…It’s been a while. Where should we begin?
Ok, I own up to it. I’ve utterly and completely neglected my personal blog because I’m all over social networking and any time I feel like expressing my thoughts, feelings, or what is going on in my life I do so using 140 characters or less.
Wheew. There, I said it. Acceptance is the first step towards recovery, is it not?
Although I’m not entirely certain I really WANT to recover.
Really, I’m enjoying the hell out of the whole social media thing these days. I like being in contact with an interesting bunch of people all throughout my day, and it reminds me of the old days that I used to sit in MIRC chat rooms just to talk to people. That said I realize it sounds kind of sad and pathetic if you really scrutinize it (“So you sit on a computer all day in order to be social, huh?”), but I think that it’s safe to say I have a fairly active social life outside of computer world so I’m not worrying too much about it.
I’ve been doing a lot of introspection of late trying to sort out who I am as far as an artist and what I can do to make something more of my talents, and the whole social media world is one place that I feel I can develop my skills further. I’m working on a solo podcast that I’ll hopefully be launching after this weekend, and of course there’s always the writing that I do for sites like ShrinkGeek. I’ve thought about doing some kind of video podcasts as well, but for now maybe I’ll just stick to the audio stuff.
This is all based off of the VERY Generation X attitude that the entire world should think that what I have to say is extremely important. Fact of the matter is that I’m sure most people just don’t give a shit.
And yet I shall carry on.
I seem to have developed a fan club among my sons teenage friends after they found out that I set up a Formspring account. I am, apparently, the coolest dad ever. One of his friends added me as a friend on Facebook and engaged me in a conversation on IM there Wednesday night that was actually quite entertaining and lasted for about an hour (my son is not, apparently, the only teenager with a brain that can carry on a conversation with adults. Who knew?). All of this simply goes to show that I’m not as “old” as I feel I am. The kids! They still think I’m cool!
I’m happy to say that my life has finally gotten back to some kind of normal routine now that I’ve wrapped up my involvement in two concurrent productions with Jobsite. I’m not complaining about being involved in two shows in a row, mind you. I’d happily do a whole season if they wanted me to. It does take a whole lot of my time to do them, though, and there are only so many spoons one has to take care of things in the course of a day. My weight is often one of the things that suffers during those times, and I put back on about 8 of the pounds that I lost during my big push last year. I did not, however, completely slack off on the exercise front and I’ve already taken off some of that eight already. I’m still running about 3 times a week, too. I still have a hard time getting my head around THAT particular phenomenon.
Last weekend I took Alex to audition for the Pinellas County Center for the Arts, which is the same arts magnet program that I graduated from 20 years ago. As a matter of fact, according to the administrator that runs the program (the same man who ran it when I graduated), if he is accepted and chooses to attend the program he will be the first second generation PCCA student. That’s pretty damned cool in my not-so-humble opinion. He’s still on the fence about it, though, as most of his friends are going to St. Petersburg High School. I really hope he decides to go to PCCA, but if he chooses not to that’s cool too. He has to do what makes him happy. I personally think he’d be happiest at PCCA, but that could just be me.
There’s more I could write about but I need to jump in the shower and head to work so I think I shall cut this here. An exciting post? No, not really. But hey, life is what it is.