T.I.T Episode 6: The Chapters of a Life

•    Welcome to episode 6
•    Comments, emails, messages…
•    Guns in your Dolce?
•    Do I lack flow?
•    Tom doesn’t take criticism well
•    When was the last time you complimented someone?
•    I’ve started running
•    Getting used to metric mess
•    My trip to the doctor and fear of needles
•    My bosses x-rated killer rabbit story
•    AJ is back…hooray!
•    I miss Tigger
•    Why I resisted podcasting at first
•    A chapter of my life is almost closed
•    Jimmy Kimmel and Richard Simmons….Again!
•    Why are we fascinated with crazy?
•    My 3 years without television,
•    I don’t like reality shows
•    Why so many crime shows?
•    The Mummy:  Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
•    Encino Man is starting to age….
•    Tom’s fascination with Asia goes back to childhood
•    Another week of next week off
•    Closing remarks and love
•    Email me at tomnthai@gmail.com or comment on my blog please!

Please let me know you guys are out there.  Please email and/or comment….still waiting for you guys to let me know how i’m doing.

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Crazy Monday Ramblings from Chilly Willy…

Good morning, afternoon, evening or night depending on where and when in the world this finds you. It is late on a Monday afternoon here in Bangkok and boy is it hot outside. Actually, It is “shtonking” hot outside, to quote a dear friend of mine who once resided here in Thailand till quite recently. I’ve just come in from a strangely un-exhilarating trip out to the gym, and I wanted to sit down to write out my thoughts for you guys. You know, It always seems like I have good ideas to write about when I’m out and about away from my computer, but then my mind goes blank the moment I sit down here to share.

Did everyone have a good weekend? I meant to do something productive over the past weekend, like get up early and go out to visit the local aquarium with my partner. However, we spent the entire day on Sunday on our sofa cuddled up watching season 4 of Grey’s Anatomy instead. I’ve recently started getting into the show Private Practice, and it sort of connected the dots for me. Anyway, I feel sort of guilty that we didn’t get out of the house and do something productive but we just couldn’t get motivated to pull ourselves off the couch. However, I guess that is what lazy Sundays are made, right?

I’ve decided to embrace my problem with insomnia and make the best of it since I’ve still got 2 weeks left on my vacation time. There were some really great comments that came in from you guys that made me feel better about staying up all night, and I wanted to let you know I really appreciate the encouragement. I’m going to try and use the time productively, as I’ve still got to sit down to write out the last chapter of my study for my graduate degree. I might as well use the time I’m awake to do just that so I can finally wrap it up and be done with it. However, I know it seems silly, but I’m just about burnt out with doing work for my studies after all this time. I feel bored and lazy at the same time, and I can tell you that it’s not a good combination. I can’t help but hear my Mom and Dad’s voices in my head calling me Chilly Willy. He was this really cute little cartoon character I watched growing up, who’s favorite line was “me no like work.” So, having a penchant for being lazy and bored when I have down time is sort of a bad personality trait I seem to have possessed for a long time. I feel bored with things, but I’m to lazy to get off my behind to change what I’m doing. Anyways, I don’t know why I felt like sharing that with you today, but just wanted to get it off my chest. Maybe I’m not the only Chilly Willy out there in the wide world? However, for everyone else I hope you are having a productive start to your week and I’ll be back again to talk to you soon.

There is Always a Heckler in Every Crowd…

Good morning, afternoon, evening or night depending on when ever and where this finds you in this wide world of ours.  It is late on Friday afternoon here in Bangkok, and I’ve just tried unsuccessfully for about the 6th time to upload a video blog for you guys.  Consequently , i’m pretty darn irritated at the whole thing so here comes another written entry down the pipes for your reading pleasure.  I actually did get it uploaded to Youtube, but the sound and video were not in sync again like the last time so I don’t know what to do.  Any suggestions?  This entry was under 10 minutes so it couldn’t have been that, and I’ve tried 3 different other video sites with no success.  Therefore, at this point I give up before I internally combust.

Anyways, I just wanted to write a little personal update since I’ve been kind of quite this week.  I passed yet another big hurdle at Grad school this morning and so I celebrated this afternoon with a long nap.  I had to make a big presentation before a 6 person committee for my Independent Study, and I can’t tell you how nerve wracking it was.  I heard recently that a higher percentage of people fear public speaking more than death, and I can assure you that I’m one of those people.  It didn’t help that the committee chairman kept telling me to hurry up every 2 minutes, so i could feel the sweat rolling down my chest under my shirt.  All in all a very unpleasant experience, but at least I have finally passed my proposal defense.  I came out sort of annoyed though, because all the suggestions and criticisms offered were basically to turn my proposal back into the original format that I started with.  One very influential person at the faculty took my original proposal apart piece by piece and shaped a whole new one that she thought was better.  Well, today they basically told me they didn’t like the new one and the suggestions that were offered were actually the same as what I started with.  Anyways, I will stop bitching about it now cause at least i can move on to the next step, right?

I don’t know what to do about the video blogs, as I’ve had terrible luck trying to get them to work.  Perhaps I should just give in to peer pressure and start podcasting?  What do you guys think?  I know some of you have bee after me for a while to start, and I even have the audacity software installed to make some rudimentary stabs at doing just that.  However, what are the next steps?  How to upload them and what not?  How to post shows?  Are there formats you podcast veterans follow when you produce shows?  My curiosity is finally getting the better of me i guess.  Well, I think that is enough rambling from me on a Friday afternoon so i will wish all you guys a wonderful weekend ahead!  Much love from Bangkok, and will post again over the weekend!