Sorry... I was really trying to do it every day. I had a good story for today, but I don't have the time to do it justice, so I'm going to delay it. Some quick points of interest :
I may be getting a "real" job. Not the kind of job boring peons get, but a really interesting one. We still have to work out the details, so I'll write more if it happens.
I got pulled over today for not putting my headlights on. Oops. I didn' thave my insurance card, so I got a ticket for that. It was actually expired, but they gave me a new policy card anyway for some reason, so I can mail that in and get out of the ticket. The best part? My car is super illegal at the moment. My registration and inspection are not only expired but not in my name. I never bothered to switch it over because I like my cali plates. This is the third time I've been pulled over in a year and they've never ticketed me for it. The last two times they noticed and had mercy on me.
Adjusting to normal sleep is weird. I feel like I don't have nearly enough time now. I still have tons of stuff I want to do tonight and won't. Also I'm sleeping 7 hours or so, so I'd say there's an excellent chance I'm going back to polyphasic in a couple weeks.
I'm reading the book Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. It's an incredibly fascinating book that I'm learning a lot from. It's told mainly in the form of anecdotes, which make the most interesting type of reading. I'll probably write more about it when I'm finished.
Ok, that's it for now. Expect a mind blowing entry tomorrow.
The book gets a little dry about 5/6 of the way through and then finishes strong. I actually picked up another book by Paul Eckman that he references a few times about lies.
Decent read in general.
I was worried you might get a real job! Just think about it first and don't make any rash decisions like I did.
I got a real job after 7 years of doing my dream job. At first the real job was kinda fun. It felt odd to be doing something that normal people do and I enjoyed the novelty at first. I also liked hanging out with my normal coworkers and being a lookey-loo seeing how average people live their average lives. Now, I'm starting to get bored with the whole normal job thing and the average coworkers are seeming really dull.
I want my old life back! But now I've gotten used to this paycheck thing. It's nice and regular and it keeps getting bigger the longer I stay.
What about your rapper plans? I don't have much room left on my ipod but I'd find something to delete if you put out more tunes :-)
Today I'm going to talk about two weaknesses I have and two excellent books which address them. One book was recommended by my friend Brian Sharp during an awesome presentation he did at the Game Developers Conference (video coming soon, Brian?). It's called Difficult Conversations. The second is called the Time Paradox, which I got off my friend Derek's reading list (Derek provides notes for every book, which gives you a good idea of whether you'll like it or not).
Unless I've dated you in the past, you might be surprised to hear that I'm not very good at expressing myself. The irony, of course, is that blogs are about self expression, and the authors that make themselves most vulnerable often have the most success. But if you look at my past articles, I very rarely talk about my feelings. I'm transparent about who I am, what I do, what I've done, where I go, what I think, etc., but how I feel is notably absent.
Just remembered i told myself i was going to post something on here everyday, but the thing is i have no idea what i wanna blog about, so i think this is going to be pretty directionless. I already posted a blog on Word press today about my new Flotsam and Jetsam No Place for Disgrace vinyl that showed up in the mail yesterday. Of course i could just post it here, but that would be cheating, not that anyone is going to read this or the other one, but I would know.
So I guess I'll talk about my weekend a bit. On my way home from work Friday I got pulled over my a NYS Trooper for having a brake light out. Got a ticket for it and everything. No big deal really, I just had to get up early yesterday and run to the auto parts store, buy and install a new bulb then drive over to the police station and have a cop look at and sign a piece of paper, then from there head to the Post Office and send the signed ticket in. The whole ordeal cost me $5 and about an hour of my time. After that I went grocery shopping and headed home.
Since I was a total slack ass all week, I was forced to record all the guitar and bass tracks for the song i have been working on this week in the space of about two hours. I would have liked to spend at least an hour on each part, but instead i had to rush the entire project to get it done before my parents came home and I couldn't crank up my amp anymore. I got what I needed done, but it wasn't the best performances or quality of sounds. I would have like to spend more time with it.
Today I got up and edited the different takes of the same song and then spent about an hour mixing it. Not really happy with the results, but I have a deadline each week that the song must be done by 4 o'clock Sunday, and so I'm gonna live with what it is and move on to the next one. I did post the mix on this forum I'm part of for peer review. Hopefully some better trained ears can lend some help on what I can do to improve the mix or the recording. That’s the plan anyway.
I guess that’s it for now, sorry if you actually took the time to read this.