Fly-by: Where I am, where I’m going, where I’ll be

It’s been a tad more than just a month since I last posted here, I see. And there are varied reasons for that. The main reason was just passive avoidance, really. Out of sight, out of mind. I spent more time focusing on writing (and wasting time on social media, I’ll admit) than actually doing anything about working on here.

SO. What’s the plan, Stan?

The plan is to return to blogging hopefully within the next couple of weeks, maybe by the end of September. I’ll be afk for a week or so soon (we’re going on a quick vacation back east to visit family and friends) and I’ll probably need to set up some kind of stable schedule of what I’d like to do next here and elsewhere. That plan I mentioned back in May still has merit but I’m still contemplating the details.

So yeah. Stay tuned, I’ll hopefully be back by the end of this month!

Fly-by: brb, going back into the workforce

Don’t mind me, I’ve recently been hired part-time at a shop up the street and this week has been full of filling out forms, doing orientation work and all the fun stuff that goes along with starting a new job. It’s been almost exactly two years since I left the Former Day Job and *mumbletymumble* years since I last started a completely new one with all the aforementioned forms, orientation and fun stuff, so this week has been a combination of deja vu and curious excitement at getting paid again.

I should be back with new entries next week!

Fly-by: long weekend respite

Apologies for the lack of content here again! We enjoyed an extended weekend here and did all sorts of walking, then we caught up on a few streaming shows we really enjoy, and I just…well, didn’t even think about writing all weekend! I’m allowed that every now and again, yeah?

In the meantime, here’s an REM song that’s been in my head this morning. I’m thinking I should probably do an overview of the band, partly thanks to a very humorous tweet by Julia Serano the other day, but also because I’ve always been a fan. More of an IRS-era fan than a WBR-era fan, but I suppose I can expand on that in the overview. Heh.

Fly-By: Happy Holidays

Taking this week off from the music blog because why not? I felt like relaxing on the days leading up to Christmas. The shopping is done, the boxes are put away, and the nog is mixed in with my morning coffee. Life is good.

In the meantime, here’s the London Symphony Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. We went to see San Francisco Ballet’s performance on the 12th — we go every single year (and streamed it from their site when there were none due to Covid) — and I’ve come to love this work from one of my favorite composers.

Happy holidays! See you next week for the year-end mixtape and best-of lists!