Monday, April 27, 2009

Downtime and Good News!

So, I don't have a computer at home . . . still. And my time at work is pretty much filled with work. I ought to take time now and again to post updates here, but for some reason I've really fallen out of practice. However, I'm going to try and get back into the swing of things. I mean, I started this to keep people updated on what I was doing when I moved to Seattle and now that I've moved to the SF area, I should probably keep the updates coming so that people know what I'm doing here.

The weekend before last I had a nice dinner with one of the guys from work and his wife. They mentioned they were going to a Cajun restaurant and when I said that sounded good they invited me along. The place was interesting. It's owned by a Vietnamese(?) family, but they cook Cajun food and deliver to your table in plastic bags. Their specialty is crawdads/crayfish. And I think the place is actually named "Crawdaddy's". It was a good night out and it was particularly nice to get out of the three or four locations I'm usually in every day.

This past weekend I spent all day Saturday working on Green Ronin stuff. I made a list of all the non-dayjob things I need to take care of, and GR is at the top of the list. Luckily, many of the other things on the list aren't very time-consuming, they're just things I need to take care of. So far, two things have been crossed off the list and one or two more are almost done. Woohoo.

That's all for now! Things are generally good, but I'm definitely working a lot.

Oh, one last thing! The story that Red Juggernatu hired Robin Laws to write about the world all of our games are set in, Hungerblade, was nominated for an Origins award! That was great to learn the other day. The link takes you to the story, which really is very good.

Friday, April 17, 2009


I finished a project today and once it was done I felt completely drained of energy. Kinda burned out. Certainly I've been working a lot and spending much of my time at work, so that's probably the issue.

It's been quite a while since I last posted and many fun things have happened. The best of those is that I flew home last weekend to see Julia! We had a great time and managed to get quite a lot done over the course of the two-and-a-half days I was there. I had to get fitted for my tux, she had an appointment to get her wedding dress worked on, we did some clothes shopping, had a nice dinner with her family (an early Easter dinner on Saturday night because some of the kids couldn't make it on Sunday), and took a spur-of-the-moment trip to a nearby nursery to pick up a couple of plants.

What started as a quick trip to pick up some herbs and ground cover turned into an actual shopping spree and we ended up with what we went there for plus three rose bushes and another largish plant. We spent some of Saturday out in the yard planting what we picked up as well as a few things that we still hadn't gotten into the ground fromwhen we moved here. It was a little rainy, but we had a great time and Julia has been bit hard by the gardening bug again. I hope to see some pictures of our hard work soon. The front and backyard are both looking great.

I was sad to leave again on Sunday, but we had so much fun over the weekend it was hard to complain.

More soon.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Wedding Day!

Not mine, but Seth's!

I sent him a text message this morning wishing him the best (and he sent a "Thanks" back my way). I really wish I could be there for him, but instead I'm going to try and come back to Seattle for his reception next month. He's been a good, good friend for 16 or17 years now -- ever since we met at Pic-a-Book on State Street in Madison. He came in to buy some comics and a DC Heroes book from me. We got to talking and that was that.

And now he's getting married.

Congrats, my friend! And as the luggage clerk in Joe vs. the Volcano, "May you live to be a thousand years old!"

And I know you know what I mean!