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I could get rid of them but it doesn't seem right to throw them out just because of that.

Fall again.

Suddenly there are leaves on the ground. Thinking back I feel like the whole summer was done in one week.

Recording intros.

I don't know why it happens. I've already redone the intro two times.

Got my NEW new Ubuntu Laptop - Tom Ray's Day 200928

I had ordered a new Ubuntu Linux laptop for video editing but the one I originally got while it had tons of RAM for what I needed the battery would only last about 3 hours?!  A person I know on twitter had just ordered one from the same company and was posting about how the battery life was fantastic. So I thought I would give it one more try and ordered the model he got.  It had less RAM but it was enough to do what I wanted. So I'll see how this one goes. I'm sure it will be fine. Yeah, it'll be fine.  Here is the video of when I got the last one Then I stop by my train car like I have been the past year to see if they hooked up the electricity yet.  Plus, at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic.  You can watch more videos on my YouTube channel  

Storage space.

Guess we used it more ourselves than we thought over the past year.

They were digging up the parking lot by my train car - Tom Ray's Day 200926

Stopping by the train car I've had for over a year now. Because of construction on the building next to it we were forced out of it a month after moving in. So we go by a couple of times a week to see if anything changes. This time it turns out the parking lot is being torn up. Other than that no real changes. Then I go back home to take a look at the pop-culture and vintage retro toys and things I sold online today. Plus, at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store Visit my YouTube channel for more This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work.

What's that sound.

If it would have continued I'm sure I would have woke up enough to investigate.

Time zones.

Luckily I was at home and about to start setting up. But then I just felt off time the rest of the day.

Song mix.

If I do say so myself.


Then I just try to think if I accidentally used one of those fake login pages you hear about that steal your info. Or was it an app installed?


The worst part is I don't even really know the words but it's there the rest of the day.

Live thing tomorrow.

I just really miss playing. Gonna stream me playing my parts along with the band's backing tracks. It's what I would be doing if they were there right? Check it out at Saturday night.

Closed the shades.

Wish I would have thought of that during the first three I have recorded.

Two more months.

Or maybe new years they said we could get back in the train too so I don't even know.

Got a mystery bag of weird stuffed items - Tom Ray's Day 200916

After shipping out some of the vintage and pop-culture items I sold today, I pick up a mystery bag of stuffed animals I won from an online auction. See what surprising stuff I ended up getting! 

Squirrel attack.

I spent the rest of the bike ride laughing about the weird faces I made while it happened.

Planning a music live stream.

Could be fun or it could go horribly wrong. Either way, I have the stream scheduled on my bands YouTube channel  

Spider in my car.

It was a good five minutes before I didn't feel it was on me anymore.

Podcast interviews.

With all the artists out there I have a hard time contacting them one by one. I thought doing this would be a fun thing to try! This way anyone who wants to talk can set up a time. Here is the link to the appointment calendar on my Facebook page The interviews times are Tuesdays and Thursdays - 1pm and 3pm (Central time) Sundays - 2pm (Central time)

Thinking out loud during a live stream video test

As I was trying to figure out the new video set up I want to do for the new season of my art podcast , I was wondering how it would look, how it would sound, stuff like that.  Then I figured, why not just test it for real? So I turned on the camera and just let it run. While I was doing that I thought out loud about some of the things I wanted to do for the new season of the podcast.  I ended up talking about why I set up my entire website and webcomics using the free options offered by Google .  I use things like Blogger , Google Sites, Google Photos. It works for me and I only pay 12 bucks a year for the domain I use . Everything else is free. Plus, my mom was in the chat during the video stream, so that was kinda funny! 😁

Not sure what I did.

And I connected it to the wrong Facebook page but after several days of trying it works at least.

Local meet up.

Although I do regret agreeing to meet them during rush hour traffic.

Got cold.

It's probably a temporary dip, I just really don't like cold weather.

Oh, it's a holiday.

Not that I was gonna do anything for it anyway.


The timing of it was comically perfect.

R.L. Stine Joke Book, Block Puzzle, Raccoon Mario & Wooden Pig Tom Ray's Pop-Culture Roadshow 200904

This time on the show I learn the story behind these vintage/retro items. A Hermann Eichhorn block puzzle, Raccoon Mario figure, and R.L. Stine used to write joke books under the name Jovial Bob Stine! Plus, a wooden pig. 

Running around.

The estate sale turned out to be really good! Got tons of vintage board games and Illustrated books.


I wonder if it was filming something and I ruined the shot for whatever it was. But it was probably just someone playing with their toy.

Dead-end street.

I ended up just looking like a crazy person standing there waving at cars for like 10 minutes before the person I was meeting showed up.

Only in bottles.

It's just a weird thing that it's suddenly not available in cans anymore. Also, and I don't know why, but it feels strange drinking it out of a bottle.

How losing access to my physical space helped me sell online - Tom Ray's Day 200901

My YouTube channel - It's been a year since I had rented out a 1930's train car to start my own store. A month after was in the place, construction in the area delayed me opening it for over a year. I'm still not able to use the space while I make this video. And while all that was very annoying at the time, it forced me to rethink how I would do things. Then, after the world shut down I was oddly prepared because of it. Plus, at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic. This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store

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