A day late and a dollar short could be the name of this blog’s autobiography… not really… A blog cannot have an autobiography. That would be silly. Anyway…
This week is the 365th 20 Questions Tuesday since I started numbering them. I have been doing this for a good bit. I need to get the consistency thing back where it needs to be, but other than that, I now have a post a day calendar that you could read. Like a daily devotional that teaches you nothing. Soooo… if any of you yahoos out there decide to read a post a day, let me know and I will do something for you to help with the trauma.
1. Just how many puns fly around the proctologist's office when they discuss getting a check-up annually.
All the puns… every single one... even the one that doesn't seem all that funny.
2. What’s your favorite time of year?
3:30 PM… That’s what you were asking, right?
3. What annual event (not counting holidays) that you look forward to?
First snow… it always seems invigorating.
4. Do you tend to live more in the past, present or future?
I try to be present, but I find myself worrying about the future more than I should.
6. Do you have an annual physical? why or why not?
I have not recently. Partially it is because of our current horrible insurance and how expensive it will be to go and partially because I know what changes the doctor is going to say I need to do. I already am avoiding gluten, but I am sure the doc will tell me that I need to reduce sugar and salt massively… Ugh, getting old sucks.
7. 365 reviews...ever had one? are they just a horrid idea? or are they the opportunity to grow after your co-workers have dragged you through the mud?
I have had all kinds of reviews work-wise. As a cartographer and now and interaction designer people reviewing my work was/is absolutely necessary. I have not had anyone seriously review my posts for the blog though…. If anyone wants to review my shit, lemme know.
8. Years and Years - your wife loves them. How do you feel about them?
I have never heard of them because I am old and only like grunge music from the 90’s. Not really true… but I definitely have been in a musical rut… listening to them right now and trying not to chair dance at work, so I would I say they are good.
9. What things do you schedule on a calendar and what things do you just "remember" to do?
My dad was a very calendar and to-do list focused person, so I find myself actively not making calendars or lists just out of oppositional spite. I should be running a calendar so I don’t miss so much stuff. I am terrible about it right now. So… I would say that I try to remember more than use a calendar. One of the few reasons that I still like Facebook is that it reminds me when people’s birthdays occur.
10. Do the years seem to go faster the older you get?. Why do you suppose that is?
There are a few theories about this… I am going to spout off the one that makes the most sense to me. Your brain encodes new experiences as more impactful than routine ones. When you are younger things are more new and memorable. As you age the routine falls back into the background and is less noticeable to your conscious brain, so it seems that time starts accelerating because your brain, to reduce processing effort ignores the mundane. Do something new and different and time will slow down.
11. Do you believe in horoscopes?
In their existence? Of course. Are they accurate? Hell’s no. They are crazy vague to the point of being incapable of being correct or incorrect.
12. What is one thing you have learned in the last year?
Switching careers is a seriously difficult process. Everyone wants experience, and when you jump from one career to another you have none.
13. Where were you one year ago?
September 28, 2015 I was dying a slow death at my old job. Dying. A. Slow. Death.
14. What was your favorite place that you visited in 2014?
Zion National Park.
15. What experience would you love to do all over again for this blog?
I would love to get Greg Behrendt for another 20 Questions.
16. What topics/interviews did you most enjoy learning about?
Rain… actually Mikey Neumann was amazing and Per Axbom was sharp as well.
17. How would you change this past year’s worth of posts?
I would love to have done more interviews.
18. You have been doing this blog in this format for 10 years or so… it should have taken only 7 years to post 365 weekly posts… what gives?
Okay… there were hiatuses and some missed weeks here and there. Get off my back, okay?!? This is not my job. I would love for it to be my job (not really), but there is no money to be made in blogging. Shut up, that’s why…
19. What or who has had the biggest impact on you with this blog?
The lovely wife is an ever-present influence so besides her, I would say Tom Merritt, Andrew Mayne, and Mikey Nuemann. Each of them in different ways. Tom helped me to make this a thing. Andrew challenged me to change my circumstances. Mikey made me think about this more and more deeply.
20. Will there be 365 more 20 Questions Tuesday posts?
Maybe? I know there will be more, but 7 more years worth? That is a tall order to commit to.
The weather, it is a changing
Work just had cake to celebrate a coworker’s impending baby
I cannot have cake
Turns out I can have many people saying “Ohhhh, This cake is great. I’m going to eat it for lunch” near me though
So, I at least have that going for me
I guess I am planning on working at this job for a good long while now
I just got a parking permit for a surface lot nearby
So, I guess that is a level of commitment I did not know I was not quite ready to make
I really do like this job
It is only a surface lot though
I will have to walk a few blocks like some kind of vagabond
Might as well put my laptop in a bindle as I read the hobo signs to get to my job
It is odd though… my work throws my blog behind a firewall
I need to sleep more
And consume less sugar
And get rid of the caffeine
Working on the caffeine one right now
By Friday I will be decaffeinated
Then comes a reduction in sugar
Baby steps people, baby steps
Have a great week everyone