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Fly.

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 https://youtu.be/__xzJ6dLmaE 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  https://www.youtube.com/tmray  

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 https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Visit my YouTube channel for more https://www.youtube.com/tmray 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.

Login.

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?

Magic.

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 lorenzosmusic.com 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 https://youtu.be/dxdaqD6PQzA  

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 https://fb.com/book/tomrayswebsite 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.

Hello.

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.

Drone.

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 - https://www.youtube.com/tmray 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 https://ebay.to/2vMYStC