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Dandy Cast 042: It’s hot as hell but I’m happy as heck!

Sean Anderson
Sean Anderson

This podcast episode was recorded as an accompanying audio version of the Dandy Newsletter that was published on September 15, 2020.

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No, I mean seriously hot. It’s been disgusting in Southern California lately. 100-plus degree weather all the time, non-stop sweating, loads of moving. Oh! Did I neglect to mention that my fiancée and I moved in together recently? Well, now you know! We’re living together and it’s wonderful!

The heat might be terrible, but this new development in our lives definitely isn’t. I’ve got a lot to celebrate these days, even if I am in constant danger of melting into a puddle.

There’s also a brand spankin’ new blog post waiting for you. It’s called, Conquering Your Calendar, Part 5: Sharing, Subscriptions, and Tips.

It’s both a sad and triumphant time today. It’s sad because our instructional course about becoming a calendar wizard is coming to a close. It’s triumphant because we’re learning some amazing new things today. We’re sharing calendars, subscribing to them, and learning some valuable tips. Get to reading!

We’re wrapping things up with what I’m watching, reading, and listening to this week. It’s a great assortment of media that’s worth your time.

Links to stuff that was mentioned:

Dandy Cat Design

Conquering Your Calendar, Part 5: Sharing, Subscriptions, and Tips - Dandy Cat Design

Z-Ward | Cortex/Upgrade Crossover - Relay FM
(No link to this members only episode. Sorry.)

Inception - IMDb

Bon Iver | Bon Iver - YouTube

Personal Lee Child - Goodreads

The full text

The Dandy Newsletter—09/15/20


Phew is all I can say after the last three weeks of Dandy Newsletters. I went all out on some pretty deep topics and wrapped it up with one of the longer dispatches I’ve ever written and sent out to you. First, I really appreciate your continued support of my work, both on the website and in these newsletters. I like what I send out, but I always wonder how it’ll impact everyone. Will you enjoy what I’m talking about or will you find it to be a waste of time?

Luckily, it seems that the last few weeks were received pretty well. It’s heartening to see that my thoughts and knowledge are useful to you.

I’ve got a topic in mind for this week and it’ll be a much shorter one. “Topic” may not even be the best word for it, in truth. A Brief Recounting of the Last Few Weeks of My Life is a little more accurate.

Not to mention cooler sounding.

So, my fiancée and I are now living together and I’m thrilled about that. We’d been wanting to live together for a long time, within about a year of us starting to see each other, and now that dream is a reality. The only proper way to celebrate this momentous occasion in our life is with a Kermit gif...

A gif of Kermit celebrating whatever it is that a frog celebrates.

I’m very glad we did all of the moving before this most recent weekend when the temperatures skyrocketed to around 115 degrees (or 46º C). Trying to heft around a desk, bed frame, and other larger objects in that sort of heat... Well, that would have been a no from me, dawg. We already sweated our butts off the previous couple weeks packing cars and vans and then unpacking those same cars and vans. There’s probably no way I would have survived moving anything during the last several days. I would have had to put up the cash to hire a moving company that staffs people who are in far better shape than I and sprayed them with chilled water through a hose all day.

Luckily, it didn’t come to that. We finished it all before it got hot. Really, the only uncomfortable moment was when we were waiting in line at a local U-Haul and had to listen to a very upset person who couldn’t seem to comprehend that they didn’t have any vehicles left for him and maybe he should try making a reservation earlier than the night before if he wanted something. He was directing all his anger at the employees who had nothing to do with his mistake, too. Some people...

This is my first time living with a romantic partner for any extended period. It’s thrilling, curious, and fills me with happiness. It really sucked to only have the weekends together. Having to say goodbye to each other every Sunday afternoon got tiring real quick. It’s a great relief to know that we’ll never have to do that again. Things have worked out about as well as they can in this situation.

Normally, I try to fill the Dandy Newsletter with thoughts or tips that may not necessarily work on the website, but should still be talked about. However, I think it’s also good to let my hair down and stop talking about such serious stuff once in a while. Sometimes it’s just nice to talk about things that make you happy, and friend, I’m feeling pretty dang happy right now.

I hope your days have been nice, too. ❤️

I have another amazing thing to share with you

There’s a new blog post waiting for you. Hip-hip-hooray! 🎉

It’s called: Conquering Your Calendar, Part 5: Sharing, Subscriptions, and Tips.

Hey, there’s something else to celebrate today! If moving in with a loved one wasn’t enough, we’re also wrapping up the Conquering Your Calendar series with part five. This one is all about sharing calendars, calendar subscriptions, and I’ve also tossed in a few pretty great tips at the end of this post.

In part four, we talked about sharing single events with other people so that those events will show up in their own calendar apps. This time, let’s learn how to share and subscribe to entire calendars now! I know, pretty dang exciting. Calendar sharing is a simple way to collaborate with another person or group of people without having to send separate event invitations. By sharing a whole calendar, any event put into it will show up on another person’s app.

It’s a huge productivity boost and time-saver.

Click through the link above to take the final step toward developing your most organized calendar life ever. I hope you find great value in it and I appreciate your support of both this series and Dandy Cat Design.

If you ever want to throw some suggestions my way, then send me a reply to this email. They’re always wonderful to receive.

Seriously friend, I'd love to hear from you.

Until next time, stay dandy, cat.


Sean Anderson

Lover of productivity tips, Apple devices, and vegan ice cream. Mostly, I'm busy petting cats 🐱 and dogs 🐶

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