May 31, 2023

We had a lot of junk removed from our house yesterday as we continued downsizing. We made significant progress, but there is plenty of work left to do.

The other night, I dreamed I was working on reports in a different office setup, and after speaking with coworkers, I decided to end my career.

Today is my daughter’s 25th birthday.

Review: Toasted Gastrobrunch

On Monday, May 29, 2023, we ate breakfast at Toasted Gastrobrunch in Las Vegas, Nevada. The interior had a late 60’s style diner decor with a friendly atmosphere. I started with their Irish Coffee, served in a pretty glass.

I ordered the SHORT RIB BENNY, made with grilled sourdough, braised short rib, Harissa hollandaise, poached eggs, and pickled onions. The short rib was cooked perfectly tender, as well as the poached eggs. It was the pickled onions that gave the dish an exceptional flavor. 

The staff accommodated our needs; every interaction came with a smile.

If you’re looking for a spot with excellent food and great service, then Toasted Gastrobrunch is the place for you.

May 30, 2023

Yesterday, we went out for breakfast at Toasted Gastrobrunch. I had the Short Rib Benny with Truffle Potatoes and Irish Coffee. It was delicious.

YouTube contacted me that they removed monetization from my channel.

Last night, I dreamed of work, writing reports, meetings, and quietly quitting my job.

Happy Tuesday.

May 29, 2023

Over the weekend, I watched “Shazam: Fury of the Gods.” Many of the reviews for this film were spot on; however, it was a fun movie overall, not as bad as I imagined.

There was a lot of wrestling watched, WWE Night of Champions on Saturday, WWE NXT Battleground, and AEW Double or Nothing on Sunday: great matches, unexpected finishes, and storyline progression.

Last night, I watched comedian Wanda Sykes’s “I’m an Entertainer” on Netflix. Topics ranged from white privilege to hot flashes. She was hilarious.

Happy Memorial Day.

May 25, 2023

It was another hectic day yesterday. I drank two cups of coffee, one espresso, and two Red Bulls. My insides hurt.

Tina Turner died.

Today, my wife and I have been married for thirty-two years. We have been through a lot, and I hope we are together for more.

Happy Thursday.

May 24, 2023

We’re making progress; everyone is tired and stressed. I reflect on what I should have done to make this journey easier. Sleep went from 6 hours to 3 hours somehow; I’m still functioning.

No matter the outcome, I appreciate what everyone has done for me.

Have a great day.

May 17, 2023

Yesterday, while walking to a grocery store for lunch, someone asked, “How’re you doing, black man?” I turned and said, I’m good; how are you?”. He told me he was homeless and asked me to pray for him. I told him I would and continued to the store. On my way back, I gave him a bag that contained a giant breakfast burrito and water. I asked for his name. We introduced ourselves. I told him I would still say a prayer for him.

Our Managing Director walked to my desk and asked how my project (the one he assigned me) was going. I focused my gaze on the emptiness of my happy place and rattled off a barrage of updates. He replied, “Nice progress.”

I received my attorney’s consultation on my debt collection lawsuit. I received three options and some insight into likely outcomes. I will follow through on the first option this week.

Happy Hump Day.

May 16, 2023

I learned an unknown person attempted to enter the premises where I work unauthorized, forcing a sitewide lockdown while I was traveling last week. Before the incident, we received a customer threat. I don’t know if the two situations were related.

I think I left my belt in the hotel – it was my favorite.

Happy Tuesday.

May 14, 2023

It’s Mother’s Day.

It was Mother’s Day 2018 that signified the beginning of the end of my relationship with my mother. The lies and manipulation; she’s done horrific things, and she is never wrong.

I watched “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3” yesterday. The story is about Rocket Raccoon, forced to return to his past to save his life. The film did a great job balancing each character’s screen time. Some moments nearly broke me. It was an emotional journey with a satisfying conclusion.

Happy Mother’s Day.