Operation KNITTING – 1:05 PM. Reset, Day Zero

Ah, dicks.

No really, I had to reset in part because of dicks.

So I’ll probably do a #fit4RTX journal about gym etiquette at some point, but nearly every gym rat makes the jokes about old dudes just hanging around in the locker rooms with their dicks out. I won’t lie, I was already struggling with a persistent angry mood all day. After I changed in the locker room I went off to take a piss and there was this dude, just standing by the (empty) showers, no towel or anything.

Like the three strolling women from a few days ago, I didn’t say anything. And while I think I had a right to be slightly annoyed, I was furious that this dude was apparently just hanging out with his dude hanging out for no reason whatsoever. More furious than I should have been for something that, while weird, isn’t all that unusual. Hell, it’s almost every gym rat’s go-to joke that middle-aged and older dudes just hang out naked in the locker room. So I’m back to Day Zero, but I feel like I’m going longer between each of these little episodes.

So on to my usual list of positives for the day/

1. Creativity ahoy! I edited Saturday’s video today so I can toss it up as soon as I wake up. I may even put it up early because of SXSW.

2. Second job interview at that one place tomorrow! It’s tough to find the balance between being hopeful and not counting un-hatched chickens. Like I said, hope is a new thing for me and I need practice. But, er, here’s hoping it goes well. I do have a good feeling based on my last interview there, though.

3. I did a nice thing for myself and took the gamble, half with an amazon gift card and half with my own money, and ordered Fable Anniversary for the Xbox 360 on Amazon. I don’t care what anyone says but Fable, especially the first one, is a very charming fantasy adventure and since original Xbox games are giving me a bit of trouble on my aging 360 buying a 360 HD remake seemed an okay course to take.

4. My last check from my old job came today, so no matter what happens tomorrow I do have time.

5. Okay, I know I’ve mentioned it before but I am so hype for SXSW. I’m not sure exactly what I’m doing and when, and when I’ll need to be in line for what I do plan on doing, but I’m sure I’ll have fun overall. Saturday is the first day I have a solid plan, Metal Monsters of Texas at Dirty Dog.

So I hope all y’all have a great rest of your night! I’ll try to keep up with these during SXSW but if there comes

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Operation KNITTING – 1:05 PM. Reset, Day Zero

Operation KNITTING – 10:59 AM. Reset, Day Zero

​Aw, man. I flubbed a bit today.

Overall today is really nice so far, but I did let myself wallow in some anger. Someone was talking about how they didn’t support livable minimum wage and instead of letting it roll off my back I got all pissy. So I reset to Day Zero, as are the rules, but that’s okay. The entire point of this is to get better at being positive, not to become immune to natural human emotions somehow. So no worries, but I’ll need to work harder.

Either way, it’s a pretty chill day so far. Here’s my list of positive things for today!

1. Off Topic Podcast is a joy and a pleasure, listening to it as I write this. I remember the Pain Station video, that was a hell of a good time. It’s a good laugh and I can’t wait to see Gavin’s title this week!

2. Today I went to Freebirds because of the unexpected money boost from yesterday. I like burritos and I had such a good workout yesterday and today I decided to give myself a treat.

3. Speaking of, today I also had a very nice workout. Not quite to the level of yesterday but I definitely did good, managed to somehow work out for something like an hour and forty-five minutes. So that was pretty cool.

4. I’m also going to try Rudy’s for the first time today, which I’m excited about. It’s one of the places I meant to try even before I lived down here, so I’m pretty happy about that. I’m excited to get some BBQ tonight!

5. Oh my God SXSW is coming up fast! I’ve found some lists of unofficial (read, free) metal shows and a means to RSVP to them (it’s the only way to keep from overfilling some of these venues, especially for smaller metal venues). I’m pretty excited, it’ll be my first SXSW so I’m eager to see how it goes!

Operation KNITTING – 10:59 AM. Reset, Day Zero

Amplifier TV – Play Warped Tour (Actor|Observer)

​Hi everyone,

I have a bit of a favor to ask. My good friends in Actor|Observer are trying to win a spot on the main stage at Vans Warped Tour! The way this is being judged is at least in part through social media exposure. They have their page set up here. If you listen to their songs and watch their videos they get points, and if you share them for other people to listen to they also get points.

I really like their music (and I’m not just saying that because they are my friends) so if they get this opportunity it would make me overjoyed.

Amplifier TV – Play Warped Tour (Actor|Observer)

Went to a Vanna show in Austin

It was really nice to hear some live Boston music down here in Austin. Sad to say the only person who recognized my Actor|Observer shirt was Shawn Marquis, the bassist of Vanna whose brother is Actor|Observer’s lead vocalist.

In any case, my forehead now has a dent in it and it’s hard to put weight on my left foot. So that’s the sign of a good pit, I’d say. And I heard about some local bands so I’ll be going to more shows in the future! I’m pretty hype about that since going to shows is something I definitely miss about Boston life.

Spending today recovering, I’ll probably watch the most recent Dragonball Z movie to cap off my weekend.

Went to a Vanna show in Austin