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They Call Me… Sledgehammer

Sledgehammer
Photo-A-Day 2.0 #00144

In the midst of being overwhelmed by the things I collect I found this guy at Walmart the other day to add to my Fortnite Mini Action figure collection from Moose Toys. I’ve been getting Loot Box drops from them the past couple of month with a sampling of the characters that are dropping through the year. They send me a bunch but not every one from the wave release so I, being the collector and completist that I am, go looking for the rest of them.

I have them displayed at work so they aren’t taking up room at home. I brought in the actual cardboard boxes that they sent me to give to a friend for his kids. I had two boxes and while I was walking in I ran into one of my other co-workers and they son. He saw them and his eyes lit up! “Fortnite!” he said. So, I gave him one of the boxes. My review is actually doing pretty well this round. I am looking forward to the next one I have an idea on how to better display them in the video.

I gave the other box to my friend along with the Battle Royal book for his kids to read. I reviewed that book in this video.

I’m thinking of starting a sort of video series that is a resource for parents on how to help their kids with some of the challenges that Fortnite sets up each week. And also finding certain items within the world, too. We’ll see how that video series goes next week.

Black Belt Training

Black Belt Training
Photo-A-Day 2.0 #00143

I made a couple of big decisions today. One was to start a journey and the other to end one. Back around the first of the year I signed up for a few weeks of Krav Maga classes. I just wanted to see how it would go and maybe learn something. I learned that I enjoyed the classes and began to feel more confident in what I could do. I’ve had dreams/nightmares where I could not do anything with the left side of my body, specifically, punch. What I learned was that not only can I punch with my left, I can do it pretty hard. The classes are very physical and challenging. No class has ever been the same as the one before it either and that is exciting. In my very first class I smashed both of my big toenails, shattered them. They were trashed. Not only did I go back to class later in the week, I learned how to point my toes so that they aren’t doing the kicking.

Today I decided that I wanted to pursue a black belt. This is a multi-year commitment. It will take several years just to get to the point where I can take the black belt test. Several years of working hard and trying to learn the skills necessary to accomplish this goal. I’ve never really gone after a physical goal like this before and it is daunting but I am excited about it. Continue reading Black Belt Training