Sketches and Thick Lead (so thicc)

My dad got me a mechanical pencil that had a thicker lead and was able to write on wet paper. I’m not sure about the wet part BUT it feels like a natural pencil which was pretty weird and cool. If nothing else I got to sketch some stuff out. The pictures shown are a few of the sketches.

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Hoar(d): Typewritten for your viewing pleasure

[The last post I made had about over forty or so images so I’m going to try something a little different this time around]

I’ve been a little busy over the past couple weeks. I had a mid-term for my interdisciplinary studies class that was coming up which required studying, which required time; something I seem to struggle with at times (even when I have loads of time that I can use to be productive). I’m getting better at managing time than last year. Last year, even the year before, you could find me in my room, not studying for anything, watching YouTube videos or playing Minecraft all night. I still do that now, but I finally have my priorities straight.

Speaking of priorities, I need to stop spending money on random things. Today (July 17) I bought David Sedaris’ When You’re Engulfed in Flames. I have an entertainment center filled (and I mean filled) with books I have not opened or touched in months, maybe years. I have random assortments of items that I have been collecting for reasons that have been lost over time. I feel like a hoarder. Is this what hoarders are like? Do hoarders buy random things and collect them?

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America describes hoarding as follows:

“Hoarding is the compulsive purchasing, acquiring, searching, and saving of items that have little or no value.”

They go on to describe certain behaviors that a hoarder has like:

– avoids throwing away possessions

– experiences sever anxiety about discarding possessions

– has trouble making decisions about organizing possessions

– feels overwhelmed or embarrassed by possessions

– suspicious of other people

– obsessive thoughts

– checking the garbage

– believing that their possessions will be useful in the future, have sentimental value, or are irreplaceable.

I’m overthinking it probably now that I’m looking at the list. Still, there are ways for people to start out as a hoarder…no, I’m overthinking it.

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I guess it’s because I’m a college student living on campus. When you live on campus you start needing things you previously didn’t. For example, I own a stapler which requires staples. The only thing I staple is essays (and manuscripts on occasion) which I write every year at a rate which requires staples and a stapler. Maybe I’m not used to not needing things that I think I need things that don’t really need? Who the hell knows.

All I know is that I need to start saving money. I’m sure there’s an argument to be had about being young and making mistakes or something, I don’t think that applies to spending money. I could be wrong. Perhaps there’s something to the argument where if I buy things that make me happy there’s at least some value to buying it. At least that justifies my buying of David Sedaris.

Jeff R. (7/17/2017)

Hello Again

(This post was written on my phone while I was in bed. Please forgive any mistajes that may be in here)

So its been a bit. Obviously. College got a little busy and while Finals are over there is still some work that needs to be done. Once its done I can move on to other things.

The first thing I’m going to work on is a story called “Plank”. It’s a short story that reflects on, and is based on, various views that I have about……sensitive political topics. I have parts of a draft written on paper, all I need to do is type it up. I’ll leave it at that for now.

Another thing I want to try and work on is an autobiographical thing that I started on the Puk Comics FB page called “The King of Nowhere”. I sort of just started uploading it haphazardly, no planning whatsoever. I hope to actually make it presentable for everyone, and for myself. That I want at least. 

Thats all I got for now.

Stay optimistic,

Jeff Rodgers (5/6/2017)

2017 is the year I make stuff, for realsies (quick update)

This is a very quick update in the middle of the night. My hope this year is to make whatever catches my fancy whether it be video, image, prose, whatever I feel like making Imma make it. This new goal is going well so far. I uploaded two videos to my YouTube channel; one a montage, the other a…..skit I suppose. I’ll probably make more as time goes on.

I am working on a written story that is a little bit like “The Thing” mixed with “Cannibal Holocaust” (At least that’s what I want it to be). It’s going rather well, if I do say so myself, hopefully I can muster enough courage to give anyone reading this a preview of it.

That’s it really. Have a good night, stay optimistic!

Jeff Rodgers (3-2-2017)

Some things about life (Also a Burnie’s Diner Update)

I’ve been trying to figure out an explanation of why I haven’t written in a while and why my Tumblr and Twitter are filled with various meaningless posts. I was going to start by stating that I got a score of 82 on a rice purity test. I’d write that the score wouldn’t be 82 for long–as a joke (maybe)–and then I would go into the various reasons why I haven’t been vocal as of late. I would go into detail about the class I had to focus on this past month. I would write that I have just finished my final essay and the next class for the summer will most likely be a little easier so I will have more time to write more and work on what I want to work on. But I’m not sure if you want to hear that.

Sure it’s good to know what’s going on in my life so that you’re kept in the loop, but how much do you really want to know? Not a lot maybe. Or maybe you do. *sigh* I don’t know dude. Things have been rough, but I’m trying to work through it.

Things have calmed down so I will have time to write more, hopefully. My hope is to have a lot more done before the end of the summer semester. Burnie’s Diner is halfway done. Originally it was going to be three parts but I might widdle it down to two, since one part can stand on it’s own as a separate poem. Or maybe I can combine a few poems together and make an actual book out of it (not a physical book, but you get what I mean. Right?).

Except I need to write a few more poems or find a couple more that I’ve written in the past. That takes time. But then again I think I have a few more poems in me.

Yeah I’ll try writing a few more for a bit and see how it goes.

It’s late. I’ll be back in a bit.

Jeff (7-6-2016)

The Tay Zonday, Quesorito Big Box Tragedy (Or “Think Outside The Basket”)

[This is a weird goddamned post. A little context: I wrote it to alleviate my boredom while doing laundry. Not sure if it was worth it, but whatever here it is. Join me on this bout of madness won’t you?]

I should be asleep. It’s currently 11:10PM and I’m doing laundry. I’m also considering getting food from Taco Bell. Sea World has announced that the current generation of Orcas in their care will be the last and they will be encouraging natural encounters with Orca. That’s good.

It is now 11:30, my typing is getting worse (I just misspelled “typing” (I also misspelled the word “misspelled” how did that happen?)).

I wonder how long it’ll take for my right ear to go partially deaf, and then both ears just go completely deaf. It’s going to be a sad day when that happens.

Brb, going to take my laundry hamper to my room.

Back. I’m most likely going to Taco Bell after I do my laundry. I usually get the Quesorito big box (Quesorito, 2 Doritos Locos Tacos meat and cheese only cuz I don’t know) which they’ve discontinued as a combo item. Why? Why did they do that?

I have been writing a poem that takes place in a diner. Burnie’s Diner specifically. It doesn’t exist to anyone except for me (or maybe it will after I post it somewhere).

Tay Zonday followed me on Twitter recently. I don’t know if that’s an accomplishment or not, but I’ll take it. Thanks for following Tay! Again, I hope I don’t disappoint you with my infrequent tweeting (or infrequent everything).

Some one posted on Fallout Confessions that the BB gun should make a comeback in Fallout 4. I say no. The gun is shit. It does little damage. Why would you want that? Why would you want a gun that is literally a waste of space? I guess you could the modify the gun to shoot different types of bullets, but then why not just get another gun? I don’t know.

I came up with a title for this thing: “The Tay Zonday Quesorito Big Box Tragedy”. It sounds like a mystery novel. I love it.

About five minutes before my laundry is done. I’m hoping none of it is wet when I take it out (I misspelled “none” (and misspelled “misspelled” AGAIN)).

I hope this isn’t confusing anyone.

Everything is dry! YES! Gonna celebrate with some Taco Bell (new title: “Think Outside the Basket”)!!

Jeff Rodgers (3-18-2016)

P.S.
Listen to Boxplot’s “Escape With The Clouds” while driving. It’ll make you want to go fast. Like stupid fast. Like Sanic the Hedgehog fast. Actually no, don’t do that. It’s against the law to go that fast.