I’ve been in a rut in terms of creativity. I’m taking less photos, recording less video, and begrudgingly editing podcasts. I feel bad for wanting to just watch YouTube and play video games instead of creating, but I also think this is my brain telling me to take a break.

I was gifted a gaming PC from my a friend who wasn’t using it after upgrading to a new machine and I'm loving it. Started with Far Cry New Dawn and Stardew Valley. Having the keyboard/mouse instead of a controller is great. Got back into Forza Horizon 4 as well and it runs great.

I have mixed feelings with Fat Mike. I look up to him as a musician, respect his politics, and appreciate most of his music, but, dude is seriously (and as he always admits) flawed. That said, this new song is deep, and I can relate to the overall message. https://youtu.be/fAFtVU1V6QM

I got pretty good with the Pen tool in Photoshop over the last 10 years, but using Apple Pencil with Affinity Photo’s Pen tool (basically the same as Ps) on iPad is so much faster and natural. I’m really starting to get comfy with Affinity.

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One of the really cool things about all-you-can-eat online music streaming services is that you get exposure to music outside of what you’d normally listen to and are more inclined to add it to your library, thereby making it more diverse.

I’m so happy I got into running. When I run three miles to start my day, I feel really good afterwards and feel like I accomplished something. 🏃

California just had its most devistating round of wildfires ever. Many of the forests that burned are mananged by the federal government, therefore managed by Trump’s appointees.

This vile human tweeted this about California:

“Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forest fires that, with proper Forest Management, would never happen. Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money. It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!” — Donald Trump.

This fire devistated so many people’s lives. This fire didn’t discriminate one political party for another—Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Green Party—EVERYONE was affected in these parts of California.

So, if you’re a Californian who voted for this guy, I hope you’re happy with your decision, because I’m sure these folks who now have nothing and need this assistance are pretty fucking far from happy.

This whole thing with being more organized in planning shows for Four Brewers is pretty great! We already know what we’re drinking, and now I have all of the beer info collected for the show notes and chapter markers for each episode! Here are the beers: http://bit.ly/4bsessionbeers

At just under 14 miles of running this week, which for me, is where I want to be. 2-3 more miles today, plus 4-5 on Saturday and a few on Sunday...yeah. I’m good! 🏃

I’m not really a hat guy, but I’ve been trying over the last few months. I love this hat from Highland Park Brewery, but not sure I can pull it off. (btw, it’s Dodger blue, which I love!)

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Wouldn’t it be great if our government were like:

“There’s a major problem. These refugees are desperate and need help, so much so, they’re willing to walk hundreds of miles to get this help. So, we’re going to construct a plan to help them out.”

How goddamn refreshing.

This thing helped change my life. Shortly after I bought the Series 3 in September of 2017, I started running. Now, I’m 75 pounds lighter and probably in the best shape of my entire life. This morning will likely be my final run with this little guy as my Series 4 will be here this afternoon. Thanks, Apple. 🏃

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