Something Different

Totally, it’s been a while since I updated anything.  I wanted to tell you people that I’m going to be working on this more and you should be looking for new posts More »

New Business

Considering my love for everything circuitry, it’s a wonder I haven’t opened my own kiosk to offer up products of my own.  I thought about how I would do it exactly, too.  More »

Finding a Place Where You’re Happy

Making sure that I get what I need out of the time I spend with other people can be something that is tough for me. I tend to be one of those More »

Crazy Fashions

Living in the city means that you will get to see some unusual people. I was talking to someone the other day who was telling me that they wanted to get solid More »

Looking at this

During a trip to the store I was looking at some places that were on a poster on the wall that I thought looked like they would be fun to go and More »

Something Different

Totally, it’s been a while since I updated anything.  I wanted to tell you people that I’m going to be working on this more and you should be looking for new posts here soon.

New Business

Considering my love for everything circuitry, it’s a wonder I haven’t opened my own kiosk to offer up products of my own.  I thought about how I would do it exactly, too.  I would get the location in a busy spot so that everyone would walk by.  In order to do this, I’d need something that would be very clear to see.  This is where I don’t excel, but I know of people who do.  I’d have my stuff set up so that everyone who walked by would see it and they would realize that the stuff I had was what they needed.  It’s pretty easy, actually, just have a product and sell it to people.  That’s the idea.

The problem with this is that I don’t really know what I would call my company.  I think that it would have to be something clever to remember.  I might offer all sorts of electronic devices that everyone would want.  There seems to be such a market for those, anyway, I figure it must be simple to do this.  Get some tablets, sell them.  Profit.

Actually, I think it would take a lot more than that.  What I would do is get Los Angeles Experiential Marketing company Roots3 Productions to set up an experiential display for me. We would have a bus that has all the supplies on display that people can use and see what they like.  This would be unlike the other places where you can only see them but you can’t actually really use them.  In this way, everyone would come in and want to see what i have and then would actually be able to try them out and realize that it’s what they need.  Because whatever I have is what everyone might need.

The only thing that is stopping me from doing this is that I don’t really know how to begin.  You get in those thought patterns where you want to do something but then you don’t really know exactly what you’re supposed to do.  It’s kind of like when you want something but you don’t know how to get there.  It’s like you just kind of think about it but never really begin.  I do that and I need to stop.  This likely won’t be the first thing I do but it’s going to be an item on the plan.  I feel like by doing so I would be really thrilled at the result.  Not only that, but think about all of the stuff I would uncover about how different products operate.

Finding a Place Where You’re Happy

Making sure that I get what I need out of the time I spend with other people can be something that is tough for me. I tend to be one of those people who lets other people say what they want but doesn’t really voice their own opinion. I don’t know why. I know that that isn’t the way to be in a good interaction with a person you are dating but it could still happen. When I find myself in this situation I should probably be more intentional with my choices and speak up but I feel like that will just result in something I don’t want to deal with. However, I know this is something I need to improve at so I have been trying to find some method or something I can follow that will show me a way to do it that I feel good about.

Just looking online for things like this has brought about some decent results but I think that it’s the common pattern for much of what I do and that means it’s likely going to take some skill on my part in staying concentrated on this. I mean, it’s uncomplicated to just read about something however if you actually go to do it, that is entirely another story. Seriously. Consider all the people who get like self help books or whatever and say they are going to do things to make their lives better but they never do. I think that knowing what you have to do is the first part of deciding what to do but then actually putting forth the effort to do it is something entirely different. And that is where most people quit. So I don’t want to do that. But I would prefer to not just jump right into this and then not really get as far as I want, so I’m going to try and take it at a decent pace and eventually and consistently improve at the things I want to do. But like I said this is something that I want to do so I think that I’m going to have to see what information I can get about this. I know there are a few principles that tend to appear throughout this kind of topic but I think they are the things that I will have to figure out how to apply them to my own life.

Crazy Fashions

Living in the city means that you will get to see some unusual people. I was talking to someone the other day who was telling me that they wanted to get solid black contacts and that was something I hadn’t actually encountered before. It was kind of the thing where you guess they probably make them but you haven’t actually seen anyone wear them so you’re like, ok. The reason she said she wanted them was because there was some style she was trying for and apparently that is the kind of thing you need to do this. I don’t know, because I think that I probably wouldn’t ever wear black contacts but I know there are some people who are into that. I don’t know if she was going to wear them to scare her friends or what but it seems that it was pretty unusubizarre to do and I think that is what she craves. Do you know people thinking they should do something crazy and that is essentially what carries their style forward? She is like that. I can’t really say anything though because I don’t have too good of a sense of fashion. Ask anyone. I basically find things online that look cool and wear those.

But this is really the sort of reason I wanted to live here anyway because you don’t see these things anywhere else. I’m really liking this so far. As you know from being in the city, this is why people live here and it is a big part of what makes things like this so interesting. I am basically trying to say that there is a diversity that I want that I continue to chase. And that is why I really like it around. People that I see apparently have their own versions for what they consider to be authentic and I think it is amazing because you get this sort of feeling that you cannot get elsewhere. But to be honest I am not going to be doing anything too out there anytime soon. Looking around though it just shows me what I like about living here and makes it apparent that I made a good act in moving here. Because the more I think about it the more I think that I’m not really going to be wanting to head out anywhere else, because why would I, because in a city you ge the stuff that you don’t find anywhere else, and that is the most entertaining aspect of everything.

Looking at this

During a trip to the store I was looking at some places that were on a poster on the wall that I thought looked like they would be fun to go and frolic. This may seem a bit strange to you because why would you be at a book store doing that, but I was there checking them out and it gave me some concepts for things I would like to do. The places that I want to go are mostly locations that are a bit distant from where I am because it seems like that is how you observe the spots that are modified from where you are. So I was thinking that I might want to see some of them because it would give me some ideas for other things to do. There was a place that looked nice and it was somewhere closer to Oklahoma which looked nice. It was in Costa Rica and it was the kind of place where you could go and do some major socializing with people who are there. It’s something that I don’t really know much about because I haven’t been there but from the description and transfers I saw it seemed like a place I Would like to go. O that is something I think would be cool because there are a few things you can do there. Of course there is the location with all the cool stuff. And then you can go surfing. I found a surf camp there that seems like something I would be interested in. But the thing is that getting there could be part of the issue because I would have to fly and that means I would have to be able to use PTO and that means I would have to talk to my coworkers which means that I’d probably have to figure out how I was going to do all this. So I think that really I’m going to have to go there if I want want and I don’t know if it’s where I will be heading on the next safari or what I like to call it. So basically though that is something I would do and I think that if I were to do it it would give me some good changes of pace from what I normally do and that is why it was so exciting when I was there seeing it. That is what I Have been doing and really it makes me consider that I should probably do some of the things I Have been thinking of because then I could get some new references and that would help me come up with new things to do that would be good and then I could have some examples of things I understand.

Another Place To Try Something Else

For my upcoming excursion I think I am going to go somewhere I have not gone to based entirely on what I think I would experience. Depending on what I decide, however, I might not actually be able to know what it’s going to be like ahead of time. I have been trying to get more information about some places that I can go. Mostly, I just want to go skiing. So the thing is, I enjoy skiing and I think that there are some good places which would be exciting if I were to go there. Basically though, I am trying to find a place that I think would work well at the scene that I would like to participate. So what this means is I am looking at some of the more common places to see where I could go. Of course, this means that I am looking at some of the ones most people have heard of. The thing is, I am probably going to be going to Breckenridge because that seems to be a place that is good. When I get there however there needs to be a place where I can get my skis because I actually don’t have any and I am going to want to purchase a utility. I’ am sure they sell them, though. There is a place that will take me from where I am to the location called mountain shuttle and I am thinking that I am going to use them because that will mean that I don’t have to get myself there. It seems like everything should be set. When I am skiing I think that I will be awesome because even though I have not gone on any courses like what they have there I know how to do it and I think it’s just a case where I need to get back into it. There are a few other things I want to try but I want to make sure I can do the normal stuff first. Skiing is definitely fun and there are a few other things that I enjoy but mostly if I can I like to go skiing. And then of course there are some tricks and other activities you can do but for me usually just regular skiing is enough. That doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t want to try something else but you know its’ mostly just like I want to go out there and have the type of situation where I am running the course and everything is smooth and I don’t have to think about if I’m going to be trying any stunts or having to encounter that kind of decision.

Awesome Designs

Looking at all the different websites that are out there, I think it’s pretty great that there are so many different designs.  Let me tell you what I mean.  Alright, so there is a lot of different kind of variety between different sites.  I’ve seen some that are like really simple, I mean they are basically just some text and it’s not formatted really, and those sites are just for information but they aren’t supposed to be really fancy or glitzy.  Then at the opposite side, you’ve got sites that are really nicely designed but don’t necessarily have that much info on them, but are almost like works of art.  And then there’s all that animated stuff that looks cool but really doesn’t add any functionality to the site.

Then you’ve got the sites that are designed to help you buy things.  If you look at something like Amazon, it’s got this huge list of books that are available, and you can choose the items you want and it will remember them and you can order them.  That’s pretty awesome.  And then if you’ve ever gone on a trip and booked your hotel online, you probably used a website to do that, too, and it was probably pretty awesome that you could see all the available places online.  Some of the hotel website design I have seen is pretty good, and I bet the hotel reservation systems they have to utilize in addition to the front end that the user sees are pretty involved.  And then of course there are the sites that let you post messages to your friends and all of those types of things.  I don’t use too many of those, but I know there are a lot and a lot of people are really into them, so I guess there’s probably some use for them.

But really, I just like the fact that I can go on the internet and see just about whatever I want, and get new recommendations for books and movies and that kind of thing.  I know a lot of people like to use the internet for other things, too, but I mostly just use it to figure out what I want to do, or what is worth doing, and I will also post things that I like on forums although forums are another topic altogether because they can quickly turn into venues for big arguments.

Leaving The City

I think that if I ever move out of the city I am going to get a house with a big yard.  Having lived downtown for so long it’s almost as if I don’t even know what a yard is like anymore.  When I come home I go up to my unit and open the door and I have a nice apartment but if I want to do anything I have to go somewhere public.  We have an open field nearby if I want to walk outside, but it is a public thing, it’s not like it’s my own little area.  It’s quite different to actually have an outside area that you can call your own.  I’d like to have a deck, too, so I can get some benches or whatever up there and invite people over and have a place to sit.  As of now when I invite people over we just chill in my living room because there’s nowhere else to go.

When I get a yard, I’m also going to have a garden.  I want to grow some herbs and many vegetables just to see if I can.  There will be a few other things that I do, too, assuming I get a big enough area.  I also like to grill, so there would definitely be a grill there.  And so people could lay back and relax I would get some metal garden furniture.  Basically, I want to be able to have my little get togethers outside.

But seeing as how I live downtown and work downtown, I  don’t think I’ll be moving to a house with a yard anytime around the present.  Unless, of course, my boss decided that I could work from home and would let me do it that way.  I certainly wouldn’t want to make the trip every day from the burbs into the city.  No way, and most of my friends live here, too, so I’d have to find a way to get them out to where I live which they wouldn’t want to do.  City people like living in the city, and there’s a much different feel out in the suburbs.  While you get stuff like a yard, and grass, and a garage, there is less activity and that sort of thing and you’ve got other issues as well.  The city is my preferred place to live, but there’s lots of things I would like to do if I had a house, too.  But there are a lot of things I love about the city and I have most of my friends here, too, so my garden will heap up in my idea list until then.

Another Post About The Internet

I enjoy blogging.  And for people who want to get started, there are a lot of good options.  You can try WordPress.  You can use Weebly.  You can use webs.com.  There are plenty of good opportunities to blog, and most of them are quite easy to set up.

The reason to blog is because you enjoy writing and you want to share what you write with other people.  You may have seen groups of sites that are all about the same topic, like maybe there are people who blog about video games or whatever and they all share tips and codes and stuff for each other.  Or maybe they post screenshots or videos of how to beat a certain level or whatever.  That’s what it’s all about is getting involved in the community that has the same interests as you.

There are a few other blogging options that aren’t free, however.  I probably wouldn’t start with them because they cost money and if you’re just starting why would you want to pay money to blog, but they might have something you are looking for so you can check them out if you want.  I prefer to stay with blogs that don’t cost me money to use.

Once you start blogging you may find that you will have a lot of stuff to write about.  I know that I have had topics pop into my head and I wanted to type them out.  And then there will be people’s sites that you find and read and you like them and you want to read more, and that’s who you know you’ve found a good site.  I don’t know if that happens often, but there are a few sites that I really like and I read them pretty regularly because the people who post there have some good things to say.  And then there are some other sties that are just ok, and then there are other sites that are hilarious and I read them because they make me laugh.  And lets’ not forget you can also share your site with other people who can share it with other people and you can make new friends and get more potential viewers that way.  I know that some of my friends are into writing online and I will read what they have to say and they read what I have to say and that’s basically how the whole thing works although you might find that you don’t always like all of your friend’s writing, it’s still something that you should read just so you can be aware of what is going on with them.

Forum Popularity

The internet can be a silly place.  It’s kind of like people will talk to each other even though they might not know each other online, and they’ll still try to compete to see who can be the coolest person online.  If you’re a person who goes on forums you’ve probably seen this before.  I know I have.  People will post things and try to get the most reputation as if that actually matters.  I mean, I get in real life that people want to have other people like them because you’re around them and there’s a natural desire to want to be seen as a leader, but online you don’t even know the other people.  It’s so silly.

And while I’m making fun of this pretty silly thing, I find myself doing the same stuff when I am online.  For some reason I want my answers on forums to be the best.  I want other people to recognize my name and know who I am so they know what I say is legit because I’m saying it.  It’s hilarious because I don’t even know who these people are but for some reason I still want to be cool on the internet.

It would seem that I’m not the only one.  In addition to all the stuff you can do online to try and get popular, you can even do things to inflate your accounts on different sites.  To illustrate, it’s possible to buy Facebook likes to make it seem like more people like your company than actually do.  I think that’s so bizarre.  When I’m looking at a company I almost never pay attention to their number of likes because it’s not important to me, but you can get that number up higher if you want.  I guess that kind of thing might be important if you want it to seem like you’ve got a lot of fans or whatever, but I don’t really know what else you would do with it.

I do like to post on different forums though and I have actually met some people from there that were kind of interesting.  I know there are a few people on there who probably wouldn’t ever want to meet someone online, but in situations where it may actually work out it can be kind of interesting.  For example, there was one time when a bunch of people from this one forum I’m on all decided to meet up at this restaurant and hang out.  It was pretty fun and I had no idea what would happen but most of them were pretty funny guys and we all had a good experience there.