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The Perils of Podcasting (or trying to)

We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Rather than spending so much time in editing we are trying to use the equipment weโ€™ve had a few years, a mixer and real mics.

Iโ€™ve been working that most of the afternoon and I have to be up at 3AM for a project for work at 5AM. Thereโ€™s an hour an twenty minute drive between here and there. You can see my lack of time this weekend.

So during this week we are going to pull a decent show together (on paper) and give this a real go next weekend.

But Sam said we canโ€™t disappoint both of our fans so here you go:

No Show This Week

Weโ€™ll call that episode 3.75.

Thanks for reading and listening.

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Tech Is Killing Me

This week Iโ€™m working on a project that requires some tech we arenโ€™t used to. And not everything is connecting everywhere.

Iโ€™m two shifts into some nonproductive days and it frustrates me.

Why must everything be โ€œimprovedโ€ by technology?

Just because something is newer and faster doesnโ€™t make it better.

/mini rant

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In Between Days

Today wasnโ€™t great.

Today wasnโ€™t bad.

Today was one of those days where nothing was phenomenal and nothing went horribly wrong.

Today was just a regular day. One of those days you have that mark the passage of time in between the great days and the bad days.

I donโ€™t mind days like this. Sometimes boring and unremarkable is just the thing.

You notice more on these days.

This song is completely unrelated except for title. It also happens to be my favorite band.

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Alone

The very best thing about working a project by myself is just that.

I am alone.

I donโ€™t have to watch anyone.

I donโ€™t have to make sure the job is getting done. I know the job is getting done.

I like it.

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Tell Me Something Great About Your Day

A friend got some great news today in a couple of things and I cannot be happier for her. Truly.

Sometimes you humble people without knowing you have.

A snippet of the conversation. I hope she doesnโ€™t mind.

Typical โ€œblah work blah I have it so badโ€ response. But she made me think immediately. My daily life is usually where I get stuff for this blog from so (deep breath)…

Iโ€™m alive. Iโ€™m breathing.

Iโ€™m working and providing for my family.

I have a great, loving wife who I could not do what I do without. Someone I cannot do without.

Iโ€™ve got two great kids. They make great grades. Theyโ€™re decent, compassionate people. They got all of their mothers good qualities and the few good qualities I have to give.

I live free in a great country and I can appreciate this because Iโ€™ve lived for short times in countries that arenโ€™t free and not that great.

I have friends that I can call on who will actually come to help.

I have some friends that will actually come and stand back to back with me and physically fight any who come against me.

I am blessed beyond measure.

And I donโ€™t appreciate that enough.

The few small troubles I do have are nothing compared to the life I have.

And thatโ€™s whatโ€™s great about my day.

All day. Every day.

Thanks, C. I need to be reminded sometimes.

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Lunch

Since Covid took over our lives and weโ€™ve been frozen in our regular habits I havenโ€™t been able to do something.

Lunch.

We usually donโ€™t take them because we have short hours and we want to do our work and leave the stores. Thatโ€™s when we are working alone.

Whenever I have the whole team together at one location on special projects I make it a point to take lunch. Itโ€™s not anything like a team building exercise or anything work related.

Weโ€™re more than coworkers. It does help with the workflow. But the fact that we enjoy each otherโ€™s company, have fun, and can sit and eat a meal together makes it so much easier on us as a team that is forced together because of work.

Theyโ€™re like my daughters.

I say this because Iโ€™m twenty two years senior to the oldest one.

One of them I havenโ€™t been able to sit down and eat lunch with since she was hired six months ago. Usually it happens first day but…covid.

We need to do this more often. Itโ€™s enjoyable.

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Six Months Later…

Iโ€™ve been posting here daily for six months. This anniversary passed a couple of days ago.

Today I reached my 100th follower.

Iโ€™m grateful.

But I do this as a sort of therapy and exercise in self control.

Now that Iโ€™ve grown more confident Iโ€™m trying my hand at a one man podcast. Itโ€™s something Iโ€™ve been interested in for awhile.

Hereโ€™s the thing though.

Even though Iโ€™m doing very short pieces as podcasts, itโ€™s hard. Just that little five minutes took me thirty to throw together, edit, and post.

And Iโ€™ve done longer podcasts with friends but I donโ€™t have that much experience.

I guess Iโ€™m trying to say thanks to all those folks who put together the podcasts I listen to.

I know some that do an hour or two alone.

Gordo from Those Conspiracy Guys is famous for doing four hours and longer episodes. Iโ€™ve seen him post up a seven hour one.

Thatโ€™s insane.

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Working

Those things you walk by in a department store and donโ€™t pay attention to because youโ€™re looking for a phone or whatnot, Iโ€™m one of the people who made that all nice and neat.

This week starts our phone resets and thatโ€™s good for hours for us and our company. I enjoy doing this for some odd reason.


Iโ€™m doing some research on Unit 731, a Japanese chemical weapons research division back on WWII. Itโ€™s horrible, dark, and honestly fascinating.

I kinda want to do a podcast on the subject.


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There Goes Ms. Lane

I have made a lot of friends over the years working for my company that contracts for Walmart. Iโ€™ve gotten especially close with my D40 managers, which is the pharmacy area.

I simply cannot do my job without them. I appreciate them and have gotten pretty close with a couple of them.

Last week was Barbara Leeโ€™s last day. She worked at one of my stores as D40 manager. And she was probably one of the most dedicated people Iโ€™ve ever worked around. Always on top of everything in her department.

Today was Ms. Laneโ€™s last day. I am going to miss her because, like Barbara Lee, she was on top of her department and made my job and life so much easier.

But you canโ€™t blame folk who come to the end of their working days and decide to retire.

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