Monday, January 11, 2016

Welcome Back

For better or worse, here I am.

For the past few years, I've been putting all of my time and effort into my other blog. You know what it is, I'm not going to worry about explaining it, here. However, that blog doesn't let me rant about my personal life, or at least rant and talk about the stuff that I feel is okay to put online.

Yes, even I have limits to what I'll put on the internet.

Anyway, 2016 is going to be a pretty big year of change for me. I'm starting back to school, I've got a new position at work, I'm in a new relationship, and I'm in such poor physical condition, I'm not sure I'm going to make it. I'm 38 years old, 5'11", 289 lbs. I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and I'm getting sick easier than I ever have before.

So, I'm turning to my old stand-by for when I need a bit of accountability and support. I'm turning to a blog.

So, here's the 411....

In 2016, I'm going back to school, part time, starting the classes that will, ultimately, get me on the road to becoming a CPA. This is 2 classes a term, six credit hours total. This is going to take a lot of my focus, and while (yet another) blog seems like it would take away that focus, I'm hoping it can help a bit.

Next, work is, well, work. Not much I'm going to be writing about on here, but I'm still throwing out there that I'm taking on a newer position, and I'm having to rework a lot of training material. This is going to be fun, for the most part, but I might have some funny Easter Eggs that I'll throw into the material that I'll want to talk about.

If you follow me on Social Media, you know I'm in a relationship. Just throwing it out there that it's an active part of my life, now, and moving on. It won't be much of a focus, as I'm writing here, for 2016, unless Lizz is okay with that. This is all me.

Now, about my physical condition. I've put stuff up here in the past, and I'll be doing so again. I'll have monthly weigh-ins, talking about where I am, if I've lost anything, and so on. I might talk about an app or two that I'm using, but it'll mainly be posts talking about whether or not I've lost anything, and how I'm feeling.

In short, this is going to be boring, personal stuff, the sort of stuff that readers of my other blog probably don't care about. It won't be all positive, but I'll keep the negativity to a bare minimum. It'll just be the musings of me as I'm trying to make myself better, and I know it won't be easy.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I Like to Play Video Games. Sometimes.

I have a very on-again/off-again love affair with Video Games.

When I was but a wee lad, my father had the Magnavox Odyssey 2. If my brother and I were very good, we had supervised play sessions with that system, playing games like Pickaxe Pete, or Speedway/Spinout/Cryptologic. However, we had more fun playing out doors, or playing with our GI Joe, Star Wars, and/or Transformers toys. Sure, we'd occasionally see an Atari at a friends house, but from what I recall, it never made a lasting impression.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Need More Time

You ever think that you really need some more time?

Let's just discount stuff from work for a second, although I have a LOT on my plate there.

Outside of that, I have blogs. I have this blog, and Geeking in Indiana. I kind of have a need to create content for these blogs, like I'm doing right now. However, while this blog is easy, I essentially find a subject, and I write until I'm done writing, Geeking isn't as easy. It has a focus, and I really don't like to stray from that focus. The problem is, finding the time to get information for those posts, and the money to make it to parts of Indiana so I can gather the content? That's not easy, and it's why that site is in a lull.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pickin' and a Grinnin'

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the desire to learn something new. In that post, I wrote about my desire to acquire and learn how to play the 5 String Banjo. Well, after a tax refund, and a LONG discussion about it with my wonderful, beautiful, caring, smart, and lovely wife, I traveled to the Guitar Center in Castleton, and I am now the proud owner of a Mitchell MBJ200 5 String Banjo.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Hotmail. Yahoo. Gmail. Outlook. Juno.
How many email addresses does one need?

Blogger. Wordpress. Geocities. Tripod.
How many websites have you built? How many blogs do you need to write?