Month Midpoint: June

We’re halfway through June now, which means only two months, one week, and three days remain until school begins in August.* That’s right– I’ve already added up the days until school and it’s only the third day of the second week of summer. Why did I look to see how many days of summer were left? Well, the answer to that question can either be simple or complicated, depending on which explanation you desire.

Simple explanation: I was bored, and it adds a nice tidbit to this blog post. Works well with the post title too.

Complex explanation: I’m not sure exactly why I found it necessary to see how many days were left. I’m not tired of summer already, but I could do without the near constant boredom. Perhaps I wanted to know how many days were left until I finally have to accept that this year will be my last year at home. Perhaps there actually is a part of me that actually is ready for school to start again, but it isn’t voicing its opinion loud enough for the rest of me to realize it. Or maybe the simple explanation fits perfectly and trying to nail down a specific reason as to why I decided on a whim to find out how many days were left of summer vacation is futile.

Anyway, another day of summer has passed in an uneventful fashion. I went to work, I came home, and I wrote this blog. No more, no less. Tomorrow should be much more eventful though because my buddy Josh is coming into town tomorrow. He lives about 100 miles away from where I live and I haven’t seen him for a few months. We’re planning on kickin’ it the entire day tomorrow, so expect to see a much more interesting blog post. And yes, there will be more pictures. Perhaps a doodle too?

Other website specific business: I’ve finally settled on which microphone I plan to purchase for creating podcasts on this blog. I’m going to buy the Blue Yeti, a USB microphone created by Blue Microphones. It’s a high-quality microphone that has many of the features I’ve been looking for in a podcasting mic– the main feature I’ve been searching for is a mic that can record sound within an entire room so I can record conversations with my friends. The Yeti does this and records in three other ways as well. It’s a THX-certified microphone (translation: it records with serious high-quality sound). It’s a beast of a microphone (probably why they named it Yeti…), weighing in at over three pounds and standing at about a foot in height. I probably won’t be doing any serious mobile podcasting with this microphone because of its large size, but that’s not a major issue. I won’t be able to purchase this microphone until I get paid this Friday, so look for new podcasts sometime next week. I’m thinking that my next major addition to the blog will be video, but we’ll see how this podcasting thing works out first. 😛 I’ll also be updating the “Other” and “Tech” pages soon… perhaps even today if I find the motivation to do so (it is 11:48 PM though, so I may just succumb to the growing desire for sleep).

That’s it for today. I know this blog hasn’t been quite as exciting as I initially promised, but stay tuned. The best it yet to come.** 😀



* Figure obtained using rough estimation

** Seriously, this blog is only going to get