Hey guys! Just thought I'd give y'all an update of sorts because, well... I've been kinda absent for a long time and busy these last few days.
First off, Happy Valentine's Day. Even if you're not in a relationship, remember that someone loves you and you'll find someone who completes you. There's over seven billion people on the planet and I imagine all of my followers live in countries with a population of at least one million people or more. Don't lose hope! And if you do have a special someone, I hope you did something special while making fun of the holiday like most people do.
Secondly, where the hell have I been? Well, here. I just haven't been writing, and it sucks. I've been really considering becoming a writer as a means to make money and also job hunting. And then I joined Tumblr, started subscribing to funny YouTube channels, I'm still getting around to Christmas gifts (games and books), and just all kinds of time-wasting stuff. However, that's not to say I've done no writing at all. It's just that I haven't done my usual amount where I'm all "well this'll last at least a month so I can write another month's worth of chapters!" I've also dabbled in a side-project that I hope is a finished story I intend to publish. It's based on the adventures of Solomon the Priest, the character from my werewolf story a few months back. He was kinda fun to write and I think he would be a great protagonist. I might change the name, but I like Solomon. It's basically the name of a wise old man. You expect it for someone who is at least smart. If you have a better idea, I'm all ears.
Thirdly, sweet mercy I have a job! Since last Tuesday I have been a smartphone tester. It is as glamorous as it sounds. I will admit the lack of social interaction kinda bums me out and the monotonous actions get stale until after lunch (because that's the halfway mark in my day), but I do like it over the research data center I was at where I would call people at inopportune times and beg for them to do a survey. I also wish that the job was closer to where I'm living. For anyone who isn't familiar with the section I-35 that goes through Austin, TX, it is notorious for its traffic. What should be a 30 minute drive under normal conditions can escalate to a drive that takes over an hour and a half at 5PM. Morning traffic is better in that it doesn't take over an hour but sure ain't 30 minutes either. Thankfully the job is temporary as I got it through an agency so I can only hope that I get something closer to me after three months, maybe even something more permanent and to my liking. Strangely, it is giving me some ideas for a novel that might just wind up be autobiographical. Don't worry: it'll be more interesting than my life actually is.
Fourthly (is that a word?), I found out that Bryan Lee O'Malley will be in Austin for the first time tomorrow and I wanna get something signed. If I bring something Scott Pilgrim related it's expected but if I bring something like "Lost at Sea" I could look like a hipster. Austin might be full of hippies, liberals, college students, yuppies, and hipsters, but I'm only one of those! (hint: it's not hipster)
And finally... uh... huh. I guess that's about it to be honest. I've been good. Drinking a lot of water lately. I always drink water. I might be part fish. A friend of mine would be unimpressed since she's a mermaid. And this is just becoming filler made of IRL jokes.