Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Update on Life, the Universe, and Everything

If you read the latest post on Jason Writes Here, you will have already found out that he will be taking a sabbatical from Smooth Sailing. That doesn't mean that the podcast is going away, but that there will be a focus on non-Yacht Rock until May. We may do an episode here and there dealing with yacht rock songs, but for the most part, it will be me and guests discussing favorite songs of all genres. There will be a special Christmas episode coming up where we will discuss some truly awful yacht rock songs. Stay tuned for that.

Odo and me (I'm the tall one)
Since I started dating Stephanie, I have been going with her to dog training pack walks with her and her two dogs. I've never been what you would call a "dog person" since I was never raised around dogs and have always been nervous around any dogs bigger than my foot. Since I've been going, I have a new found confidence around not only her dogs, but all dogs, which makes me feel good. Also, the pack walks are a good source of exercise and they teach some valuable lessons in pet handling.

The year has been going really quickly. It's almost mid-September, which means hockey season is coming soon (preseason starts in a few days as I write this), baseball season is winding up (and I have postseason baseball to watch), and I have my first ever fantasy football team (no money, just some trash talk with Steph's family). It's also time for some fall couple bullshit, as we call it, like hay rides and apple picking, and all that silly stuff.

One final bit of podcasting news, Oliver Rockside, Steve Cloutier, and I are doing the In Search Of... podcast series over on The Illuminati Social Club feed. Because you might find it interesting, we record two episodes per week which is why we are waiting until all episodes have been released to answer questions and comments. We will wrap-up the episodes of season one in early November and probably take at least a few weeks off before starting season two. I am also doing "regular" ISC episodes in there, including two that I did with Brent (only one has been released so far). We will be doing The Showhole, whether anyone likes it or not. Anyway, that's what's going on in my life.

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