In all of my social network profiles I used to describe myself as “a dreamer, a dabbler and an urban wanderer,” and for the most part, that is how I’ve lived my life. For 2012, I’ve decided to change it to read, “aiming for a more purposeful future,” and that’s how I plan to start 2012. For the past month or so I’ve come to realize that I’m not getting younger, my path still seemed aimless and if I really want to change my current financial and professional situation and anything else in my life, I really need to start to focus. To do this, I realize a few things need to be done.
The End Of The Dreamer And Wanderer:
It’s time for me to let go of my whimsical flights of fancy. They just aren’t going to happen. The very core of my being just won’t let them come true. Through high school and college I had thoughts of being a cartoonist, a writer and doing something in the performance arts. Heck two years ago, I was playing around with the idea of being a stand up comic. Unfortunately, the facts are dead set against me doing any of these things. Continue reading “Insights To Help Guide In The New Year”
This week, I started another phase of keeping myself busy while looking for employment. I began my internship with the “Keith And The Girl” Show. This show is a well-known podcast as I’ve previously stated and one which I’m a big fan of.
Being an amateur podcaster myself I thought this would be a good learning experience for my show as well a delightful distraction from unemployment. It definitely hasn’t disappointed. It’s an internship like any other so I help out with things here and there (shipping out orders, reorganizing, etc) and I was even asked to pop in an episode for a few questions, to my complete surprise.
So things are still going good as expected. The job hunt rages on but my spirits stay raised. And I have a couple of cool projects (things, whatever you want to call them), that I’m happily doing.
As you can tell from my post a few days ago, I wasn’t as disciplined with myself as I was in week 2. For one, I didn’t really exercise at all except for some late night dancing at my sister-in-law’s birthday. I did at least try to maintain my daily calorie intake and because of that little bit of restraint I still manage to lose 1.5 pounds in week 3 (body fat % is at 37 but who knows hows this scale reads that).
Of course I’m pretty pleased with these results as my goals are to lose 1 pound a week and so far I’m more than exceeding that quota. This week of course I’m going to take it more easy in the fun department and get more exercise in (as in, I’ll be staying in this week. My fun tank is on empty). Just one more night of partying to do today and then I’m locking myself in.
The exhaustion kicked in. I’m just going to be vegetating at home. A “Cheers” marathon sounds about the right speed for me at this time.
Last week I had an interview with Tekserve, “New York’s premiere authorized Apple Reseller and Service provider”. They were the Apple store in New York City before Apple opened up their own flagship stores. They’re a great company and I even got my current MacBook Pro from them. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the job. But as they say, when one door closes another window opens. That same night I was told of another job opportunity and hopefully that will yield better results.
Before I got my email regarding my job application rejection, I was of course recording another episode of “The Mundane Chatter Podcast” (available here) and spending most of that night editing it and getting the show ready to post. The following day, Thursday, I noticed that I was having RSS feed validation issues and spent most of that day tinkering with it and finally figured out the solution. If that wasn’t enough to keep me away from blogging this week, yesterday was the beginning of the annual Keith and The Girl Standup and meetup events (which I won a SuperPass for. Yay me!).
Every year on April 15, fans of this well-known podcast meet up around the birthday of the host, Keith Malley, and witness his once a year stand-up performance. He’s had 7 consecutive performances thus far (they’re recorded as albums which you can get at their online store). Circling this night are other events that are set up to keep these fans entertained throughout the week. Last night was Karaoke night. I’ve never done Karaoke before and I attempted and mumbled through “A Blister in the Sun” by the Violent Femmes. It was a hell of a blast.
Tonight is of course Keith Malley’s standup which I’m eagerly awaiting as I type up this entry. Saturday will be a rendition of Matchgame and Sunday caps of this year of events with the first ever Roast of Keith and the Girl. It’s going to be a hell of a weekend of events. But I couldn’t let this stop me from getting at least one more blog entry up this week for you guys.
I also promise to get another article done this weekend for the ezine I’m working on, for the next issue. If you haven’t subscribed to it yet you can do so at the KingDeems’s NoF Portal blog. Anyway, let me go get ready for tonight’s event!
Since I moved down to Brooklyn, ¡Sacapuntas! became a monthly congregation of comedy that I would trek to. Every month, for around $5.00, I would get to see a stellar cast of comedians, have the time of my life and then possibly mingle with them at the nearby bar, Slainte, after the show. It was a wonderful routine that I looked forward to with fondness and anticipation. However this month looked like it would be without my monthly indulgence due to lack of funds.
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