August 7th, 2017

Well, clearly this whole posting once a day thing dropped off the map. Short version? Shit’s gone crazy at work, and I’ve effectively shut down. I’d love to go into detail and all that jazz, but I’d rather keep that stuff a little under wraps while I’m still figuring things out. Although, I will say that I feel as though I’ve been demoted, but whatever. 


For Sarah’s birthday this year, she and I got tattoos! They’re bunnies with doughnuts around their necks. Sarah’s is a lion head, which has slightly smaller ears, so for whatever reason people confuse hers for a Pokémon or whatever. With it being my second tattoo, it was an awesome experience, especially considering how sober I was in comparison to my first one. It was a little painful, but only near the top of my calf. I’ve started to plan out what kind of tattoo I want next, but I’m still unsure about the details, so don’t expect anything like that happening soon. 

Another thing I haven’t talked much about is I recently have gotten into the modern generation of console gaming! We got ourselves an Xbox One S, and I’ve been having way too much fun with Forza Horizon 3. It’s pretty much an automotive photographer’s dream for a video game. Okay, maybe not the perfect dream, but hey, you can drive any number of vehicles, and photograph them outdoors however you like. Oh, and you can race them, too! 


I’ve been posting photos I’ve shot in game to my Instagram Stories, and I’ve actually tricked a few people into thinking they’re actual vehicles, unintentionally of course. Overall, though, it makes me want to get out and photograph more. I have gotten a few requests to do some client work, which is awesome, but I feel bad about using my day job to directly fuel my business. That being said. Feel free to get in touch with me if you’re looking to get your vehicle shot!


Speaking of business ventures, I want to talk about… Attack of the Beards. It’s bothered me that I pulled the plug for months and months, now, and I would like to, I guess, zap a little life back into it. I have a small (huge) pile of client work to do, but once I have a moment of clairvoyance, I’ll start working on an actual plan on bringing it back, methinks. The end goal will be whenever we move into our house, since I’ll have a podcast set in the house itself. How does that sound to you guys? 


As for the house, our current progress is that we have our initial plumbing and foundation! I guess our issue that we’re working through now is that our builder is having a hard time getting money from the bank, so we can’t get the concrete block for the actual structure for right now, but, hey. At least we got a floor! Without walls, the house feels small, which slightly worries me, but I still remember how it was to walk through the actual house, and it feels better once it’s all done, I’m sure. 


It’s all baby steps, and we’ll get to our destination in no time. Until next time, not sure if it’ll be tomorrow or next freaking year, but be the best person you can be. 

Over Watching for the First Time

This was my first time playing Overwatch (for more than a couple minutes), and I can see why there’s so much hype behind it. I had a lot of fun streaming and playing this, so we’ll probably see more of it in the near future.

Thanks to all those who tuned in, and all the new followers! I appreciate each and every one of you!

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Truckin’ Across the USA (American Truck Simulator)

Today (or last night) I played Euro Truck Simulator’s cousin, American Truck Simulator. It’s pretty much the same, but with American trucks and you’re driving in the USA. Well, just a few of the western states, which was slightly disappointing, I really wanted to drive from sea to shining sea, but maybe with some DLC we’ll get our dream.

This was broadcasted and recorded live at http://twitch.tv/specialkolin

Thanks to all that joined in, and especially thanks to those who are following the channel! I appreciate each and every one of you.

No Man’s Sky – You Can’t Take The Sky from No Man

Last night, I played No Man’s Sky for the first time in a while, but for the first time on a stream. There’s a lot to make fun of in this game, but I still enjoy it. I enjoy walking around and exploring the various landscapes. I’m hoping to start doing more streams, at least one a week or so. I’d like to know what you guys think of a weekly stream. Of course, it’ll be of various games, and nothing will really be constant, except for myself.

If you’d like, head on over to http://twitch.tv/specialkolin and give me a follow, and of course you can support my endeavors at http://patreon.com/specialkolin