Oh, 2018, what can I say about you? You’ve not been a particularly good year, but you definitely haven’t been the worst year. I’ve learned a lot this year, and as cheesy as it sounds, I’ve definitely grown as a person. I’ve learned so much about myself. I’ve stepped up and taken ownership of my life. It’s been a scary, exhausting experience, but something that needed to happen.
I’m looking forward to 2019. I have plans for this blog. I have plans for my life. I have plans to drink a ton of coffee.
You may notice a few changes to this site. I’ll be documenting my jigsaw puzzles, and I’ll be keeping a daily log as I try my hand at making a temperature blanket. I know that every year I make the pronouncement that I’m going to keep this blog more up to date, but this time I actually have a plan. Crazy, right?
Finally, we’ve been talking about it for years, and have finally tried it. We have a podcast! Tom & Malia Have A Podcast. That’s right, the Boy has a name, and it’s only taken me almost five years to reveal it. There’s only one episode, so far, and I know it’s a bit rough. It’s fifteen minutes of us talking about the new Aquaman movie, and because I’m easily distracted, Spiderverse comes up as well. This will be a learning experience, but should be a fun journey.
And that’s about it for now. It’s almost time for the annual New Year’s Eve Diablo 3 gaming session.
I considered titling this post What have I done????, but I felt that might come across as lacking in confidence, and apparently that’s a bad thing when you’re starting something new.
I’ve started a podcast. I just released the second episode today. I’m not gonna lie and say it’s the greatest thing out there, but I think it’s a little bit entertaining. It’s available on iTunes and Google Play (so you should be able to pull it up on any podcast app like Podcast Republic) under the title Any Second Now. You can also access it here: Any Second Now. I’d appreciate anyone taking the 20-ish minutes out of their day to go and listen to it and subscribe. I know the first few episodes may be a bit rough around the edges, but it’s only going to get better!
Last Sunday I was in the car with the boy (really gotta think of another way to refer to him), and we were listening to a podcast. The hosts were interviewing an author, and the topic of old time romance novels came up. The hosts asked their guest what was different between romance novels written now and those written then. The guest stated that there really isn’t that much difference. Basically two people who shouldn’t be together get together, and live happily ever after. The host then asked about the sexy stuff. This is where it got interesting. Apparently, old-timey romance novels would use the statement, “making love,” and all they meant was that the guy said romantic things to the girl.
Now, I swear they were talking about novels written in 1905, and the boy thought they said 1605 (I’m thinking one of us has some hearing loss). He was greatly entertained by this tidbit, mentioned it a few times throughout the evening. I swear I probably turned about 18 shades of red each time it came up. This led to him coining the phrase “Doing it 1700’s style.”
Y’know, I know I’m not the most innocent person on the planet, but compared to most people my age, I’m still pretty innocent. I like the fact that I am still able to blush about things. I like that I’m with someone who isn’t pushing me to lose that innocence.