Friday, July 25, 2014

Stellar City Tidbits

Hello there geeks. Reporting to you with my first of *hopefully* to become weekly Friday blogposts. 

There's a lot going on behind the scenes here at Stellar City that has me excited, and wishing this were my full time job. Some have asked me what's up with Under the Table and rest assured we have plans. Though I hate making promises so let's just say that armed with the knowledge of our first 13 or so episodes, the next series of events will be entertaining to say the least.

For my part I've been working with quite a few ideas for segments I think will be a lot of fun. The Mose and I are putting together a video/podcast and after final touches and tweeking (note autocorrection wanted me to type twerking) I think we'll be ready to air sooner as opposed to later! (Vague timeline I know.) 

To supplement my love of tabletop RPGs, I'm working on getting together a few one shot actual plays, open the community, and of course full of all the alcohol and vulgarity you've come to expect from someone as refined as... Myself. Let's roll some dice, and see if you survive the depths of my imagination, cause I'm DM.

There's whispers and rumors of a new segment called "beat McDurp", which pits your videogame skills vs that of McDurp, my asshole roomate. I'll enjoy basking in the glory of his frustration. 

There's so much I'd love to talk about, and I will. Questions? Concerns? Love notes? Leave them and see what happens.

<3 Stiver


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Enter the Domain

iamstiver.com is officially back, rejoice!

Off the heels of some very interesting and amazing news I've been motivated to grab my old domain and get the band back together. In the name of geek, and also maybe art. Also, I may have had a few drinks.

More details will be showing up within the month along with some ideas I have for making this site somewhat relevant again. Perhaps if you've been following, or even read the last few posts you'll notice my complete lack of stability or overall follow through. My ambitions are like shattered pieces of glass spread across a sticky floor. (Which isn't too far from how my kitchen floor is currently thanks to an incident with bacon and a light bulb...don't ask) Sweeping these pieces into one place is fruitless and tiresome, so instead I've spent the last few months carefully pinching each shard and placing them with precision into something I can actually use. I'm a fan of big pictures, not so much the details to get there, so it's been a big deal getting here.

Health. Geek culture. Why my cat is a jerk. Finding adventure.

These are the voyages of the Starship Stiver.

January 1st I'll be realizing the dream, or micro dreams really, and thus begins a journey for conquering all things of Stiver soul fulfillment. I have no idea what to call it or how to explain fully, so it's a good thing I have about a month, eh?
First and foremost I'll talk a little about the super geeky project...

We have a director/filmmaker who will be working with us, 'us' being a cast of some of the most absurd people I am proud to call friends. We'll be playing a tabletop RPG (like or perhaps specifically D&D), and it will be presented in a way that's not unlike a reality show or documentary. Podcasts, complimentary videos, posts, umm...things... will be happening. The details, which again I'm really bad at paying attention to, will be changing but the overall project is green-lit and will most definitely be happening. When? You'll have to stay tuned. We're too invested to turn away now. But we're talking months away, not years.

The content of this blog will see something of a revolution. I have every intention of making this a steady workflow.

So come back. I missed you baby. I changed. Promises.
Prepare for Stiverization.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Secret Geek Project

I'll be honest. No. I'll be internet honest. I mean, you're not my best friend so don't be so demanding.

Keeping a health blog just doesn't work for me anymore. When I look back all I see is me posting a picture, looking somewhat like a egotistical douche, talking about how I either ate well or didn't. Churning the same lines out causes distress and as a creative soul I just cannot keep motivated through the entire process.

Besides, a health blog from a geek is fucking boring right?

Thankfully a few people didn't see it that way considering I had the distinct pleasure of appearing on this podcast not too long ago. (There's absolutely no proof that my arrival on the podcast broke their ability to make more podcasts...) Keep up with those guys, I hear they'll be reinventing themselves for your nerd-fit entertainment soon.

Point being I've been asked to be apart of something that has captured my artistic interest. At this point it's a secret, but in the meantime I'll be taking a look at this blog and actually doing things on twitter, maybe even pointing people to instagram.

Should be exciting, and I can't wait to talk about more than just how many snickers bar I ate in a day.





Friday, June 7, 2013

Blah blah blah. Something something. Health.

Why yes. I did slip you a ruffie. 
Starting Weight: 188
Current Weight: 184
Goal Weight: 170

Actual weight loss has started despite a global unified effort to drag me down. I forget the adventure and willpower involved when attempting to be healthier. I braved Food Truck Thursday, did not dodge punk and drunk slider night, there was a blueberry muffin incident, a spaghetti wedding planning/gossip dinner (and yes we did talk about you.), cheesecake pancake offerings, and a pair of nights where I craved (to the point of pain) a giant cheesy bacon omelet at 2am.

Generally these situations aren't matters that even register, I either eat or don't eat what I want and the stress level involved is ultimately negotiable. I happen to eat better these days and pre-Hot for Con 2013 workout routine was usually enough to keep me out of danger, but not my much. It's when you're trying that people and events magically crop up to chase you back into the fat cave. (I wont go back, not without a cape and a signal). The amount of which I give in is my secret, but I'll admit more red stars than golden ones. Red equals bad right? We'll go with yes.

Avoiding poor food choices and portion control is the center to all weight-loss efforts. Honestly though, you should decide how healthy you want to be and that's just what you do now. Want to remain skinny despite the failing metabolism of old age? Then eat better and workout, forever. I'll say that losing weight and maintaining a body that you find attractive is easier once you accept that this your long haul lifestyle. 

Alright, I'm done lecturing myself. 

The point here is that I'm constantly evolving my perspective of realistic healthy lifestyle choices. So there. Blog post done.

Notice I didn't talk about smoking? Good, that's why I like you, you're not rude won't bring that shit up. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Hot for Con 2013: Day 1 - Cue the Montage.

Use 'I dunno' hands when taking awful selfies. 
Current weight: 188
Goal weight: 170

In case you're unsure what's going on, you should read this.

Actually you should have read this first, and while you're there you should give this guy all your love and money.

Let me start by saying I want to eat the entire universe. Attempting to quit smoking while also losing weight is the worst idea I've ever had. Ranks up there with my Parkway Jane and Virginia Vagina stories. It's only been something like 12 hours, so yes I'm being a bit dramatic and whiny, but it's my blog and I've had more coffee than I'm willing to admit so lets just move on. Maybe it'll make me stronger in the end and if this actually works I deserve some kind of first world problem, nobody really cares... but here have it anyways award. 

Procrastination is a terrible mistress who isn't very attractive and often leaves her things lying about, and not the sexy undergarment kind of things, more like smelly socks and those terrifying eyelash curler contraptions. My weight gain/loss has been anything but stable (actually shooting up 8 pounds in the last month), the amount of time I spend exercising depends completely on how 'full' the gym parking lot looks, and the "I'll quit smoking next week!" quote sings like a chorus to a song my friends beg me to stop blaring in the car every time we hang out. 

So day 1 of Hot for Con 2013 has officially kicked off. No more Procrastination, I kicked her out and in her fury she took the end tables while muttering something about overdue netflix bills. Still worth it.
The Batmo-ped

It's been a good day so far. Had breakfast with friends, rode my Batmo-ped to the gym and now I'm sitting here at work, on Memorial day, typing out this post while you're likely having some kind of cook out/bikini contest.

Actually. Fuck off. I'm going to have another apple and yell at something.

-Stiver