IT’S 15 APRIL. IT’S MONDAY.
Fitting. Nothing is certain but death and taxes, right? For those not in the United States, today is the day be which we in America who work for our livings (read: aren’t multi-million dollar corporations or destitute) must settle up our tabs for the
wars, do-nothing Congress, Sequester services we enjoyed in the previous year.
Is it so obvious I ended up owing a shitload of money this year? Heh. Well, it is what it is. And I’m going to chalk it up to a valuable reminder that the only thing we can truly control in life is how we let things affect us. This sort of thing isn’t a surprise to anyone. We’ve made our bed. We’ll lie in it. And we’ll make damn sure this never, ever happens again.
It doesn’t feel like I got a whole lot done over the weekend. That said, I did get back in touch with a number of people from our past, several of whom have already confirmed their interest in follow up stories.
Crazy Leo, for example. Seems like he’s run every rally in the land, yet he’s sitting out Oregon Trail next month. He usually plays with the big kids, so why isn’t he going to OTR? I’ve also started talking to the infamous Bill Caswell. We’re going to talk Targa Newfoundland. Have you been to his site lately? There’s a fun video of a cage being installed in a bitchin’ M3 to the tune of Mr. Roboto by Styx. I’ve also been in touch with Tim Catellier, who’s done 15,000 miles in an electric BMW Z3 roadster he built himself. How does such a car fare in the long term? We’re going to find out!
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
I also did some tweaking with InDesign, building out a couple templates for individual stories in future issues. A look behind the curtain, thus far, I’ve been building each issue from just about scratch. I open the previous issue, re-save it with a new name, then simply replace the old content with the new. I put the fesh in profeshunul, yeah? Moving forward, I’ve got fresh templates for features now. This should really help A) speed up the build process at the end of the month, and B) improve consistency cover-to-cover. Now I’ll be able to build each story individually during the month, then simply stitch them together at publishing time. Pretty excited about that.
Well, that’s about it for the Monday update. Keep going fast with class and press on regardless. (And subscribe!)