It’s been a while since I updated this blog. It hasn’t been like I’m not working on the web or not writing, because I have. I’ve started another site at kennethcurtis.com where I’m spending the majority of my time working. I’ve written about three or four crappy posts there in the last week. I’m not trying to be funny or self deprecating; the truth is that they are written poorly. There’s a reason for it and it comes from the need to change my writing style. This style, like the one I’m writing in this blog is what I tend to call freestyle. It’s what I consider to be the type of writing that I think I’m good at. I get the name because I don’t have to research anything, I just sit down in front of the computer and start writing. The other style, the one at kennethcurtis.com is supposed to be a more thoughtful and informative similar to what you would find at a tech site. The type of web site that you may go to to read a review or to view a tutorial.
I’ve been having problems getting my ‘head’ into the game though. I’ve got a dozen things that I need to take care of and all I seem to be doing, is nothing. The place I’m staying moved me late last week and the new room has really spotty internet. For about the last five days I’ve been lucky to get connected a quarter of the time. Up until this morning for the last two days I had no internet at all. This morning though I tried moving my computer to some strange places and I finally connected. The space that seems to be working is on top of the microwave that is sitting on top of the refrigerator. I won’t get the luxury of sitting while I work, but hey, I’ve got internet.
I’m not sure if I’m weird, but if I don’t have internet I can’t seem to work at all. I sit down to do something and the first thing I want to do is surf for information. An example that happed yesterday was that I decided that I could practice my motion graphics on AE, so I sat down and thought that I should see something I like to get me set in the right direction, but no internet. So I ended up watching tv. I also spent about two hours going through some footage to start a new video. I found what I think will be my next video, but for some reason I couldn’t get started. It’s like without the internet I kind of sputter. Anyway, I’ve got it now so hopefully I’ll get back on track.
No word and no idea of what I’m going to do in regards to my personal life either. Since I didn’t get the job I was counting on, I have to decide where I’m going to live and what I’m going to do. I’m not going to get into details but after I learned I didn’t get the job I applied to as many universities that I could find and decided that I’d wait to hear back from them. I gave myself to the end of last week to be notified if any were interested. I heard from one, but not any others, so now I’ve got to find a new ‘permanent’ place to live. I’m thinking Lubbock, but for now it’s just a guess.