Yes, yes, I know, dear reader: it’s been far too long. How’ve you been?
So. The last two weeks. Here’s a quick run-down of what I’ve been up to, then I’m off to read my book (The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks):
Got back from Taiwan and haven’t stopped moving. Barely had time to do the laundry or a more than a cursory apartment cleaning. That said, I don’t live in filth: I have a place for (pretty much) everything, and (pretty much) everything is in its place.
Work is paying for me to take the NJ bar exam (and the $3k prep class), so that I can be the company’s General Counsel. With the exception of (approximately) three things, I finished the application yesterday. It needs to be in by 12/15. I’ll have to send it in semi-incomplete: driving records and the like will take some time to get (NJ and DC licenses, plus a 5-year old ticket in MD to pay for). Pain in the ass, but it’s kind of forcing me to tie off a bunch of loose ends that have been hanging out for a while now.
I bought a bunch of new hiking gear and have been bagging peaks like a madman – 8 this past weekend alone. The hikes on Saturday and Sunday were both awesome. Katie’s also been coming hiking on Sundays, which has been particularly wonderful. Everybody says she’s a natural, and I agree.
I joined Match.com tonight. Not really sure why, except that it’s been a long time coming. I’ll be happy to cross this one off of the sites I’ve tried. Six month subscription – I’ll keep you posted as to how it goes. Hopefully I’ll have some fun internet dating stories for y’all. Obviously, falling in love would be the bestest, but I’ll be happy with a relatively intelligent and achingly beautiful make-out artist. Shit, that’ll probably qualify as ‘love’ for me – I’m pretty shallow, you know.
Work is on/off crazy busy, but it’s all good stuff: things I want to do. I have an office with a window and a door and everything, which makes it MUCH easier to stay late. Which I’ve been doing quite a bit.
I have three regular scrabble opponents on my iPhone app (all of whom I know) and three regular chess opponents on a separate iPhone app (none of whom I know). And I’ve been devouring sci-fi novels like it’s Thanksgiving at the homeless shelter. So, like it or not, I’m getting smarter and sharper every day. Don’t be scared, I’m too busy (and slightly content) to become a tower-shooter just yet.
Slightly content. Mostly content. The winds of change are a-blowin’ – I felt that tonight as I was driving from somewhere to anotherwhere. Not while I was signing up for Match – I’m pretty much just going through the motions on that one, not holding out for any kind of success. I’m a shitty internet dater; I just don’t come off all that well in pixels.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Happy Thanksgiving, if’n I don’t talk to you, dear reader.
Where did 2010 go?