It’s Sunday night in the ATL and it’s a raining night. In fact, it seems like it’s going to be a raining next few days. I’m sitting in my office, listening to some slow jams in my office, while doing mundane paperwork that’s important for business, talking and clowning with people on Facebook, and wondering what the hell I’m going to write about next; or even what type of medium will I write in (book, article, short story, play, etc). My best friend and I are ragging on each other on Facebook while planning our next round of shenanigans while we still got a little youth left (grown and sexy shenanigans, of course; well, I’m the grown and sexy one…). It’s helping my Sunday night, which is usually very boring and depressing, go by faster.
I really don’t have much to talk about. I just felt like writing on the blog; you know, to keep things fresh and so people can see I’m still alive. Aside from the tornado that wrecked my hometown and old neighborhood over a week ago last Saturday (three days after I left there and rode through some of the same areas that got hit), I really don’t have a lot to talk about. Just letting out thoughts and hoping that people don’t think that I’m too crazy. By the way, nobody died and my family is okay. But it kind of hit me because not only was I just there, but I grew up in that area.
Not too long ago, before I went back home to Meridian, I asked a question on Facebook that I knew I wasn’t going to get a response to. Why did I do it? Because I’m kind of diabolical, and I wanted to see who actually follows me. As expected, I didn’t get a response. I wasn’t disappointed, but it did highlight why I don’t spend as much effort on social media as I should, although maybe if I did I would’ve gotten a response. Who knows. It was an interesting experiment, but it was about a very real idea.
I’m not much of a video kind of guy, preferring to be the guy behind the scenes or having my face hidden than to actually be out on camera. For that reason, I’m also not a very photogenic person; I usually only allow pictures to be taken of me if I’m controlling the situation. But I have been interested in doing vlogs lately because I know that sometimes visually seeing someone has more of an effect than just reading what the person is saying. With our society going more and more into the realm of Facebook Live, Instagram, and Snapchat (I will probably never have a Snapchat account), it only makes sense to take advantage of these tools. I’ve done about two or three Facebook Live recordings, and it was actually a little bit of an aphrodisiac (yes, I got a certain gratification of doing a live video, but not in the disgusting way someone might think). I enjoyed it.
I’m still thinking about it, but haven’t made up my mind. Knowing me, I would turn it into some production project, which a vlog shouldn’t be so difficult. Maybe it is. You tell me. I’ve never done one. I tend to take simple ideas and turn them into grand operations, which can be stressful and impulsive if I’m in a bipolar episode. But my personality, in general, is to go big, even if it’s little, simply because I like to show that I can do it. So the vlog question is still out there. Go to my Facebook page and you will still find it. Feel free to comment if it tickles your fancy.
Aside from all of that, I’ve been very productive over the last few days. It feels good getting back into my work, especially in my office, which I haven’t seriously spent time in for the last month. With my work, computer, slow jams, and this raining weather, all I need is something to drink; preferably some Crown Royal or Paul Masson (for all you people talking about I’m drinking but I’m a bipolar sufferer, shut up). But since I don’t have either, and I’m not going out in this weather to get any, I just have to live without it. Besides, I think all of the liquor stores are closed anyway.
All though this is giving me an idea for a show…
When I was in Meridian, my mom told me about Mariah Carey’s announcement of her bipolar 2 disorder. I talked about it on bphope.com. Click on the link to read it.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my rainy Sunday thoughts. I hope everyone have a great week. I’ll be back soon.