Hurray friends! We’ve made it through another year. Although there were a select few of you that may have wondered if we would survive a mere 11 days ago (depending when you read this, that’s supposed to be December 21, 2012). I meant to check the groceries stores that day to see if bottled water and canned soup cleared the shelves, but there was no need seeing that nothing spectacular happened. Well, a fuse in my car blew, but that’s about it. (more…)
January 1, 2013
November 21, 2012
Someone once told me that working third shift shortens your life by some kind of a percentage I didn’t bother to remember. Any studies or figures that say such and such would shorten your life, like smoking, not exercising, or robbing banks, I always take with a grain of salt because there are too many variables… like getting hit by a bus or eaten by a Cloverfield monster. Has Hollywood taught us nothing about the frailty of life?
I wondered why they called third shift the “graveyard shift” …but I just assumed back in olden times, that’s when gravediggers would be working. It was one of those professions daytime folks would be revolted to see in the light of day. I then wondered why it wasn’t nicknamed the prostitution shift. But with further musing, I came to the conclusion that even back then, the oldest profession was probably worked day and night. Plus, I’d think more people would rather identify with gravediggers vs hookers.
October 27, 2012
October 24, 2012
Over the past month or so, and especially the past two weeks or so, I’ve been on an intense path of getting myself aligned with God. I don’t talk about my spirituality too much on my blog, but just so you know, it’s paramount to me and I feel as though I should explain why I do some of the things I do and it’s influence on my social networking life.
My sister gave me Destined to Reign: Devotional by Joseph Prince. For those that don’t know, a devotional is a daily reading of the Bible but with some commentary on a verse or verses, with a thought for the day. Some have themes like living healthy or being successful or prayer, or are geared towards men or women. Typically, you’d start the day with it, maybe before or after a morning prayer or worship, whatever your personal routine may be if you have one. I usually keep it next to my bed so as soon as I wake up, it’s one of the top 5 things I look at before officially declaring myself to be awake and/or up and at ‘em. On occasion, I’ll bring the book with me wherever I’m going if I forget to read it or don’t have time. (Click the picture for a link to the book or click this link to see today’s reading.) (more…)
September 29, 2012
I’ve been vigorously praying, hoping and working these past few days towards a serious change. I haven’t made a “new lifestyle” post in quite sometime, mostly because a few detours and events had taken place that weren’t exactly worth writing about… or I whenever I thought about blogging, somehow out of nowhere food would appear. I’m apologizing in advance if I get a little ambiguous at times… there are certain things you need to know to understand, but even a detail oriented person such as myself knows that you don’t necessarily need to know everything to understand the story. Also, beware of my love of analogies and imagery. (more…)
July 14, 2012
It’s been a while since I’ve done a “lifestyle” post and I almost didn’t write the one you’re reading now. Everything I wrote sounded dismal and depressing to me, going against my philosophy for what “indoob” represents which is being positive. Except when it comes to a bad movie, all bets are off.
But in short, I’ve added to my career plate. More meat rather than veggies. If it’s one thing this foodie can tell you, it’s that too much meat with put you in a food coma faster than the itis (see picture above, food prepared by my sister). To me, they aren’t the same, but very similar. I once had a prime rib that was 3 inches thick and I could wear it as a mask if I wanted to disrespect glorious food like that, but do you think I could have finished it in one sitting? (more…)
June 17, 2012
As I find myself on the verge of yet another unanticipated life change, I can’t help but think about those questions that ask you where you see yourself in so many years. The usual magically round number is five years. And after the past few years I can’t help but shake my head and laugh whenever I think about that question. I understand the point of the question, but I just can’t wrap my head around it after looking back at all the events that have led me to where I am now.
So where do I see myself five years from now? I have no clue but I hope I have a dog by then.
Regardless of whatever happens next, I’m sticking to Joshua 1:9.
February 15, 2012
I didn’t expect to be where I am today a year ago. In fact, it’s been almost a year and two weeks since I’ve been laid off and I’ve felt more creatively fulfilled than when I was working in an office. The major difference between now and then is the lack of income. I made good money in my office job. Truth be told, I was bored, stifled and everyone knew it.
As unexpected as being let go was, it was emancipating. I went back to school, started a radio show/podcast with a growing fan base, worked on a movie set, and started my own business. Creatively I’m in a better place. (more…)
February 4, 2012
I think I’ve always had a problem when it comes to staying on schedules I set up for myself. Everything is fine when I’m working for/with others and there is a deadline set, I can meet it or accomplish early. I haven’t quite figured out how to establish that kind of commitment when it comes to my own personal projects. What’s bizarre is that these are projects I want to do.
Blogging, for example, I need to force myself to sit down and write. Sometimes, yes, I am too busy actually doing something else when I have the urge to write. But there are other days that I’m literally staring at the wall, or in other words I could be a lot more productive and make better use of my day. (more…)
October 28, 2011
Rather than freaking out about the ton of work that magically has appeared in the last 24 hours and what I need to accomplish in the next 1 hour, I decided to take 20 minutes to pacify some of my concerns by writing them out and expressing it to my Indoobians out there. Please send your cool, calming and chillaxing vibes through the series of tubes that is the internet to help keep me as the passive Mr. Cool which equal my dominate persona. While I may feel like this:
…I’m actually in a better state of mind. I just need to breathe and pray. (more…)