On a More Positive Note…

So, it’s been about a month since I got out of the hospital. All in all, my recovery has been very good. I feel very much like my old self again… give or take a couple of minor things.

I am very fortunate that this wasn’t something that was very debilitating to my way of life. Very, very fortunate.

What else can I say? I will just continue on and live my best life.

Just wanted to give that quick update.


The Fragility of Life

The dates of April 6 to April 12th, 2024 are dates which will remain etched in my consciousness forever.

Let’s rewind a little bit before that. In the roughly week and a half prior to April 6, I started feeling more and more ill every day. Lots of sweats, fever, nausea. My appetite wasn’t what it should be. Just a general feeling of… well… being sick.

At first we thought it was side effects of a prescription I was taking. Come to find out later that it wasn’t that.

By the time Saturday, April 6 came, Greg made a decision that this wasn’t going to get better on its own and took me to an Emergency Room. They discovered that I had an infection going on inside me and admitted me to the hospital.

For personal reasons, I am not going to go into detail in this public facing blog post as to what was going on inside me. That knowledge if for trusted individuals only. Suffice it to say that it was very much something that could be brought under control.

The days following my hospitalization were a struggle. Gaining strength back, getting back into a normal daily routine, etc. etc.

Here we are, April 30, 2024, about 18 days since being discharged from the hospital. I have done several follow-up appointments since, my numbers have improved but are still not all the way there. Things will improve.

I really wish I could tell you what led up to all this and what it is. However, I can’t take the chance on a public facing blog such as this. It’s the kind of information you don’t want to fall into the wrong hands or keep you from being hired in a future position that I don’t know about yet. I’m sure you, the reader, will understand.

Thanks for all of your kind thoughts and support no matter who you are.

My Health

I have been trying a lot in recent years to keep my health in check as much as I can. I have been seeing a doctor regularly and have been taking medications to stop the onslaught of health problems being a man of size can bring.

How am I doing? OK I guess.

In case the reader didn’t know, I have been battling Irritable Bowel Syndrome for a few years. That and crippling anxiety at times is not a good combination.

I have my days. Usually when the weather is cloudy my mood tends to go down into a bad area and I struggle. I am not ashamed to admit this. Y’all know I always tend to wear my heart on my sleeve. It helps me and it hurts me.

I think one of my strong suits is that I have a good sense of empathy. For example: this week at work a very close friend had a relative pass away while he was on shift. He got a call about it and pulled me aside because he knew that he could count on me. I was there for him just as he had been there for me when I was going through tougher times myself.

That is the beautiful thing of something that is beyond friendship and almost (but not quite) family. There is some kind of indescribable bond there that is unique and one-of-a-kind.

Does any of that make sense? Well, it does to me.

And there is why your emotional health is just as important as your physical health.

10 Years of The Daytime TV Schedule Archive

10 Years ago on January 1, 2014, me and Greg put online a little bit of research we had done that culminated in a website that was never known for it’s graphic sleekness.

Behold, The Daytime TV Schedule Archive was born.

We have made adjustments to it over the years… mostly correcting erroneous data. Most of that information has come from contributors. All of that information is and always has been greatly appreciated. We welcome it as always.

To show the greatness of it all, the site has a special logo now commemorating 10 years of the site being online.

The funny thing is, I didn’t even realize it until I sat down to update the copyright year at the bottom of the page as one does with their website around the end of the year. That got me thinking about when it was put online. I remember posting about the site on The Game Show Forum and a quick search reminded me of our 2014 launch of the site.

The first thought of course was, “Geez, has it been that long!?”

It’s funny what you think when you see that that length of time has passed and it only felt like yesterday that you put something like that online for the world to see.

Time grows short. Time is also the fire in which we burn.
Whoa, I had better really lay off the philosophy references at this hour! TTFN.

Is This Even a Thing?


In the last while since I have neglected this blog a lot has changed in my life.

I got promoted in my job, my title is now Operations Engineer. I still deal in information, information and information from all sources imaginable. However, on top of that, I am now learning lots of technical back-end stuff. I have learned a lot since I accepted this position in July 2023. I still have a lot more to learn every day.

I have confidence I will be ok, but I naturally second guess myself a lot of times. Any human being would. I am proud of myself for what I have accomplished.

This still doesn’t hide the fact however that the odds are against me and my colleagues equipment-wise. We will have to do the best we can in the long haul. We’ll make it. Just. Be. Resilient.

Eight Years Married

This year will mark our eighth wedding anniversary.

Where does the time go?

It seems like just yesterday we were rushing to our wedding on a pleasant spring morning in New York City. Getting on the wrong subway train and all that. The story is well documented on the ‘Tube.

As each year passes, I can’t help but be amazed at how lucky I am to have the greatest husband in the world. A husband who puts up with a lot from me day after day. That’s love.

I hope that if you read this that you find your true love. Everyone deserves it, even if you don’t think you do.

Everybody say love!

March 2023 Update

Just a quick post to make it seem like this blog isn’t dormant.

49 Days. That’s how long we were in this nightmare. Technically it still isn’t done, there is one small piece of missing tile in the kitchen.

We haven’t even paid the remaining balance for the work. Not because of us, because the final figures haven’t even been given to us yet!

What an ordeal this has been.

Excuse me, I am hangry and must go have some pizza.


Survive the World – 2022 Holidays Edition

I just wanted to get this in a form I can look back on. Getting jolting news that there is a flood happening in your home whilst you are 4.5 hours away with family on Christmas Eve is not how one envisions a holiday to go.

To have to cut a trip short and rush home to assess damage is not ideal, but yet, somehow, I think in a way that with everything that has happened in the last 5 days, surprisingly, I am OK. This is weird. Usually I would be in more of a panic.

Sure I have been emotional at times, mostly when we finally returned home at 4am on Christmas Morning to survey the damage that was done. Anyone would be emotional at that particular time when they see their home in a state of damage.

We were so lucky that all of our personal items and such survived intact. The most important member of our family, our cat Pumpkin, was our chief concern. He has been doing OK. We worry now whether or not he has a cold or something else going on from breathing all the contaminated air. We’ll be keeping an eye on him in the coming days.

This last statement is going to sound rather obvious from someone who hasn’t updated this blog as often as he should… but I need to update this thing more with my thoughts, especially given the current state of things for the next month.

Stranger Things 4

Last night, we finally got to see the final two episodes of Stranger Things 4. It seemed like an eternity between the May 27 release of the first seven episodes and the July 1 release of the final two installments.

About those final two installments, it felt more like five episodes than two because of how long they were. That made it all the more exciting, that’s for sure.

I am not going to go into plot details here because, well, you know, spoilers! Again, this is not a review, mainly just exuding how I feel about what I saw.

I do have one hope for the final season. There has been a lot of debate about the sexuality of Will Byers. Is he gay? Is he longing for Mike? I think he is. Will the writers go there? I don’t know. I hope they do, it feels like that’s the way it should be going.

Oh and my wallet when it comes to the Soundtrack to come from Lakeshore Records. Two, that’s right, TWO 2-LP sets of music to be released later in the year.

When I wrote my journal entry last night on the typewriter (yeah, at just short of 2:00am, I’m sure our neighbors love the electric typewriter action at that late hour,) I ended the entry with one word that sums it all up: