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January 13, 2020

RMD review, Jan 6th-12th, 2020

Filed under: Robinson Dorion — Robinson Dorion @ 4:40 a.m.

After bringing in the new year with less sleep1 than I've ever had in a 7-10 day stretch, I probably had more sleep this past week than I have had since infancy2. Nevertheless, I'm relatively well caught up on providing feedback for the numerous, and joyous to read, tmsr os related articles that were published around the new year.

I've settled back into Panama3, caught up on some personal admin tasks, started to reach out to Panama contacts and I'm pretty confident I've set myself up to prosecute my plan for the coming week. I am curious to see what more nice surprises I can generate.

  1. And probably more booze - mainly Manhattans, French75s, amaretto/Kahlua on the rocks, vino, with plenty other one offs in the mix - and kombucha than ever. By the end of the week it was definitely more kombucha than anything else, but nevertheless. []
  2. Even the few days I was up at 6am to work out in the relatively cool Panamanian morning air, I went back to sleep till about 9am. []
  3. 6 weeks running no AC left quite the layer of mold on some of my shoes and old baseball mitt, how you like that for humidity ?!? []


  1. Heh, never knew cruises were more boozy than apres ski parties! Then again, cocktails and kombucha, huh. Funnily enough it even goes with the rest of that hunting song.

    Re footnote 3 - sounds horrible really.

    I am curious to see what more nice surprises I can generate.

    There was at least one more nice surprise from you actually: this answer was such a pleasure to read!

    Comment by Diana Coman — January 13, 2020 @ 8:29 a.m.

  2. Heh, never knew cruises were more boozy than apres ski parties!

    From someone whose father manages a business banking on sober people mangling themselves while carving edges through snow, I'd hope a benign, all you can drink, cruise'd be more boozy :) (Not that I've never taken gondoganjala rides nor sipped a flask trail side.)

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — January 14, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m.

  3. Ha, that explains at least a few things then!

    The surprise though is that apparently you had then the experienced manager to learn from right at home?

    Comment by Diana Coman — January 20, 2020 @ 10:42 a.m.

  4. He didn't become study and become a manager until his late forties, early fifties. As it turns out, there's a bit of a split where he has resistance to applying his management skills/knowledge to the household. There's been some progress applying the added layer to the accumulated habits/patterns, but there's also a lot of inertia.

    The best example I can think of is when I was 14-17 I had a car detailing service during the summers. This was when he was in the middle of reading for his MBA. He didn't help me at all with the management, e.g. I didn't even have a proper accounting system, but he was more than happy to help me with the labor now and then, which of course I appreciated. I got to the point where I was hiring friends ad hoc to help me, but that was on my own steam. General lack of consistency caused me to take a laboring job for a landscaping company when I was 18. It wasn't until later I realized how bizarre it was/is.

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — January 20, 2020 @ 4:15 p.m.

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