I’ve just spent hours working on podcasting stuff without actually creating anything. It’s very frustrating. Even more frustrating is that, twice now, I’ve recorded some stuff, only to play it back and have it full of crackle and static. Seems to be cable related, but I may have to start recording with headphones, because there is no indication that it’s occurring during recording. This would be a really good way to lose good content. I think I’ve got headphones around here somewhere, but finding them may be a thing.

I’m going to get something put together over the next few days. I want to have a 30-minute arohenRADIO podcast and something new for arohenTV ready to go next week. That seems doable. I should be able to do that. So let’s say video on Thursday and podcast on Tuesday. That’ll be the plan/goal. I’m trying to get this trio of vanity projects (blog/podcast/vlog) organized. I’ve been over thinking all of it. I’m going to go with quantity over quality for the moment. I’ll throw everything at the wall and see if anything sticks, learn some lessons, and decide which parts I really enjoy doing and which parts are just too much.

In school news, both of my final exams were posted tonight on Blackboard. They’re both open book online tests, so there shouldn’t be to much stress around getting those done. And as an added bonus, here are a couple of things Lady Ronn has put together in her photography classes; she’s starting to learn photoshop and I think she’s doing well. The school must think she’s doing well too, because they keep putting her work up in the halls.

zipping through traffic
playing with himself

I celebrated President’s day by making two batches of chili. I had the stuff, thanks to Lady Ronn, and I figured go big or go home. Besides, having never made chili before, making two batches increased the odds that I’d end up with something edible. I’d share the ingredients, but it was the usual stuff: peppers, onions, turkey, sausage, tomato sauce, tomato paste, chili powder…. the list goes on. The two batches were made with different ingredients and turned out very different. I used a modified version of a recipe I found on Google for both.
Batch one was flavorful but so spicy neither Lady Ronn or I would not have been able to eat it.
Batch two wasn’t very spicy and didn’t have a lot of flavor. Of course, that could have been a direct result of burning out my taste buds on batch one.
So,  what is the solution to this dilemma? If you’re me, you combine the two batches together and hope they’ll balance each other out. Which is kinda what happened.
Still spicier that I would have intended, but very edible. I ate a bowl for lunch. Did I mention I had these both done before 10 am? But I filled three Tupperware containers with chili and put them in our fridge and carted the other half and the crock pot off to GRCC. The class ate it all, so it couldn’t have been too bad.
No school tonight; the teacher called class off. Tomorrow night is the final in my electrical controls class. Next week, I’ll be returning to a two night schedule, Tue/Thur, as I wrap up my ductwork design class.