

I listened to 79 different artists today.

  • I listened to 4 songs by Taylor Swift.
  • I listened to 2 songs by 5 different artists.

I didn't add the song by Filter so nothing to see here.

Last Song of the Day - All Day and All of the Night by the Kinks


Monday (January 23rd)

I listened to 161 songs today. All different.

  • I listened to 27 songs off the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 12 songs off the Check It playlist.
  • I listened to 112 songs off the Work playlist.
  • I listened to 10 songs off the Non Work playlist.

I added a couple of songs to the playlists from the Check It playlist.

  • Lady by Little River Band.
  • Cool Change by Little River Band.

I listened to 128 different artists.

  • I listened to 5 songs from Little Richard.
  • I listened to 4 songs from the Little River Band.
  • I listened to 3 songs from 6 different artists.
  • I listened to 2 songs from 13 different artists.

Little Richard and the Little River Band were artists I listened to off the Check It playlist.

Last Song of the Day - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season) by the Byrds


Tuesday (January 24th)

I listened to 188 songs today. I heard Mean Something by Filmore and Save Yourself by Stabbing Westward twice.

  • I listened to 44 songs from the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 9 songs from the Check It playlist.
  • I listened to 123 songs from the Work playlist.
  • I listened to 12 songs from the Non Work playlist.
I listened to 151 artists today.
  • I listened to 5 songs from Live.
  • I listened to 4 songs from Living Colour.
  • I listened to 3 songs from Aerosmith, Blake Shelton and Breaking Benjamin.
  • I listened to 2 songs from 24 different artists.

Live and Living Colour were both from the Check It playlist.

Last Song of the Day - I'll Remember (In the Still of the Night) by the Tokens


Wednesday (January 25th)

I listened to 172 songs today, I heard Far Away by Nickelback and Broken by Seether twice.

  • I listened to 8 songs from the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 1 song from the Crabhands playlist.
  • I listened to 11 songs from the Check It playlist.
  • I listened to 136 songs from the Work playlist.
  • I listened to 8 songs from the Non Work playlist.
  • I listened to 15 songs froth the Our Favorites playlist.

I listened to 132 different artists today.

  • I listened to 5 songs from Lloyd Price.
  • I listened to 4 songs from LL Cool J.
  • I listened to 3 songs from 8 different artists.
  • I listened to 2 songs from 16 different artists.

Lloyd Price and LL Cool J were off the Check It playlist. LL Cool J would have 5 but he was on a JLo song for the other.

Last Song of the Day - the Power of Love by Huey Lewis & the News

Monday, January 23, 2023

This Week - Journal

Monday (January 16th)

I tried to sleep in my bed last night. That didn't go well. I think the CPAP made it worse. I ended up just putting my legs and head up like I was in my recliner, took off the CPAP and went right to sleep so I'm guessing that's what I'll do tonight.

Work sucked, nothing was going right with the line. Boiler issues, Air issues, the whole damn line is an issue.

Went to Tractor Supply and picked up dog food, hit Martin's on the way home to pick up some ranch and then came home and finished my Frank Thomas box so I'll probably run by the card shop tomorrow after work.

I might crash early tonight, I'm pretty tired already. Been fighting dozing off for the last hour.


Tuesday (January 17th)

Nothing terribly exciting today at work. The line actually ran well. They are talking about doing 5 days now this week, of course, I also heard they were going to take 4 hours off everybody so who knows.

After work, I ran to the card shop and dropped off the box of Frank Thomas cards and gave him $10 for the ones I kept. Came home and Samantha was here, we chatted and watched a movie while she did her laundry.


Wednesday (January 18th)

I have to admit, I forgot how great it is to leave work at 1. I have so much time at home when I get there. Although, I filled up on gas and went to Goodwill to drop some stuff off so for the 3rd day, I haven't come straight home yet.

Cheri was in the storage area, cleaning and organizing for the 3rd day in a row. She's going nuts down there but it makes her happy. Once she got done, we ran to Goodwill (2nd time today for me) and dropped a couple more items off. Then UPS to return some Amazon stuff and grabbed some supper. I had Chick-Fil-A and Cheri had Sonic.


Thursday (January 19th)

Next week I'm getting my 3rd shift wastewater guy back so I can go back to doing my job. Travis thanked me for pulling the numbers for all of our production vs all our scrap and put it into charts for him to present in a meeting. He also asked for all of our downtime for last year which I had to update 1st because I hadn't done much with it since taking over the department. About an hour before I left they told me that we will be swapping my wastewater operators, one week the 3rd shift guy, one week the 1st shift guy, that way everybody is getting some hours until it picks back up.

I came home and went to the card room to work on the Frank Thomas cards I got. I didn't get too far before I just laid on the couch and took a nap because I knew Cheri wouldn't let me sleep if I went upstairs.

I tried to watch the Michigan game tonight, I got about 3/4 of it before the stream cut out and I couldn't get it back. They weren't playing that great anyways but still. I think I'll struggle a lot more to get basketball games in then I will football or baseball but we'll see. Such is the way of a cord cutter.


Friday (January 20th)

I actually slept normal last night. CPAP and didn't have to elevate my head and legs so much. Hopefully I'm about over this cold.

Slow day at work. We had our daily MRB meeting and I had a coughing fit. I mean, real bad. I almost threw up a couple of times because I was coughing so hard. I heard one guy say this is what happens right before they become a vampire. I have no idea what triggered it. I left at noon because I hit my 40 hours.

I saw my cousin was at the card shop so I went over there and chatted with them for a bit before coming home.


Saturday (January 21st)

After my good sleep the night before, Cheri decided to sleep in the same room again. I fell asleep ok but I woke up at some point, coughing my head off. Every time I thought I was going to stop coughing, I'd start up again. I decided I better move to the recliner so Cheri can sleep. I rolled over and she was already gone. Damn it! 

Had to get up early for the weekend. My cousin and I went to set up at a pretty big card show but it was just under 3 hours away in Lima, OH. It was a pretty great show, we did well and it was packed most of the day. Had a good time as I usually do at shows. Always great hanging out with mostly men and talking sports all day.


Sunday, January 22nd

I took some Nyquil to help me sleep solid. It worked as I slept straight until a quarter after 7, except I made the mistake a laying back down and ended up sleeping on and off until 11. Going to sleep tonight is going to be a bitch when I have to get up at 3:45 tomorrow morning.

Haven't really done much today, I've been down in my card room since I got up, trying to get those Thomas cards logged in. I'm down to a couple more stacks so I'll probably work on them after work this week since I'll be getting off at 1.

Friday, January 20, 2023

This Week - Eating Out

Saturday (January 14th)

Kevin and I hit McDonald's this morning while traveling. The door said the lobby opened up at 7, it was 8:15 and it was locked. We got them to at least let Kevin in to use the bathroom before running through the drive-thru. Food was good and quick. Perfect.


Sunday (January 15th)

Trevor brought home Dairy Queen after work, being as he works there, everything was good and since he brought it home to us, I don't have anything to say about the service.


Tuesday (January 17th)

It was time for one of my trips to the other plant so I grabbed some breakfast. Everything was good, service was good. The same lady was at both windows so I'm guessing they were short staffed. I think she threw in some extra hash browns, both bags were full and there was still some in the bag.


Wednesday (January 18th)

We hit Chick-Fil-A while we were out tonight. Usually this place is perfect but today, the drive-thru line was actually slow. Not necessarily slow, just slow for Chick-Fil-A. They were actually using their speakers. I won't hold that against them though. The only other issue was they forgot our salt, which is what makes the waffle fries perfect so they were not as good but still good.

I had Chick-Fil-A, the wife wanted Sonic. She didn't complain and I didn't eat anything so I don't have much to say.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

This Week - Music

Thursday (January 12th)

Listened to 148 songs today. All different.

  • Listened to 36 songs from the Everything playlist.
  • Listened to 112 songs from the Work playlist.

Listened to 118 different artists.

  • Green Day and TobyMac had 4 songs today.
  • Craig Morgan and Halestorm had 3 songs today.
  • 19 artists had 2 songs today.

Listened to Lonely is the Night by Billy Squier and War of Change of Thousand Foot Krutch twice, once on each playlist.

Last Song of the Day - Winter Wonderland by Amy Grant


Friday (January 13th)

Listened to 126 songs today. Listened to All Dogs Go To Heaven by Chris Young twice, everything else once.

  • Listened to 76 songs on the Everything playlist.
  • Listened to 36 songs on the Our Favorites playlist.
  • Listened to 14 songs on the Crabhands playlist.
The Crabhands playlists is New Releases because it is Friday. I've added the following songs to the playlists.
  • Same Ol' Me by Dierks Bentley
  • Dead Reckoning by Pop Evil
  • Tell Me I'm Alive by All Time Low
  • Looking For You by Chris Young
  • All Go To Heaven by Chris Young
  • Dinosaur by Theory of a Deadman
  • Out of Pocket by Black Stone Cherry

The Everything playlists now has 5907 songs.

Listened to 109 artists today.

  • Five Finger Death Punch had 5 songs today.
  • Chris Young and Taylor Swift had 4 songs today.
  • Theory of a Deadman had 3 songs today.
  • Eagles, Journey, Michael Jackson and the Smashing Pumpkins had 2 songs today.

Last Song of the Day - Runaway by Janet Jackson


Saturday (January 14th)

Listened to 33 songs today. All different.

  • Listened to 3 songs off the Everything playlist.
  • Listened to 30 songs off the Bear playlist.

I was in the car with Kevin so I play the Rock playlist with him.

Listened to 31 different artists today.

  • Skillet had 2 songs today.

Listened to a few songs before Kevin picked me up and we went to Fort Wayne and back.

Last Song of the Day - You're Gonna Go Far, Kid by the Offspring


Sunday (January 15th)

Listened to 92 different songs today.

  • All songs were off the Everything playlist.
Listened to 83 different artists today.
  • 3 songs by Blake Shelton.
  • 2 songs by 6 different artists.

Listened to my 1000th songs by Papa Roach today. They are my 16th artist to reach 1000 plays.

Listened to music while working on my cards most of the day.

Last Song of the Day - the One I Love by Collective Soul


Monday (January 16th)

I listened to 185 songs today. All different.

  • Listened to 42 songs off the Everything playlist.
  • Listened to 7 songs off the Check It playlist.
  • Listened to 120 songs off the Work playlist.
  • Listened to 16 songs off the Non-Work playlist.
I listened to 140 different artists.
  • 5 songs from Eminem, Lipps, Inc. and Petra.
  • 4 songs from Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Three Days Grace and Tim McGraw.
  • 3 songs from Hollywood Undead, Papa Roach and Seether.
  • 14 artists were tied with 2 songs.

Lipps, Inc. is on there because I listened to them off the Check Me playlist. I did add a song this morning as well.

  • Running With the Night by Lionel Richie.

Last Song of the Day - Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam


Tuesday (January 17th)

I listened to 136 songs today. All different. Technically I had a few more but for some reason I had no internet on my phone and it didn't logged when I drove down to the other plant and back.

  • Listened to 9 songs off the Everything playlist.
  • Listened to 10 songs off the Check It playlist.
  • Listened to 105 songs off the Work playlist.
  • Listened to 12 songs off the Non Work playlist.

As I said above, I missed a few songs, those would have been on the Everything playlist.

I listened to 103 different artists.

  • 5 songs each from Lisa Lisa & the Cult Jam and Lisa Loeb.
  • 3 songs each from Halestorm, Keith Urban, Luke Combs, Seether and Zac Brown Band.
  • 15 artists had 2 songs.

Lisa Lisa and Lisa Loeb were the 2 artists I got through on the Check It playlist.

Last Song of the Day - I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston


Wednesday (January 18th)

I listened to 212 songs today.

  • I listened to 26 songs off the Everything playlist.
  • I listened to 2 songs off the Crabhands playlist
  • I listened to 9 songs off the Check It playlist.
  • I listened to 138 songs off the Work playlist.
  • I listened to 12 songs off the Non Work playlist.
  • I listened to 25 songs off the Our Favorites playlist.

I listened to 165 different artists today.

  • I listened to 6 songs from Five Finger Death Punch.
  • I listened to 5 songs from Lita Ford.
  • I listened to 4 songs from Seether.
  • I listened to 3 songs from 8 different artists.
  • I listened to 2 songs from 19 different artists.

Lita Ford was one of the artists on the Check It playlist. All the FFDP were probably all from my Work playlist although it could have been from my Everything playlist as well.

Last Song of the Day - Give It Up by KC & the Sunshine Band