I only had one 'official' resolution for 2022, and that was to read 25+ books for the year. Even with me not reading or listening to much in November and December, this resolution was a success: I read 25 books. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2022 was a pretty decent year... but ended in a frustrating huff. I got … Continue reading The End of 2022, Staycation, and… Don’t Break My Stuff, 2023!
I’m Exhausted – And I’m Not Stopping
I'm exhausted, 2016... and it is your fault. I'm exhausted by the constant "Mights" and "Maybes" happening throughout you: 'there "might" be work this week', '[friend/friends] "might" be at [insert event] tomorrow', '"maybe" I'll do this this or that, depending on money or transportation'. I'm too tired to decipher "mights" and "maybes" any more, and I'm tired of using them … Continue reading I’m Exhausted – And I’m Not Stopping
“Inside The Terrordome”: ‘No Gorillas or Presidential Race’ Zone!
When I started a draft of this blog a few days ago, I never would have imagined that I would be adding the following sentence to it this weekend: "Muhammad Ali has passed away." My hometown - Ali's hometown - is still in various degrees of shock, stunned, sadness, and acceptance. Whether you watched boxing or … Continue reading “Inside The Terrordome”: ‘No Gorillas or Presidential Race’ Zone!
“Inside The Terrordome”: ‘Survive And Adapt!’
Surviving the monetary and life sucker punches from January and February... barely: I may need to rethink the design, layout, title (just so there's no unintended copyright infringement with the Public Enemy track this title is based off of), and overall content of "Welcome to the Terrordome". I'd like to keep the personal updates in here; outside of … Continue reading “Inside The Terrordome”: ‘Survive And Adapt!’
Going Back On My Word: 2016 Resolutions
It took about 12 hours before I decided to actually write some resolutions, contrary to the end of my 2015 Recap post. I didn't want to rush and write down the standard "new year, new me" resolutions; I wanted to think about things that didn't go as planned or wanted in 2015 (and previous years) … Continue reading Going Back On My Word: 2016 Resolutions
A Wild, But Not-Wild, 2015
2015, overall, was a pretty good year, both outside and inside the Terrordome. Not a lot of exciting social events happened for me but that wasn't always a bad thing. However, there were quite a few peaks, valleys, plateaus, barriers, and roadblocks that I had to navigate over, around, and through. In no particular order, … Continue reading A Wild, But Not-Wild, 2015
Too Much To Be Thankful For, To Put In A Facebook Status
On this U.S. Holiday evening, there is a TON that I am thankful/grateful for..... In addition to family: Friends. I don't tell them nearly enough, either. 🙂 FU5. A special group of most of my best friends. I first met 2 of them (J.R. and Allen) 14 years ago, 3 more (Angela, although we had been in band together … Continue reading Too Much To Be Thankful For, To Put In A Facebook Status
Hope you had a Happy Halloween! As I was on the bus, returning home on this hazy, foggy morning an hour or so ago, I started thinking about the Halloween party that I left. The party itself was fun but what really made my night were the people there. To me, simple joy(s), such as … Continue reading Simple Pleasures
Inside The Terrordome V
Happenings in, and around, my life: - I am finally finished with Midterms. From roughly last Sunday (10/10) to about 11:30 PM tonight (10/19), I have spent easily 5-12 hours a day working on different Midterm assignments and projects for my 4 classes, depending on if I worked that day. (I think I'm paying for it with … Continue reading Inside The Terrordome V
To get some of the more distasteful subjects out of the way first: Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis refused to grant marriage licenses to LGBT couples months ago. The Supreme Court made its ruling about gay marriages... and Davis refused to grant the licenses, based on "religious freedom". She and her attorney appealed; a Circuit … Continue reading “Short Circuits”