Wednesday, September 1, 2010


The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of activity in which pretty much every facet of my life has been altered beyond recognition. Many of you probably know or have heard of most of these, but let's just put them down for the record.

  • On Thursday, August 12th, my poor car, the Alpacamobile, was flooded while waiting patiently on a street in Uptown for me to return. When I came back there was 6 inches of water in my car and a debris line from the flash flood that went halfway up the outside of the doors. While still drivable, the damage to the seats, carpeting and electronics totalled the car. May it rest in peace.
  • On Friday, August 20th, I had my last official obligation with the Community Technology Empowerment Project and said goodbye to my coworkers, students and friends. This was much more emotional than I thought it would be, as apparently I have done some good over the past two years and people wanted to let me know that. I'll definitely miss my time there, though it is good to be moving on.
  • On Saturday, August 21st, Rachel and I piled our belongings into a U-Haul and drove to our new apartment in Madison, WI. With help from both our families we got moved in and Rachel took the initiative to make our apartment look awesome. A video tour of the place will be my next post. Suffice it to say, it's really nice to have multiple rooms all to our own!
  • On Thursday, August 26th, I obtained a new car while visiting my family back in New York. Pics of the car will appear at some point, as it is a beaut. Still miss the Alpacamobile though...
  • On Tuesday, August 31st, I finished my second term of service with CTEP with one final hour's worth of work in my last week on the job consisting mainly of e-mails.
  • And on Tuesday, September 7th, I am going to be starting my new job at Epic.
So far in Madison I've spent my time unpacking and rearranging things in our apartment. I've hung out with Rachel's grad program friends a bit and they seem like a nice bunch of people. I'm looking forward to getting to know them better.

I'm also going to be mustering up my courage to check out some of the geek stores in the area starting with Misty Mountain Madison tomorrow for their Warhammer open play night. I figure that's one way to make new friends in this strange land, right?

Anyway, many more posts to come, as now I definitely need to post somewhere in order to talk about all of my adventures. To all of you, I miss you, and as long as I try to keep in contact so should you.

Until next time...

"It is the epitome of life. The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity."
-Letter to Edward Dimmit from Mark Twain, July, 19, 1901


Rachel Teagle said...

Okay young man. You say you will post every week?

I say. You're on.

The gauntlet is thrown, let the blog war begin. If either of us fails in their duty, may humiliation rain down from the comments.

May the best (wo)man win.

Max said...

Oh, it has been B-ROUGHTEN!