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rd95  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 17, 2017

Wooh! Early Morning Pubski! Yeah! Bartender. Give me a coffee to start my day right.

Cellphones

For a whole slew of reasons, I actually have taken a few steps backwards. My wife is now the proud owner of the Blackberry Priv and I have a lame, entry level, dumb phone. Guess what? I love it. In all honesty, if the antenna on it wasn't completely borked and the battery not completely shot, I'd happily go back to my old Sony Ericsson phone. Texting with a number pad and predictive text is like riding a bike, you never really forget how to do it, it still has bluetooth and a memory card slot so I can listen to my music in the car, the battery lasts for days, and it just makes me nostalgic as fuck for my college days.

The best benefit is hidden though. My old Galaxy S4? Fuck I was glued to that thing. Every time I had an unfilled moment, I would pull that fucker out and get on the internet. Check the news. Check my e-mail. Check Hubski. It was fucking dumb. Hell, even when I didn't have unfilled moments I'd still pop it out from time to time. Now though? A few weeks later? I'm watching television, reading comics, walking through the park, playing with the dog, hanging out with buds, all without that nagging urge in the back of my head to pull out the phone and get on the internet.

Do I feel a bit stone aged about it? Yes. Is there a mild inconvenience in having to plan my day a little better and keep a notebook nearby now that I don't have a phone with a convenient calendar and note keeping system? Yes. Do I give a fuck? No. Know why? Cause for the first time in years I watched the sun rise without once looking down at my phone. Fucking worth it.

Volunteering/Jobs

Through no fault of anybody, my hours at work have been slashed to the bone and it looks like they're gonna stay that way for the rest of the year at the very least. Earlier this year I made the conscious decision to basically dial back my job hunting to near zero and work on personal development and building relationships, but that's when I was working 30 plus hours a week. Well I got to thinking about the kinds of jobs I've seem to be able to land and I came to the conclusion, with some insight from Dala, that for the summer, maybe it'd be better off doing something shitty for shit pay that I try and do something awesome for free to fill up my time, fluff up my resume, and start making connections. So I'm looking around for volunteering opportunities. I'm thinking museums, zoos, and parks at the moment. I'll let you all know how that goes.

Movies

Still haven't seen the new Guardians movie yet. Gonna watch the OG Godzilla this afternoon after I do some chores.

Comics

Picked up the first two issues of a random comic last week, Street Tiger: A Weird Revenge Thriller. It's violent as shit but wonderfully drawn, brisk in pace, and a lot of fun. I'm already planning to pick up an extra copy of issues one and two to give to a friend who I think will like it and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the next issue.