Adjusted Reality

“Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.” – Mark Twain

Opportunity Is Knocking…

So I started this blog about a year and a half ago (no I’m not mentioning this because I’m celebrating some sort of weird 1.5 blogoversary).  It was not really borne out of a place of love, but a place of frustration and desperation.  I felt so creatively stifled and so…small, I needed a soapbox to stand upon and shout to the world.  I felt like I needed somewhere to feel important.  I also needed to figure out just what the heck I was going to do with myself when I was done with project: deporkify.

Things have changed a lot in the last 1.5 years – I’ve moved from weight loss into maintenance mode (at least for 2010).  I’ve gone from exercise to fuel weight loss to exercise as training for upcoming races and sporting events.  I’ve gone from food being measured purely by calories to being more importantly being measured by nutrients and satiety because I have an appetite like a monster now.   I’ve also went from feeling like I was standing atop a mountain alone shouting at the internet to having a pretty awesome conversation with some new friends, which is much nicer.

The one thing that hadn’t really changed was work – I was doing the same level and same type of work, and I had been for a while.  I have about a 2- year span where I am good with taking on and improving one skillset, and then I get bored.  What’s next – that’s what I always say.  I had some cool opportunities to work with actors and video game voice over stuff (hey, I’m even in there myself), but there was also a lot of crap, frustration, and really bad juju in there too.

However, that is beginning to evolve as well.  The unnamed thing I was working on for the last 4 months has now been submitted for approval – all I can do is wait.  When the press release goes out, you better believe I’ll be letting you know.  Now, I move on to bigger and better things.  Essentially, I am in sort of a trial period right now, but as long as I don’t go and be a moron, I’m finally looking at movin’ on up.  And unlike at other times in the last 1.5 years when I’ve hemmed and hawed about it, I WANT THIS.

Why the long diatribe about change?  Well, something’s gotta give.  I’m going to be busy unlike before.  I’m not going to have as much free time, and while I love this blog, I just don’t foresee being able to continue to do unqiue and well thought out 1000-2000 word posts 5 times a week (which is absolutely what I’m doing right now, mmmmhmmm) and keep up on everyone else’s blogs. Yesterday, I just didn’t have a moment all day to put e-pen to e-paper and say a damn thing, and I’m carving out a few minutes to ramble here while I really should do something else.  And this probably won’t be the last time.

But I’m not disappearing.  So here’s what to most likely expect going forward:

-I’ll always do my Week In Review type posts Monday.  These are valuable for me, even if they might be kinda boring to y’all.  Sorry.

-I’m going to try to continue to do at least 2 topical, well thought out posts per week.

-One day per week, I’m going to do a Back to Reality post which is a favorite from my archives.  I’ve been at this for a while, and have a lot of newer folks reading.  I’d love to think that every one of you have read me from August 2008, but I know I haven’t done that.  Except I HAVE read every single post on The Great Fitness Experiment and recommend you do as well.  Riveting! 🙂

-The last day?  Well, I’d like to make it audience participation day.  Have a question you’d like me to give my unfair and biased opinion on?  Put it in the comments here(or every Friday) and I will totally answer it.  If no one wants to play along – I’ll ask YOU questions.  If I’m just not into either, it will be a 5 random things day.

This, as always, is subject to change at ANY time.  At my whim.  Because this is MY soapbox to use and abuse, y’know?

So, I guess my question of the day is – what would you like to see more of here?  More running talk?  More dietary stuff?  Peeks into the game industry?  Crazy rants?  Does it bother you that I often use random pictures for no reason but that they are hilarious?  Also, have a specific question for me?  Ask anything.  Stupid questions will likely get stupid answers, but hey – I like being stupid sometimes.  Have a great weekend, internets!


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  1. scaling it down so that you don’t need to blog every day sounds like a good idea for you. you see how i wrote “need”? you don’t want it to be a need. you want to blog because it’s fun! it’s yours and you can do want you want whenever you want! i don’t want to see less or more of anything. i adore your random hilarious pics 🙂

  2. Divinari

    I think that sounds reasonable. You have enough frequent commenters to help bear the weight of your blog if you want.

    As for what I want, well, *I* want more game industry stuff. 😉

    I like the crazy rants.

    And I can’t see the pictures at work usually, so I can’t say as to if I likes ’em or not. 😉

  3. I’ve scaled back a bit and thought I would lose traction, but I haven’t. I’m only writing 3-4 times a week, instead of 5 and I’m letting Friday always be a 5 things in a bullet list. So much easier!

    I’m all for running stuff!!

  4. A peak into the game industry? Yes please!!!

  5. Good for you on setting limits! I need to take a page from your (e) book!! Congrats on all the good stuff at work:)

    And have you really read my entire archives?! I’m shocked. And totally flattered. Thank you:)

  6. First off, I’m glad the career is heading in the right direction – that’s a Big Deal, and it rocks.

    Second, I love the pictures, so keep ’em coming.

    Third, it’s a good thing that you recognize that you can’t do it all (something I struggle with all the time). We’ll be here, and we’ll take whatever crumbs you want to send our way. Personally, I love the running stuff, because I hope to get there myself some day in the not-too-distant future.

  7. You all definitely don’t need to encourage my crazy rants, really. 🙂 But they are definitely… cathartic. I don’t think I could stop talking about the running if I tried, so you’re good there. I don’t talk about the game industry much because I can’t really share the juicy stuff (I like my job – and it’s such a little industry that anyone I dis will probably end up being my boss someday). But I could definitely think on ways to bring that into the blog a bit more – this wasn’t supposed to be a strictly health and fitness blog but you wouldn’t know it. 🙂

    And…thanks to all of you for visiting my little corner of the internet and reading my silly brain splatters!

  8. Well….I was first intrigued by some of the funny chart picture analysisissses you did. ‘jus sayin’. they made me laugh.

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