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.


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.


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.

Nerve Ending

Posted: May 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

Got all the house cleaning I want to get done this week (so far), which isn’t much, but I have a strong policy about doing just a few key things every week, and as time permits, adding to that. So in that regard I keep a few rooms of the house very clean, a few pretty clean, a few sort of clean, and a few are an absolute mess. I prioritize this by a few factors, and one of them admittedly is how much of a job it is to clean up. Doing some front porch maintenance is nothing compared to making sure everything in my office is in its right place, making sure I have clean clothes is as simple as putting things in an appliance, compared to scrubbing down the entire kitchen or the toilet. And then when I have less busy weeks, less demands on my time, I expand my domain as time and energy permits. This week, I stopped at the dishes.

Hell of a weekend, energy was high internally even though I was pretty much constantly sleepy. Just good things going on. And it’s tense too, there’s a lot of unanswered questions, but overall I feel positive and strong about the direction in which things are moving. Made affiliate status on Twitch, now that the program exists, and it’s been just a ton of fun to work with what that comes along with, at least for now. Got all my Patreon rewards done in the zero hour and I’m ready to get started on this month’s so that by the end of the month I can just relax. Of course I am a little worried about next month, how it’s all going to work out, how it’s going to feel to take a week off of work. I have to be honest, the prospect is more frightening than relaxing. I try not to be a creature of habit but I just don’t know quite how to turn that side of me off anymore, at least not for that long.