Journal Entry: Choon Yong-02/29/2024-Leap Year

Journal Entry

2/29/2024 Thursday Daily Dairy from Atwater Camp.
Woke up at 5:30 AM. Made up my bed, cleaned up, changed to BOP uniform and made a cup of coffee. Stretched, drank my coffee and watched the local news and weather report, high temperature for today is 61 degrees F. Started walking at 6:30 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:20 AM. Breakfast menu: cereal, muffin, apple and water.

Plan for Today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Check email from Doris.
  4. Email daily diary for 2/28/2024.
  5. Walk 6 Miles.
  6. Split Stretch.
  7. Quotations.
  8. ACE Classes – Dark Matters, Dark Energy 5-6 PM (Hosting) and Creative Writing 6-6:30 PM.
  9. GED/ ESL tutoring 12:00 – 2:30 PM.

The dawn sky was already on display as the summer is approaching. The half moon was visible in the mid Western sky, the Northern Star was shielded by some Alto cirrus clouds and layers of striated clouds with clearing were over the Sierras. The clearing over the Sierras were filled with dark analogous colors: brown, red, orange, striated with dark gray clouds, light blue sky, blue and deep blue sky. As the morning progressed the analogous colors turned to pastel colors, except the dark grey clouds and blue sky turned lighter. As the sun emerged it was bright yellow gold and was visible, the clearing over the Sierras. As the sun ascended, it was shielded by some stratus cirrus clouds, alternate with burst of sunshine through the clouds with the sun rays radiating to illuminate the surrounding clouds. The sun eventually burnt off most of the stratus cirrus clouds and warm sunshine was everywhere, then it was shielded partially by some more alto cirrus clouds. Nice display of the dawn sky. Lebron the rabbit was out by the basketball court, while other rabbits were grazing in the field. Walked 5.5 miles and jogged the final half mile, completed walking 6 miles at 8:00 AM, in 1 hour and 12 minutes. Average walking times: 12 minutes per mile (milla) or 2 minutes per lap (vuelta). It was a pretty fast pace as I was sweating. Stretched and split stretched in the partial morning sunshine until 8:30 AM. Had some crackers, an apple and chocolate for snacks. Showered at 9:20 AM and changed to BOP uniform. Talked to Doris at 9:50 AM: Doris is well but have a slight cold. The weather in the Bay Area was drizzly, foggy, windy and getting worst. It was supposed to be a major storm system coming to California and the whole week is supposed to be inclement weather. They expected up to 6 feet of snow in the Sierras. The dogs are well and are posturing for food. Doris walked 7432 Steps, 16.2 Inches step length and symmetry was down to 76%. Yesterday was the 38th consecutive days she had closed the ring. She was confident that she will close the ring again today. I told her I will be hosting a new ACE Class – Dark Matters, Dark Energy today and GED/ ESL tutoring. Also I have to turn the examination and roster of the students who successfully completed the class. She is waiting for Norma to confirm when she will come to Atwater, either on 3/9/2024 or 3/16/2024, depending on Norma’s schedule. I told her I will call her tonight. Lunch was served at 10:15 AM. Luncheon menu: Baked chicken, bread, past, mixed vegetables, muffin and water. Went to sewing room to repair pants. Exchanged pants for new inmate, Jimmie. Exchange pants and shirt for Armando. Exchanged shirt for Cheecho. GED/ ESL tutoring 12:00 – 2:30 PM. Went to sewing room to repair some pants. Census count at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served after the count. Dinner menu: two hot dogs, mixed vegetables, potatoes chips and water. ACE Class – Dark Matter, Dark Energy 5-6 PM (Hosting) and Effective Writing 6-6:30 PM. Talked to Doris at 6:30 PM: Doris is well. She just had a dinner. Th weather in the Bay Area was raining heavily with wind gust. She is staying home to watch the GSW / Knicks game. The dogs are well and taking shelter in their house. She confirmed that she will visit me on 3/9/2024, Norma will bring her here. I told her I just finished my ACE class and was waiting for Census count before I call it the night. Census count at 7:00 PM. Census count at 8:00 PM. Cleaned up at 9:00 PM. Final Census count at 9:30 PM. Went to bed at 10:00 PM.

Today was a good day: Doris is well and the dogs are well. Doris closed the ring for the 38th consecutive days. She walked 7432 steps, step length was 16.2 Inches and symmetry was down to 76%. Walked 6 miles and split stretched. Attended and Hosted ACE Classes. GED/ ESL tutoring went well. Doris has scheduled to visit on 3/9/2024.

Walter Raleigh: In examinations those who do not wish to know ask questions of those who cannot tell.

Books Read: 27 Books, Book Reports: 27 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 51 Classes, ACE Class Reports: 40 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 13 Classes, EBRR Class Reports: 13 Reports.
Miles Walked Today: 6 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 1482 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

Srinivasa Ramanujan: No,it is a very interesting number; it is the smallest expressible as a sum of two cubes in two different ways.