One Year Closer to 40

Well, here I am. 39 years old. One year closer to 40.

However, before I get to that I should get this little bit of news out of the way first. First up, I am happy to report that I officially made my main website on WordPress into a dot-com site and just in time for the site’s tenth anniversary next month. In fact, on Valentine’s Day I was finally able to enable ads on my site because when you get a domain name on WordPress you have the option to monetize your site which is what I have wanted to do for a long time.

In other words, my website is now officially known as blackcatloner.com So now I am even closer to my dream of turning my online life into a full-fledged career.

The thing about birthdays is that the older I get, the more I start to reflect on my life as it was before I got to this point. And I feel like I made quite a bit of progress in the last few years, especially in the last few days starting with when I got my degree in the mail last week and now with me officially upgrading my site to a dot-com site. That while I feel like there’s more I could do, I feel like I am in a pretty good spot right now.

Unfortunately, I ended up coming down with a pretty bad cold for my birthday which even as I write this I am getting over. Add that to the fact that it’s been snowing pretty hard all week and you can tell that it wasn’t really a good week. But I can’t really complain though, especially with my big accomplishment this week.

I have actually started to uphold one of the resolutions I have made at the beginning of the year and that is the fact that as of a few weeks ago, I have started to quit the online dating biz by deleting my profiles on various dating sites. I started by deleting my profile on Zoosk which is a Facebook dating app three weeks ago. And last week I have officially deleted my profile on OKCupid which now leaves Plenty of Fish (which I did quit a while back but went back because I originally wanted to do a video on it as kind of a social experiment) and Match.com left. It’s a slow process because once again my relationship with online dating is the fact that it’s kind of like an itch you can’t help but scratch but it looks like they will be going soon.

And there you go, that’s pretty much what has been going on the last couple of weeks. I filmed a new episode of Blackcatloner Reviews before coming to the library today and I’ll be getting back to work on new videos again this week.

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Oh, The Agony Of It All

I’ve been sick the last couple of days and just when I thought I was getting better, whatever I had came back with a vengeance. My head felt like it was going to explode, I was freezing again and I had some difficulty walking. And so I had to call in again.

I also ate at the historic Empire Diner on the corner of Main Street and Route 5. It was basically nostalgia-central there. I saw it on an episode of “Mohawk Valley Living” and from there I learned that Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’Roll once ate there. I have to make a mental note next time I go there to film it for YouTube.

Later on that night as I was eating dinner and watching the season premiere of “Heroes,” my headache came back and I had to lay down. It pretty much continued through the night and well into the next morning and it was so bad that I could hardly sleep, and I nearly emptied my whole ibuprofen bottle trying to get rid of this headache. It was around 6:30 last night when I decided to call in sick at work. In a way, I think my job is to blame for why I’m so sick. In fact, when I first started out there, I was out for two days for being sick because of a so-called “ebola” virus going around.

Starting to feel better now, especially after I had my Hannaford-brand Frosted Shredded Wheat cereal. Hopefully, I should be able to go back to work tonight. After all I only have four days left until I am back on vacation. And what’s good about this week is that I managed to take my vacation on a week that wasn’t a pay week.

And I’ve got a little bit of news about my “Librarian” video that I posted during my last vacation at work. Viewership for that video has increased tenfold since the whole Sarah Palin thing broke out. That may be attributed to the fact that I tagged my video on with a Palin-related video, or the fact that the librarian character looked like her. The latter would certainly be close to the truth mainly because the librarian was a result of collab clips from YouTube star LisaNova who has since gone on to play Sarah Palin in several videos on YouTube and on BlogTV. So now in addition to being my most watched live video, “The Librarian” is actually my fourth most-watched video overall.

Well, I gotta run now. I got some more things to do so hopefully I will be able to make it to work tonight.