I'm more than a job. Find out about me through my interests and hobbies. These days I'm mostly into movies, reading, comic books, television shows and video games. I create lists for most of these and work through them. It's fairly organized, just the way I like it, and gives me something to look forward to. I'm a big fan of growth and seeing progress. Most of my projects include a list and also some form of measurement for my progress.
There are two clear sides to me. The side that enjoys certainty and organization, the other side is about adventure and new experiences. Trying new things is a joy of mine. They are all great experiences in their own way. Some of my fondest memories come from doing something new without a clear outcome. These adventures could be trying new food, a new hobby, a new destination, a new sport, a new activity or anything else that I come across. I also love being surprised.
I'm constantly coming up with personal projects and challenges. A while ago, I decided to write a blog where each day I would write about something for which I was grateful. The catch was that I wrote about something different each day. They were concepts, objects, emotions, etc. It got me looking at the world in a different way and appreciating the things all around me and the things I might be taking for granted.
Look around and find out more about me. I'm putting myself out there, but I haven't decided if the goal of this website is to feed my ego or if there is some actual personal growth to come of it. It's all part of the adventure.
These are the games that I'm currently working through.
World of Warcraft
After a long hiatus, I'm going back to Azeroth.
There have been a lot of changes. The game is quite nerfed, but max is now level 110 which makes it less daunting to hit the max level.
These are the books that I'm reading. I like to escape into fiction, but also learn something from non-fiction.
James Patterson - Merry Christmas Alex Cross
The 19th Alex Cross book.
Napoleon Hill - The Law of Success
Originally published in 1928.
A friend of mine wants to start a Mastermind group based on teachings in this book. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes of it. The book is thick with a long introduction, but I'm up for the challenge. It's interesting material, but the writing is terribly clunky and in bad need of an edit.
So far I'm getting a lot of out this book and making some changes as a result.
I have reached the chapter on Enthusiasm. 'You can if you believe you can.'
Robert Kiyosaki - Guide to Real Estate Investing
This is for an investment vehicle that I'm looking at.
Now that I've the Philosophy of Cash Flow, it's time to learn more about real estate investing.
David Usher - Let the Elephants Run
A non-fiction book about tapping into your creativity
This book is a little offbeat as it has you treating it as a workbook. I'd really like to get back to the creative mind I had as a child.
I don't have cable. When I watch a TV show, it's usually a whole season at a time.
That 70's Show
I stopped watching the show with about 2 seasons left so it's time for some closure.
Watching season 8...
DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1
That's where they went. I found all of the missing Arrowverse characters.
Off to a good start and willing to see where it leads.
The Flash Season 2
It ties into the Arrowverse.
Let's get caught up on the Arrowverse.
Every Tuesday I look to see what movies came out on DVD. The ones that pique my interest get added to my list of movies to watch. The list usually sits around 100 movies or so.
They had a lot of story to tell which made the pace slower for the final chapter.
Every young woman should see this movie. I believe it to be very empowering.
...But I wanted to see where the story went.
My ambitious project to read from the beginning of the DC and Marvel universes in comic books.
Current month - July 1940
I'm currently reading Marvel Mystery Comics, Action Comics, Adventure Comics, Superman, Whiz Comics and Detective Comics and more....
Notes on the project
I started out wanting to read Action Comics from the very beginning at #1 to see how Superman develops. Then it dawned on me that other titles and characters would crossover at some point. Since that's the case, I figured that I should read from the beginning about the other characters in other titles as well. Most of the comics from the Golden Age are anthologies and these are thick issues with a lot of stories in each. All of the anthologies from that time make it difficult to figure out which stories I want to read and which characters to follow. As the months go by, I'll be reading about more heroes and I'm not sure at which point there will be too many comic books to read in a month to keep catching up to the current date. I may have to cut out certain titles and/or be selective about sticking to the main continuity of each universe. Regardless, I don't have access to everything and some titles or issues will be dropped as a result.
I've created a spreadsheet which, so far, lists all of the comics I want to read until the end of 1941. My best guess is that it will take me at least a year to get through the 1940's. I'll have a better idea once I work out the issues to read for the decade, but based on my extrapolation the number of issues to read each month will increase fairly quickly. My only saving grace will be if there all less anthologies going forward.
I'm no good in the kitchen, but I've always wanted to cook my way through a cookbook. I found one called Fun Food Fast. Right up my alley so we're giving it a whirl because the recipes are simple.
Cheesy Chive Omellette (with Basil)
Cream cheese in an omellette is a great flavour. Not sure how I was expected to spread it around.
Grown Up Pizza Bagel
It does feel grown up!
Classic New York Bagel
It's like I could hear the horns and smell the river.
I love the smell of smoked salmon in the morning!
Try to Keep Up!