Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A (New) Place for My Stuff

Keeping with the tradition started since college of not staying in the same place for more than four years, we are moving in January.

We're not moving to California...yet.  That's been put off by a few years with these new plans.

We're not leaving Brooklyn.

Heck, we're not even leaving the building.

We're moving across the hall and down two floors.

A 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment at the back of the building.  No street noise (thank fuck), less sunlight (eh...), slightly larger kitchen, more closet space...

Oh, and I won't have to paint a wall or build another shelf.  The in-Laws are taking care of EVERYTHING, including the hiring of movers.

(Hey, I heard that sigh of relief!  Don't you deny it!)

This, plus the storage space in the basement (where all of my comic boxes reside, instead of my closet) means a whole lot of room for more stuff.  Which will be very helpful when we're ready for Grayson to have (a) sibling(s).

In other news, my desktop PC is dead.  I don't know what's wrong with it (I replaced the power supply because the old one was whining a lot), but nothing else changed.  It won't start up for more than five seconds without shutting down.

In other, other news, we've all been sick for the past couple of weeks.  I had a brief cold, then was fine, and a week later it came back with a vengeance.  The in-Laws were here last weekend (that's when they saw the other apartment available) and helped out a lot.  It's a good thing we missed out on NYCC, because we'd all be miserable.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Taking a little trip upstate

Finally going to see my parents this Labor Day weekend.  They haven't met Jillian yet, and obviously not Grayson, either.

It's been almost three years since I've seen my family.

I'm kinda looking forward to it.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Put these in your ear holes to embiggen your life.

"I don't listen to podcasts."

"I hate iTunes."

These are things I hear and don't fully understand.

The first, because that's like saying "I don't watch TV/read books/read comics/listen to music/watch movies/intake that medium".  I understand some can't do it because they lose focus or get distracted.  That's an acceptable excuse.

As for hating iTunes...  Here's a program that automatically keeps all of your content organized and up to date.  Yes, Apple may update it, and when you are synching a device there's a glitch and you have to wait for the next update to fix it.  I understand the frustration.  But it works so well for all of its other uses.

Many podcasts have websites where you can subscribe through an RSS feed.  There's also Stitcher Radio which you can subscribe to whatever you want and it will stream to your device.

For those of you like myself who are financially declined (and, I suppose, those of you who are financially inclined), you can appreciate that most podcasts are free.  Many offer premium content for those who pay/donate.

To what do I listen when working or commuting, you may ask?  Please allow me to offer some suggestions.

This Week in Blackness Radio (Formerly known as Blacking It Up) and The AfterBlack, as well as We Nerd Hard (back from a long hiatus).  (Elon James White, Aaron Rand Freeman, and friends)

Bullseye. (Jesse Thorn)

Comedy and Everything Else, and the Jimmy Dore Show.

The Dana Gould Hour.

Girl on Guy with Aisha Tyler. (Go on YouTube and search for NOASSATALL,  die laughing.)

Kevin Pollak's Chat Show, and Talkin' Walkin'.

The Mental Illness Happy Hour. (Paul Gilmartin)

Mohr Stories. (Jay Mohr)

The Pod F. Tompkast, and The Dead Authors Podcast. (Paul F. Tompkins)

RISK! (Kevin Allison aka The Red Head Gay from The State)

The Smartest Man in the World. (Greg Proops from Whose Line Is It, Anyway?)

This Week with Larry Miller.

What The Fuck. (Marc Maron)

And just about everything from Nerdist is pretty fun.

(This post took about three weeks to complete.  Babies are demanding.  I've gotten 13.5 hours of sleep in the past four days.)

Friday, April 06, 2012

So...a lot has happened.

Just about everyone knows this anyway, but what the hell.

My son Grayson was born about six weeks ago. There won't be pictures here, as Jillian has entirely justifiable privacy concerns. Feel free to email for them, though.

We're all exhausted, of course.