No podcast last week…

We have told the news to a few people, but at my wife’s request we’re still not announcing it to the world just yet. The second official episode of Good Morning With Demons has done surprisingly well. Just wasn’t up to doing a new episode this week, couldn’t get my voice right for Abe. I don’t use any vocal processing on that show and refuse to. If I can’t do it naturally, what’s the point?

This is my last week of being on the payroll of my job of 16 years. As expected was told just take my two weeks vacation and go. I could have done a lot of horrible things on my way out, but decided it would be better to go on as good of terms as possible. Didn’t have the FU money to outright quit and fly up to Woonsocket to play bongos on the CEO’s skull Homer Simpson style (my ultimate wish, one day it will happen, just not now). We went to go see ilyAIMY on Halloween (Happy birthday again Ms. Heather) a lot of people noticed something different about me. The reason is simple, I’m happy. I’m doing a job where I make my own hours, only people I have to answer to are the restaurants and customers I’m delivering to, and making more money doing a lot less work. The easiest part of my old job was driving in DC, that is now the hardest part of my job. I actually enjoy driving in the city.

Mario is doing great, he’ll soon be ready to visit people, and as Becca just reminded me we need to get out the thank you cards soon. Some days he’s as good as he used to be, others he’s still a little wobbly. He’s jumping, running, and humping though. Our only issue is something I can’t talk about yet….

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Last night had a great time talking with my buddy Cloudie from Let’s Vape and YouTube fame. Did a nice little segment for LV about LiPo’s. Can’t wait to get to do a full show with him and Vick….

God damn do I have a lot I want to share, not only here but on the podcast. Hoping to record one Thursday night with my good buddy Raul, and in the near future a MoM with Cloudie. I just can’t say anything really personal until Nov. 27th….

Taking a step back….

This is kind of a continuation of the last episode of MoM (4-10-15), and something I’ll be discussing on a future podcast as well. We opened up the show discussing an ad by Depaul International-

A very powerful image, something you can only get the message by taking a step back and looking at the full picture. So last night as I laid on the couch waiting on the pain meds to kick in was taking a step back and looking at a lot of the things that are going on in my life and how I’ve gotten to where I am now. There’s one thing I’ve lacked at times, because in my anger or rage forget to take the time to be grateful for the small victories. That’s be thankful for the simple fact I’m still alive even with all the stupid things I’ve done. More than that, I have the friendship of some pretty amazing people. People who are much greater than myself who for whatever reason enjoy my company. So while I still may bitch and complain at times, am also doing my best to balance the angst with thanks.

Which was why I chose the two songs I did to open and close the show yesterday. “Counting” is a song about just that. Rob Hinkal wrote that song from that very point of view (hence me stealing his quote). “Seat (Broken Chair Legs)” is one of survival. Even if someone crushes you and never appreciated all that you did or just being there, you’ll remain. I can’t say how thankful I am that years ago my wife and I showed up late to Dogfish Head in Gaithersburg and was rewarded to seeing one of the best bands in Maryland (not to mention the country). Their music has meant a lot to both us, and still can’t put into words how honored we were that they played at our 5th anniversary. Ask you to please check out their website- ilyAIMY.com.

Also am happy to see that my wife is now blogging, she is a master of the written word. Just wish I could get her on the podcast more often, but yeah. Ask you check out her work at BrokenIsABeautifulThing here on WordPress. With that have a great day. Go out and enjoy yourself.