Lately

My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

– Hedley Lamarr

You can never go wrong with a good movie quote, and Blazing Saddles is rich ground. My mind has been going in a hundred different directions lately, but not because I’m formulating a nefarious plot. I just have a lot of different interests and not enough time to do them all, so it gets noisy in my head. When it gets that way, I find it helpful to pull away and sort it out. That’s why I haven’t posted in a few weeks.

To avoid getting bogged down in the details, here’s what’s been swirling around in my mind:

  • Analyzing my personal brand and regretting using the term personal brand
  • Compiling ideas for video projects and trying not to forget where I wrote them down
  • Learning a new animation program to inject some visual variety into my animation projects
  • Gaming and deciding whether to do some game play videos for more variety
  • Wondering whether I’m after too much variety
  • Continuing writing my second book
  • Conducting a religious discussion over Facebook which is actually a conversation and not a shouting match
  • Wondering why I still have a Facebook account since I never post on it
  • Considering website options and trying to determine whether a WordPress site is the best way to bring everything together
  • Coming to my senses and realizing I need to get off my ass and produce some content instead of just sitting around thinking about it

Thanks for hanging with me. The adventure continues!

Mid-Week Potpourri: 4/6/16 Edition

  • One of my favorite shows of all time featured innumerable acts of physical violence, gross mishandling of firearms, elaborate murder plots, and frequent cross-dressing by the main character. I still watch it whenever I can. Yep, I do love me some Bugs Bunny.
  • The first time I saw a store advertising marital aids, I thought it said MARTIAL AIDS as in items to help you do martial arts. I went in expecting to find throwing stars and nunchucks. Boy was I mistaken.

Martial Arts Lessons

I take some of my favorite principles from movie quotes, particularly cheesy old school martial arts comedies. Here are my top three:

  • “Life is very confusing. And that is your first lesson.”
  • “Lesson number two: Believe what is, not what you think.”
  • “Lesson three: Balance!”

That last one is meant to be shouted angrily with a Japanese accent.