The following is a guest post written by the fascinating Anon, AKA: D, from Vagabonding (part time). If you’ve been reading Ex-Consumer for a little while, you’ve probably heard me mention the brilliant photography of D’s adventures showcased on his blog.
You also might remember his comments here — particularly the one about how the movie Fight Club literally transformed his life. It’s been a great pleasure to learn more about D and his world over the past couple months. I’m honored to present to you his very first guest post — written entirely from his iPhone while relaxing on a hammock.
I’m a big fan of doing things I’ve never done before. I’ll never grow, become a better human unless I try new things. I’ll give almost anything a shot once, see what happens and either incorporate it into my life, or decide it’s not for me, but at least I know for sure.
The only time I won’t try something is if it flies completely in the face of my own moral code. The question I pose when the possibility of a new experience is put in front of me – “Is this work?”
If it is, or even appears to have the qualities of work, I remind myself of my moral code, settle back and congratulate myself for staying true to my values.
I like Jenny’s page, and visit it frequently. I was lying in my hammock, checking it out this morning, when I saw that she likes having a guest post from time to time. Two thoughts came to me almost in the same moment. It became clear to me that not only was I low on cereal, but my oj was almost gone too. Thanks to the wonders of technology and the rules of marriage, all it takes to remedy this situation is a text to my sweet sweet wife informing her of my needs.
This never actually works, and I blame it on technology — somehow she’s not getting my texts.
Anyway, the next thing I realized was that I’d never written a guest post before. I’ve just had a blog for a few months and I’m not a writer by any means and I’m sure this piece is a real nightmare to all you writer types, but stay with me as I probably have some excellent advice to impart at some point.
I ran the idea of a guest post through my moral filter and it failed miserably. However, the wonders of modern technology came to me again and I realized I could write it right on my iPhone, lying in my hammock and literally hardly even lift a finger. I went for it and can now cross writing a guest post off my bucket list. That is, if unlike texts to my sweet, sweet wife, this actually makes it through the Internets to Jenny’s inbox.
If I do see this post on Ex-Consumer at some point, I’m going to have to have a talk with my sweet, sweet wife about the rules of marriage (as I understand them, it’s pretty much do what your husband says). The more I think about it, the more I wonder if she might in fact just be ignoring my texts.
OK, on to the important part of my guest post – which will be an all encompassing look at how to have more money.
Find out how much you make, spend less.
Well that wraps it up for me, glad to have had this new experience. I’m not sure how you writers do it though, I didn’t even get halfway through my financial advice sentence when I decided that hammock living was indeed much preferred to the rigors of writing.
Especially once I figure out the technology problem that is disrupting communication with my wife.
I’m sure you’ll agree that D’s very tongue-in-cheek financial advice actually hit the nail on the head. And we now know that his wife was most definitely ignoring his texts.
D has given me permission to grab some amazing photos from his blog, Vagabonding (part time), for you to see. Below is just a small sampling of the adventures you’ll go on with him and his sweet, sweet wife when you follow their wanderings through the photos displayed throughout the site. D has even started writing some of his captivating life story (albeit begrudgingly) on his blog. Go check it out today!
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