Showing posts from April, 2013

#83 - One Week Tracked

Motto: "If I had an hour to save the world I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute finding solutions"

The motto today was brought to you by Albert Einstein. It will come into play later. Today is Monday. 7 days ago was a different Monday. On that Monday I started my project. I seek to educate you on my project, its goals, and how I've gone about trying to meet them. Life only seems to get more hectic as you get older. Kids have little responsibility until they get into school. In school you slowly have things added to your plate. Then you go to college and there's a lot going on. After college comes real life, which is similarly challenging. Each stage gives you more and more to lose. Failure goes from getting a bad grade that doesn't really matter, to getting a bad grade that might end up mattering, to all the possible ways you could mess up real life (going broke, getting sick, doing nothing with your life, etc). This is a problem. To solv…

#82- Superheroes

Motto: SUPERnerdy

Today's post is brought to you by Marvel's cinematic universe. I will be writing exclusively about past, present, and future movies based off comic books. If it looks too long and you lack interest in the subject, this might be a good one to skip. Having said that, if you are at all interested in the subject, I think I've actually done a stellar job with this column. Now, without further ado: I love superheroes. I love superhero stories. Nothing offers pure, enjoyable, escapist entertainment quite like a fantastical tale of good versus evil. Superhero stories, for the most part, are just stories. They aren't out to change your life. They don't take themselves too seriously. They are just meant to be simple entertainment; and there's something to be said about that. I approach this subject as a watered-down, modern-day comic book nerd who isn't keen on reading actual comic books. Growing up, I was a huge fan of Spiderman and the X-Men. I&#…

#81 - Back to Normal

Motto: Just a Normal Day at the Office (Chair)

Even though my life has not been full of extravagant adventures to Thailand since the last update, even though there haven't been any amazing and life-changing events, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, or any other sort of fantastical happenings... I've gotta say things have been going really well! The best part is, I largely have myself to thank for all of this - I have paddled my own boat. I have the kind of happiness that can only be produced in-house. I have done and been exactly the things I want to do and be. I have, for the time being, been truly self-actualized. I've never really been able to say that before.

I guess the awesome vacation and the awesome news about my awesome fiance hasn't really hurt things, either. But I do take a large amount of credit for not coming back home and just moping about. I've picked right back up where I left off with achieving my goals.

Plus I have a lot I'm looking forward to (…

#80 - Pictures, Pictures, Pictures

Motto: If pictures are worth 1000 words, this is a REALLY long column

I am jetlagged. I've been going through a weird cycle of sleeping for 13 or 14 hours, then staying awake for 24 straight without the slightest hint of tiredness. I'm working on correcting that.
During my many periods of unwilling wakefulness I have been perusing photos on my computer. I've decided there are a few fun ones I'd like to share with you, my loyal readers*. I'm going to try to keep the entertainment value high with these.


ONE NOTE BEFORE WE GET STARTED: I'd like to explicitly state that you have the option to click on the pictures to make them bigger. Doing this allows you to quickly look through all the photos in any post - but loses you the ability to see their captions and any surrounding context... which is usually fairly important.

We are going to work our way backward in time.
First off, today I already toured KC some and took some new photospheres. I got a tripod mount for my…