Another birthday has come and gone. I’m officially the big 40 now so I feel like this is probably the best time for me to rethink what I’m doing with my life–where I am now, and where I want to be going later. I feel like maybe now is the time to finally start acting like a mature adult instead of a forever-struggling 20 year old. It’s just incredible that I made it this far, honestly. For a while there, I thought I’d never age. Getting older is unavoidable.

I don’t want to go into too much detail about how my party went because I try to save that stuff for podcasting. I haven’t recorded it just yet.

It’s really nice being back home at this time of the year. I love the holidays back in Texas. I just recently got over my jet lag so I’m trying to get out a bit more now. I still don’t want to drive during the day because I’m still in Australia-mode driving-wise. I tried driving on the wrong side of the road and then realised what I was doing. That’s the bad thing when the traffic isn’t so bad. You don’t have any hints of where you’re supposed to be on the road.

I also took a short little trip around the university that I used to go to here. A lot has changed.

Anyway, I hope everyone reading this is doing well. 🙂 Take good care of yourselves. I’m going to try to post more this month. There are a lot of things in my head–a few of them I can’t post here or anywhere for that matter. Nothing gross or creepy, but just feelings.

Bye for now! 🙂

#43: Thanks for Everything

I talk about my first few weeks of being back home, my journey to the USA, Thanksgiving plans, and losing things. Sorry this is so late and sorry in advance about the terrible audio quality. I learn from these mistakes, but I barely got this one done. See you soon!

Also, thank you from the bottom of my heart for those of you who listen. I know there aren’t many, but I really appreciate you sticking around and listening. 🙂

The website at Complicated Noise is up in its not-quite-finished form. Visit it at your own risk!

Find My Phone

Something I forgot to mention is that I lost my phone at the airport in Melbourne, so I don’t have my phone with me. I’m still hoping it will be returned, but I’ve pretty much accepted that it’s lost in action. That means that I am missing a few logins because I use two-factor authentication (you know, look at your phone and enter a number to log in?). I’ve had to delay my next podcast episode for about 5 days while I figure out what to do about it.

I cannot log in to my Discord server, so I’ve had to make a new account. You can find the new server here and my username is complicatednoise#0459.

There’s a reason why I lost my phone, but I plan on talking about that on my next episode. I don’t want to give out too much information.

Other than that, so far, it’s been nice hanging out with my family. I am still quite sleepy (or awake) at weird times so I’m still a bit wonky from passing over 17 time zones.

I hope everybody is well. I’m planning my next trip already to India next year.

Chat with you soon!


Hey guys and girls, I’ve arrived in the USA safely. I’ve had a few little hiccups getting here, but at least I made it. I’ve been here for about a day and a half, so I’m still jet lagged and a little crabby at times.

I will be talking about my trip getting here soon on a podcast episode, so stay tuned for that. Let’s just say that there was a point where I didn’t think that I would be able to leave Australia.

When I’m more awake, I’ll write more here. Until then, hello!

#42: Returning to the Origin

Before I fly back to the USA, I talk about my website development on, getting packed (and lack thereof), family issues back home, flying anxiety, what Australians think Texas is like (and what Texans think about Australia) and more. Recorded over 2 days. 18:15 starts the new day.

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!

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!