Archive for July, 2013

Post #178: Come Together, Right Now, Over Me

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

I’ve been back in the Caribbean, at my parents’ place for a week now, and the verdict is still out on the experience.

We’re doing a huge family reunion, and it’s very eventful. We’ve gone to the original house where my granddad grew up; we went on a party boat that brought us to a great snorkeling area; we celebrated my aunt’s birthday at a bar that once was a fort and once a place to house the crazy folks in Grenada. Unfortunately, I don’t seem to be an extended family kinda guy. You know when you go to these week long gatherings, and you gravitate towards a select few folks, and for that week alone, you stick together and establish yourselves as a posse? I didn’t do that.

Instead of being excited for the next event, I’m much happier with my solo routine, that involves coffee and programming in the morning, brushing my hair after I shower, and push ups before I go to sleep. I’m more interested in fixing my website, or resurrecting my internal debate on buying a condo, or restarting yoga/martial arts again.

Maybe that’s my problem. Which is why the verdict is out.

Post #177: Just What I’m Up To

Monday, July 8th, 2013

I’ve had two late nights in a row. I don’t mind them, as long as I have time to sleep again. One friend of mine does it regularly, and it freaks me out. I wonder if you can do permanent damage by missing out on sleep? Maybe just indirectly, because you’re more likely to mess up and hurt yourself.

I went to a housewarming party, on Friday. Two different groups that slowly became one. We all ended up outside to play KanJam, and each game had an audience of ~15 people. Fun times til 4 am. I was drinking wine by the pint, and woke up with the biggest headache. (Who knew?)

On Saturday, I serendipitously became the host of both a UFC watching and an early morning Wimbledon final. My brother was having people over, and I went to invite one additional friend, which then became five - all guys. We went through two extra large pizzas and 48 beers. We didn’t call it a night until 5am, and at 9am on the dot, I was buzzing people in again. I love being able to do that. It’s why I bought those ottomans!

My website has been stagnating for a while now. I don’t have the energy or drive to maintain it as-is. Even this blog - I remember when I wanted to separate from LiveJournal, because I was going to start branding myself as a serious artist. Instead, I’m just isolated, and the views I get are from the few in the know still willing to pop by. What I’m planning on doing, soon-ish, is using this site just as a portal to all my stuff around the internet. I’ve already got it automatically picking up my YouTube channel. I could do the same with my Tumblr page - which I don’t update because I have this as my journal… but using the Tumblr site would be so much better than having a bland wordpress site.

Also, this is probably not going to happen, but I’m also considering getting bigger. i.e. Muscle mass. I’ve waxed philosophical on it before, but I’ve never really done it. The past two days had me eating much more beyond what I can normally handle. I’m a bit worried that I’ll just get heavier, but we’ll see.