Pressing the Reset Button

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you have realized I did not publish a review for months. Besides two short reviews of events I went – Frolicon and the TDF Meet – I did not write shit between my Furfi review (February) and the Cyclone review (June). A couple of people even contacted me to check if everything was alright, so let me share with you what was going on…

Job was driving me CRAZY!

As you know, this blog is not my job. I have a regular, 9-5, “mundane” job that has nothing to do with toys. THAT job has been a disaster for the past 3 years, but the last 10 months had been Hell on Earth. Changes in administration, impositions from our regional offices, and more difficult working conditions than ever had been demanding lots of my time, concentration, and energies. Stress level had gone to the roof and the office politics now are limited to bitching, whining, complaining and back stabbing. I would come back home to continue working, going to bed totally exhausted and without any desire to “play”.

The reset: FUCK THIS JOB! I will finish my current run and present my resignation in a couple of weeks. I am looking for another job (hey, I have bills to pay!) and planning to open my own business in 6 months to 1 year. I’ll be eating ramen noodles for the rest of my life, but that diet will help me in other areas…

My body had been acting up!

With the stress from my job, my body started to act up in since mid-February. My legs had been acting up since my mid 20’s (I fucked them up in a car accident), but now in my 40’s the acting up ha been more frequent and stronger. To add more fun, my shoulder and my lower back decided to join the show in February – first independently, then in early May basically immobilizing me. I wake up every single day with so much pain in 3/4 of my body that I got scared and checked my doctor. The result? I have the bones of a 75 year old man with severe arthritis, fucked up cartilage, and pinched nerves all over the place. Lets say that pain killers, muscle relaxers, and other narcotics work wonders with your dick…

The reset: Well, I need to take care of my body. I am receiving physical therapy and taking some pills to deal with the pain and the stiffness, but that won’t be enough. A friend recommended yoga, but since I don’t see myself dragging my fat ass to a yoga studio in Manhattan to share time with a bunch of stuck up bitches, I decided to do DDP Yoga. Hey, if it is works for people with all fucked up joints like Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Scott Hall, and others it should work for me right? Also, I plan to practice Kali and even some kendo – if I find the time to do all that shit.

I am diversifying

Another reason of my “silence” is that I had been considering other income venues. I had done a couple of narrations and voice overs, tried to do some music editing, and even doing some writing. Also I had been considering some business ideas – some related to toys, others related to “mundane” areas. I need additional income sources now that I had planned to change careers and my body is acting up. The less I have to grind myself into a 9 to 5 rut, the better.

The reset: NONE! I plan to diversify and have fun doing that!

Well, that’s it for this time. Just stay tuned in the next weeks, because I will be reviewing a bunch of toys!