Really, I've been hovering around, reading and watching other deviants, but haven't been making any updates myself. It's been hard making time to write with a full-time job and part-time social life. I still think about my projects fairly often, but it's quite rare that I get around to sitting down to start writing something.
Anyway, in a bizarre (but delightful) series of events, despite my absence I've been treated to a DLD for Ginsberg in the Park
on December 25th, 2010, and a bona-fide Daily Deviation for Binding Threads
on December 26th. What an odd treat!
So let's see. I've had a lot of adventures and misadventures in the intervening year or so, and while most of it is not especially exciting or interesting, I'll just give you the Cliff's Notes:
In October of last year, I was hired on with McGraw-Hill in an official capacity, and I now spend my days calling professors around the country to see if I can help them with their teaching needs. It's a great job working with great people (and selling to interesting individuals), and I really couldn't be much happier. I've learned a lot, and I've got my foot in the door of the publishing industry, so no matter where I go from here, the time so far has been good.
In March of this year, I had a special visitor from across the pond, none other than the prosaic and always delightful ThornyEnglishRose
. It was great fun to meet her and show her around my neck of the woods, though it's hard to know what to do when you've only got a week to squeeze in all of Dubuque, Iowa, and America in general. I think I did an OK job, though. Passable, at least.
My life these days is mostly just work, gaming, and occasional socialization, though I'm currently enjoying the beautiful views and crisp mountain air in Colorado. I took some vacation time to visit my aging grandparents, and while it's frigid and snow-packed in Iowa, it's unseasonably warm and dry here in Colorado. It's been a wonderful visit, and if anything, I'm just a little disappointed that I'll be back on the road to the midwest tomorrow.
Anyway, that's all that's really fit to print in my life, but I felt the need to bump that journal that was nearing 2 years of age off the front page if I was going to have some unexpected guests visiting my homepage. To everyone old and new, welcome, and thanks for such a fun end to my year!