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While I’ve Been Away…

I’ve been away from my blog for a while, and I really don’t have a reason other than that blogging hasn’t been a major priority.  I’ve kind of missed writing and sharing bits of my life and my thoughts on topics, but it is what it is, right?  In any case, here are some of the things that have happened since I last wrote on my blog (which was in September 2016).

  • I visited NYC for Christmas.
  • I’ve been acing all my classes.
  • I got a part-time job in a coffee shop.
  • I celebrated my 3 year anniversary with my girlfriend.
  • I’ve been accepted to two colleges so far.

There’s more mundane things that have happened over the past 7-8 months, but nothing worth mentioning.

Even though I’m waiting to hear back from a few colleges, I’m fairly certain I know where I’ll be attending in the fall.  It’s near my girlfriend’s hometown and she has also been accepted to that university already.  And I already have my major picked out – computer science/information technology – as that’s what I’ve been doing on my own over the years.  The nice thing is that thanks to the Dual program I’m in at my online school now, I’ll already have an Associate’s Degree and general education classes will be knocked out already.  I could probably graduate with my Bachelor’s within two years if I wanted to.

I think I’m going to take my time though.  I’m young, and in no rush to become a “full adult” anytime soon.

So, that’s what’s been going on with me.

How have you been?

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Luke Cutforth’s Kickstarter Campaign

I watch quite a few YouTubers, and recently saw that one of my favorites, Luke Cutforth, was making a big announcement at the end of July.  Like a lot of others, I thought, “Great, another YouTuber book.”  Not that it’s bad that YouTubers are writing books, but it seems like they’re all doing it at once.

Anyway, it wasn’t a book.  Luke is actually making a film out of one of his favorite books – The Drowning of Arthur Braxton – which he explains that when he first read it, he wanted it to be a film.  Now he’s getting the chance to actually direct that film.

That’s definitely cooler than a book.

So even though they’ve started filming already, there’s still a lot to be done in making this film, and they need a minimum of £75,000 (roughly $117,000) to make it happen.  That’s where the Kickstarter campaign comes in.

It might seem like a lot, and these crowdfunded campaigns can be risky, but on the first day the project raised over a third of their goal.  Now they have 27 days to go and they’re now around two thirds funded.  I don’t think this would be a risk at all if you choose to donate.

Now, I personally have never read the book, so I cannot say I am a fan of the book and want to see it as a movie.  I’ll probably read it at some point, maybe I won’t… I don’t know.  What I do know is that I want to support one of my favorite YouTubers in making one of his dreams come true.  And I do know that I cannot wait to see how the movie turns out (even if I don’t read the book first).

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Coming Soon – Meet the Campbells!

Though I know that we won’t be covering feature posts in Blogging 101 for another two weeks, I have been sitting on a feature idea for a while now and am ready to go forward with it now.  It’s a short series that I’m calling “Project: Meet the Campbells” where I am going to do a short profile and Q&A with each of my siblings, with a bonus post of one of my siblings interviewing me.

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The idea came from comments on my blog and my brother Seth‘s blog addressing the fact that we have such a large family.  In fact, we were going to make this a project for both of our blogs, but Seth declined since he does not have as much free time right now.  So I am heading off the project and have already conducted the first few interviews with a few of my older siblings.

It’s a funny feeling to interview your siblings, but it was definitely interesting.  It was fun to come up with individual questions for each of my siblings and I’m looking forward to talking to the rest of them this weekend to finish that part of the project.

I know I am enjoying putting together and executing this project, so I hope those of you who read my blog will enjoy reading the posts and learning a little more about my family.

On that note, I am expecting the first post to go up this Monday.

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Bibliophile Defined

I really enjoyed this post by my brother. For his first one, it’s really original. It’s not your average introduction post, which makes it more interesting. At the same time, you’re learning something about my brother and it sort of leads into what part of his blog will be about. Most of all though, I like that he took the post and taught a term that people might not be too familiar with.

So go and check out my brother’s blog and maybe follow it. I can tell he’s going to have some good and interesting posts.

sly


Thinking of Family

With that huge Blizzard hitting the northeast tonight and tomorrow, I can’t help but worry about my family and friends who live up there.

I know we all survived the blizzard of 2011… or 2012, I don’t remember the exact year.  Either way, we did go a while without power.  I just hope this time it’s a little easier for everyone up there and that they all stay safe and warm.

Not much to this post, sorry.  Just wanted to express my concern for everyone in the blizzard’s path.

But if any of my siblings, cousins, friends, etc. from back home are reading this… I love you all and stay safe.

sly


I’m now on bloglovin!

So I recently discovered Bloglovin thanks to Tabby of orangeowldiaries and decided to sign up.  I like to read a lot of blogs, so I’m hoping this will make my experience easier for me.

Another thing is that I’m thinking to keep up with my blog, I’ll at least do a weekly post where I talk about events that happened during the week.  If I happen to do something, like try a new vegan recipe, then I will do a separate post for that particular thing.

I’ll see all your faces soon!

… and hopefully on Bloglovin too!

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Just Some Life Updates

So I haven’t updated in a while, and the reason is simple… I’ve been a little busy.

You all know I’m back in school and since it’s online it doesn’t take up as much of my time so I have more time for other things.  Lately I’ve been cooking and learning some recipes from my new cookbooks, so that’s been taking my time.  I am also in business with two of my brothers in a photography company we are starting up.

Meanwhile, I’ve also been keeping more in contact with my siblings that are out of state.  My brother Seth is starting a book club at his and Scotty’s school since he’s such a bookworm and he’s also dominating the chess club. Scotty is auditioning for a lead in the first school play, so I’m rooting for him to get it.  But Scotty has also released some music on his SoundCloud account, so here’s one of them:

In other news of some of my other siblings, my oldest sister and my oldest brother are each planning their weddings with their significant others… so that might happen before the end of the year.  They’ll probably be in the same week or month.

But yeah, that’s pretty much it.