Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer. --Barbara Kingsolver
I ask myself this question today... ...and I know the answer is NO. I know what needs to happen and what has to be done for those things to happen. I feel like I need to put part of myself on a shelf and fix the other bits. And yet there's the other part... One doesn't benefit the other and one feels like it has far more weight than the other. The whole fucking thing is pulling me in two directions and damn it if i don't have a headache... both kinds. It's a good thing I have a lot of driving to do tomorrow. That always seems to help.
Putting this up late because I was out with Zachary and then I got caught up in making a new playlist for the car, "Turn It Up". It's a list comprised of songs that... make me turn up the radio. So this Truckcast was recorded on Valentine's Day, but is being published today. So there's the title. Happy Not Valentine's Day Happy Not Valentine's Day
Ghandi's 7 Dangers to Human Virtue Wealth without Work Pleasure without Conscience Knowledge without Character Business without Ethics Science without Humanity Religion without Sacrifice Politics without Principle I am only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand. Later.
So last night i was up later than usual talking with Joel and Denis. Mostly about the Truckcast and the movies and what the hell I was thinking. I was still up, chatting on Skype, when Zachary got home at 11:30 and he was surprised to see me. Usually, I head to bed around 10:30. Me being up may have been cramping his style. Or just ruining the illusion that he lives alone. Whatever, I went to bed about midnight but then I spent some time on the dating sites and then Facebook and then words with friends... the whole time I was thinking just go to sleep. Which I couldn't do. Wide awake. Wasn't until after 4am that I finally fell asleep. And then my alarm woke me up at 5:30, so. I had an hour and a half of sleep today. And now, here I am, wide awake again at 10 o'clock at night. I don't know what is going on. I don't have this problem. Or didn't anyway. Fuck. So no Truckcast today. Never left GR, so no opportunity. I started a video earlier but it was a rambling m
So this would be my first attempt at a video. The real first attempt, all the others were tests. And I hadn't thought I'd be putting them up, but what the hell, I did. So there is some material here that I repeat. And I'm sorry for that. But what can you do. The image quality... not HD. Not sure if that's something I did wrong or if it's downgraded in the conversion. So when you hear me talk about the fancy HD camera, just know that I didn't know. Now, I do. It won't happen again. So here's a half hour of rambling entertainment for you. At least I hope it's entertaining for you. Any tips, thoughts, criticisms, or what ever... leave 'em in the comments and maybe I'll talk about or address them in the next one. Peace out.
That little Logitech camera wasn't working for me. I went and picked up something else. Maybe it'll be better. Okay, it's a better picture... the content is more of the same. I present for your viewing pleasure. Video test number two.
I'm pleased to announce that arohen.com is partnering with YouTube and Google to stream video to you. I tried to host it myself, but as with so much on this website, I had no idea what I was doing and it was choking on itself. So I'm going to try something else. Let's see how this works. A test using my old Logitech webcam.
So I had an idea on the road today. Maybe not a good idea, but an idea anyway. I spend a lot of time driving and this website is woefully behind. So I'm going to get you all caught up with a bit of audio magic. So I'm going to be calling it Truckcast and you may listen or not, it's up to you. But there will be some stuff there, mostly road noise. Later. Truckcast Test A 00:04:50, 4 MB Truckcast Test B 00:34:28, 13 MB Click on the links to download the podcast, then play it on your favorite device.
So I had an idea on the road today. Maybe not a good idea, but an idea anyway. I spend a lot of time driving and this website is woefully behind. So I'm going to get you all caught up with a bit of audio magic. Evolution of the Idea Evolution of the Idea So I'm going to be calling it Truckcast and you may listen or not, it's up to you. But there will be some stuff there, mostly road noise. Later.
20 Things to Start Doing in Your Relationships Free yourself from negative people. Let go of those who are already gone. Give people you don't know a fair chance. Show everyone kindness and respect. Accept people just the way they are. Encourage others and cheer for them. Be your imperfectly perfect self. Forgive people and move forward. Do little things every day for others. Always be loyal. Stay in better touch with people who matter to you. Keep your promises and tell the truth. Give what you want to receive. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Allow others to make their own decisions. Talk a little less, and listen more. Leave petty arguments alone. Pay attention to your relationship with yourself. Pay attention to who your real friends are. Ignore nonconstructive, hurtful commentary.
People say life is short and that you could get hit by a bus at any moment and that you have to live each day like it's your last. Bullshit Life is Long You're probably not gonna get hit by a bus and you're gonna have to live with the choices you make for the next fifty years.
Remember: when people tell you something's wrong or doesn't work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong. --Neil Gaiman