Typical Day

January 18, 2016

Journal, Lloyd, Nerd

Lauren told me that I get to write today’s post. It’s never a comfortable thing when she says that, because I always wonder if I’m forgetting something. Is today Lauren’s birthday? Is it our anniversary? Is it some other day that, while not technically our official anniversary, is the anniversary of something that I should remember anyway? Did she recently do something really nice for me that I should have taken pictures of and be ready to tell the world? Probably yes to one or more of the above, but I’m not sure which one.

Instead, let me tell you how I spent MLK Day 2016. I like to think that I celebrated it in typical fashion. I started off by sleeping in, because we didn’t have school. I found out later that Seward Public, St. John and –and here I’m just guessing– Concordia all have school, so I was basically the only person in Seward with the day off.

Next I read a little bit. I’m still embarrassed to write that I’ve been reading some fan fiction. If you’re a passingly familiar with Harry Potter –and by this point I think that probably includes just about everyone– and if you’re familiar with Role-Playing games –and by Role-Playing games I mean the 3.5 edition of Dungeons and Dragons– then there’s a good chance that you’ll feel like Harry Potter and the Natural 20 is a complete travesty and makes both of those things you like worse. I myself am not a Harry Potter fan, and haven’t played Dungeons and Dragons for something like 20 years, so it all worked out for me. Your millage may vary.

After that I played Railroad Tycoon II, which is a video game for about 1995 where you, you know, build a railroad. I get a surprisingly large amount of entertainment value out of laying out some track between cities and hauling passengers and cargo around. I don’t actually have the manual for the game. So, while I think I’m doing well and things are coming along nicely with my railroad empire, eventually the game ends and the computer starts trash talking me about how poor a job I did. You don’t know, computer. I did just fine.

Eventually I had to do things like talk to the electrician who was adding another circuit to the room at school where the servers are, so we wouldn’t embarrassingly come to a screeching halt during the school day when we plug in 9 computers and 18 monitors in the Tech Center. I also did a little cleaning and made supper, but I do not consider those to be part of me MLK day celebration.


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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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5 Responses to “Typical Day”

  1. Lauren Said on:

    See? Was that so hard? Thanks, Lloyd. Nice recap of your day off.


  2. Brad Said on:

    You’re playing a twenty-year-old game? Are you doing it ironically?


    • Lloyd Said on:

      To the best of my knowledge I have never played a game ironically. I might switch to Railroad Tycoon 3 at some point, but I don’t think I would ever do Railroad Tycoon 4.


  3. Mom Said on:

    You left out the part about fixing Mom’s iPad from umpteen miles away. Thank you. We really enjoyed the pictures Lauren posted about the progress of the day care. Glad to here your household is well or almost well.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      I also left out Dad and I discussing the remaining free agents that the Cardinals can come in second place in offering contracts to. I was going to suggest B.J. Upton, but I see the the Tigers seem to have signed him. No doubt the Cardinals came in second.


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