7/29/17

Well, I’m almost to a day off. Just one though. We’ve had some changes come up at work, and I’ll be moving to 3rd shift permanently. So, that means I’ll at least get a steady schedule, with hopefully back to back days off, where I can go to work on doing some stuff for the Podcast, and/or some live streaming. Least one can hope.

On 181.fm Awesome 80’s: On The Radio: Donna Summer

I read a post on Facebook tonight. Yet another news story about a hit and run wreck on the Seabreeze Bridge. Poor guy was dragged at least 50 feet from his bicycle, and was pronounced dead at the hospital. More than likely, DUI was involved.

When do people get the fact that Drinking and driving KILLS? How many stories like this does it take to make people realize that it’s just not worth it! There are FAR too many options out there to get a ride home if you’ve had too much! Now, 2 families are going to feel the pain of losing someone to something that was preventable. Utterly preventable. And the person driving that truck will be found. And arrested. And tried. And Convicted. DUI Manslaughter. Was it worth your night of drinking, and getting behind the wheel?  Was it really? Because you WILL spend the rest of your life behind a metal door, sharing a cell with 4 other inmates, only to see your family once a week? Was your drunk worth losing everything you have? Because, you will.

On 181.fm Awesome 80’s: Hooked On You, Sweet Sensation

For those of you that have been looking to hear me on air… I apologize for the time away. But, in my defense, I have been working some crazed schedules, and I have been sick as well. So, hopefully tomorrow, I can get in for a bit on the live stream at Caster.fm and maybe try to do a live show.

Well, I’m off for the night… Have the bills calling my name. See you all tomorrow!

These Are The Days…

Well, I’ve tried several times to get a post started, to no avail…

It’s about high time I get back into doing what I used to do, instead of just sitting around feeling like I just can’t do anything anymore.

I’ve been sick, trying to get over this creeping crud that has infiltrated every single part of my body for the last 2 weeks. With that, and the fact that I’ve been feeling like I just don’t have the mojo anymore to podcast, or to live stream, I’ve been just… kicking myself in a one-legged butt kicking match, and loosing horribly. (Not to mention because of the crud, I really have major issues with my voice.)

I know, I know. People are gonna tell me this too will pass, and I’ll be back in the game sooner than I think. But, I just can’t seem to find the motivation for anything anymore, except to work, pay bills, come home, spend what time I can with my DanaBear, and the boys.

I should be doing more. I know that.

But the last few times I’ve tried to live stream, there’s been zero listeners. And podcasting isn’t an issue, just time consuming to get the tracks laid, and put a show together, then save, and upload to post it for you all.

I want to get back into the realm… but to I have what it takes to do so?

If someone out there needs a co-host, and is looking to work with someone, leave a note in the comments. Just remember, I’m still in recovery mode, and will probably be more than a few days out from really being able to do any voice auditions (I’d say at least a week).

More later…

Thoughts & Such…

Well, there’s been a few changes made… And a few more to come.

First off, I’ve left my job as a janitor, and moved back into the world of C-Stores. I’m actually having a lot of fun being back in the world of people again.

And there’s this…

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Yep, I did it. After 7 years of having a desktop (which I still have, we’re just retiring it for a while) I was able to take some hard earned cash, and get this little beauty!!!

I’m very happy with the purchase, and look forward to doing a lot of stuff on the fly. Not to mention it’s a great little home system as well. I’m in the process of getting everything moved over, so it’s gonna be another day or so before I get it all right and tight.

What The Heck Is Up With WinAmp!?!?!?

I did dome looking around today, and installed the ‘latest’ version of WinAmp, only to find that it looks almost abandoned on the forums! No real progress, or anything!

I’m honestly beginning to wonder if Radionomy just made a last ditch effort to buy the shoutcast software, and to just dump the player? God knows they haven’t integrated it with their current projects…

This is sad. It really is. We all really should have known better.

Well, that’s all for now. More later

 

5/5/17

Well, it’s that time again… least I’m getting a little better at trying to post a little more often!

I got my best bud Charlie on my right side as I type this today… He’s quite content to be with Dad as he lounges, and listens to the music streaming off of the TV from music choice… 80’s of course!

Dana and I went to the Italian Festival over at Our lady of Lourdes last night. We had a great time! Dinner was so good!!! band was great, had an adult beverage myself, espresso was SO worth the purchase, and honestly, it was so much fun. It was good to see old friends, and just be able to relax a bit! We have to do that again… and Soon!

Now on to the stuff I did want to post about.

Ok, so I’ve been really trying to get things back together to be able to do some of the things I’d like to do. (Podcasting, writing again, ect.) But, I’ve also got the opportunity to try and take some time off with Dana in June. But… It involves a 13 day stint of working my tail off to be able to pay the bills for the week I’m trying to take off. But, once that’s done, I think I’m going to refrain from doing this too often anymore.  Anyway, I think it’s time to get back into what I was doing. And I’m about to take the time to make that happen.

It’s good to be home on WordPress.com. It’s made me realize a lot of thing are important… But some things are more important than others. and it’s abvout time to take care of them.

 

Floundering…

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve actually sat down to do this, so bear with me…

It’s been a LONG time since my last post. I know that. Work, and life have kept me more busy than the law allows.

There’s been so much that I’ve wanted to do… Yeah. you saw that. Time? well, that’s another thing entirely.

So with that said, starting today, I’m permanently back on WordPress.com No more worrying with hosting, domain names, etc. etc. The Den will stay under the .info domain for now, and we’ll move when necessary.

But, I’ll be simplifying a lot of things, due to time crunch, Most of the podcasting, and personal blogs will be done here. We’ll see how that goes.

 

I’ve Just About Had It…

I’ve really just about had it with my hosting provider… They just can’t seem to get it when it comes to support for WordPress. So, I’m seriously considering just giving up on them, and coming back to WordPress.com for my blogging needs.  I’ve tried for weeks now to get this issue fixed, and it’s just not getting the attention it needs, and I don’t have the time to spend hours working on work-arounds to get it all back together.

And there is something in the works… I can’t give out details just yet. Just know that if this comes together, It’ll make something I thought was far long gone, a reality again. And that, believe it or not makes my heart smile.

I did get the chance to see Big Al, and his Lady Brie over the Christmas holiday. It was so good to see them!!!! It had been WAY to long in coming. Hopefully soon, Dana and I will be making a trip up to see them as well!

More later…