Previously on WhatWouldWesleyDo: Wesley wouldn’t leave you without knowing what he would do
So last night I was out with some coworkers and a change of venue left me the driver for the group. We walked to my car, hopped in and I embarked on the 5-minute excursion.
About 30 seconds from our destination, I see the dreaded American flag police car light salute that means I need to be prepared to have my ID, registration and proof of insurance ready to go. Two officers get out of the car, one for each side of the vehicle and I’m asked to provide said documentation.
The officers take my information, go back to the car and return it with very little conversation other than asking where we are from and how long I’ve been in Pennsylvania?
Previously on WhatWouldWesleyDo: Labor Day Getaway
It’s been 2½ years since I last blogged for my own personal site. Why am I back now? Fairly simple: I’m alone.
I live in a city away from everything I know. All I do is work, run, play basketball, eat, sleep, watch sports, movies, anime, and shop. It isn’t an unpleasant existence, but it definitely isn’t peachy.
So now I’m trying to recover my sanity and this blog again seemed like a good idea.
I’ll go back to being the guy who posts his random thoughts, but I also plan to be more focused and measured. A multitude of things have been on my mind and I haven’t really had a way or place to share them. I’ve been bottling up so much since I left Kentucky from a farewell piece I’ve penned in my mind, to thoughts about national issues and big stories. I’ve been silent for too long on a lot of stuff.
I can’t go back to blogging as regularly as I did before because I’m much less self-involved (I think :/) and I don’t have the time. I do want to do this at least once every week or so to get some things out and maybe reconnect with people on some level.
I’m no longer concerned with whether people read or who sees this (I have to care so much about hits for work, it doesn’t matter what happens with the blog), so I’m hopeful that in seeing an unpackaged, unguarded Wesley, you’ll understand a little better about me. Apparently, if I do more thoughtful and open pieces, it’s supposed to help whoever reads it too, so I’m going to pretend like this isn’t just about me on that level, too.
Most posts will probably be short like this, but I’ve got at least three worked out in my head that will take half an hour to read, if you have the time that is.
And with that I’m back.
Previously on WhatWouldWesleyDo: Biding more time
Because it’s a holiday and I don’t like working on holidays I will be brief. Check out my new blog Everyday Journalism, if you already haven’t.
I will post something new today about a provocative, riveting topic of my choice and you need to read it.
Also, we are still catching you up on the podcast so here is episode five:
Previously on WhatWouldWesleyDo: Back!!
I should be posting regularly so soon it hurts. Till then here’s another mega dated episode of the podcast…
Well wait, in the interest of branding, I’ll tell you about my new blog first. It’s a lot more focused, structured and sensical (and it’s for a grade) so I will have to post more frequently for that particular blog. It’s a journalism blog designed to explain reporting tips, journalism ideals and principles, and media interpretation, in order to help educate readers on what it is they are ingesting.
It seems like a pretty good undertaking, because I haven’t found anything exactly like it and apparently blogs can help people get jobs. Anyways, check it out: everydayjournalism.wordpress.com. It is boring and plain right now, but I’ll add some life to it as things smooth out.
What is colorful, fun and riveting is the podcast… make sure you hop on that ASAP, STAT and all those other quick acronyms: Read more…
Previously on WhatWouldWesleyDo: Podcast on hold, so how about a movie review?!
Through a series of events, including being laid off, I’ve ended up back in school as a journalism student at Eastern Kentucky University and am required to write a lot. I’ll refer you all to my blog for that when the time comes, but in the mean time, I’ll post here some so I can be non sequitur to life without anyone bothering me/being graded on it.
But we need to start with baby steps, so here’s episode three of the BSHU Alumni podcast. I’ll post one a day until we are caught up and in the meantime check me out on twitter along with my wonderful and diligent c-host @PopeSnogginheim. (That was an incredibly patronizing way to describe the Pope, but I’m not creative today).
Anyways, welcome back and here you go… a new (to you) podcast:
Previously on WhatWouldWesleyDo: Another Podcast down!
I’m almost there. Just wait. I’ll surprise you soon with something big. Until then, enjoy the blog and the podcast, whenever we get it back…
Long story short, @PopeSnogginheim and I are not very coordinated or forward thinking with a podcast and we have no more bandwidth to publish our musings. We will be back up by the end of the week, but in the meantime, we are dead — podcastically. We shall be resurrected, but in the mean time, I saw the movie Contraband.
More or less it was entertaining, but I wouldn’t guarantee you’ll enjoy it. Contraband‘s has good intentions are no match for the basket full of plot twists the movie tries to force into an hour and fifteen minutes. Trying to combine every movie of it’s genre into one is nice, but everyone is better served if a movie has only 18% ADD. Between that and how hard the movie tries to pack plot twists and a bunch of other crap into a little basket, it’s lacks the freshness of what it sets out to be.
Visually it’s pretty well done. I’m not a huge expert on cinematography, but some of the footage and angles are dope or something (*shots fired at hipster film fans*). Read more…