I am excited to see Jordan, Meghan, Josh, Clara, and Romy today as well as Uncle Jim and Sarah for our Christmas Eve dinner!
In the meantime, I am going to work on my web applications.
I am visiting my Washington State family and friends now for the holidays and working remotely. Here has been my rough itinerary:
- Work all day Friday, December 18th 2015 then fly at night to Seattle with Laurel. Eat dinner at Serafina with Nick and stay at his girlfriends place on Eastlake
- Saturday run sprints in the morning, then hang out with Nick and Fletch for dinner.
My new basketball team actually has practices… I went to the first one yesterday and got my butt kicked. The guys are all former low end college players or high end high school players, and I never even played in junior high! I couldn’t get a shot off; they blocked most of the garbage that I threw up.… read more “New Basketball Team”
I have realized that staying home and doing nothing is a recipe for depression for me. The more improvements I can make, the happier I am. I love to work on improving Coalition and improving myself mentally and physically and emotionally.
Robert Cortines, the superintendent of the LAUSD schools received a bomb threat and then closed all schools today. 640,000 kids were sent home along with approximately 100,000 teachers and administrators. The threat was “electronic”.. I am guessing emailed from the Tor network or something like that.
Was Robert Cortines decision the correct one?
Let’s look at the facts:
- Of the 1,055 actual school bombings in the history of the world only 14 were preceded by a warning.
Humans are nothing without our family and friends to help us put our lives in context. Imagine a world with no one else on the planet. What would you do during the day? Where would you sleep? Why would you care? It’s like a little kid left alone for the first time at home – it would cause an existential crisis.… read more “Humans: Social, Tribal Creatures”
We had our Coalition Christmas party last night at EnjoEat in Culver City. It was great spending time with everyone!
I saw this idea from one of my friends and decided to do it myself!
2015 has been a great year for me personally! I asked Laurel to marry me, and fortunately she said yes! I visited Bangkok in April and Europe in July. My grandparents came and visited me for a couple of weekends in September.… read more “Joel Gross 2015 Annual Report”
Interesting information I came across today. For a 170 pound athlete, a fat gain of 2% (or 3.4 lbs) results in a vertical jump height loss of 2″ and a 40 yard dash time increase of .26 seconds.
That is pretty crazy to me. Currently I weigh about 198 pounds and am 6’6”. I am not fat but definitely not skinny either.… read more “Body Weight vs Speed”