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A Little Motivation Needed…

It’s funny. Between my website, my gallery journal, my twitter account, my personal and public facebook pages and my youtube channel… I can never decide where I should talk about things. It would be really nice if I could just say it once and have it magically appear everywhere else. Oh well.

Anyway, the long and short of this particular post is that I need to set some ground rules for myself. Yup, after more than 40 years of laissez-faire living, I need to buckle down. 😀 There’s a certain irony in that, I suppose. Of course, I’m fond of spouting these things in a half-assed as manner as they occur to me. It’s sort of a free-thought experiment in self-dictatorship. “So what brought this on?” Taking a look around my house, I realized it’s a freaking disaster area that I’m always having to pre-apologize for. Further, I’m always complaining about those pesky 70-ish pounds I need to lose. Oh, and there are all those projects I want to work on, but never get around to because I keep distracting myself with other, shinier things. 🙂

A great life when you’re retired and financially stable. I look forward to returning to it some day.

In the meantime, let’s start with a simple rule for myself:
1. Effective every Monday, all dishes must be washed, the kitchen cleaned, all food items out of the office and living room and all recycling must be in the recycling bin in the garage.

Why Monday? Because my intent is to start doing large scale cooking for myself on Sundays so I can prepare some decent meals for myself for the week in advance. That way, whatever is left over is cleaned by the next day. Yes… I’m a day late implementing this rule. I should’ve done it yesterday. Fortunately, I am working from home today so I can catch up on that little discrepancy (in fact, I just took out all the trash and recycling and started a load of dishes about 5 minutes ago).

Ultimately, because I’m weak when it comes to assigning myself my own rules (I’m such a lenient master to myself), I need all the encouragement and pestering I can get to make sure I follow through on these commitments. 🙂 So, if you love, like me, or just think of me as that weird person on the internet, please feel free to poke and praise all you want. I’ll post updates and additional rules as I think of them and slip them into the schedule.

Reflections on Aion

As  many of you may know, I’ve played on a wide assortment of MMOs from World of Warcraft to City of Heroes to Everquest and then some.  One of my favorites on the grounds of sheer beauty was Aion, currently owned and operated by NCSoft.  While I would probably still be playing the game despite my dislike for PvP, as some of you may also know, NCSoft is responsible for shutting down my most beloved MMO — City of Heroes.  As such, I foreswore ever playing another NCSoft game ever again.  Personally, if I could have my way, I would be overjoyed if Trion (responsible for another of my MMO favorites, Rift) would acquire the IP rights for Aion and merge the two game worlds.

In the meantime, I’ve been reminiscing on the fun I used to have and discussing with my guild mates on Rift, so I thought I’d just post some of my favorite screenshots for everyone’s amusement…

The Exhaustion of Procrastination

Today has been a big upheaval day.  I finally decided to take down my forum at long last — after all, what’s the point of a forum when no one is posting on it?  In exchange, I’ve reinvested in my blog.  I’m currently looking at converting one of my galleries and importing it here instead so that there is a unified feel for everything I’m working on.

So, then, to the purpose of this blog:  I will be using this as a tool to break my procrastination and hopefully track my ongoing creative efforts, be they literary or artistic or, heaven forbid, multimedia.  Since my newly minted Twitter presence doesn’t exactly allow for expansive monologues, I’ll use that as a subtle knife to remind anyone following me where my updates are being posted.

If you’re here, welcome.  This is the start of something new.  What, exactly, I don’t know, but you’ll be able to say you were there at the start.  Likely at my sanity hearing.

The Art of Taking Control

I finally decided that posting all my thoughts and ideas in a forum or posting them on various other social networking sites or other similar blogging locations isn’t quite what I want.  So welcome to my blog.