First off, I would like to apologize to those kind-hearted souls who enjoyed my blog that I left hanging with blue balls. Secondly, I would like to apologize to the people who don’t like the blog because it will be blowing up your news feeds once again like our Navy Seals blew up Bin Ladens man cave. Go America!
I have been extremely busy the last few months with a slew of things and the blog got put on the back burners. Now, that I am settled with my new job, new apartment, and wedding planning mostly done I will be able to set aside a few minutes a day to bring you what you may or may not want to hear on a weekly basis. I have taken many polls and done hours of extensive research as to how I am going to position the 2.0 version of my blog and have settled on the ever-popular “My Life” format.
I came to the realization that while I thoroughly enjoy sports, my views are often blurred by my emotions rather than my brain. That being said my future as the next Bill Simmons ship has sailed. In my old age I find myself going to bed much earlier and waking up in accordance, so I have had less time for stupid TV shows and things you find next to the gum in the grocery line, so the pop culture category is out the window too.
The most missed aspect of my 1.0 blog, I think will be the Top Tens. The Top Tens were fun because everyone wants to give their feedback and input because we all have our own opinions. My favorite part was the conjuring up of nostalgic 90s culture from our youth. I could talk about Nickelodeon, Nerf, cereal, wrestling, shoes, and mediocre athletes all day long and I will take that with me into the updated version.
My biggest deterrence with the older format was the media. I could crank out a 1,000 words of content in 30 minutes but it was the searching for YouTube videos and pictures that took about an hour per blog. And most of the time I was the only one watching and laughing my ass off at the videos. I like to look at it as my writing was so good that the media couldn’t compare to it, so yous didn’t pay attention to it (for the future, I will use Italics for sarcasm).
Luckily the re-run ratings of my blogs have been able to sustain my motivation to continue writing. Sports, reality TV, and nostalgic culture are still vital parts of my life and they will still be prevalent in my blogs, they just won’t have days dedicated to that category. A lot has happened since my last appearance in my NBA All-Star Weekend blog, and I’d like to catch up a little and bring you up to speed on my life lately.
I recently started a new job as the Digital Marketing Coordinator for Opportunity Village. In laments terms, I handle all the social media and coordinate all the marketing efforts for “Las Vegas’ Favorite Charity.” I have been very blessed to be excited about getting up and going to work every day knowing that your work is not only fun and interesting but it serves a higher purpose. And if you haven’t already please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @OppVillageLV.
Danielle and I just got settled into our new apartment off the 215 and Sunset. If you ask her it’s a townhome because it has a private staircase. We cleaned up at her bridal shower and got pretty much everything we needed to furnish the crib. We even got a little extra that allowed me to return some Tupperware for a Beertender. It has a workout room, movie theatre, 2 grills, a hammock, beach, a partridge in a pear tree, and it is adorable.
The digital wedding clock is also tickin down and is only a month away. We both are super excited and everything is on fast forward right now and flying by. Before we know it, we’ll be goin to the chapel and we’re gonna get married, saying “I do,” movin’ like Bernie at the reception, counting the checks (which can be made out to Jon Mackin) and getting slippery wine drunk in Napa/Sonoma.
I recently have also taken up “old.” I get up earlier than I should, drink my coffee black, drive below the speed limit, read the paper, DVR all my programs, turn the volume down, get the mail several times a week, turn the A/C down, and am looking into wearing Tommy Bahama. There are tons of other things that I do that genuinely anger Danielle, and that sometimes make the doing old that much more fun.
I see this being another potential blogging opportunity for me… 24 year old Las Vegan newlywed acts older than he really is. I think we could have a possible spinoff on our hands at the least but I’ll leave that up to the producers for now. Other things to look out for are me implementing more politics and cooking blurbs because grilling and talk radio make up 8 of my 18 waking hours a day.
As always I encourage feedback, comments, smoke signals, and likes that correlate to your inner-most thoughts so that I can utilize my CRM experience and cater to your reading experience. Thank you for your time and God Bless America!