The Distant Future of Complicated Noise

OK, so the last podcast episode didn’t arrive yesterday. I had a pretty hectic workweek and the upcoming week looks just as bad, but I’m going to try to get something recorded and posted by this coming Thursday.

Why is this one a big deal, you ask? It’s the last one that I’m going to post before I leave for my extended vacation. It takes me about a week to recover from jet lag so I’ll post another one then.

I don’t think I’ve mentioned much about this, but things will have to be done a little differently. I am bringing almost everything I need to record, however, I won’t have access to my trusty Mac. Luckily, my sister has the same one but she’s not a fan of me loading all my software on her’s.

I doubt the Complicated Noise website will be done too – but I’ll work on it while I’m in the USA. I was planning to work on it today but the husband wants me to go shopping today. I guess I’ll do what I can.

I know I’ve been silent lately, but as I’ve said, I’ve been a little busy. I’m hoping to do and say more when I can relax a bit.

I’ll be in contact, I promise.

I hope everyone is doing well!!! Chat with you soon! 🙂

Happy Halloween (late?)

Technically, I’m a little late saying this, but hope you had a pretty awesome Halloween. It’s not a big deal in Australia, so I usually forget that it comes around. Last night, we got a few kids drop by, but that’s all. I get to eat the candy we didn’t give away. 😉

Something I was thinking about is how I wonder what my adult versions of the costumes I used to wear as a kid. I remember dressing up as a clown, a cat, a compulsive gambler, and I think I was a ghost too. They used to get recycled because it was easier to do that than to think of something else.

Anyway, the adult versions would probably be a bit creepy. Or scary, however you want to put it.

I’m still suffering through some of my worst allergy seasons in a long time. I’m just tired of not being able to breathe.

#41: Pollinated

The pollen in the air is making my life miserable and keeping me inside way too much. In this episode, I was originally going to talk about Australian things that I don’t like (but it didn’t happen). I feel safer in Australia than I do in the USA. Bringing things back to the USA. My first sleep monitor results and how I was surprised by the results. I love statistics – that’s why I’m happy to use it. My continuing work on the website and a few problems I may encounter while overseas. Need to chat with me, confidentially? Go for it! (Contains a few words that you might (or might not) want to repeat in front of your granny.)

I’m in the process of moving things over to the new website, so I’ve stopped using the web-based player for now. I’ve almost got the new guide up at least!

Contact Form Meltdown

I’ve been working on the new website for Complicated Noise and my hosting company informed me that they’ve moved me to a new server. A few things needed to be changed, but the contact forms refuse to work. I’ve been getting tech support help with it, but so far, nothing has fixed it. I keep mentioning that everything worked fine before the move but I think it’s falling on deaf ears.

If you need to contact me, you can still use the form here but after you submit, my site will appear to be stuck then eventually, reload the page. I won’t be emailed that you’ve contacted me, but if I come to the administration page of my page, I’ll see it.

Unfortunately, I only come here once every few days. If it’s an emergency and something’s really messed up, try using Telegram instead.

I’ll try to get things working again and finally get this new website up and running. 🙂

#40: Pictures of You

What, in my opinion, is one of the best ways to connect with your partner? More photo shoots! I talk about what’s been happening to the both of us over the last few weeks.

I’m in the process of moving things over to the new website, so I’ve stopped using the web-based player for now. I’ve almost got the new guide up at least!

My Middle Name is Delay

I haven’t really been in top form lately, so I’ve been pushing a few little things back, including a new podcast episode. The last one, #40, was supposed to be available last Friday, but I’m going to hopefully post it this coming Friday. There’s not a really good reason to do that because it’s been recorded, but I haven’t put the final touches on it.

I’m probably going to cut a few more new episodes since my interest has started to wane a bit. I get into these periods when I don’t really want to talk about things, and this is one of these times. It just happens with me randomly and it explains why I haven’t been here or on Twitter much.

Update: I’ve deleted an episode in January. Not a problem though. I might remove another one in October or November.

I don’t want to linger around much here, so I’m gonna go. Everybody take care of yourselves.

PS: My middle name really isn’t ‘Delay’.

#39: Unimpressive Numbers

I talk about my lack of sleep, getting a new mattress without making sure that it will fit in the bed frame, and the unimpressive statistics of my podcast and what effects it has on the future of my recording and website development. (Not quitting yet. I’m chugging along for the foreseeable future.)

I’m in the process of moving things over to the new website, so I’ve stopped using the web-based player for now.

Reshuffling Episode Schedule

I’ve made a few adjustments to the episode schedule that you may or may not care about. I didn’t get around to re-recording the last episode and I don’t really feel like recording today, so I decided that I’ll post it next week.

Since I moved that one a week later, I took the opportunity to rethink my schedule for the rest of the year. You’ll find the revised dates in the table below. Keep in mind that the dates are more or less guides about the posting dates and they may change in the future. If they are changed, you’ll see them reflected below, at least until the end of the year.

The good news is that I will be posting the less-than-perfect episode I recorded last week for people who want to hear it. It’s not totally ready at the moment, but it will be, hopefully over the weekend, and a bonus unreleased episode as well.

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. Seriously.

Watching Rings

Hi there, everybody. I’ve been incredibly busy lately so I haven’t been very active on here or any other social media account. I can assure you that I’m alive. Last week, I even recorded a really interesting podcast episode. In one of those very rare instances where I go back and listen to it, I’ve noticed that there was some really awful static in some places so I’ve decided to hide it from the general public. I’ll record a new one either tomorrow or Thursday.

Since we’ve chatted, I’ve been trying to work a bit more. I know this sounds awful, but for me to pay for the things I want, to pay my bills while I’m in the USA, and to pay bills… now, I need to work at least two days per week. I’ve been trying to go beyond that when I can, just in case. With a few of my extra days I’ve worked, I’ve bought myself a shiny new Series 4 Apple Watch and I’ve been pretty happy with it so far. I didn’t see a need to talk about it on an episode.

One of the things I said a long time ago is that if I got one, it would encourage me to exercise more. Well, it’s hasn’t really had that effect. I do move around a bit more to shut it up and to stop it nagging me. I figure once I move away from where I’m living, I’ll head back to the gym. (There isn’t one in the town I live in, so it makes things really difficult. I know I can exercise, but I’m so much more inclined to do so at a proper gym.)

I end up closing 2/3 rings. I close the stand up for a minute every hour ring and the burn kilo Joules/calories ring. Exercise? Not so much.

I also decided to not get the one with cellular service because sometimes I don’t really want to be contacted. When work calls, I sometimes don’t want to know. I’ll watch them call and leave a message. Then I anxiously listen to my voicemail or call them back and they’re like “Can you come to work in 30 minutes?” Sometimes I just don’t want to go to work. I haven’t passed up many opportunities to stay home lately, but sometimes I need a break. (Today’s one of those days. I go back tomorrow.)

That’s what’s happening now. Just working. It’s oddly strange not to be struggling. I like it. I’m looking forward to my time off at the end of the year, but also dreading it as well.

I’ll be back in a few days! Take care, all.

Fields of Misery & Pain

It’s that time of the year again. Around the rural areas of Victoria, you see these beautiful yellow fields of flowers. (It’s canola.)

It’s also one of the types of pollen that I’m highly allergic to. I’ve had to call in sick today because my sinuses are all screwed up. Thankfully, my sinuses aren’t as bad as it was when I lived in Texas.

I guess I can continue working on ComplicatedNoise.com today. I really want to get it done before I leave Australia.