Sunday, July 15, 2012

O World of Media

(did I really never post this.. found this today in my drafts..)

How much is too much? I'm sitting here listening to Pandora on my Kindle, playing Vanguard on my laptop and surfing Twitter on my PC. Earlier I was watching Firefly on the Kindle while playing TWO characters in Vanguard (this is no accomplishment, I know folks who do three with ease..)

So, back to my question, how much is too much?

In the year that I have the absolute most I have ever had, I am trying to shift my focus back to more important things. Health, family, friends, my critters and my professional life. How hard is it to do all of this when I have so much information and media and sensation at my fingertips? I hope to find out.

In 2012 I plan to move closer to my life's goal with Touch Paper Press. I plan to lose weight and keep it off. I plan to be a better dog owner (more walks etc..), spend more time with friends and family and help the people who are important to me that I work with advance and prosper.

Piece of cake. ;)

Why so quiet?


Wow is my life busy.  I now effectively have two jobs - my day job and Touch Paper Press!  Add into that taking care of 3 dogs and 2 cats, spending time with my lovely wife, trying to be outdoors and active and cleaning up our huge house and blammo - every day is full!

Corissa has been pretty busy too - we just bought a piano (yes, a piano - one of the most bizarre purchases of my adult life), a new drawing tablet, and new golf clubs.  She's also discovered a new love for wine, a deeper love of anime and even tried her hand at sculpting.  wow.

As for me, I have rekindled my love of beer and have found the best "in store" beer in Utah, Uintah Brewing's:  Wyld, Extra Pale Ale.  (mm!)  I, too, have new golf clubs and know just enough to be dangerous on the course.  Along with Trevor, we have designed almost 11 different games, and have prototyped about 7 of them.  Further, we're getting ready for a 2013 trip to Greece, and I'm learning a little Greek to get ready.

I love blogging and I love podcasting, I wish I had more time for both because I would do both all of the time.  Wonder if there are podcasts that I can jump in on and guest star - would that fix my need?  More importantly - what about me would be interesting enough to podcast about?

I've been at Harland Clarke for 3 years now.  It's a great company and I work with amazing people each day.  Ultimately, I'm just happy that I have a steady job and that I can contribute so much.  Do you know, faithful reader(s?) that I am in charge of the Employee Events at my center this year?  It's quite the honor, but a lot of work.  It's worth it knowing that I am helping folks enjoy their job just a little bit better.

If you're interested in keeping up with me, I've spent a bit more time blogging on the official Touch Paper Press bloggy - checkit:

That's all for now.. :)