Awwwww yeah, in just about 10 days I will be beginning the loooooooooong trek to Seattle, where I will be relocating myself in a fairly permanent manner (well, as permanent as anywhere I ever go, which is to say at least two years probably). I'm going to be starting my Master's at UW, where I will get down with the science on a regular basis. Well, I won't be starting on that for another month, but I do have to get settled in and get trained-up for a TA position. Where I get to teach/torment people that are maybe an average of two years younger than me, because I can. And I get paid.
I intended to move in to an apartment immediately, but considering that I wouldn't be able to actually physically look at any potential apartments and apartments in Seattle are hellaciously expensive by my standards AND I'd have to sign a year lease. So I decided to just rent a room for a month instead. Soooo... I guess I won't REALLY be moved in until October. Hopefully.
Anyways, I will probably be taking off about a week and a half from Metacarpolis while I move and get my shit sorted.
On a side note, I applied for VanCAF. Don't know if anything's going to come out of that, but it would be pretty nifty if that could be my first real tabled con. I was also offered a ticket to ECCC by the inimitable Cari of Toilet Genie, so I should at least be attending ECCC despite being too poor to bet on that one. So... I'll be around!
Aside from that... no real news, I guess. More updates to come once I'm settled in Seattle.
Beautiful country up there! When I was there in 78-79 there was a heat wave. It stayed in the the 80s for weeks! You couldn't buy a fan. I had to pre-pay on one ordered from Utah or Idaho, I forget. Be sure to do the underground tour! Film and take photos of everything! I put moss around some concrete stepping stones and in a few weeks it looked like it had been there a hundred years it is so wet. Learn to dress for it and it is great. Just remember to document EVERYTHING!
Oh wow! i hope things can go well for you and God bless your soul. Have a safe and nice trip!
I will miss seeing Metacarpolis but I hope you have a good move and a safe trip.
Thanks! I'll try to get back to Metacarpolis ASAP
Good good. Take your time though. All that moving and a new location will be stressful enough.
I will! I'm not going to be moving into my own apartment for at least a month anyways, so at least I won't have to be worried about setting up furniture and such.
That's good. Setting up the furniture does indeed suck. Before I moved into the apartment I am in now I decided to only buy furniture that I could lift by myself. I had some stuff I had to get rid of but I knew I wouldn't have any help moving since I moved 3 hours away and regardless of how great of a friend I am nobody likes to help other people move. I also figured why waste money on expensive furniture now and in the event I ever get another girlfriend and we move in together I will need to get better stuff then anyhoo.