Warming Up for More Change

“The years have a way of slipping by, of changing the world around us and every boy sooner or later must put away his toys and become a man.”           – Peter Parker-                                 Amazing Spider-Man #50

I spent a lot of time thinking about what direction I want to take the site in since I decided to quit YouTube after all the controversy surrounding losing my partnership and the Ad-pocalypse last year and I have come to the conclusion that after I get all of my videos from YouTube up to the site, it may be time to say that I am done with web series and regular vlogging (One Lone Cat) and going back to writing and some other things.

Does this mean that I am going to stop video-making after doing it for 10 years? Well I’ll do some random stuff here and there but I just think that it’s finally time to move on. I’ll also consider doing some podcasts as well. Also, considering my always-busy schedule I miss writing. So I’ll see how this goes.

For starters, it’s nice to know that nice weather has finally arrived in my neck of the woods after a very long winter. The last two days have been gorgeous out. And I have started working my semi-regular hours at The Rose Quartz Stand at the beginning of the month where I work a split shift on Tuesdays from 10 am to noon then come back from 5 to 6 at night and I work from 5 to 7 at night on Wednesdays (like I am as I’m writing this) which means I go to the shop right after my real job.

In addition to that, I might be working some gem shows this year, such as the Herkimer Gem and Mineral Show in July as well as Herkimer Diamond Days in August. So this is all a new experience for me.

Yesterday I worked a full day at the shop till 7, closing only because I had a delivery arrive at the house. Last weekend, I made my first purchase on the Walmart.com app: A new lawn mower. It’s an electric lawn mower rather than the gas ones that I’ve used for years, which means it’s more environmentally-friendly. It’s also lightweight and it can fit in my house too so no need to leave it outside.

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Plus an update on my weight loss. As of Sunday, I was down to 239 pounds for a total of 22 pounds lost since the beginning of April. Pretty soon I should be ready to start working out again.

Well, to close this out I just want to say that it’s been a wild ride throughout my 10 years as a video-making and it will be nice to take a break and get back to writing because I have a very busy schedule going forward into this summer. Now let’s hope that I can keep this going for as long as I can.

 

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Filling In at The Rose Quartz Stand

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It’s been a while since I wrote a post but so far, things have been going well.

For starters, I am sort of on a break from filming my vlog series One Lone Cat because nothing’s been going on. However, I have spent my downtime uploading my back catalog videos to the site through WordPress because YouTube decided to demonetize a chunk of my videos because they were not considered “advertiser-friendly.” And content-wise, there really isn’t anything that would be considered objectionable. But as far as I’m concerned, I think it’s safe to say that I might be posting videos to the site for the foreseeable future.

After all, I gained the ability to upload videos through WordPress to the site when I upgraded back in February.

IMG_20171023_140513789Last weekend, I was originally supposed to housesit for my folks but since my brother is back up for the winter, I ended up filling in for my mother for a day at her business which is known as The Rose Quartz Stand. It is located across the street from Burger King in Herkimer.

The Rose Quartz Stand sells geological treasures, crystals, stones and other assorted collectibles. I worked there last Saturday from 12 to 4 and I will be there next Saturday from 12 to 5.

If you want to learn more about The Rose Quartz Stand, here is the website: http://therosequartzstand.com