Where to begin? Things are in a weird state of flux. I’m keeping myself busy out here in Texas, but not making the forward progress I had envisioned. That’s not true. I mean I am making forward progress, I suppose it just doesn’t feel like it. I’m not creating a lot of visible stuff lately because I’m doing a fair amount of socializing, and I’m also writing a lot in some larger works that I can’t publish in partial form.
The biggest thing bothers me the most out here, believe it or not, is that it’s freakin’ cold! Damn, I hate winter. Every second I’m here reminds me of why I chose to live in South Florida. I hate waking up in the mornings and never quite warming up to a comfortable level. I hate that my hands are always ice-cubes. I hate sitting under the covers waiting to warm up before I go to sleep at night. A lot of this would be fixed if the heater in my dad’s house was less than a century old, but it doesn’t do an effective job of keeping the place warm. As I sit typing this right now, I want you to know that my normal uzi-fire-typing-rate has been slowed down to around shotgun blast rate.
Despite all that, it has been fun hanging out with Darrell and PV a lot this week. I’ve hooked up with quite a few old friends and made a few new ones during my stay here.
Coming up soon (at the end of the month) is decision time. I’ve got to decide if I’m going back to my place in South Florida or if I’m staying here. Given that it gets even colder than 50 degrees here (which is the temperature I’m currently bellyaching about), I’m not really looking forward to staying. On the other hand, there’s not much left for me in SouFla. I don’t really see the businesses recovering to a point where I can go back to a normal pay rate again, and I’ve got some unbelievable offers on the table here in Texas right now. Hopefully I’ll get some joy one way or the other soon.
So, on to the things that I’ve been pondering lately. For one, I’ve been pondering unloading BlipMedia for a while now. For some reason, its becoming a thorn in my side, due to the excessive amount of work it takes to maintain it, and the partnership it entails. When I decided to take on partners with Blip, for some reason I thought it would be a good idea to bring on Leo and Ricky from AACS, but honestly they’ve been little to no help in the entire endeavor. The VoIP, at least with the current model, doesn’t have enough margin to support the podcasting end of things and still leave room for marketing. On the other hand, I do have a solid plan to make it profitable, I just would prefer to share profits with someone who would make a positive impact on the company, not be a drag on the company.
As for AACS, I’ve been considering divesting myself from the company, not because it’s not a viable business, but mostly because I’m sick of credit repair, and I’m sick of rebuilding the business every eight months when a hurricane blows through and knocks us back to zero.
Essentially, I’m ready to move on to more creative endeavors. I’ve got a couple of books I’m working on, one with a publishing deal, one that I’m sure can get one. I’ve got my music, and I’m even dabbling in film a little bit. Hopefully, I’ll get my crap together soon and sell off some of these intellectual assets, which will give me some time to contemplate my navel for a bit on my own terms, so to speak.
Also, one more thing.
DAMN I HATE WINTER!
That is all.