Thursday, June 28, 2012

Come and Play

I’ve always been proud that I use my degree and writing skills at work as a Technical Writer. Lately, I’ve been putting those chops to work a lot. My company, Gree, Inc. has been expanding like crazy and our new video above showcases the kind of stuff I’m working on.

Needless to say, my heart and personal time have been and will continue to be devoted to fiction writing. Nevertheless, it’s nice to know that my writing done during the daylight hours bears fruit in the technical world and helps people get things done. Many of the documents I write enable gamers and developers to utilize our company’s platform and enjoy and overall better user-experience.

So how do you incorporate your writing into your daily work? Does your job have some connection to your writing and reading passions? How do you like to mix work and play?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Finally Got an iPad


Well, it finally happened. I joined the 21st century. I got an iPad.

My work has a pretty nice perk where once a year you can purchase personal hardware that you may use for work and they’ll cover 90% of the cost. So I figured what the heck. Needless to say, I’m pretty satisfied with my new, shiny toy.

From books to games to video, it’s got it all. It’s funny, but I’m already using it in the evenings for a variety of tasks from email to reading to videos, and I’m curious how other people have integrated e-readers into their lives. What daily tasks do you typically do with your e-reader?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

At Giants Game Today


Yes, it’s a workday. But my employer is taking the entire company out to the ballgame as a team building treat. Needless to say, I’m pretty stoked!

This comes on the heels of last night’s perfect game pitched by Matt Cain (which I watched on TV). No runs, no hits, no walks. He’s only the 22nd player in all major league history, and the first Giant, to literally pitch a perfect game.

It’s one of those historical moments where you think about where you are and how you’ll remember telling others about it. What are some great moments in history you remember? What were you doing at the time and why?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Insecure Writer’s Day

Hmm…it’s been a few weeks since I kept to my regular blogging schedule, and I suppose that’s my insecurity for this month. I love writing, reading, and blogging, but with the new job I started last month I’ve been pretty strapped for time. Fortunately, everything is going really well and I’m hoping to get back into the blogging groove.

I suppose I just worry that fellow bloggers might become disinterested after I “disappeared” from the blog-o-sphere for a while, and I admit that even now I don’t have quite as much time as I once did to get certain things done. I usually give other bloggers at least a month before I start wondering whether they’ve abandoned their blog, but I don’t know if I can expect the same in return. Hopefully, I’ll find a way to balance my schedule once again.

Everyone has jobs, school, kids, etc. taking up time in their lives, so how do you balance it all? Do you have set times of day set aside for blogging? Do you limit yourself to only a certain amount of time on the blog-o-sphere at once? How do you keep a routine in an ever-changing world?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012



Apologies for being off the net for so long. I’ve been swamped with the new job and all, but things are going well and I’m hoping to gradually make my way back into the blog-o-sphere.  Today I’m debating the ultimate reader/writer’s debate…to e-read or not to e-read?

I’m pretty tempted by all the great e-readers out there, so really it’s just a choice of what to get. I know people love their Nooks, Kindles, and iPads, and each have their pros and cons. Some are more expensive than others, but may have a wider variety of features.

So for those of you with e-readers, what’s your preference? Do you use your e-reader for more than just books? Are there perhaps other alternatives than the three types of e-readers I mentioned?