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.
I haven’t really posted in a while because there really hasn’t been anything going on. After all, it is winter in Central New York and we are now officially one month into the year. Managed to survive January, a time for frozen water meters, 20-below-zero weather and 300-dollar electric bills. I think that this winter was by far the worst winter I’ve experienced since I’ve been in Central New York. It was pretty much alternating between a foot of snow one day, sub-zero temperatures the next. Some days, I feel like I’d rather stay in my nice warm bed than get up.
That’s winter in Central New York for you.
In other news, my status at work changed for the first time in over three years: I ended up stepping down from my department manager position and I’m back to being a stocker again, this time on the 2-11 shift. I can’t really get into too many details for obvious reasons, but the long and short of it was that this past holiday season at work broke me. However, things on the new shift are going well. It’s a lot faster-paced and easier to keep the shelves stocked, not to mention much less stress.
Another benefit of my new shift is that I get to sleep a lot later and I don’t have to set an alarm. I can get what I need to do done rather than come home too wiped out to do anything except eat, sleep and binge-watch YouTube videos.
Anyway, this month’s gonna be very busy. For starters, my birthday is on Tuesday and they’re forecasting yet another snowstorm. Then in two weeks, I have jury duty for the first time in about 20 years. The last time I had to go, I was living downstate and I ended up getting excused. I’m not sure what I will be serving on the jury for here but even if I did, by law I can’t say. All I know is that this month is gonna be interesting.