I recently finished reading Reproduction by Ian Williams, the most recent Scotiabank Giller Prize winner. It was a little too experimental for me. While reading the book, I didn’t find myself feeling emotionally invested in the characters, but more like an indifferent witness to their lives. Williams’ use of language was, at times, distracting. If you’re looking for a book that tells you a story about people’s lives and challenges the traditional notion of family, this might be a great book for you.
You can pick up a copy of Reproduction by Ian Williams here.
If you’ve been thinking about switching over to a markdown editor, you should.
It took me a while to finally decide to switch over. I was holding on to Microsoft Word, believing that it was working well for me, and, for the most part, it was. When I discovered “focus mode,” I thought that my writing experience was changed forever. It was for a short while, but it didn’t stick.
Last week, I was standing in one of the six aisles of cat wet food at a PetSmart when I got a text from a friend of mine. He was asking me about my latest blog post. He was just curious to know how I was promoting myself. When he found out that I don’t do much, he asked if I’m just writing for myself. I told him that I am, that when I was focussed on my stats, I would get discouraged when I didn’t get the readership that I was hoping for. Now, I just try to focus on writing. If I can do that, I feel successful.
I’m having a hell of a time trying to figure out how to get good, clean audio recordings for my videos. So, tonight, I tested a few different options that I have available to me. Here’s the video that resulted:
In the end, I’ve come away knowing that I need to learn more about audio recording. This is going to take some time but it’ll be interesting enough.
I knew that weddings are expensive but I didn’t realise how expensive they are until I was responsible for paying my share of one. Every cost is multiplied by the number of people who attend. And, and!, you’re treating them! It’s like you forgot to get drunk but are still willing to buy another round for everyone at your table, and for the rest of the bar.
I had the AirPods Pro for about two weeks before I returned them. I took them to the Apple Store because they weren’t charging properly. The suggested solution was for me to return them and then repurchase new ones when they’re back in stock, a month from now. I’m not sure if I will but they were nice to have for the two weeks.