White Noise

Posted: May 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

Been slacking off on blogs lately, but then slacking isn’t the right term. As stated, I may be going on blog hiatus for a while to prioritize other things. As it stands, non-streaming related activities are down to part-time thanks to the success that I’ve had so far this month. Streams themselves are full-time and then some. It’s led to some tired days and/or nights, and so I think while I’m on vacation I need to think about my limits and what’s healthy and maybe even (gasp) implementing a schedule of some sort. But as it stands now, I’m just happy doing what I’m doing, making time for as many things as possible, and getting ready to spend a week away from the home. I’ll probably bring work along with me in the form of books or Patreon projects that need completing, but I don’t honestly anticipate having a wealth of time to work on those outside of maybe airport time.

Weekender

Posted: May 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

Having a little interlude here while I try and figure out what to do with my night. A couple crazy nights this week have led me to the other side of midnight once again, but with ample time to straighten it out before the trip. I’ve got a lot of work to get done and have had some great successes this week, so rather than sit around twiddling my thumbs, I’m just diving deeper on some things that I need to do. Still way behind this month on a lot of things, but in terms of my main goals, it’s been a phenomenally successful month. Not sure how the balance is going to affect things, but already I’m beginning to think that I can start reprioritizing tasks in a way that’s going to be both more enjoyable and more efficient for me. Overall, feeling great, even if I just crammed down a burrito at 4AM and I need to be up in five hours.

Stepping For Wards

Posted: May 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

Putting a couple things on the backburner this month, which feels nice. Mostly things that I no longer really need to give any attention to, whether it’s fruitless upkeep or just projects that I think would be nice to indulge in but know I don’t have the time for. It’s a strange feeling because I don’t normally do this, I don’t normally trim my massive daily to-do list. But as I find a rhythm and success in some things, I recognize the time cost associated with doing other ones, and so ultimately it comes time for me to say that perhaps I am giving myself too steep a mountain to climb, and I would be more productive and successful if I wasn’t in the back of my mind trying to do three dozen things every day. It may start to feel a little empty, but maybe I’ll be able to see the top of the smaller mountain and take a moment to celebrate my accomplishments in time!

Quality Burrito

Posted: May 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

I’m not sponsored or anything, but the premium fast-food burrito place here in town (Santa Fe Grill) has been my personal hero for 3 months now. To celebrate their 20th anniversary, they did a $2 burrito special that they’ve carried over beyond the anniversary to where each month there’s a new $2 burrito. Now, somehow, by some random stroke of luck, the first three months have been my 3 favorite burritos. I’m sure eventually we’ll hit something I don’t really care for. And I’m okay with that. Maybe I’ll learn to love it anyways because two dollars for a burrito is ridiculous. These aren’t Taco Bell quality either, they’re huge, and full of quality ingredients cooked right. Twenty years ago, I would have thought you were crazy for eating a gas station burrito. Now I swear by them, I’m a damn missionary for them. I spread the burrito Gospel to any and all who will hear it, and I have a damn near 100% conversion rate to match.

Deceleration

Posted: May 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

Or, the removal of celery from one’s present situation. Kind of a slow week here, not a lot of work coming in, which means time for streaming. I’ve still got some basic cleaning to do to start the week, the laundry, the dishes, and then putting away the clean laundry and cleaning/dusting/vacuuming the bedroom. Then I’ve got some surveys to take, blogs to write, books to read and review, Patreon stuff to work on, and as always, looking for new clients. So when I say it’s a slow week, of course, that’s relative. Also by tomorrow I should be pulling out some 8 hour streams to get through the week and hopefully hit a major milestone, but we’ll see about that when we get to it! A weird thing though, these past three or four days the games I’ve been playing on stream have been working their way into my dreams. The results, not necessarily very pleasant.

Calorie

Posted: May 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

I’ve put on some weight in the past few years, that’s undeniable. So I’ve been trying to set aside a little bit of time every so often to get back into DDR, which has been fun. I’m nowhere near as fit as I used to be, but most of the skills are still there after some coaxing. It was a struggle for a couple months, and I’m still far from peak performance, but I can get through most of the songs if I need to, and even get through plenty of nonstops and oni courses, including ones I felt I had no business even attempting. I still feel pretty fat and I know that’s because a couple hours a week isn’t going to add up to much, but hopefully as time goes on I’ll be able to dedicate more of my time and energy to it and get back down closer to a good weight. That’s the plan, anyways!

A Highway for Pedestrians

Posted: May 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

In strong mid-week form right now, having all the small projects done with only the big stuff to go. I’ve got reading work to do, and prep/writing for the new month’s Patreon stuff. Stream is going really well in a way that I think may help draw attention to it in the future, or it might just help me keep doing what I’m doing without worrying too much about having to actively grow it any further. Obviously I want it to get as big as possible, as it’s something I enjoy and feel just amazingly fulfilled doing, but the developments that have taken place as a result of the new affiliate program have me in a place of wondering if things are just at a feverish hype, or if there’s a sustainability to things like this. If it’s the latter, well, that’s really good news. If it’s the former, it’s still good news, just news that requires me to continue to work hard at not just what I do but how well I do it.