House Gremlins


This title should probably be “house gremlins” because these gremlins were everywhere. It’s just been one of those weeks where no matter how focused or on track I attempt to stay, something happens to take away my focus. First there was my contact lens that mysteriously disappeared leading to an hour of cleaning out the trap under my sink and scouring the floor, before finding the lens improbably sitting in the same side of the lens case as my other lens. I won’t go into it, but the series of unlikely events that had to have occurred for that to happen is astounding. But at least I didn’t have to shell out for a new lens.

There’s also been the issue with Twisted Wave which occurred now and again during the previous week but ramped up this week. Every other time I try to use my punch and roll script, it wants to do a cross fade. I suspect this is a side-effect of my upgrading to Sierra, but it is annoying. Luckily, I think I’ve maybe got it figured out, so it only happens a handful of times an hour.

Then today, my trusty Sennhesier 201’s decided to fail. It’s most likely an easy fix, but one I didn’t have time for this morning, so I ended up recording with earbuds, and will be getting replacements in the next day or so. For the record, I love the 201s. I know people love the Sony 7506 but these Sennheiser’s are comfortable (I wear them for 4-5 hours a day), they give a flat response for monitoring, and yes, they’re cheap. But durable! I’ve had these for nearly 4 years, which isn’t a bad run at all, especially since a little soldering should make them good as new.

As for what I’ve been working on, I’ve been busy this week recording a new scifi space opera, which I’ll have more info about soon. In the meantime, now is as good a time as any to talk about a new audiobook that will hopefully be out in the next few weeks. It’s a narration I’m doing of Pride and Prejudice. I have to admit, I’m very nervous about this production. This book is beloved by so many that I really hope I got it right.

One thing I know for sure, however, is that the cover (by Emma Lysy) kicks butt. Wouldn’t you agree?