So after starting this blog up I was thinking about the main purpose. The big purpose was to get back into writing again. I haven’t really been spending much focus on doing that. So here we are in May and wanted to talk about what I’m working on.
I have been researching my family history to get a better understanding of where I came from. I setup an ancestry.com account and just started building out a family tree. I hit two road blocks with my grandpa after I found out he was adopted. So I have been looking into how to figure out who his real parents are. So that has been an interesting and fun challenge.
The other thing I was wanting to do in learning more about my family was get to know my local family. I wanted to sit down with as many of them as I could. I wanted to know who they were on a deeper level. I want to know how I occur to people. So that is next on my project. The end goal is to hopefully self publish a book on the matter of my family. I will need some help with that and looking forward to see what I can come up.
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I took the weekend off but that doesn’t mean things didn’t happen. When I was looking for things to talk about I was looking for things that I was going to write on Facebook but didn’t. What I didn’t was this review of my experience watching the film passengers.
I was trying to think of the last time I went to a movie theater where I didn’t find myself saying “Shhhhh!” The last movie I went to see in the theater was “Passengers” for some reason there was a chinese tourist group in there all talking and texting. After “Shhhh-ing” them multiple times I gave up and went and found a manager. The manager came and asked them to leave. The 15 or so people seemed annoyed by this. They could have just shut the fuck up and life would have been great for everyone. My review of Passengers is “Meh.” Basically Titanic in Space where a guy wanted company so he found the hottest woman to defrost to die with her.
I wonder what my thought process was for not posting that on Facebook. Probably because I get the impression that Facebook is very superficial. So I opted to not post something real that I did and felt. I get a secret joy having people kicked out of movie theaters. Last movie I saw was Beauty and the Beast. I ended up having to report some jerk who decided to bring their young child to the movie. The kid was running back and forth across the front of the theater. I went to go speak to the manager. He followed me and had it dealt with. Pretty awesome feeling to have people removed from ovie theaters.
Last December I had the joy of becoming a homeowner. Our offer got accepted on the night Trump won the election. That was a bit of a bittersweet day. On one hand I became a home owner. On the other the worst possible person to become a president was now president elect.
I have found that owning a house is interesting because there is always some new project to take on. With a first few weeks of owning the place I found myself having to rewire a garage door. Had to learn how to strip wires and run those. What had happened was the sensor wire had gotten caught in the garage door opening process and ripped it apart.
Had to order a new wire from Amazon, Wire Stripper/Cutter, Zip ties, Electrical Tape. Tried to splice in wires in the split. That failed. So I just reran the wire and installed it. Fairly easy process once I figured out what I was doing. Ordered some new garage door openers and life has been pretty great with the garage.
I decided to build a website for the house running on my Raspberry Pi on my internal network. I keep all the goals and future projects on there. Did some simple things like installed a Nest Thermostat. Still need to take on a Fire Pit in the backyard and get a grill. One thing at a time I suppose.
Hello dear readers. It has been a long time since I have really been into the blogging thing. The last blog ran from November of 2003 until November of 2014. With the last few years having a blog maybe once a year. That’s not really a good end to the last blog. But I have archived and it’s available at http://blog.tristanpipo.com if you would like to revisit the past.
Man what a time to be alive. The last few years have been a bit crazy and I hope to catch you all up soon with stories from the past. Dreams of the future and everything in between. Which doesn’t make a great deal of sense since everything is in the past or a dream. This is getting a bit redundant at this point.
I bought a new laptop to make this new blog a reality and going to see how many times we can increase that number between now and a year from now. If you would like to connect on social media hit me up on twitter @tristanpipo
I really hope to try and connect with any past, present or future readers. Thanks for taking the time to read this fairly tame introduction post.