Blackcatloner Lives Again

It’s amazing how fast this year has gone, Can’t believe it’s October already. Haven’t had much time to do much as far as this site goes mainly because of my job which I have been on vacation from since last Friday. Once again, the thing I hate most about taking vacations from work is that they go by too fast. One more day and I go back. Right now, I’m sitting at Burger King after spending all day at the library dealing with yet another Windows 10 update. It took forever as usual but it was successful despite the fact that I was cutting it close as far as getting the upload completed before the library closed.

As far as things have been going, my job has been good. The store recently underwent remodeling earlier in the year which is partly the reason why I haven’t been as active as far as content producing goes. As far as YouTube goes, that phase is over and I have been scaling back on my social media sites. My reasons for this have to do with the harsh political climate that we are in right now. In fact, I am seriously considering deleting all my videos off my main channel (since they are already backed up on the site) in protest of the left’s attempts to stifle free speech. I also voluntarily deleted my Twitter for that same reason. I’m not going to go into too many details for obvious reasons. At the end of the day, we live in a society.

However, I do have plans to make a comeback of sorts, except that this time it will be through podcasts rather than videos because podcasting has grown in popularity in recent years. And that is why I decided to resurrect The Blackcatloner Podcast. After uploading audio versions of some of my old videos, I noticed my view counts on Anchor.fm increase which means that there may be hope for me to continue producing online content.

As far as when I plan to schedule the show, I was leaning toward Tuesday nights at 9 PM New York time. As far as what I plan to talk about in the podcast, I figure I will do what I did before when I was doing YouTube before they started their nonsense and that is talk about random stuff, You’ll just have to stay tuned.

So it’s safe to say that Blackcatloner lives again.

And yes, that cartoon black cat you see at the top of the post is what I look like now.

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End of Semester

As the Christmas season descends upon us yet again, I just want to touch base with everyone since I have been busy with school and other things to fire off this little post here. Earlier this month, I have completed my first semester as a college student at HCCC. And as it turns out, I did really good. I ended the semester with two A’s and two B’s. So my GPA to date is currently standing at 3.49. Not bad for an old guy who’s been out of school for fourteen years now, eh?

So basically, I am free until January 23, which is the start of the second semester. I am still set to the four class roster that I had last semester, but I actually have classes on all five days. I have two on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday but only one class on Wednesday. I am gonna be taking Audio Production, Advertising, and Computer Applications as well as a gym class so I can gain access to the Fitness Center up there.

I am rapidly trying to get back in shape considering that I missed about a whole month because I got a cold back in October that lasted about a couple of weeks. So I am basically trying to get back into the game here, especially with the new year right around the corner. Gotta get back in shape.

And it also looks like I might be getting a laptop just in time for next semester. It should also help me out when it comes time to get back to my Internet activities, most notably my YouTubing. I am hoping that I can get new equipment and hopefully get back to making videos possibly by early 2012. I have a whole slew of ideas and I am just waiting to try them all out.

Since I probably won’t be back online until Tuesday, I just want to take the opportunity right now to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

My Life as a College Student

Well, it’s been a while since I was last here so I figure I’d come back and reconnect with everyone. The last time I posted, I was just starting college and now I have just made it through the middle of the semester. So far I am happy to report that things have been going really well. I am doing well in all of my classes. I’m actually starting to feel like a college student.

One of the things I found out is that there is always something to do on campus. Not a day goes by that there isn’t something going on while I am on campus. I also have found the time practically every day to go to the gym there being that I have access. Unfortunately, since I am not a gym student (at least not this semester,) I can’t use their nice fitness center. However, I do have access to their weight room (which looks like a power lifter’s gym) and that is pretty awesome. I also have access to their track where I can walk around and stuff. That’s pretty awesome.

They also show movies here, mainly movies that are fresh out of the theater yet have not found their way to DVD. And it’s free too. That’s really awesome. I actually saw a movie on campus during Fall Fest (A Place in the Sun) and I am planning to go tonight since I am on vacation from work again. Tonight I am going to see both “Hangover” movies. I have never seen the original “Hangover” and since they’re both playing tonight, I figure that now would be as good a time as any to go see it.

However, there is a bit of a downside, mainly in the social department. I found that being a 33-year-old man in a crowd of students who are 15 years younger than you actually feels a bit awkward. Yet I’m trying to make the best of it like I do any situation. It’s still kinda hard I gotta admit.

But all in all, I am still glad I made the decision to go back to school while I still can, mainly because I’m sick of being stuck in neutral. It’s actually time to make something of myself and move forward. I will continue to keep you posted on any new developments.

Back to School

Well, I figure I’d take a little time out of my orientation to blog about me starting a new chapter in my life: Going back to school.

As of today, I have officially begun my orientation as a student at Herkimer County Community College where I will be majoring in Radio and TV Broadcasting and so far it is going pretty good. Although it means that I may be focusing on school work more than my regular activities here on the web (I’ll still be doing Facebook and Twitter at work and at home via my mobile web), I think that it’s finally time for me to move on and I think that college may very well be what I need to help myself become an even bigger success on the web.

As of June, I am out of action indefinitely as far as making YouTube videos goes, primarily because I need new equipment that I can’t really afford right now. I was also trying to remedy some other matters closer to home as well which had been my goal all summer. And now here I am, a college student. Hey, it only took me fourteen years to come to the decision that I actually need college to succeed rather than my wits which I have been going by for years.

I know the road ahead will not be easy. Then again nothing in my life ever has been easy. I am only going part-time because of my job, so there’s the possibility that I might be going at least three years. But I have always met every challenge head on no matter how ill-equipped I was or how bad the situation was and I will get through this one.

Whatever happens, I will be ready, I will meet and I will rise up to the challenge as I always do. And I will give everyone reason to be proud of your friendly neighborhood Blackcatloner.

Rot In Hell, Mr. Bin Laden

Well, I’m sure by now everyone has heard the good news. Last night, President Obama held a late-night news conference saying that Osama Bin Laden, mastermind behind 9/11 and one of the most evil men in the history of the free world, has been killed by US forces during an invasion of his compound in Pakistan. I was originally planning to do a video of this on YouTube but then since I was tired from work last night, I decided that a written blog would be better.

There is a hint of irony as far as the date May 1, when Osama was officially confirmed dead. Also on that date in 1945, another evil man was officially declared dead and of course I am talking about Adolf Hitler, whose body was found by Allied forces a day after he committed suicide rather than face justice for crimes against humanity. As far as Bin Laden goes, justice has officially been done. And the fact that this news comes four months before the 10th anniversary of 9/11 makes this major victory much better.

So I just want to take this time to thank all the troops who have risked everything and continue to put their lives on the line to keep people like you and me safe. And now, I like to take the time for everyone to join me in a moment of silence for Osama Bin Laden so we can give him the respect he deserves: “Good riddance, you evil bastard! May you rot in hell!” Thank you.