Jon Lester, Master of The Universe

Jon Lester is a cancer beating, no hitter tossing, three time World Series champion.  The guy can't toss the ball over to first, but the man is already a legend for Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs fans. He turns 33 years old today, and barring a sudden collapse, will build on that legend for the foreseeable future.

Around the new year I read one of those New Years Resolution articles, and it suggested that every day is a chapter in your year. So, technically, today is Chapter 7 in the Book of 2017. It's an interesting concept, and one that I've thought a lot about since the new year. I've been looking at my year so far in terms of chapters, and I've thought about the key part of each chapter. So, for my own interest, I'm going to list my chapter highlights so far.

Chapter 1, January 1, 2017 - I, along with friends and in-laws, plunged into the ocean off the coast of Coney Island. We had bagels and mimosas before the plunge, and a few brews at the Coney Island Brewery after the plunge. Later on, we had a second Christmas! All in all, great chapter to start the year off.

Chapter 2, January 2, 2017 - Beef stew day, along with introducing myself to the show The Travelers. It's pretty good! It features the guy who played Will on Will & Grace. It was also my sister's birthday. Years ago, it would mean a night out on the town, which was alway great.

Chapter 3, January 3, 2017 - The triumphant return to work after most of a week and a half off. It was also a big day as I came closer to finishing the great biography of our 7th president, Andrew Jackson. It's called <a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812973461/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0812973461&linkCode=as2&tag=goingfor96-20&linkId=617be944c82a4de67d5adab17ffbbc27">American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House</a><img src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=goingfor96-20&l=am2&o=1&a=0812973461" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /> and it is great. I didn't finish it on the 3rd, but I plowed through a bunch of chapters that day. My GoodReads review is here.

Chapter 4, January 4, 2017 - The day of Luke Cage! I finally started in on the Netflix Marvel Universe edition of Luke Cage. I have to be honest, my first impressions were not as impressive as Jessica Jones or Daredevil, but I will give it a chance. 

Chapter 5, January 5, 2017 - I attended a nutritional session at a gym in Astoria, NY. I went with an open mind, but unfortunately it was more an invitation to join the gym for a fitness challenge for the next few weeks. It felt like one of those information sessions where they promise a vacation after you sit through hours of pressure to buy a time share. It wasn't that bad, but it wasn't the best introduction to the gym. 

Chapter 6, January 6, 2017 - The first day of the new year without a blog post at Mickerdoo.net. Here's a few photos I took instead.

It was cold. I was cold. There was snow.

It was cold. I was cold. There was snow.

I took the long way home, and caught some lasting images of the holiday season.

I took the long way home, and caught some lasting images of the holiday season.