Saturday, March 14, 2020

Life is Good

Soundtrack for today's post is GRATEFUL by AHEE💪 

My good friend Rick "crazy dog" Brix took me out to play at the 200th open mic night at 3rd Rail bar and grill a few weeks ago.  And March 12th he took me along on his gig at Nordic brewery in Monticello.  I got to perform 4 songs during his break.  I sounded freaking great!  I performed Green Rocky Road, Girl (by Beck), The Biscuit Song, and Nature (culinary delights)! 😼

I move out soon to bigger and better things with more independence and freedom.
I understand the importance of staying smart and keeping my act together.
And I won't be passive in attaining my goals.

Life is Good for Phrosty D! 

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence can mean many things like the golden rule of treating others as you would wish to be treated and taking the time to respect and love yourself so that can come more easily.  Positive affirmations (I keep mine posted right on my wall) and keeping a journal can help a lot.  Also, when a disturbing thought comes along rather than dwell on it acknowledge it and the way it makes you feel, do not judge your reaction as right or wrong, and eventually move on.  Or alternately you can store it in your own mental container for later examination and now focus on the life at hand.  Speaking as a person who sometimes struggles with obsessions and the accompanying hurts, habits, and hangups I know how much of a challenge this can be.  You'll get through it!

Emotional Intelligence can mean mixing it up like playing old-school computer games and listening to disco all morning, or making a few rad new necklaces, reading poetry or a new fantasy novel.  Those are all real world examples from my life in these past few months.  Mixing it up can be anything and it blesses the brain boisterously!

Emotional Intelligence can mean advocating for yourself and speaking up about stuff that bugs you.  It takes courage to advocate if you are afraid how people might react, but it makes a world of difference.  Then you can be heard and understood and a weight is lifted off your chest.

Emotional Intelligence can mean determination and persistence.  I have practiced, performed, and produced music since I was in middle school.  Now, leaning towards age twenty eight I work even harder to take my music to new heights.  I could have given up the dream years ago, but I kept working and I'll never stop.  When I am an old man I still will want to wow people and be on the cutting edge of innovation.  I want to stay relevant to the now!  Even making necklaces is something I have applied determination and persistence to.  I started that in middle school too!  I've been off and on with that hobby.  But, like music, I got good!  So good I've sold quite a few necklaces and CD's.

My life is an American success story and I owe much of that to developing my Emotional Intelligence!

P.S. here is a new song, which classifies as artistic expression, a primal top notch example of Emotional Intelligence-

Friday, December 27, 2019

What's Wrong With Being Confident?

Huzzah! Here I come to save the day- Fly Walka; supercharger of ultrayouth, erotic neurotic, the bling'd piano king, redneck jedi annnd modest narcissist:
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Christmaaaaas! ♫♫♫
I just got back from vacationing in Iowa with my folks and stepmother's family, they are awesome,
Soooo cool to expand my family.  Some luxuries were a super HQ home movie theater, delicious dinners, cards against humanity, and a wine tasting at a distillery.  I got to entertain everyone with my piano playin' boogie-woogie grooves and neoclassical improv!  Steff and her family are totes rad!

Near the end of this break I started fearing the unkown in some sense.  I have to be responsible again.  I have a lot to figure out in my living-evolution going forward.  It's Friday, I'm home, and suddenly that feeling is gone!  Just like Demi says: "What's wrong with being confident?"  I can handle anything life dishes out because I'm Donny freakin' Neu!!  I've come out on top time and again.  All my hard work and soulshine is paying off.  I'm healthier; have a great job; I'm taking guitar lessons; I'm gaining independence; annnd I still get to cut loose from time to time!

Eventually I will have new roomies too!

So yeah,
"What's wrong with being confident?"           

Thursday, December 12, 2019


Especially aside from delusions of grandeur an individual may dream...
Here are a few of my life goals...

Become a freelance music or webdesign teacher!
Get a cat!
Become more independent!
Eventually get my music on Spotify!
Put my music on Vimeo!
Continue loosing weight!
Read more!
Stay healthy- mind, body, and spirit!
Aspire for advancing excellence and confidence at my work, Lupulin Brewery!
Visit China!
Self publish a book!