If, at anytime in the past, you’ve followed my online antics you’ll know that “as usual” is anything but. If you’re new, welcome aboard!
From Then to Now in 60 Seconds
When we last saw our mild mannered aventurer he was going through a transformation. One that ultimately landed him in a mental institution and led him into a personal cave of disconnection, reflection and a lot of bittorented media and video game playing. Part of this transformation brought him back to questions he long thought were answered for himself:
- What is reality?
- Does it matter what we do?
- Who am I?
Honestly these questions, and ones like them, tend to have two totally truthful, correct and polarly opposite answers. For example: Does it matter what we do?
- Yes! What we do can have a profound effect on our environment, people close to us and, on larger scales, the world!
- No. All things comes from nothing and return to nothing.
miltownkid was spending his days and nights ruminating on the macabre. Until last week when the stars unaligned, the wind whispered wake up, he picked up his notebook and started his habit of daily goal writing like he never missed a step.
What You Missed
Not much. I wish I could have somehow recorded the final weeks of “breaking down”, some of the adventures in the mental hospital or how I went about getting picked up for disorderly conduct after stopping morning traffic and rampaging through a Mc Donalds. Until last week I’ve been as lazy as possible. Up at the crack of the afternoon, TV, a book or video games, sleep at 3am. Do it again. I suppose there may have been some noteworthy things I’ve done while living with mom and grandma in small town Iowa. What pops to the top of my mind is 4 weeks of “coaching” kids soccer once a week. There wasn’t a team, and there was no teams for them to play so we just had scrimmages at the end of practice. It was still fun teaching them how to properly pass, shoot, etc.
After considering “loinclothing it”, moving to South or Central America, being a trucker or going back to school to be a teacher I’ve decided to do what I do best… Be me! Except this time I’m going to be me like I’ve never been before. (Though I suppose that’s technically always true for all people all the time, but you know what I mean.) The plan as of now is to move back to Milwaukee, get a tiny place on the lower east side, train BJJ & taichi, write and make videos. I suppose I’ll have to figure out how to make money but I’m planning on living on so little money each month (less than $750) that it won’t be a major concern. One benefit of being crazy is that the government is willing to pay you for it. 😛 lol
Plan for this Blog and My Youtube Channel
I’d like some feedback on this plan I came up with. I really like daily vlogs (watching them and creating them) but trying to stay “real time” with them can be stressful. The recording bit is easy enough, but the uploading (onto your computer), the editing, the redering, the uploading (onto Youtube) can be quite the grind. The solution I’ve come up with is to make 28 continuos days of content before I post the first video. That way I could have the videos come out at the same time each day, editing/uploading would be totally stress free and it should in no way muck up my day to day living (which will mainly consist of training, writing and a little work).
I REALLY like the idea, but there’s one problem with it. I would have to wait 28 days to get feedback from a video and a potential commenter would have to wait 28 days for a video response. The “instantness” of the internet is one of my favorite things about it. Well, the solution I came up with for that was to make this blog be the place for instant feedback (whenever I’m inspired to create something) and have one (and only ONE!) additional YouTube account that I would use for “whatever” style content (whether it’s something funny, serious, a video response or a short drama featuring a kitten who’s been mistaken as the last member of a modern samurai clan hell bent on world domination). I feel like that way I could have my cake and eat it too!
Plus, once I get setup for it again, I’ll be regularly connected to all the various social webs out there.
Let me know what you think!
If you have specific questions about where I’ve been, what the fuck or… Oh yeah! Here’s another thing of note. Even though I’m a hard core naturalican, I ended up volunteering for the Obama campaign. I did data entry for people who knocked on doors and made phone calls. I even ended up doing some door knocking myself (that can be quite an adventure! lol) Everything they said in the media about Obama having a better ground game was absolutely true. They had a young kid paid to organize shit in the small town that I’m in now (pop like 3,500). The Republicans had some rally one day and put up a bunch of signs. That’s not how you get people to the polls!