the angstjam

Today’s episode of the podcast is a bit of a placeholder. As I might’ve mentioned, here was a death in my family a couple weeks ago, so I didn’t have time to prepare a podcast last Friday; after the funeral, when life picked up again from its brief halt, I had to pick up some extra work to make up for missed time. 

As a result, thirteen days went by without a new episode, and I’m an adherent–however passingly–to the motivational philosophy-type thing that showed up on reddit a few years ago called No Zero Days. A guy in Canada wrote it. 

His philosophy is this: Any goal you have, any project you’re working on, any resolution you’ve undertaken in the pursuit of self improvement–you should never let a day go by without doing something to advance the endeavor. If, for instance, your goal is to exercise every day, and you haven’t done anything by 11:59 p.m., you should jump to the floor and do a single pushup. If your goal is to write a book, and you haven’t written anything by 11:59, sit down and jot one sentence really quick. 

I’m not trying to do a podcast every day, but I’d certainly like to put out something new each week, and since I can’t go back and make that happen retroactively, I’ll do my best to put out two full episodes this week. 

The reason I call this week’s episode a placeholder, though, is because it’s off-the-cuff. I smoked some of this CBD product I buy at a nearby dispensary, Delta 8, and riffed into the mic about some news things I’d been reading, about the experience of watching the Olympics for hours on end while working at the bar, and the task of contending with my own pettiness when it comes to dealing with difficult customers. Normally, the episodes are scripted (or they at least have a pretty thorough outline), but every now and then it’s nice to just have a free-flowing chat.  Here’s a link if you’d like to listen!

As usual, if you like what you hear, I’d appreciate a positive review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your shows!

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