Under the Goggles was started in 2016 as a blog about my experiences with virtual reality. I managed to operate it dutifully until early 2018 when the events in my life became so overwhelming that VR fell away for me. The site is now re-purposed as my home social site. I was an everyday, multiple times a day user of Google+ from early 2012 until its close in early 2019. Shortly before Google+ closed I transferred all of my posts from there to here, so this blog also serves the purpose of being the repository of that data. I use the blog to discuss my life, the things I enjoy, and to randomly share thoughts. The idea is that it’ll host my longer posts while Twitter or MeWe or something will get the shorter, flippant ones.
Roy Hembree is part of the assorted rabble. I am not noteworthy and most of my thoughts can be flushed without lament. I lead a modest life in a corner of the San Fernando Valley. I’m an office clerk by day and a television viewer by night. I am married, middle-aged, have two dogs and two cats, and my mother-in-law lives in the second bedroom. If you’ve found this website because you think you know me know that I am born and raised in Los Angeles, lived for a few years in Berkeley and Oakland, work in Burbank, spent a summer in Petersburg AK, and was big into the Warlord CCG and Google+. If those don’t match the Roy Hembree that you seek then try one of the other ones.
My interests vary but generally focus on a few topics. You can expect me to post about the music I enjoy. I listen to a wide range of stuff – surf, ska, skiffle, swing, and more – and I like to share musical gems with little stories about them. I will post about virtual reality. I own a PlayStation 4 and its matching VR headset. I also like to go to VR venues and pop-up experiences, so I’ll write about that. As this is my personal blog I will most assuredly write about my life, my friends, and my family and I will share photos of my pets. It’s honestly difficult for me to predict just what direction this blog will take since it’s going to replace part of my social media life but it’s so different from modern social media that it’s practically hipster. Good thing for me that fat guys have special immunity from being hipster.
NOTE: I imported all of my data on February 2, 2019 and it didn’t categorize neatly or even lay-out very well, so everything before February 3, 2019 looks rather janky here and everything from that date forward is properly formatted for WordPress.