The Lily Story, Chapter 3 – Immediate Reactions

In chapter 2, I related how Amanda told me that we were pregnant Before I get going, I am going to go on a little rant. Skip it if you want – it has little to do with the story, just a little bone to pick with critics of word choice. Click “Rant” to expand it. Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system: We were pregnant. I was sitting in a church parking lot… There is more to read…

On Vacation

I am at oak Island, North Carolina. My time is being taken up by showing my baby what sand is, enjoying the sand and sun myself, eating really good food, and generally relaxing a whole bunch. You may have noticed that I did not upload a new episode. Even though I did have the time to record the next episode, I never finished editing it. I might be able to edit it when I get… There is more to read…

The Lily Story, Chapter 2: The News

Like I may have mentioned before, Lily was quite a surprise (By the way, do not ever call a child a ‘mistake’. They are either planned or a surprise). We were not actively trying to have kids, we were on birth control, we were getting used to deflecting the ‘when will I get a grand-child’ questions. So the story of getting the news is a little dramatic. Well. Dramatic for me. After she was done… There is more to read…

Episode will be late.

The Episode of “==>” (pronounced “Equal Equal Greater Than”) that would normally go up Monday morning will be up later in the week. I have the audio recorded but it needs editing, and this weekend was pretty busy. I will probably have it finished by midnight Monday, but no promises – there is a reason I usually do this on the weekends. In other news, I am going on vacation starting this coming Friday, and… There is more to read…

The Lily Story, Chapter 1: The Relationship

In a previous post I mentioned how I was going to do a whole series on what it has been like becoming a father. This post is about my wife: Amanda Kleinpaste, and our marriage. Obviously, if the idea of you having children is anywhere near a possibility for you, then you have a relationship with someone – you know… Considering what traditionally needs to happen for babies to happen. Amanda and I got married… There is more to read…

Ep 3 Equal Equal Greater Than

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stumblestoryinn/ep_3_equal_equal_greater_than.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is episode 3 of Equal Equal Greater Than, which brings us to the end of Act 1 (ending on this page). This episode is a little bit shorter, because I didn’t really realize how close I was to such a good stopping point. I realized that my method of editing was a little bit strange especially at the end of last week’s episode – but that is what… There is more to read…

Equal Equal Greater Than

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stumblestoryinn/ep_2_equal_equal_greater_than.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI’ve come up with a name for this podcast, “Equal Equal Greater Than”, which is specifically a reference to an element in the meta of MSpaintadventures. This is Episode 2, and has Lily crying and being observed acting out her addiction to pacifiers, as well as Amanda folding laundry and running machinery. I plan to have another non-podcast post up before the next podcast episode, and I plan to… There is more to read…

Lily Homestuck Podcast

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stumblestoryinn/ep_1_homestuck_podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHere is the first episode of a new direction for my podcast (somewhat explained in the previous post). The first 15 or so minutes talks generally about what this podcast will be (hopefully), as well as why and how I am changing direction – all mostly because I have a daughter now and she is an enormous time sink. Then it gets into what I want this new podcast… There is more to read…

General Update

I don’t know how many people actually use this website to keep up with what I am doing, But I figure I may as well let people know what I am doing most of the time. My daughter is almost one month old. That is pretty much the number 1 thing in my life as far as time spent or emotional energy goes. She is getting pretty consistent at starting to sleep around 10-11pm, sleeping… There is more to read…

5 Years Ago

I came across a screenshot where someone asked their audience (on tumblr or reddit or something) “Explain your current situation to your 5-years-ago self.” And it got me thinking about what’s happened between now and then. Today, Seth, you used knowledge obtained during the study for your degree to help get your beautiful daughter to keep sleeping so that your strong wife wouldn’t be tempted to wake up and help you. And you went to… There is more to read…

Order of Events

I am admitting defeat. This website was started as an interesting hobby and it’s initial idea was to have a home for various podcasts and a blog. My podcasts have sorta fizzled as they started, mostly because of changing life circumstances that force me to prioritize certain things over hobbies. The blog has sorta done that as well, except instead of fizzling it has turned into a ‘daddy blog’, I think. The defeat that I… There is more to read…

To my child

Dear Lily, This is your dad, and I am excited to meet you. We are going to spend a great deal of time together. I want to be there for you. This world that you are about to share with your mother and me is an interesting place, and a hard place. There will be people you meet that are amazing and people that are not, and there will be some people that you will… There is more to read…

Fighting.

I like fighting. The sheer brutality about it. The conquering of something. Sometimes things that were larger than me. Larger than life. I have only been in a few fistfights in my life, one was in middle school – and I lost in a positive way. But as a 21st century westerner, most of my physical fights are exclusively daydreams, or they are not physical fights. The only physical fights that I daydream about are… There is more to read…

Introductions: Storyteller’s Apprentice #1

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stumblestoryinn/Episode_1_Introductions_Sammi.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode, Sammi Rader and I talk about introductions, immediately after (badly) imitating some of the more notable introductions from our past. I still ramble a bit like I did in the first episode of the Nerd’s Apprentice – but I would like think we are a little more focused than I was last time. I tried to do the introduction from The Lion King, but it was just terrible.… There is more to read…

Verbal Fat

Umm. Uhh. Ehhh. Well… I like to talk a lot. If you know me, you probably know that I will just keep talking about stuff if I am excited about something. I have noticed that the more I talk, and the more excited I am when I talk, this one thing starts to happen. All those noises I spelled out above start creeping in. I think that it has to do with my brain running much faster… There is more to read…

A work.

This post has, in the writing, turned into a very interesting list of things that I am striving for. It is not very topically interesting for nerds, storytellers, or gamers. But I think that many people might like it, so I am going to post it anyways. It’s a big damn world, and there is a portion of it that I want to live in. But I’m not in it now. I am speaking metaphysically… There is more to read…

I have no idea what I’m doing, with a podcast.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/stumblestoryinn/Episode_0.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI am still working on getting all the technical details of this whole podcast thing (and rss, and media hosting, etc, etc, etc.) worked out. But you can listen to this right here on this page. Normally I will also include some show notes here, but this one doesn’t require much explanation. Just an introduction to me, my larger vision for podcasting, and my website. The best part –… There is more to read…

To Hold Infinity In An Hour

I’ve had this post in the queue for a little while – more than a few weeks – and I keep coming back to it and trying to describe The topic more effectively. I’ve realized that I cannot even begin to describe this phenomenon sufficiently. It’s like trying to describe your first memory to someone. Or that feeling when your sinuses suddenly stop being congested with no warning at all. Or how some sentences just… There is more to read…

Ethereality and Creative Reality

There’s a concept that I really like, and in English it would take me 1000 words just to explain. I forget where I learned about it first, but in Japanese it is called “Mono No Aware”, (‘mono’ like “moe-noe”, ‘no’ like we say it, ‘aware’ like this: “ah-wa-ray” – sue me I like pronouncing things correctly). And the translation is basically the recognition that nothing we have or do is permanent, that it is all… There is more to read…

An Important Event Planned for the Spring

First off, I am apologizing in advance for the nerdy style of speech that I am using. I am apologizing mostly to my family – many of my family are not nerds and I suppose they just have to put up with it. I am also apologizing to my friends, but I think if you are still my friend, then I already know that you will excuse my language, which can be very over-the-top sometimes.… There is more to read…