I’ve always had to fight between technological posts and keeping this as my life journal. The fact is that I’m leaning more towards other mediums as my platform. Any technological posts I want to make end up as comments on Hacker News and I sometimes stop to think I could write a blog post about it, but then decide I don’t have enough to make a post on it.Secondly, I’m now writing weekly columns for ManaNation, my Magic the Gathering podcast/strategy website, so there is only so much constructive content I can come up with in a week. Or is there…
Regardless, the fact is that this is my memoirs, a story of my hectic crazy life. It’s here I’ll tell stories about working for MindComet, and what it’s like to run a video podcast, perform improv comedy on stage, launch T-shirts at the Orlando Magic games, as well as my other entrepreneurial projects, and about living in a sweet ass house with a big honkin’ TV with the love of my life and a puppy who never ceases to make me laugh.
Like Mattie and her ability to make me laugh, I love doing improv for an audience. Last Tuesday I got to perform at SAK. There’s an amazing feeling to performing Improv, and whenever I tell people that I do it the immediate common response is “Oh I could never do that.”
When I’m off stage I have to mind what I say and mind the social standards. I’m Patrick the software developer. Sure I may be a bit crazy and off the wall.
But when I hit the stage that all falls away and I’m free to do whatever. I can be the six year old kid who throws a tantrum. I can be the mafia hitman with a soft side. I can be the oblivious father to a partygirl daughter. And I can escape everything from the real world.
On stage there’s no chance to stop and think about that nagging problem from work, or the family drama, or wondering if I left the gas on at home. There’s simply no time to let your mind wander, you have to always be focused and listening to the other performers.
Also, I’m a sucker for the crowd’s applause.