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2011.03.19 Utter Lack of Free Time

posted Mar 19, 2011, 1:45 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Mar 19, 2011, 2:09 PM ]
I realized it had been a while since I'd posted, so I thought I might need to update everyone on what's going on with me here lately.  First and foremost, I'm a lazy, selfish, SOB.  If it's a choice between writing something for you, my dear readers, and taking a nap, I'll be taking that nap now.  In fact, today I've spent most of the day doing laundry.  I now have clean bedclothes and clean pajamas.  Now that I've cleaned up the bathroom, I intend to take a long, hot shower.  I then plan to put my clean body in my clean pajamas, lay in my clean bed, and just feel clean for a while.

Yes, this is how I spent my one day off this week.

I've been playing entirely too much Minecraft of late.  Minecraft, for those of you who don't know, is an open-ended sandbox game where you dig up and place blocks while running from evil monsters.  You also have friendly little piggies, sheep, and cows (not shown).  I've been playing the game since it was in alpha status.  It is now in a fairly player-friendly beta.  I figure by the time it actually goes into production, I'll be tired of it.

If I'm not playing, I'm making and editing videos.  Most of Troy H. Cheek's YouTube Channel is taken up with my Minecraft videos.  These are, to put it mildly, not very good.  I still don't have a decent microphone, so the earlier videos use in-game signs and YouTube's own annotation devices.  I did finally dig out my own headset microphone.  After using it for a few hours, I remembered why I had resealed it in its original packaging and stored it deep under a desk.  The thing gives me headaches.

If you want to watch good Minecraft videos, I suggest Coe's Quest, Guude's Stuff, and JSano19's Channel.  I had several others I used to recommend, but they've mostly moved on to other things now.

Work is keeping me busy, as always.  We've had a temporary change in schedule where some of us are working fewer hours a day but more days a week, so the total number of hours is the same but somehow it feels like free time is drastically cut.  Not that I'm complaining about the work schedule, mind you.  I most certainly am not complaining about the work schedule.  I am not complaining because the last time I complained about a work schedule, I got put in charge of it.

Another time killer is farm work.  The good news is that my brother finally convinced the family that we need to buy that backhoe attachment for the tractor.  The bad news is that my brother finally convinced the family that we need to buy that backhoe attachment for the tractor.

More news as time allows...