Would you believe that one of the primary hold ups on me being able to start updating my blog these past two months was a coding issue? I mean, coupled with traveling extensively for conventions AND a coding issue… but the coding issue was a major hurdle. Basically, I needed to do two things:
- Make sure people could comment on my blog posts by logging in via other social networks. Facebook and Twitter had both updated their interfaces and I had to rewrite some stuff to reintegrate them.
- Make sure that my blog posts would get cross posted upon posting. Since I’m not actively updating Facebook anymore, I still wanted the folks following me there to see the updates made here.
As a bonus, I decided I really didn’t like the Google ads on my blog, so I’ve removed them. My blog is my narrative. Not a platform for ads. (I won’t lie, though, I’ve taken funds in the past for reprinting stuff from this website. Money talks, folks.)
Which leads me to right now: writing on my blog. Since my last post at the end of April (yesterday doesn’t count) I’ve been traveling almost non-stop for pop culture convention work. In order:
- Calgary, AB, Canada
- Warsaw, Poland
- Orlando, FL
- Portland, OR
- Columbus, OH
- Jacksonville, FL
- Orlando, FL (again)
- Los Angeles, CA
- Seattle, WA
On Friday I get on a plane for Toronto, ON, Canada.
When returning from Columbus, Ohio, someone almost merged into my car and ran me off the road. This resulted in the two passenger side wheels of my car getting destroyed (along with the tires on them.) That was on June 18, 2018 and – due to apparently rare parts on my 2008 Ford Mustang GT Premium – it will only be back to 100% as of tomorrow. You see, the wheels for my car aren’t made anymore. The body shop GEICO sent the car to was doing their damnedest to find suitable replacements and it took literal weeks. Ironically the set the found weren’t made for my car (a 2008 model) but instead for the previous generation of my car – a 2004 model. SO the middle caps with the Mustang logos won’t fit and I decided to fix that on my own. (The new caps will arrive tomorrow via UPS.)
Things like this in life drive me up a wall until they are “complete”. I’m counting the hours until that UPS package arrives.
BAD AIR CONDITIONING
As I got on a flight from Los Angeles to Seattle a week ago, my wife called to inform me that our air conditioning decided that it didn’t want to cool our entire apartment anymore and, instead, was skipping the bedroom altogether and only dumping cool air into our living room. She had called the landlord and the air conditioning company they used. It will take “a couple of days to get the part” they told her.
That was a week ago, and the heat outside has been causing the half of the A/C that is working to freeze up every few hours. The part (like my Mustang wheels) is apparently some sort of rarity in the universe, and hasn’t come in yet. Considering I work from home, this makes getting things done considerably challenging.
I leave town Friday, so I seriously hope it’s with the air conditioning working again instead of an apartment poised to be an experiment in mold and mildew growth.
My car’s broken, but it runs. My air conditioning is broken, but it half works. I’m overwhelmed with work, but I have work to do. Remember fellow humans: the glass is always have full. Perspective is important.