You can call it journaling, you can call it planning, you can call it anything you want. The reality is if you can take about 5-7 minutes to write down these four items before you jump into your work day, you’ll be better prepared for anything that comes your way.Writing these 4 things in the morning can drastically improve your work day — andrea drugay
Take the right turn in Duke City and you can find anything.
The feeling of “living just enough for the city” as Stevie Wonder so elegantly phrased it is becoming more common in American cities. Housing prices are soaring above wages and the gap between the working lower classes and the upper affluent classes is stark but opportunities remain. There are always opportunities for the less fortunate, it just requires a little creativity.
I commute to my job on public transit and every day I see people who look as though they are going hard times – not well dressed, poor hygiene, a little spaced out (possibly on a foreign substance) – but they all seem to be able to scrape together enough money for a bus ticket. What’s even more amazing is that most of these people have a smartphone in-hand with ear-buds or headphones on their heads. Regardless of how my lower-class peers are able to afford these small luxuries, I don’t think they realize the kind of opportunities they can access with these devices alone.
A mobile phone can provide one with organizational tools for planning a day and recording other phone numbers for future reference (the start of any entrepreneurial endeavor) as well as grant you access to an internet connection via any public library or city-owned building. Are most people even aware of the existence of public libraries these days?
I’m not the most entrepreneurial or business-minded person but I can still hold a job and keep hold of some money; it doesn’t take a lot of thought or effort. What is holding so many people back? Drugs, mental health, an inability to utilize money effectively, obsessive personalities combined with addictive (or even criminal) behaviors? I genuinely want to know.
When you feel burnt out from your daily grind, a short vacation can be rejuvenating. My train ride north two weeks was one such get-away. On my way up to the quiet parcel in the middle of bum-fuck-nowhere New Mexico, my mind was shrouded in an eerie mist of negativity. On my way back down south, I was much more content with myself. It was just a weekend away from my city but it was just enough of a change of scenery to reboot my attitude.
There is a peculiar tranquility and a sweet serenity to these mountains. I’m afraid the Southwest will always be my home.
“The Game Awards 2019 (Source: GameSpot) – The Game Awards happened tonight, December 12th, live from Los Angeles, California. In case you missed it, The Game Awards streamed live on YouTube and was hosted by the show’s creator, Geoff Keighley. The most notable moments include: The brand new Xbox console, Xbox Series X, trailer, The Muppets . . .”
Watch the awards here:
Creamy, smooth, muted hints of coffee, and superb drinkability – this stout is Tractor Brewing‘s coup de grace (if you like stouts).
A smooth coffee-flavored, alcoholic beverage seems perfect for a Friday night as a lone guitarist provides some euphoric background tunes. I may have been a little harsh in my last review of Tractor, one cannot judge a brewery by on beer. It’s a good place to relax after a busy day at work serving fried food to fat Americans, a place where nostalgic millennials can go to lament about their lost hopes and forgotten dreams.
Happy holidays, you degenerate pig fuckers. Be safe out there.
“The microtransaction side of Destiny 2 known as Eververse has had a complicated history ever since it was first introduced in the first game. Its addition post-launch and periods of time, especially at the launch of Destiny 2, when it felt as though really good content was locked behind its paywall among other issues have left many players feeling slighted by Bungie’s implementation of Eververse that has not always appeared very player-friendly. . . .”
By Dylan R.N. Crabb
Happy Friday, people. It feels good to be productive after a vacation, be it your day job hustle or your side hustle, and I’m in an especially good mood considering I get paid today. 🙂
It’s also easy to get caught up in your hustle which is why it’s important to take some time every day to take care of yourself and relieve some stress; working is virtuous but not if you forget to live as well. Being health conscious includes your mental health as well as physical health (perhaps more so) so remember budget time for yourself to avoid burning out.
Personally, I like putting on some lo-fi music in the evening when I’m unwinding from my day job at Wingstop. There are several channels to choose from on YouTube but lately, I’ve been tuning in to some synthwave.
By Dylan R.N. Crabb
I remember when the year 2020 was the quintessential year for futuristic landscapes in science-fiction. Now, that year is less than a month away. For myself, it will be the year I turn thirty.
When I was a kid, I thought thirty years of age was “old as fuck” (I still jokingly describe that age as such). In all seriousness, thirty can be as young as twenty for modern humans considering how long we can live today and the fact that medical science will only improve our lifespans in the future (disregarding a potential apocalypse that sets our civilization back by centuries). Statistically speaking (assuming that you take care of yourself), thirty-year-olds today are less than halfway through our total lifespan. We have MORE time today to get started doing what we love to do.
Life is what you make it so, what are you waiting for?
By Dylan R.N. Crabb
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An internet connection is an incredibly powerful tool for storytelling. Unfortunately, most of the attention on the Web is focused on mindless entertainment over education and productive discourse. I’m guilty of this (I am human after all) but I try to create something of value on this blog, something with which people can connect. Perhaps that is all anyone wants out of life, connecting with someone through a mutual value, and we just don’t know how to connect with each other anymore because of all our distractions and superficial life indicators. There are so many voices shouting into the void today and we are all chasing an image of fame.
Perhaps a key to a fulfilling life is to start turning off much of these distractions and focus more on the physical world, the things right in front of us. To focus on the extreme examples of fame is to focus on illusions, most people (by definition) are not going to become exemplary. The best that each of us can do is simply what brings us joy regardless of whether or not it brings you fame. This may be a hard truth for a lot of young people today: most of your life will not be something that can be turned into an action movie; most of your life will be mundane, tedious, and boring. However, if you find something to do in life that brings you joy and fulfillment then fame shouldn’t matter.
Take it from Woody Harrelson, “enjoy the little things.”
By Dylan R.N. Crabb
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The Tractor Brewing Company is a mid-size taproom in the heart of Nob Hill, Albuquerque, down the street from the Nob Hill Business Center. The establishment contains a wide, U-shaped bar for plenty of hoppers to get in and immediately go for a drink. There is also a plethora of tables scattered around the periphery of the building that makes for cozy spaces to sit down with friends for an interesting night. I sat at the bar as I do.
One look inside the beer menu and my eyes are drawn to the Double Plow Milk Stout which I order with some enthusiasm. The bartender (or “beertender” as Tractor Brewing calls them) brings me a pint of the delicious dark brown elixir but, after the first sip, I feel underwhelmed. The taste is okay for a stout but slightly bitter for my own taste. It also is a dichotomy of flavors – through my nose, I detect a hint of chocolate flavor but, on my tongue, I only taste coffee. This particular beer may not be for me.
A look at the specialty beers on the wall menu reveals another milk stout called Milk Mustachio Stout. I may try that one next weekend.
I am willing to try Tractor Brewing again in the future but, at this current point in time, my favorite stout remains the Driftwood Oatmeal Stout from Bosque Brewing Company.
Albuquerque residents, what is your favorite local brewery?