TIP #14: The Past: Depression and Sadness

I know talking about sad things isn’t really something everybody wants to hear. It’s not all sad though. I talk about my need to make everybody happy and what that feeling probably stems from. I came across all my idioPod episodes from 2007 and 2010 (when I was probably feeling the worst) and why my relationship to who I was with wasn’t that great, but it did have some great moments.

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Hi, October!

Welcome to October!

You know what that means, right? It means it is creepy and spooky month! This month, I’m planning to tell you about the spooky things that have happened to me. I’m also going to talk a little bit about my childhood and Halloween in particular.

This month, I’m also hoping to show you a new (and marginally improved) podcast episode guide and, later this year, implement a little system to reward those people who have helped my podcast and website improve and thrive. This means that people who have passed around my website’s URL, talked about my podcast, have a link on their website, or left regular comments will be able to access the podcast episodes that I don’t post. That’s just the beginning though. I’m adding options that people can contribute to my website (if they want to) and being rewarded for it.┬á

I’ll say more about that after I get some new and slightly rejected podcast material. I’m also thinking about releasing my very old idioPod episodes (from 2006 to about 2008) as well to those who support me in one way or another.

We’ll see how it goes!

TIP #12: Slip and Slide

I talk about my little (and embarrassing) accident I had in early September, how important it is to check on your elderly loved ones every so often, and how I don’t like my real estate agent right now. I also talk about my upcoming changes and goals with my podcast episode guide.

Also: Please donate to Kerala’s Flooding Relief (if you can). A little confused about what I’m talking about? Have you listened to the end of TIP #9: Thank U India?

Podcast Olds and News

Isn’t it weird? Everything that I want to say has been said in my podcast episodes! That’s why I’ve been a lot quieter lately.

When you’re living in a quiet country town, not a lot happens. I tend to record episodes and not post them until 2-3 weeks later. It’s a bad thing, I know. You probably all think I just moved here. I listened to a little bit of #10 and I think that was recorded right before I moved (but in my defence, I added to it, I think).

I’m going to try to record a little later, especially when it comes to talking about what’s happening around me.

a1ef0058-272d-4aea-8a37-eb5553cf5ec7I’m also working on a new podcast episode guide which I hope I will finish within the next 6 weeks. It’s useable now, actually, but a few things don’t work. I’ve themed a player but it has some volume control problems and right now, the built-in browser players work a tiny bit better. Like, you can’t pick up the position on the player and drop it somewhere to play. You can pretty much go back 30 seconds or forward 30 seconds, which I feel is pretty handy – but just that by itself isn’t helpful.

I have some work to do on that.

You can see what it looked like in its early stages but as of right now, it looks a bit different. I’m trying not to say much about it at the moment and it’s a bit hard not to. It looks a bit better than what’s there, but seems to take up a bit more room. But, I feel like if you see more of what you want, it’s okay. The old layout will be preserved to a point.

OK! That’s enough blabbing from me!

Before I forget:

I also wanted to say thank you to the people who have been sending me feedback and comments! I really appreciate it. Really!

TIP #11: Not So Bad

I talk more about my life in rural Australia, my visitor coming from the USA, my partner’s coworker (and a possible ghost hunting adventure), waiting for documents to go back to work, lack of internet, frustrations with my non-existent internet, and the fact that living here isn’t really so bad (but it’s only been a week (as of 7 September 2018)).

Kerala still needs your help to rebuild their state. Please go here to donate.

TIP #10: Country Living

I talk about the many speed bumps of moving to and living in rural Australia and how frustrated I am with the internet services (which is why my podcast episodes are so out of whack right now).

Please donate to Kerala’s flooding relief efforts.

Next Episode is Delayed Again

This is just a little message to tell you that the next episode of TIP is again delayed until next Friday because I still don’t have the internet at home.

It was supposed to be connected a few days before I moved in but guess what? It wasn’t.

It wasn’t connected correctly so there’s a technician or installer or whatever coming next week. Maybe I will have it next Friday. Maybe not.

I’ve already gone over my mobile data limit so now we just have to wait.

Thanks, TPG. Thanks, NBNco. You’re the best.

TIP #9: Thank U India

After a slight delay, I am back from my podcasting silence. In this episode, I talk briefly about my trip to Kerala, India.

Donations to Help Kerala Recover From Flooding

At the end of the episode, I talk about how the flooding is affecting Kerala and ask you to donate towards the reconstruction of the state following the floods. If you donate, please let me know by contacting me.

Random Video and Photos

New Episodes Are Coming (Eventually)

Hi, anybody who reads this.

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Photo by Mat Brown on Pexels.com

In case you’ve missed my last few podcast episodes, you would know that once I left India, I had to come back home and start packing so I can move. I’m having really crazy feelings about moving far away from Melbourne, so my mind hasn’t been in a really focused environment for writing or recording new podcast episodes. (They are coming.)

So, I haven’t done much of anything. I haven’t even really documented my trip in India like I had hoped to do. My mind was pretty much occupied with moving to a place that, at the time, I had never been to.

As I type this, I have been to the place I’m moving to and it’s really quiet. It’s too quiet. It worries me a little bit, but at least it will be good for me to focus on my main career. Also, there’s a week-long gap where I won’t have electricity so I’ll be hanging around in Melbourne a bit. (Something that I hate about this country. Somehow it takes them 2-3 weeks to come and flip a switch, but we just got approved for the place the other day too.) There’s no telling when the internet is going to be connected either.

I’m also going to be computer-less starting Wednesday because my MacBook Pro decided to bite the dust while I was in India. (Hard drive went out. Hard drives and I don’t get along very well.)

Yeah, things haven’t been too pleasant around here.

So, I’m delaying some of my planned podcast episodes a week or two. I’m still planning to do them. I’m still a bit amped to do it, so that’s good. It’s just hard finding the time because I need to have privacy to do these things since my partner isn’t at work and calls me every 5 minutes to do things.

UPDATED: Recorded and posted a new episode. Enjoy!

If you want a glimpse of what’s coming up, check the episode guide.

TIP #8: Away on Leave

Note: This is the last episode I can post for about a month. I will be back in mid-August with another episode.

This was supposed to be a short episode letting you know that I won’t be releasing podcast episodes for about a month (but will probably be recording bits and pieces as a proper journal thing). I also talk about my lack of plans, conversations with the mother-in-law, being mean to myself, and again, anxiousness. (I’m an anxious person, damn it!)

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