Newsletter Relaunch

I really want to do a good newsletter. I swear I do. So, having found a better newsletter service in Tiny Letter, I decided to move off of I made it a buck a month and you can sign up here. Like my previous attempt, it’s mostly personal stuff and I kicked it off this morning with a creative writing assignment I did back in college. With Tiny Letter, I can even send old newsletters to new subscribers, something that people had wanted on the old one. Thankfully, TL lets creators do that. Check it out if you’re interested. You can cancel at anytime.

Who Do You Want To Be?

Someone, I don’t remember who, once told me that you need to surround yourself with not people who you like, but people you want to be like. You’ve gotta hang around people who inspire you to be better than you are right now. If you want to lose weight and you hang around with fat people with no desire to lose weight, you’re never gonna slim down. If you want to create beautiful art, but only hang out with people who don’t have an interest in art, you’re probably going to give up on your dream. You’ve got choose your associates wisely. It may sounds cold or shallow to some, but you have to choose your friends carefully. It makes no sense to associate yourself with people who are going to hinder your achievements. It makes sense to be friends with like-minded people who will make it easier to reach your goals. It’s networking, right? It’s about creating a circle of friends/associates/possible collaborators that will enable you to reach your full potential. You need to think about where you want to be and who will help you get there.

Look at me.


As I said the other day, I came down with the flu. Because of this, I haven’t left the house except to go to the convenience store the last four days. Domino’s has been a good friend as well. My razor saw my face for the first time since Friday too. So this is the mighty stubble that grew out of that.

The New Flu

I went to the hospital yesterday after leaving work early due to having a fever. Turned out that I have the flu. The doctor’s office, while actually being a huge clinic seemed dodgy looking but I guess that’s the norm for Japanese clinics. But they’ve got me on Tamiflu and I’m feeling better.