that is all.
Amazon seems to finally have lowered the price of their Kindle DX platform to an affordable $199. They were also running a special today where I could get a regular Kindle (with ads supported) for $20.
I don’t NEED either device, but for the PDFs that I read, the old Entourage Edge is starting to show its age quite a bit. I’m terrified of that thing losing its battery life, and the Android side is starting to slow way down as well. Since I recently became employed full time, and still have three courses of school left, and plan on getting back into researching mythology quite a bit more, I decided to splurge.
However, I didn’t splurge a whole lot. I also signed up for Amazon’s Credit Card. I know it’s a bizarre situation, since I don’t need or want another credit card. But, they offered $60 off an order, so I signed up for it. I have no problem with credit cards so long as I can stay on top of them, and when I don’t use this one much, it will be acceptable.
So that took $40 off the Kindle DX and I picked up the regular kindle for free. I love my pocket entourage edge for reading the humble bundle ebooks I get, but again, it is showing its age and its battery life is very poor. The kindles will be for the traveling, I think.
This is my celebration gift to myself for getting the full time job. W00tw00t!
The last two years I’ve tried to get a myth journal up and off the ground, with a friend of mine, that I’ve dropped the ball pretty badly on. It seems that today he’s going to go forward with the journal idea on his own, probably hiring a designer to do it, and get it up and running. He still is going with our plans for the running of it, which is great. He’s asked the group of friends to be editors/contributors like we had planned, and is including me in that group.
A lot of folks might be all jealous and such when they hear such news. For my tastes, though, I really fell guilt and regret. Regret that I wasted the last two years when I should have focused more on that project than I had. Guilt mainly for letting this group of friends down.
Sure, I’ve got excuses, sort of. Working three different colleges during the year cuts down the amount of time you can focus on anything, and this journal got bumped to the bottom of the list. I’ve got plenty of ideas, but follow-through seems to be a hassle at times.
On the plus side, I’m getting some opportunities coming my way that may help me cut down the amount of work I have to do in order to pay bills. As such, I should be able to get some of these projects up and running again. This one will move forward a lot more smoothly without me at the helm (which is good), but I’ve got other projects that need my attention too…and getting a full time job will help that quite a bit. From the looks of things, this summer will be insanity…but then things will calm down.
Whoa…it’s been since the last day of January. Time flies, apparently. Life is still good, just busy…trying to set up some things to really get ideas a-rollin’. I’m hoping Virtuix Omni gets their asses in gear and ships out those treadmills, because I’m jonesin’ for some Skyrim action and I promised myself no Skyrim until I can play it on the Omni. In retrospect, this was a bad decision. Oh well.
The other day, I heard a comment about playing things by ear instead of setting up a schedule. I then realized that, yes, I do have a preference for routine. I think this time difference in the blog post is a good indicator of why I need routines: otherwise, time flies and gets away from me. Hell, it’s been 6 weeks since I last posted here, and it’s not like I’ve got any fewer opinions.
Routine helps me keep in touch with folks, moreso than even Facebook. If I don’t have routine, then I get caught up in the day-to-day and forget the world around what I’m focused on, I guess. I’m guessing that’s what most folks do without necessarily realizing it or bemoaning the fact…times move forward, and you lose track of things that aren’t in your focus area.
Unfortunately for me, that focus area gets pretty tight sometimes, and family, friends, doctor’s appointments, things like that tend to get forgotten or skipped because in my mind I just talked to them. I called a friend who is going through chemo and was shocked they had started him on it already. Turns out 5 weeks had passed since the last time I spoke with him.
I guess I tend not to notice time’s drift as much as I should. Hence the space in between posts on the blog, the need for routine, and the need to schedule what I’m working on each day so I know the timeframes. Otherwise? Hell, I get lost in my own little world.
Things have finally slowed down a bit around Froydlandia. The holidays were very busy and very stressful (note to self: next year, say no more often). January started out rough with busy busy busy. Mid way through, some close friends ran into some health problems that made life a bit more busy than necessary. But these last couple days and this weekend promise to relaxing.
I’m halfway through my MS in Education in Instructional Design and Technology now. I will be graduating September 16th, if all goes as planned. I’ve made it to the halfway point. Now, knowing myself as I do, no matter how irritated I get with any specific class I am too far in to drop out. That’s a good feeling. It’s a downhill run from here to then.
The Girlfriend is still doing well, and we’re still together even after the busiest holiday season/post-holiday season that I’ve seen in quite some time. She makes me smile, so that’s good.
We have tried a couple different chile recipes recently, one that is awesome (even if it is Vegan), and last night we made bagels for the first time. It’s surprisingly easy, even with the extra step of boiling. They even taste like bagels! Next time, I plan on caramelizing some onions to put in the batch.
Good times. Also, I’ve given up my search for full time employment for the time being. That’s a post in and of itself, however, and maybe will happen this weekend. We’ll see.
But I got sick of looking at the northern minnesota sushi page (even though that stuff is FANTAAAAAASTIC) and the other posts have been kind of whiny so I figured we’d have a solid one to look at until I post again.