That's right. I am taking a summer off from blogging, and I plan on working on some new projects. I didn't like the direction that my blog was taking, so I am going to take a step back and reevaluate.
Most importantly, I am enjoying my time away from the computer. Wordpress, gmail, and twitter can take over your life. Blogging is a horrible way to make a living, and I want to focus more on book publishing/product design.
It also gets as hot as hell in NYC in the summer, so I need some outside time and less computer time.
So are everyone's project this summer? I am getting in good shape, trying to shoot some good work out video's, build a new website, and take my real estate license. Besides that, I want to do some traveling and enjoy my summer.
Still looking for some good business idea's from the community...
Live and direct, here are some updates on my latest drastic changes, as well as my encounter with a deadly rattlesnake. I'm talking specifically about taking a break from polyphasic sleep and giving up the computer, of course.
It's now been a little bit over 48 hours since giving up the computer and taking a break from polyphasic. Both transitions went far better than I expected.
First, giving up the computer was a great idea. In that first 24 hours I got more important stuff done around the house than I had in the past month. I cleaned up where I had a minor flood, began cleaning the kitchen, and moved the last of my stuff out of my office. I also spent time with several of my friends, which made it much easier.
So, I thought I'd take some time to share a little about some new projects I am working on. I certainly like to stay busy even in my spare time. First off, I'm just about finished with this . . . If you're wondering what in tarnation this glob of yarn is, it is a scarf that I am knitting for a friend who lives up north. It's very soft and warm and should be quite useful in the winter months. I have also started on my first really big knitting project. This one may take me weeks to get done. Here is the yarn I am using: I am knitting a throw blanket made out of mitered squares that look like this: This is gonna look very funky when I'm done. Before I really got into music, I used to draw a whole lot. In fact, I think I've been a visual artist more than I've been a musician during most of my life. I've been feeling the itch to return to my lost artform, and I've stocked up on some supplies . . . Equipped with a drawing pad, compass, protractor, kneaded eraser, and graphite pencils, I'm going to start having fun drawing again. There's some really cool stuff I am just antzy to document on paper. I'll be blogging about some of my previous works this week. Lastly, I'll be taking a lot of photographs this summer. There's just so much beauty that abounds. Of course, I continue to document the fashion statements of my dear niece Alai. My fashionista strikes again!! She walked into my room having thrown this cute little ensemble together. This girl's got skills . . . I am also getting ready to unveil new press/promo photos as well as my newly updated monthly newsletter. What can I say? Life is short, and there 's just too much that I love to do. Stay tuned for more art to come. -gordon