Category: House Keeping


House Keeping 2/12/19

So, applying for jobs is seven kinds of a pain. I’m going to need to totally rework my resume, I think, if I want to get anything other than another retail job. All kinds of fun there in any case.

Aside from that, I’m looking at having a review done either tomorrow or Thursday. The last couple of weeks haven’t really been conducive to my reading, but I’m still working on it.

And I’ll have something fun up after the review goes live, so keep an eye out for that.

I’m also still working on figuring out my video editing software, so that box opening and other related stuff is still coming up.

That’s about it for this week. Standard stuff, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. I feed off positive reinforcement. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing here you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. In either case, have a great rest of the week!

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House Keeping 2/6/19

Things have fallen a little bit apart. Nothing I can’t handle at the moment, but it might be a concern later on.

Mostly that means I haven’t been reading as much as I’d like. I kind of stress shut down and just spent the weekend hanging out and working on not as much as I’d have liked the past couple of days. I’m also going to be sorting things out for a little while yet, so I am definitely running behind. Apologies for that.

I should have another guest post up for you all this Friday and I’m still working on figuring out the editing software to post that box opening video for the January Second Star Books box. A review of the contents will follow that, so I’m hoping to have it up sooner rather than later. Or, at least I’m hoping to have it up before the February box gets here.

That’s about it for now. As always, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. Let me know if there’s anything you want to hear more about or if there’s a particular review you liked. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing here, massive schedule slip aside, you can always feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. In any case, have a great rest of the week!

House Keeping 1/29/19

Hey, guess what didn’t happen over the weekend?

Anything really. It was a sleepy weekend full of nothing, I’m finding myself feeling better for having taken it, but that still leaves me a bit behind on things.

There is a fun thing though. Recently a previous guest author, Henry Quense, contacted me about a fiction writing workshop he’s written and done some videos for. It’s mainly aimed at helping kids in grades four to seven learn more about fiction writing. You can find out more here, it definitely feels worth a look see.

I do have video done for the Second Start Books box opening. I’m just going to need to figure out what I’m doing with my video editing software so that I can cut out some rough bits and a couple places where I accidentally turned the camera off. All in good fun.

Likewise with that, I’m going to have the review for the box done soon. That should be fun.

I’m a little behind on the book for review tomorrow, so that might go up a bit late. I might have to postpone it until Thursday. It is being a solid book though and once I get another chance to sit down and just read the remaining pages should fly by.

Related, I’ve got an announcement for after that review goes up. Something to look forward to there, I hope.

And, last thing, I’ve got another guest post coming up for you all on Friday.

So, yeah, standard stuff. If you like what I’m doing here and want to support my grand and glorious return feel free to leave a comment or a like. And if you really like what I’m doing here, feel free to follow or feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. In any case, have a great rest of the week!

House Keeping 1/23/19

So, I’ve been gone for awhile.

Stating the obvious as an opener, which is great, but I kind of feel like I need to talk about that. Because it kind of happens like this at some point every year these past few years. This time just happens to have started around the holidays and hit hard for the start of the year. It’s kind of a getting overwhelmed and just stopping thing, kind of a depression thing, and kind of a thing of meaning to take a short pause to catch up on a specific thing and winding up a month or more behind myself. It isn’t something I ever intend to do, but once I’m behind it’s hard to pull myself back to it.

Good news is, due to hours getting cut at work, I’m going to have more time for blog stuff. Bad news is, due to hours getting cut at work, I’m going to be more ramble-y and self concerned than usual for at least a couple weeks.

On to happier things.

I’ve got a guest post coming up for you all on Friday, so that should be fun.

I’m also mostly done with the book I was planning to have as my first of the year, I’m hoping to have the review for that posted some time this weekend. Following that, I’ve got a couple of reviews I have notes on that need writing but should be good to go shortly.

Related, I’m going to give another giveaway a shot. More on that when the post goes up.

As the weekly World of Darkness posts have sort of fallen through, I’m thinking I want to try for one or two posts on it as a wrap up and a work up of the story. Then, I’m planning on trying for a weekly post on the next campaign. I’m going to be playing in that one, rather than DMing it, so I should be able to take notes and get a good write up done post session.

Plus, I was lucky enough that my folks got me a video camera for Christmas, so I can start working on video stuff. That’s probably mostly going to be videos of my roommate’s dog eating treats for a little bit, but I’m also planning on filming a box opening for this month’s Second Star Books box tomorrow night. I’m super excited to experiment with this stuff, so this should be fun.

That’s about it for this week though. I’m not promising that I’m back back, but I’m going to do my best to get things squared away so that I can have things running smoothly sooner rather than later.

But, yeah, standard stuff. If you like what I’m doing here, feel free to leave a comment or a like. Have a great rest of the week!

House Keeping 12/25/18

Here’s the part where I try to come up with something to say.

I’m kind of excited. I finally got a review written last week, so this week feels a lot more possible. It might be late but it feels like something I can do instead of a blank monolith staring back at me. That’s a really good feeling, I gotta say.

Some fun stuff heading this way during the new year. More on that later of course.

Also, there’s still time on the Books I Dig Giveaway.

And, that’s about it. Standard things, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. Show me what you’re interested in so I can try and do more of that. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Proceeds this month are going to a local food bank.

House Keeping 12/18/18

I’ve announced the big thing I’ve been excited about and am looking forward to people’s reactions. Year end giveaway is going to last two weeks, so check it out if you get the chance.

Work is going to be seriously packed this week, but we should be past the worst of it. Yesterday was expected to be the busiest day of the year for us. Now to just move on to sorting things out here.

Hopefully.

At any rate, I’ve got plans for the next couple of weeks for here. I’m going to work towards getting them done and getting things prepped for the start of next year. It’s time for optimism at any rate.

But, yeah, I don’t have a ton to talk about here. On to the standard stuff I guess? If you like what I’m doing here, feel free to leave a comment or a like. Let me know what you think or enter the Books I Dig Giveaway. If you really like what I’m doing here, you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Any proceeds from that this month are going to be donated to an area food bank at the start of the new year.

House Keeping 12/11/18

We’re getting closer and closer to Christmas and I am super excited to see family and gift my younger cousin a truly ludicrous amount of instant noodles. His idea as much as mine, this year at least.

It also means that we’re getting closer to my super top secret end of the year plans and I am simultaneously super super excited and way nervous. More on this coming up soon!

Been feeling weirdly nostalgic lately. Not sure what caused that. Maybe the new She-ra cartoon. Maybe just the season. Rolling with it either way. It’s kind of nice.

That’s about it for this week. If you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. Always good to hear from folks. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing here you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Anything I get from that this month is going to an area food bank. Have a great rest of the week!

House Keeping 12/5/18

I’m still working on reviews. Same holding pattern as ever there.

That said, holding patterns are patterns and patterns can be broken. It just takes work.

Even better, I’m working on something that’s got me super excited. I’ve just got to iron out the last few details. I should be able to make a proper announcement sometime in the next couple weeks. It’s going to be an awesome send off for the year.

Also, I need to change it over, but for the rest of the month, anything I receive from ko-fi this month is going to go to charity at the start of the year. I haven’t decided what charity yet, likely one of the local food banks. I’ll have that on lock for next week’s house keeping post.

And that’s it for this week. Standard stuff, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. I’m a bit of a rambly mess lately but I still like hearing from folks. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing  you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Either way, have a great week!

 

House Keeping 11/29/18

I’m behind, behind, always behind. I’m still working on reviews, chugging along. But I’m a little worried that Christmas will be here before I’m done with the ones in progress now.

It’s still fun, I admit. I’m still enjoying reading the books and I have a fair amount to say, I’m just too scattered to get it down just now. That’s the part that’s not fun.

You keep going though, do the dance, sing the song. I’m exhausted though, we’ve had so many Christmas packages shipped already and this is just the beginning of things for the season. I need to start making myself write right when I get home instead of taking a nap. That might help with the catch up.

I’ve actually got to do it for that to work though.

Bringing up a thing again, the Odd Voice Out Kickstarter has successfully made its base goal with fourteen days to go. Anything from here out will allow them to do more with education outreach and the publishing house as a whole. So, give them a look, it’s definitely worth it.

The World of Darkness campaign is running at a decent clip, I still need to do some posts for that. My character is not as much of a character in game as originally intended, so I’m trying to figure out how to approach that. Since she’s sort of my planned framing device for the posts here.

That’s about it for this time. I’ve got a thousand ideas rattling around, just gotta crack them open and let them simmer a bit. If you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. Tell me your holliday retail horror stories. If you really like what I’m doing, you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Any funds from that will be going towards a replacement video camera for introducing some video essay type things to the blog and, possibly, doing box openings for the monthly Second Star Books box. In any case, have a great rest of the week!

House Keeping 11/13/18

The adventure continues!

Welcome to the middle of November wherein I have no reviewed a book for more than a month, started on my NaNoWriMo project for the year, nor put things in place for the holidays.

No pressure or anything, right? Right.

There’s actually a number of things I’m excited for just now.

One is the kickstarter for Odd Voice Out publishing. I’m going to be writing a post about that in a couple of days but, they’re doing things with non-standard protagonists and modern issues that I’m really interested in. Definitely worth checking out, so give them a look.

I’m also, after much delay, finally getting to read the last Please Don’t Tell My Parents novel. Which, while I’m working on the reviews for books three and four, I’m still super excited to have gotten too. I’ve been enjoying the series and am excited to see where it ends up.

Last big thing, I’m feeling a bit more myself than I have been for the past couple months. Not sure where it’s coming from or if all the rest from being sick is helping somehow, but I’m going to roll with this as far as I can take it. See if I can get something like back on track. It’s looking good for it now at least.

Standard stuff to end out the post, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. Tell me about what you’re reading or how much the coming retail season terrifies you. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. It’s three bucks that’s currently going towards a replacement video camera for attempting video essay kind of deals and probably a monthly box opening to go with the Second Star Books box. That’s all for now, have a great rest of the week!