April 24th 2018
Alright, Alright, Alright. Excited to be switching it up to Tuesdays and Fridays. I wanted to get down to the studio at 6:00 to start the stream at 7:00, but Gramps got a flat tire and I had to pick him up/drop him off at Costco. Gramps is my wife's (Michele) Dad. He lives with us if he isn't in Fort McMurray in which he goes back to tomorrow.
Here's the breakdown on why the switch to Tuesdays/Fridays. Michele teaches yoga on Monday and Thursday nights, the plan has been for her to teach 5:15-7:30, come home at 8:00 and then I go stream. But, usually she needs to pick up something on the way home and we chat for a bit so I don't get into the studio until 9:00. Then I need to write one of these amazing blogs, set-up the stream, make a song list, warm up a bit, stretch, go pee etc. so I don't start until 10:00. I like to stream for about 2 hours before I turn into a zombie. But I'm usually exhausted from the day of waking up at 5:30 when Michele goes to yoga, getting ready for work, waking the kids up, working 7:30-4:06 (Government hours), working out at lunch, coming home to watch the kids so Michele can get ready to teach, feeding the kids, house work, bathing the kids, reading and putting them to bed (surprise, surprise it takes a long ass time to get 3 five year olds to get to sleep) Then either clean up more, play guitar or play the best video game of all time (Fortnite). Also, every Sunday I have soccer so I am usually extra tired Mondays. The other downside to streaming so late is I don't get enough sleep for Tuesday and Friday which throws off the whole week because then I end up falling asleep at 9:00 P.M those nights and don't play guitar (which I try to do everyday to keep my skills in check :)
So, with Tuesdays and Fridays I don't have to put the kids to bed (which is really the most exhausting thing out of that whole day, but I do like hanging out before bed time), I'm not tired from soccer, I get more regular sleep for the whole week, if I need to extend the stream it's not past midnight, and I increase the North American audience by not streaming at 2:00 in the morning for the East Coast.
In other news this week, the new A Perfect Circle Album came out, which is one of my favourite bands. The album is really amazing. IMO they have been in a slump since the first two albums. But then they totally redeemed themselves. I also got a rowing machine for super cheap. It's a 2001 Concept 2, the fan and track work perfectly so all I needed to do was upgrade the computer and handle. The parts are on the way, I will post to Instagram when ready. I also went on the first Mountain Bike ride of the year today because the snow is finally gone! Woot Woot. Alright, I'm going to skip a song list for today and just go with the flow because it's almost 7:15 and I still have work to do. Thanks for making it this far.