Get Busy.

Last updated on May 18th, 2021 at 02:28 pm

Humans aren’t meant to multitask, but we live in a world demanding it of us.

Way back when? We were focused. Farmers toiled in the fields from sunrise to sunset. Blacksmiths worked in their forges, singularly focused on shaping metal into armour, weapons and whatever was needed.

This is not the world of today.

At any given time, I find myself balancing

  • my marriage
  • my 9-to-5
  • Project: Mansformation
  • learning whatever I can to be successful in my future business ventures
  • working on content for the various side projects that I have on the go
  • band practice
  • keeping up with social media and a social life
  • family
  • many, many other things

I don’t know about you, but I haven’t been singularly focused on anything for ages. We are a busy people!

Little by Little, Day by Day

Last updated on January 29th, 2013 at 01:38 pm

Denzel’s still playing a bad-ass. I’m completely okay with this.

The end of another week is upon us, and the world continues to revolve upon its axis. Fridays are generally a day with a slow start, since playing late games of Ultimate Frisbee on Thursday nights will tend to keep your adrenaline levels up for a few hours, so if you don’t nap before the game, you’ll be dragging your heels to end the week.

This Friday’s a little busier than usual, so not much to report in the world of the site—slowly tweaking the design, plugins and structure so I can keep it organized as a reflection of whatever’s actually important in my daily journey.

So what’s keeping me so busy? This evening’s events include:

And that’s on top of my current obsessions:

  • Plants vs. Zombies — this game is dangerously addictive and makes my commute in and out of work seem a lot shorter
  • Trying to figure out a new logo—I’ll show you my current logo tomorrow and explain why it feels a little “eh” to me
  • BuckyBalls — metal balls that I can turn into all sorts of 2- and 3-dimensional shapes? Yes please. They work very well as stress balls through some of the more challenging meetings at work, too!

I hope you’re all looking forward to a great weekend!

–case p.

The Random List!

Free thought:

What I need to accomplish today:

  • get some projects out of the way so I can feel like I accomplished something and be able to move on with my thoughts
  • put some work in on a new drawing I’m working on: “Digital Doomz 1″—I already have ideas in mind for “Digital Doomz 2”, but that’s going to need my Wacom tablet, and I’m just never home and focused long enough to get good usage out of it
  • I’m pretty sure that (for once) I don’t have any plans after work, so perhaps I can just get home and start working on the logo for Rami, because that needs taking care of
  • need to finish downloading One Piece episodes from Narutofan.com so I can cancel my account there and stop paying the 4.95 US monthly
  • doubt I’ll work on the site tonight, but I should really get a new front page put up saying “Under construction” or something a lot catchier than that
  • go to Hallmark and trade all these partially-filled Card Club cards in for completed versions, since they’re cluttering up my wallet
  • and on the note of wallets, figure out how to make do with carrying less in the wallet, since it’s hard to fit in into my back pocket
  • get to the government library and return the day-late “Blink” and “The Tipping Point”, only to turn it around into yet another renewal… in fact, I think I’ll do that now
  • *returns* right, so I got the books renewed AND had a good conversation with the Research Consultant (fancy title for “Librarian”) there—score! Apparently, one day late is nothing. He’s seen three YEARS, so he said it’s all good.
  • now I’m reading yet another article about Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series being gay. This one’s going to linger around for a bit, I think. Ooh. Looks like Transformers is selling pretty well, too. Wonder if I should get a copy? …nah.
  • munching on Tostitos. Mm. Salty Tostito goodness.
  • my email, which generally keeps me entertained through the day, has been dreadfully dry as of late. People just aren’t as interested in their computers as they used to be, maybe. Hm. That’s not so good for me, then! I’m going to have to invest my time in developing interesting things for new formats. HD-DVD, anyone?
  • mm! I should put a note to self to hit up the Comic Jam next Tuesday at the Cameron House. They happen on the last Tuesday of every month, and I’ve known for YEARS—just never went. I hope they’re still on…
  • I want to get myself some Moo sticker packs, but I still have Moo minicards to get rid of. I wonder what I can do with them… I need a social event to hit up…

Yeah, that’s it for now. What what!

–case p.

Project: Unclutter.

In an effort to get rid of all the negative energy and whatev in my life, I’ve restarted an old initiative that I’ve long forgotten the name of. Project: Unclutter will see many of my possessions:

  • Get recycled after I either read/draw/take the photo reference out of them
  • Get donated to Goodwill (old gifts from Cait, stuffed animals/clothes I no longer want)
  • Get used for artistic endeavours (you should be the unsightly amount of paper I possess)

It’s funny—my mom’s fairly against this movement (though rarely vocalizing it), as she’s a high-level packrat, while my dad’s all like “My son’s finally growing up”. Of course, to that, all he got was, “Oh, shaddap, Dad.” It’s supposed to be a good exercise for clearing up my energy and vibes, though, so I’m all for it.

UNRELATED SIDE NOTE: Sometimes the most UNLIKELY music gets me going. Right now it’s Brandy’s “Where Are You Now?” which I originally heard on the Batman Forever soundtrack. I just love the way she belts out the lines—you can hear the emotion backing up the lyrics.

Yeah yeah!

–case p.

Today’s List

  • get at least one file of work out of the way so I don’t need to see it on Monday
  • upload some new pics to the Flickr account
  • help Mike out with some stats work (maybe)
  • go drinking with the interns for a little bit—Cole refuses to let me skip it, since I had plans to do it beforehand
  • go to Coley’s—someone close to her passed away, so I figured that it’d be good for me to be there
  • not be disappointed by the fact that Super Smash Bros. Brawl has been pushed back from a Dec 7 release to Feb 10, since they’ve now included Sonic the Hedgehog as a playable character

And also, I’m glad to see people commenting on my stuff again. It warms my heart 😊

Or maybe that’s just the spicy Thai I ate for lunch yesterday. I can never tell.