Stray Shots: 10.23.23

I bought tortellini soup for lunch but for some reason, my already tired brain decided it needed more food. I blatantly overate for the first time in who knows how long. So now, I’m extra sleepy and I’d love nothing more than to be curled up on my couch drifting in and out of sleep for the next several hours.

At least I can look forward to being able to relax on that very couch after work. I’m doing one load of laundry, sorting clean clothes, and then I’m hoping to relax the rest of the evening.

I had a pretty productive weekend. On Saturday, my mother-in-law wanted to go to the Mylan Park Holiday Craft Show and she left with Angel for a few hours. I was able to record two more songs for the album, bringing my grand total to eight. I was even able to finish writing one of the last two songs I had to still do.

With a little luck, I can record at least 2 more songs this week and maybe even write the intro and record it too. Which would mean the recording part of the album would be finished. A little bit of mixing, and dash of mastering, and it could be street ready before November 15th.

I have to meet up with E at some point to discuss possibly joining a larger Soundvizion project rollout in 2024 but even so, the album was to be done by December 1st. And I’m way ahead of schedule.

Which means I could start looking towards starting on Thunderstorm 2. T2 was part of my original brainchild in 2018 to start releasing music again and it’s evolved from a standard industry beat mixtape into what’s looking like my third album.

It blows my mind that I’m considering a third album when the second isn’t even completed but I’m not mad at it.

I also was able to test out my stream equipment since I haven’t used it since last Extra Life. Everything seems to be working and I was able to stream a little Marvel Snap. I still need to work on my overlays and alerts still; I’ve tried to go really basic with the last to EL streams but I need to know when a donation comes in. I was sitting there gaming last year and had no clue when money came in. I also will probably still run a webcam although I was debating foregoing it or using the camera built into my laptop. I probably will just stick to the top of my laptop screen this year and not worry about bringing the normal stand I have it on.

Speaking of Marvel Snap, this very moment marks the longest I’ve gone without playing it since I downloaded it two weeks ago. I’ve been able to make a decent amount of progress without spending in-game or real world money. It doesn’t hurt that I can also play with Matt from time to time. And while I haven’t played in almost two whole days, I know the next time I log in, there’s a high probability of 5 to 10 games being played immediately. 

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