If anything is certain it’s that people like stalking. Take your favorite accountant, for example. Considering the frequency of certain questions, people want more details of how I live my life.
My appetite for reading is insatiable and readers are thankful for the periodic nuggets I drop on my reading habits. But readers also know I read widely. They want to know what I’m reading right now, this second so they can get a feel for all the crazy stuff I read as well.
With these requests in mind, I will start publishing a short “Stalking the Accountant” post each Saturday. I will share some of the things I’m doing in my personal life.
It’ll be rare if I don’t mention a book I just finished or am working on. Television is a wasteland, so don’t expect a mention of some popular program or sporting event. I have Netflix. I have to confess I haven’t been watching that much either lately. (It’s been a few months since I watched Netflix.)
I do enjoy YouTube, however. Documentaries are always an attraction, while humor is a fine pastime as well. Then comes music. Yes, I listen to some really strange sounds. Tax season is the worst. I use certain music as a way of closing the door and getting work done.
The “stalking” posts will always be short. I’ll use links so you can follow what I’m up to. I’ll share blog posts that moved me and periodically regurgitate a random thought onto the digital page. I hope you didn’t expect me to be the World’s Most Exciting Man.
But I might be somewhat interesting. Or at least mildly stimulating.
What I’m Reading
My curiosity surrounding energy and how it fuels human development is legend. I just started this book and I’m already hooked. Smil outlines how humanity has been shaped by how we employed energy throughout history. This book isn’t just a modern rendition of human energy consumption either. Early energy use included simple things like harnessing animal power and later wind and water and fossil fuels. From what I’ve read so far: highly recommended.
What I’m Watching
Last night I watched an interesting video of an interview of Nobel prize-winning economist, Paul Krugman, as he discussed tax reform.
Music I’m Listening To
I warned you. That said, it’s good music to work to.
Who I’m Stalking
In the past week or so I started following @richardbranson on Twitter. It has exploded into a full-blown bromance.
I’ve been familiar with Branson for ages. His accomplishments in the business world are extraordinary. Twitter thought we should hookup so I did. Branson tweets fairly often things about his life. I was most moved by his dedication to family. It created a new-found respect for the man. I was so impressed I purchased three of his books:
Crazy Thing I’m Doing
It’s -9 degrees F this morning and I’m enjoying a crisp walk around the back of the farm. The sound of snow crunching below my boot when the temperatures drops below 10 degrees F is addicting. To me. Care to come?
Before anyone complains about the time I publish on Saturday, know I have no set schedule for the weekend. In short, I’ll get to it when I get to it. During the depths of tax season I may even miss a week, but unlikely, as I like to tell people what deviant behavior I’m up to.
And last, a short discussion on buying books. This community is frugal; I get it. A common question, however, is: Frugal people tend to have one thing they splurge on to keep balance in their financial life. What’s yours?
Books. I buy and read lots of books.
I also raid the library on a regular basis. But I love my personal library; frugality be damned.
My attitude toward traveling is less than exuberant. Still, I’ve traveled the world more than nearly anyone alive. I’ve also traveled through space and time, visited alien worlds and met the greatest actors the human race ever created.
I did all that reading a book.