Word Vomit

The only reason I’m writing this is… well… there is no reason at all, really. Perhaps it is that I feel a little disgruntled for not productively utilising my time in quarantine. Perhaps I’m just bored out of my mind at this very moment, with no motivation pick up anything else–not even a leisurely task; a book, a game, or a movie.

That is not to say that I feel this way all the time. On the contrary. Looking back at conversations I’ve had with friends it seems like I have been dealing with the situation rather well. Most had not taken the confinement well. Not me, my life pre-COVID was not very different from what I do now. I don’t crave social interactions at all. You could say I’m in my element when I’m alone and unbothered.

I’m not going anywhere with this. A word vomit is supposed to be about anything, or nothing at all. Should I do this regularly? Will I have the capacity for it? Will I have anything to write about? I seem to be running out of things to talk about very quickly when I’m out and about (that’s why I keep my mouth shut) and could very well be the case for writing. I certainly can’t approach this from a documenting/diary angle–there’s not much variety in what I do every day.

Is this going to be a thousand words? I thought I’d do that in the beginning. I’ve seen people do 1,000-word vomits consistently, as a habit, as a tool to help them keep writing. Perhaps that’s a bit too much. 500? Should I be counting at all? Should I think about what I’m going to write on first? Is any premeditation necessary? Oh, maybe I should write movie reviews? Am I capable of writing movie reviews? What about games? Books, perhaps? Would the reviews sound dumb? Should I be concerned about sounding dumb? Should I keep a thesaurus tab open? Is expansive vocabulary that important? Hasn’t the piece served its purpose if the reader understands what I’m trying to say? be Should I check for typos afterwards? Will this be interesting to read? Should it be? Should I publish these at all? Can’t I keep writing things on my journal as I always have.

WordPress tells me I’m nowhere near 1,000 words. I haven’t even reached 400 at this point. But this is it for today, I feel. I will try again… next week? Tomorrow is too soon. Maybe two days from now.



I have to say, I cannot relate to those seemingly losing their minds over being confined to their homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-pandemic, my lifestyle has been the exact same – I barely left home on outings and excursions, and I barely left my room while at home.

This is what I like. I can spend years like this, if need be. What’s a few months? Peanuts.



On Wednesday, we recorded our first episode with the new podcast setup.

I get excited about things like this. This recording was truly a momentous occasion, not only because we had a brilliant guest, but because for the first time ever we recorded a proper episode with a guest with 3 dedicated mic inputs. Before this, we used to share a mic between us (Himal and I), while the guest had another.

The audio interface we used previously (Scarlette 2i2 – 1st Gen, which I had borrowed from a friend) records audio at 96 kHz natively, while the new Behringer U-PHORIA UMC404HD records at 192 kHz. This should give more clarity to the sound, and I should have more room to play around with level adjustments and such while editing.



On Twitter, Sheshadri asked her followers to share what they’ve accomplished this year.

I had this to say:

  • Celebrated 10 years with the love of my life
  • Made some great new friends
  • Hired 2 employees
  • Doubled revenue
  • Got acquired

A pretty good year, by all accounts.



The best thing to do with bad takes on Twitter is to not engage with them at all.

Don’t reply. Don’t quote tweet with your brilliant takedowns and comebacks. Simply ignore them. Deny them the attention they seek.

I’m increasingly convinced this is the way to go. I’m trying to practice this myself.