Return to Normal?

So, I’m sitting here in my racing/gaming rig partially watching my buddy, his brother and another friend play World of Tanks on my buddy’s Twitch stream.  I’m plugged into their TeamSpeak channel so that I can make comments… or not.  I’m also listening to an album on Spotify that has music inspired by Fast and Furious.  And now I’ve decided to start typing on this here blog thingy.

I don’t know if I’m tired or bored.  It feels like tired, though.  If I wasn’t tired, I’d likely be more enthusiastic about this and other things I’d like to do.  I guess I’m still adjusting to the longer work days.  It’s amazing the difference that adding an hour to the work day has made for me.  That and the longer commute has me leaving early and getting home a lot later – couple hours or more – each day versus when I had my 4-mile commute.  I used to come home for lunch, too; another difference.  Oh well, I’ll get used to it.

My daughter seems to have taken to being a college student living away from home quite well.  She has found some friends to game with and seems to be getting along with her roommate.  I’m proud of her… very proud of her.  I think her academic success will continue.

So, Mind the Shadows and other things…


It’s time to get back at that writing thing.  It’s not a secret that I’ve been distracted with all the changes in my life.  But I no longer see that as an excuse to not be writing.  I do need to get the muse stoked again, though.  I haven’t had good story thoughts in my head very much lately… hardly at all.  So, suggestions are welcome.  I guess I really could use some thoughtful feedback on Mind the Shadows, or maybe some thoughts on what y’all would like to see me try to write.  Seriously, talk to me.  I’ll likely crank crap out anyway, but your feedback might keep the crap from smelling too bad 😉

I’ve been racing a little again.  It’s good to be back turning laps on iRacing.  I rep’d Ridin’ Shotgun Motorsports pretty well the other night.  I won a league race.  It wasn’t anything spectacular, but I kept the car clean and MOSTLY on the track.  The leader had some issues and my steady run allowed me to cash in and take the top spot on the podium at the end.  Dramatic or not, a win feels good.

Well, I guess that’s it for now.  I like to keep my posts as short as possible for you guys.  I don’t wanna bore you to death. Catch y’all next time.


Drive-by Blogging

Well, the kid’s at school.  Her classes started today.  I hope it’s working out for her.  I imagine it is.  She’s got the skills to handle school.  I’m very proud of her.  I think she’s got some life lessons to learn that she could have learned at home, but it will work out.

So, starting my fourth week at the new job.  I’m liking it.  I’ve got a ways to go, but now that I’m learning a little about the major project and getting familiar with the “lay of the land”, I’m getting more relaxed and finding it easier to apply myself.  I’m still getting used to this 9/80 schedule, but I do see some benefits to being off every other Friday.  I still think this was a good move.  I miss my 4-mile commute and coming home for lunch any time I wanted, but this new job is more appealing than what I saw on the horizon at the other place.

Started racing again.  Yep 🙂  Had a blast the other night running at Road Atlanta in the Lotus 79.  Even got my team owner, Adam, to whip me up a Ridin’ Shotgun Motorsports paint job.  I represented, too, for the most part.  I ended the last lap early with a self spin, but had some awesome racing up to that point.  I just let the car get the best of me with low fuel and worn tires.  Still had a decent finish.  Won’t complain.  This week is Zandvoort.  It’s a pretty fun track for the L79.

Well, that’s it for now.  Just wanted to drop by blog land and say, “Hi.”


Hi.  😉

Post Ass Whip…

Well that first week at the new job was an ass whip. But…  It was a good thing.  I like the new job.  The learning curve is MONSTROUS!!!  I’m gonna love some of the challenges.  There is so much to learn and what seems to be a good bunch of folks to work with.

There is much less angst going to work now.  Yeah, I’m kind of a wuss when it comes to dealing with new jobs.  I guess it’s because I want to make a good impression as soon as possible.  I want to be a valuable member of the team right away.  Some of it was the other big changes that came with the job, a longer day and a much longer commute.  I have less personal time during the week since I work a 9-hour day and have every other Friday off.  The Friday thing seems kinda cool, but I’ll have to get used to 10 hours at work plus about an hour round-trip.  I got very used to being 4 miles from work and having the opportunity to come home for lunch on a near daily basis.

I was actually looking forward to going to work today…

This weekend iRacing hosted the 24 Hours at Spa.  With the new job and a week out of town the week before, I had no chance to prep for this team endurance racing event. But Ridin’ Shotgun Motorsports put a car on the grid and ended up doing quite well.  There were some trials to be sure, but they worked out a podium (3rd place) finish.  Nice going, boys.  I can’t wait until the next endurance race.  I am definitely wanting to get back into iRacing.  I’ve… missed it.

Next on the list of shit to do is get the daughter to college.  I’ll let you know how that goes…

Later 😉