I’m loving my new iPad

I’m loving my new iPad for all the cool things it allows me to do when I’m not at my computer – from reading digital books, to surfing the web using Firefox (and having my tabs synced so I can just pick up where I left off), to chatting with my friends, to playing games and watching movies and TV shows. I should, in theory, be able to use it to do schoolwork when I return to school (after I get some more credit card debt paid off first) as I will be doing most of it online through NorQuest College.

My new iPad also makes reading a lot easier and not so tiring on my eyes during my night shifts at work. The text is so much bigger than on my iPhone, and the ability to rest every so often and go play a fun game is very nice. It’s especially nice since my solitaire stats will now be synced between my computer and my iPad thanks to Microsoft and it’s Game Cloud software. I’m also playing old favorite games of mine like The Sims and SimCity (and can find more games for free).

I’m planning on saving up and buying an iPad…

I’m planning on saving up and buying an iPad so that I can have a larger screen to read on at work. Plus it’ll be better if I want to watch a video as I’ll have a larger screen to enjoy what I’m viewing. I would also in theory be able to work on writing projects or schoolwork on it, and since I have a lot of down time on my job, this would be a good thing to keep me from getting bored.

I’m working nights now…

I’m working nights now so you can expect posts here on my blog to be posted in the afternoon after I get up from sleeping. The good news is that my job is full-time so I’ll be making a nice amount of money every month, and my paydays are now steady, even if my employer doesn’t do direct deposit but old-fashioned checks. I’m not going to complain either, as I’m very happy to be working once again. 😀

I decided to rejoin DeviantArt…

I decided to rejoin DeviantArt because I wanted a place to post my art when I start creating it. I decided that my blog didn’t get enough exposure, so posting it elsewhere would be better for me. I could have used Imgur, but I want to keep that for my Minecraft screenshot posts. Hopefully, I will get some inspiration soon and I will create something to post on my gallery there.

In other news, I’m working to create and schedule videos for my YouTube channel ahead of time so that I don’t have to worry about posting if I get a sore throat or something like that. It also reduces the total time each day that I have to dedicate my internet to uploading videos there. Maybe I’ll use some of this downtime to create some art for my DeviantArt gallery… 😉

I’ve come to some realizations about my life…

I’ve come to some realizations about my life. They are:

  • God wants obedience from me in every aspect of my life. I might seem good – by going to church every Sunday and volunteering there – but God also wants obedience in my private life.
  • I don’t know if God wants me to run a Christian social network for a business. I’m going to have to pray about this and see where the Lord leads in this area of my life.
  • I need to keep active and when not playing games, I need to keep my Christian music playing on my computer. This will help me focus more on obedience to what God wants and less on things He doesn’t want in my life.
  • I’ve got a nice library here but if I don’t use it, it just goes to waste. Same for my art supplies and the other stuff I don’t use on a more regular basis like my gaming consoles.

This is a lot to take in and I really need to think about where my life is heading and where I need to make it go in the future. I also need to study the Bible more and maybe look for more Christian books to read instead of the fan fiction crap that I’ve read on my breaks at work and at home. Now I need to go take my shower and get ready to do today’s live stream on my YouTube channel. 😉

See ya all later and may the Lord bless and keep you all! 😀

I had a great reunion this weekend…

I had a great reunion this past weekend, but now it’s time to get back to normal things. I did a couple of live streams yesterday after I got home (one after 2 and one at 7:30 or so) and will not be doing one today even though I will be playing Minecraft this morning before I have to go to work this afternoon. I will be starting a modded 1.12.2 Survival world so that I can eventually build Loyalty Hall to display my awesome Twitch followers (and eventual subscribers) and Patreon supporters! Right now though I need to go have a shower, then it will be time to play so take care for now!

I’ll be busy this weekend…

I’ll be busy this weekend attending my family reunion here in Camrose and I doubt I’ll have any time to stream to Twitch. A lot of relatives are going to be there and a lot is planned, and I’ve volunteered to help out with the computer-related stuff (and I’m getting paid to do so). I just hope this summer flu I’ve got goes away by tomorrow or it won’t be entirely fun for me…

I’m launched my Patreon page

I’ve launched my Patreon page as well as my own Discord server for my Twitch fans. I really want to be able to stream more often for my fans on Twitch and have decided that this is the best route for me to follow at this time. I’d also like to reach the three concurrent viewers and fifty (50) followers needed for affiliate status with Twitch.

I’ve already built Loyalty Hall in my single-player world of Survival City, and in this morning’s live stream will be adding my current Twitch followers to the Twitch hall there. I’d like to take this time once again to thank them for following me on Twitch and showing their support of my channel. The fact that I’m already a fifth of the way to the followers needed for affiliate status is huge IMHO!

I hope that if you enjoy watching me on Twitch that you will consider to support me on Patreon and/or Twitch by following me there as well. 😉

I’ve put off grocery shopping for tomorrow…

I have decided to put off grocery shopping until tomorrow morning despite my decision to get up early today to get it done before my live stream. It was an easy decision after I saw how little money I had left in my checking account, and needed to transfer some money from my savings to get everything on my shopping list. Add in the fact that it was almost 8:30 am when I made the decision and I start live streaming at 10 am on the days I stream (like today), and you can see where I needed to manage my time more efficiently.

Tomorrow is a day off from streaming (and it takes a day for the money to transfer between a savings account and a checking account) so I’ll have the time before work in the morning to go grocery shopping without having to rush. Yeah, I won’t have my yogurt or waffles for my breakfast tomorrow, but I can go without for one day. 😉

I’ve Learned Something About Diarrhea

Yesterday, I learned something about my health. It turns out diarrhea is my body’s way of cleansing itself. It’s trying to cleanse out something that could hurt me. What that is, I have no clue, but according to what I read, it should last another week or so. So until then, I’ll have to stick close to places with accessible bathrooms. 😉 If it gets worse (blood in it or other symptoms show up), I’ll go see the doctor for some medical help.

I also learned that some food can help me cut this health issue down. Such foods include:

  • Rice
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Liquids (especially fruit juices which can help keep up necessary vitamins and minerals the body needs)
  • Probiotic yogurt
  • Foods high in fiber (can help to solidify the waste and cut the frequency of using the toilet)

There are also foods anyone suffering from diarrhea should avoid. To read the list and to see some suggested home remedies of what to do, read this article.

I also shut down the blog hosting aspect and the ads on my site and returned it to a plain blog for me. I have also added a portfolio (thanks to Jetpack) to showcase my art and photography. (Why use an external site when I pay for hosting and can do so myself?) I am considering adding donation links to Liberapay and PayPal after I start posting my work here.

Finally, I’ve added an indicator to show when I’m streaming on Twitch.TV, and it links to my account there. I did a live stream yesterday morning for the second time (I also did one on Friday night.). My next live stream will take place tomorrow morning at 10 AM MDT, and will be me playing Minecraft on the Hypixel server. Until then, take care until I post here again or you watch me live stream on Twitch!