The OA: Part 2

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Two years ago, I took my time watching The OA. Not so much with Part 2; I got through in about 24 hours. Part 1 left me so confused, and while there are more questions now, I think I have a much better understanding. Of course that probably just means I’m extremely confused. The show is absolutely brilliant.

Do not click the next two links unless you’ve watched every episode because there are a ton of spoilers. These are good reads with ideas about where the future of the show may go.

You Shall Not Pass

In 2011 this bridge was still used by walkers after hitting the tee shot on #15 at Crooked Creek. I don’t remember when, but it was closed within a few years. Now a large chunk of the bridge has broken away during the spring flooding.

I Would Rather #3

Would you rather be poor but help people or become incredibly rich by hurting people?

Poor but help people.

Would you rather live without the internet or live without AC and heating?

Without AC and heating because I’d just move to a climate like San Diego.

Would you rather have a horrible job, but be able to retire comfortably in 10 years or have your dream job, but have to work until the day you die?

Horrible job and retire in 10 years. I’ll retire as soon as financially possible.

Would you rather find your true love or a suitcase with five million dollars inside?

True love. That one may surprise some people.

Would you rather be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds?

Teleport anywhere. Just like a previous question about being invisible would be creepy, so would reading minds.

Would you rather die in 20 years with no regrets or die in 50 years with many regrets?

Hmm, hard to say without knowing what the regrets are. A lot of people say they have no regrets, but I think that’s bullshit.

Would you rather be feared by all or loved by all?

I do my best not to care what people think of me.

Would you rather know when you are going to die or how you are going to die? (You can’t change the time or method of your death.)

Tell me when, so I know how much time I have.

Would you rather be transported permanently 500 years into the future or 500 years into the past?

500 years into the past. I’m not confident Earth will still be inhabitable in 500 years.

In My Gym Bag

I’ve been meaning to clean out my gym bag for months and I finally did it today. I removed a ton of stuff that never gets used and here is what made the cut.

  • AbMat Wrap
  • Bear KompleX knee sleeves (2 sets)
  • Rocktape Shin Skins
  • Valeo Weightlifting Belt
  • Adidas Performance Adipower Weightlifting shoes
  • Rogue wrist wraps
  • Bear KompleX 3 hole hand grips (2 sets)
  • Rogue gloves
  • IronMind lifting straps
  • GorillaPod
  • Glif camera phone tripod mount
  • Reebok sunglasses
  • Field Notes: Expedition
  • Average Broz White Magic tape
  • Athletic tape and a padded tape
  • Tape measure
  • WHOOP bicep band
  • SuperSliders
  • 2 RPM speed ropes and 1 Rx Smart Gear Zeus rope

Perfection Doesn’t Exist

…perfection doesn’t exist; it is a goal that fuels a never-ending process of adaptation. If nature, or anything, were perfect it wouldn’t be evolving. Organisms, organizations, and individual people are always highly imperfect but capable of improving. So rather than getting stuck hiding our mistakes and pretending we’re perfect, it makes sense to find our imperfections and deal with them. You will either learn valuable lessons from your mistakes and press on, better equipped to succeed—or you won’t and you will fail.

Principles: Life and Work