March 26th – National Solitude Day

Tomorrow (March 26th) marks National Solitude Day, and as the self-proclaimed “Maven of Me-Time,” I’m going to celebrate by doing absolutely nothing! Might even spice things up with a scandalous mid-day nap. If you need me, don’t; I plan to be “gloriously unavailable” all day. #NationalSolitudeDay #DoingNothingAndProud #JustAnotherDayInParadise

Harnessing AI Tools to Unleash Artistic Creativity: A Journey with Midjourny

“What is art?” This question has been answered in myriad ways across centuries, but one thing remains constant: Art is the expression of an idea. Since time immemorial, humans have utilized a vast array of tools to manifest their artistic visions. Today, we find ourselves on the brink of a new era, one where AI, or artificial intelligence, is dramatically reshaping the way we create and perceive art.

The Frustrated Artist: A Personal Story


I’ve always considered myself a frustrated artist. Despite my imagination being brimming with ideas, I’ve often grappled with the tangible execution of these concepts. My journey started as a video editor where I manipulated software tools to weave stories in the video medium. But the desire for a more direct artistic expression remained unfulfilled, until I stumbled upon AI-driven tools like Midjourny.

Creating Art with Midjourny: A Seamless Fusion of AI and Imagination

Midjourny transformed my artistic journey, offering me a platform to translate my ideas into reality, without needing conventional artistic skills. It uses AI prompting, an innovative method where artificial intelligence generates creative ideas or even actual artwork. This burgeoning field has revolutionized the digital art landscape.

AI prompting tools, like Midjourny, employ complex algorithms to understand, replicate, and even innovate artistic styles. Thus, they support and stimulate artists in their creative process.

Reimagining Art: The Case of “The Shadows We Carry”

My personal experience with Midjourny led me to create a piece titled “The Shadows We Carry.” I started with a simple idea – contrasting ‘fat’ and ‘skinny’. However, the iterative and prompting capabilities of Midjourny allowed me to mold and evolve this concept. After several rounds of iteration, I ended up with an image that was far removed from my initial idea, but, in my eyes, far superior.

Conclusion: The Artistic Renaissance Powered by AI

Art is a dynamic entity, evolving with the tools and technology of the times. AI tools like Midjourny a the latest catalysts in this creative evolution, allowing us to create art in unprecedented ways. They are democratizing art, enabling anyone with an idea to express it in visually appealing and deeply meaningful ways. 

Using AI for Weight Loss Motivation: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help You Reach Your Goals

Losing weight can pose a challenging journey, particularly when it comes to staying motivated amidst various distractions and temptations. However, advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have opened up new possibilities for weight loss motivation.

AI refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines programmed to perform tasks that require human intelligence, such as image recognition, language processing, and decision-making. By leveraging the power of AI, individuals can create personalized weight loss plans tailored to their unique needs and goals.

To use AI for weight loss motivation, generate images of yourself at your goal weight. For instance, suppose you aim to lose 100 pounds. In that case, AI can create an image of yourself with 100 pounds less weight to visualize what you will look like once you reach your goal, serving as a powerful motivator.

Personally, I asked AI to generate an image of myself 100 pounds slimmer, and the results were impressive. The visual representation of my future self has motivated me to work towards my weight loss goals.

AI can also create personalized meal plans based on dietary preferences and needs, such as high protein and iron plant-based meals for vegetarians or gluten-free plans for individuals with gluten intolerance. This helps stay on track with diet and make healthy choices.

Moreover, AI can provide tailored exercise routines that consider fitness levels and goals. By analyzing physical activity and measuring progress, AI adjusts the workout routine to avoid injury and keep the exercise fresh and engaging, avoiding burnout.

In conclusion, AI for weight loss motivation can be a powerful tool to achieve weight loss goals. By visualizing your future self, creating personalized meal plans, and tailored exercise routines, AI can help stay on track and motivated towards achieving desired results. If struggling with weight loss, try AI and see how it can help achieve goals.

Weigh In

Just weighed myself yesterday and I am down 46 pounds since August 2020. I started at a weight of 411 lbs and I am down to 365 which is the lowest I’ve been in 8 years or so. Still a long way to go but it’s a good start.

Ben Carson Campaign Releases Photographic Proof of Early Childhood Stabbing Incident.

Ben Carson Stabbing Photo

Facing allegations of making up his past, the Ben Carson campaign today released a security camera still they claim is from a childhood incident where a young Ben Carson attempted to stab another child in a fit of rage. His campaign manager said “I hope this puts to bed any doubts about the veracity of Ben Carson’s past and proves that when push comes to shove, Ben Carson will cut a bitch.”

 

The Night Watchman

Chad Newman is the Nightwatchman.

Chad Newman is the Nightwatchman.

 

 

 

 

 

I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun I had performing at the Key West Theater in Bones & Pie. Thanks to everyone who came out to see the show. I really loved playing Earl Rogan in the Night Watchman. It’s a beautiful little (by little I mean 25 minute) monologue that was just so gosh darn sweet. It’s a part that I won’t soon forget.