Ronnie Martin

ROAD TRIP!

So I got the Florida job after all; my contract came in the mail on Saturday! I've already started planning my road trip out there.

Here's what my route looks like:
http://goo.gl/maps/sOHfF

and GasBuddy.com estimates my gas will cost about $260. I really hope prices don't go up; good thing I got added to the schedule at Kohl's back home so I can save up for it. I'll sell my electric guitar and maybe some other things; I have a ton of downsizing to do as well.

I'll have stops for the night in Kansas City, St. Louis & Atlanta. My mom found a fellow Navy mom and believer who'd be very happy to let me stay; I'm hoping I can stay 2 nights and go visit IHOP-KC (and no, it's not a restaurant). As some of you may remember from a post I made a couple years ago, my friend Marc got healed of his cerebral palsy there, and I could sure use some serious prayer and healing. I also might get to meet Xyie from the CFF--and my friend Osric, too!

In St. Louis, I'll definitely get a motel room and finally get to hang out with my good friend Sleet! We'll at least meet at the zoo, but depending on how he's able to finagle his work schedule we might get some pizza and do some sighseeing, in addition to eating KFC & drinking Woodchuck while watching "Fantastic Mr. Fox". And cuddling. :p

I'm hoping to meet up with Jude in Clarksville en route to Atlanta. Gotta find a place to stay there, too; I hear the city is pretty much a giant ghetto. Still, it'll be nice to travel in a part of the country I've never been to! I'm also hoping to go to Elliott's Fall Festival, a furry con in Orlando, in October, and meet up with Stephen for what might well be our annual meet-up.

Someday I think I'd like to buy a little travel trailer for trips like these. Yet I'd really like to put down roots somewhere and not have to do so much moving. By the end of this year I will have lived at 5 different addresses in 3 different states. All this changing of addresses and insurance policies and stuff...tax season is probably going to suck hard, too.

I'll figure all this out. I can do this!

New video blog tomorrow. And it's about geocaching. Now if you'll excuse me, it's bedtime and my shins are not happy from all the walking around.
OMG!

YES!

YES! I have a phone interview for Convergys on Tuesday, August 7th! And one of my best friends said I could move in with him and his parents. :D

UPDATE: Just had a 45-minute phone interview with Florida Rep! Carpentry internship's as good as mine; I just need to hear back from Utah Shakespeare Festival first.
Tod gecko

Inventory of Upcoming Projects

These are things I either have some amount of work done on or would like to get work done on very soon.

Writing:
1. How We Met. A couple people liked my first installment and wanted their own HWMs, so I'll do another installment. If you want in, just let me know.

2. A full backstory of my fursona. I've written a very short one before but I have many more ideas and such floating around in my head. I keep putting it off.

3. I need to start turning this set of bullet points I have for a movie into an actual outline and treatment. The movie is a furry version of a popular Shakespeare comedy, and that's all I'll say about it for now. :p

4. Only a couple people I sent the first draft of "The Insomniac Diaries" to said anything back, so I don't really know where to go with it now.
Music:
1. I've been seeing a lot of these a capella cover videos on YouTube, and although I don't have software to make a video, I can at least do just the audio then record a video track of myself lip-synching the lead vocal.

2. After making an album of Joy Electric covers, I thought about doing another chiptune tribute: this time, to David Crowder Band. I'm still working on a tracklist, and last year I did one cover as part of a "Cover-a-Week" project. Since DCB has 6 albums, some of which have many more tracks than the others, I think I'll pick 3 songs from each one. That might not be easy, considering so many of their songs are made of pure awesomeness.

3. I'm still open for commissions and requests, and would gladly accept trades.
4. Guitar: I haven't really played very consistently in the almost-9 years I've had it. I was all excited to switch from violin to guitar and wanted to be a rock star, but I got bored with my instruction books, I think. I bought a chord chart, some other books, and I've downloaded chord sheets from time to time, but I've lost that interest and passion. Guitar's become a toy now. I haven't even played my electric in years,  but since it was a present from my dad and I was raised to keep my presents, I don't want to give it away or sell it. I could really use the money, though.
Visual:
1. I'm also open for trippy photomanipulation commissions. Trades are accepted, just as they are for chiptunes. ;)
2. Drawing.........yeah, no. I rarely lapse into it, but I think the whole reason I wanted to draw was so I'd be more popular in the fandom by actually making things. I get frustrated really easily, but I think the bigger problem is not knowing where to actually start. Although I sold my anthro/furry/cartoon animal books last summer, I have a book about reptiles and amphibians as well as electronic versions of some old Andrew Loomis drawing books that my friend Robin sent me years ago. So yeah, not sure where to go with that. I still have my sketchbooks.
Blue Man alone

Spiritual Excitement.

I've lost it. I want it.

That outpouring of thankfulness and gratitude, that passion for "living for God". If I were a dog I'd be bouncing around and wagging my tail off.

But...I haven't been. And I want it back. Really soon.
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