Category: Votes

  • WATCHMIKE: A TV Control Experiment

    WATCHMIKE: A TV Control Experiment

    Update The WATCHMIKE remote control experiment is now live at Background On September 13th 2020 I posted a question to weejee about updating my rule on not watching superhero fare. In the original proposal from 2017 I had included a clause that allowed me to go back and watch any movie that won a […]

  • Drink Tracking

    Drink Tracking

    I was definitely drinking too much the first few weeks of the stay-at-home order, but it wasn’t really a problem. I rarely felt the effects the next day and I didn’t start until at least 5pm. On the other hand, alcohol is poison, and as a publicly traded person there are health implications to having […]

  • Nail Biting: Day 4

    Nail Biting: Day 4

    The vote to paint my nails this coral/orange color passed on the 10th of April and Kathryn painted my nails the approved color on the 11th. It’s been four days and I have not had a single instance of nail biting. So far so good.

  • Mike for Bernie

    Mike for Bernie

    The vote to endorse a candidate in the 2020 presidential election passed with 61% approval. The vote for which candidate to endorse was for Bernie Sanders with 52%. Mar 1, 2020: This morning I donated $5 to the Sanders’ campaign and I tweeted my endorsement. Mar 2, 2020: I purchased a t-shirt and a fridge […]

  • My First Superhero Movie in Two Years

    My First Superhero Movie in Two Years

    It’s been two years since I’ve seen a superhero movie. The shareholders passed the “No Tights” policy because the Hollywood machine started churning out Marvel and DC properties at a much higher rate, and left unchecked I would have devoured them all up. The policy works. I watch better films. When Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse […]

  • Coffee Break

    Coffee Break

    I took a break from coffee. I did it because I wanted to see if I could de-acclimate myself enough so that when I started again I could get high, the way I used to feel when I first started drinking coffee. It was also the end of the year which obviously is a time […]