Thursday, February 2, 2017

Nerd Alert!

My coworkers seemed surprised and disappointed when I tell them that I didn't do anything exciting over the weekend. They imagine that I live this wild and crazy life. But that was the old me - when FOMO would gnaw on me every weekend that I'm not out partying with my "friends". I've pretty much become a hermit since the beginning of the year. I haven't even been to the gym in almost 3 weeks! What exactly have I been doing?

This:

Crunchyroll and chill! 

I've been binge watching anime on Crunchyroll, (or catching up on Emerald City and Project Runway Juniors). Since moving to my new apartment, I have turned into somewhat of an "otaku".  While in the past I was still closeted about this kind of thing, living by myself allowed me to be who I really am. I have finished close to 20 seasons of various anime. I have moved on to watching the simulcast shows - which can be frustrating when you have to wait another week for new episodes.

Right now, I am into Gabriel Dropout and Akiba's Trip: The Animation. I tried getting into Yuri! On Ice, but I'm just not feeling it. It's not because of the gay undertones. I'm just not into sports - even if it is figure skating. I really enjoyed The Morose Mononokean, WWW.WAGNARIA!, and Kiss Him Not Me. I also liked ReLife, Say "I Love You", Golden Time, The Flying Witch, and Gourmet Girl Graffiti. 

While I am yet to fully immerse myself in this sub-culture (I am yet to cosplay or even go to a comi-con), I am amazed by how much I'm actually not even remotely ashamed that I'm a grown man watching cartoons. If that makes me a nerd, then I guess I am. 


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hello Insomnia!

Tfw you're so tired and you just want to go to sleep, but you took your Adderall late in the day and now must battle with insomnia. This happens so frequently that you would think that I'd learn to take my meds earlier in the day. Nope. That is not how I roll. 

Instead, I'm updating, or I should say "restarting", my long-forgotten blog. Which is kind of serendipitous, as I am embarking on a new adventure in approximately 59 days, and what better time than now to chronicle this recent development, which I will share at a later time. That is if I remember to update this blog.

Anyway, back to my insomnia. Have you ever been so tired that you're angry about it? I've been told that reality show contestants are often deprived of sleep so that they'll be extra dramatic for the camera. I am at that level of extra right now. I am extra af.

I guess I'll play a round of expeditions on Forge of Empires till I fall asleep because I've tried everything else. Yes, including that one!