Unfortunately, my wife and I were feeling under the weather last week (not COVID related) and missed out on the premier of “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” starring Nicolas Cage. Which is too bad, because it sounds like we could have had an entire row of the theatre to ourselves, and I hear it was a fun movie.
📰In Other News🗞
Taxes are done for another year. I put it off until the last minute because I didn’t want to be reminded of how little money I made over the past 12 months.
The joys of student life, am I right?
I start my internship in a couple of weeks, and have a few resumes already out in the wild, so we’ll see if I can turn things around this year.
The child started her guitar lessons this weekend. She is happy with the way things are going, so they seem to be money well spent…so far.
All my camera gear is still inaccessible at the back of my storage locker, so I started shopping around for replacement gear. I was due for an upgrade anyway, and I justify this to myself by thinking “I can’t make money from photos and videos if I don’t have a camera.” I could use my phone, but the battery life isn’t what it should be, and I’d rather a dedicated device.
I submitted my latest short story to a local magazine. This will be a litmus test to see if it really is good enough, or if I do need to give it another rewrite. I figure if I have to rewrite it again, I’m going to change the entire POV from first person to third person. Doing so will make it a lot longer, but if I do, at least I’ll be able to self-publish it as a novella (but more likely a novelette.)
I’ve been working on my business plan, and the more I think about it the more I believe I should start posting videos to YouTube. Not to be a YouTuber, but to use it as a marketing tool to showcase the skills I picked up over the last two years. As of right now, I have a BA in Creative Writing and another BA in Filmmaking. YouTube feels like the best medium for utilizing that education.
The one downside to the newer MacBook Air is the lack of ports. All I have to work with is two USB-C ports, and they’re both in constant use. One of which is required to charge it, and the other I keep my drawing tablet plugged into. This lead to me ordering a USB-C hub to give me the ports I’m missing. This should allow me to keep my drawing tablet hooked up, possibly add another monitor and connect my microphone.
Also, I ordered a new microphone boom arm. I think I gave my old one away, and I find myself in need of something to control the placement of my shotgun mic.
My current desk is a shared space which is very cluttered. Objects are constantly on the verge of hitting the floor. At least this will keep my microphone out of harms way. I wish I had a way of securing the drawing tablet too, or have a desk arm that would let me swing it out of the way when it’s not in use, but there doesn’t appear to be a solution for that…yet.
Disney+ has added a few more seasons of “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” to it’s service last week, and I have been binging the hell out of it. I am in a constant state of awe as to how they have managed to keep the series going for so long, remain funny, use callbacks to earlier episodes and sneak in commentaries on society. I’d do a podcast about it, but the guys who make it are already going back and watching each episode and then talking about it on their own podcast. It’s actually pretty funny.
I think this is a good place to end things this week. Hopefully the next week will give us a few days without freezing, flooding or flickering lights.