So, the last time I posted I said I thought it was lame to have a blog and never post to it.. that was nearly a month ago. Sigh.
It’s been an eventful month. The top story, for those who somehow managed to escape it or who aren’t on the Facebooks, is that Nicole and I got engaged. I hid the ring in a zippered pocket of the bag I got for her Ramona Flowers halloween costume. She said yes, thankfully, and I have not yet run out of time to look pointedly at the ring if she gets mad at me. At least, I don’t think I have. :S The artwork here is by webcomics superstar John Allison, commissioned by me to celebrate the happy occasion.
The other big news, I suppose, is that I have accepted a year-long contract with Innovatia for technical writing services, possibly longer if we get on well. I like what I have seen so far, it seems like a good fit for me, so I am mothballing the freelance efforts for the foreseeable future. I do get to continue working from home, and generally living my life as I see fit, so that’s nice. And it will be especially important when Nicole moves away again for her PhD, as I will be working even more remotely when I go to visit. So, a lot of my time lately has been spent getting up to speed with the new job.
Oh, I also helped my friend Carolyn set up her new website at www.mymaterialthings.com, check it out. And I finished moving all of my sites off my dusty old server. And I played a lot of Mario Kart – I have gold trophies in all but 2 of the mirror courses!
It’s one of those times in life when it feels like time is just flying by. I stagger soberly from waking to working to seeing Jack to trivia night with friends to Jack’s hockey practices to reading to occasional exercise to even more occasional drawing to unwinding with the amazing woman I love in my arms. It’s a good life. I was feeling a certain itch during the summer, an impatience with myself because it seemed like I had been making a lot of plans and sketches and big talking for a couple of years now, but I hadn’t actually finished much. So that’s my goal for the next little while: finish things. Especially creative projects. Even “unimportant” stuff like video games or books I pick up on impulse. I think that finishing things is a good habit to get into.