Things have changed like crazy for me over the past few weeks during my cross-country move, and had I had more time I would’ve liked to document stuff more. That got me thinking about maybe trying to do a daily or somewhat daily journal like I used to many years ago, so I’ll give it a shot and see how it goes. So here’s the first one!
Poe and I finally made the move to Tucson after planning it for a long time. She’s working at Fangamer now, while I’m still doing my usual anime/movie/whatever translation work. As a freelancer/contractor I can pretty much work anywhere and during whatever hours I want, which is one of the perks of the job. Still, finding time to make the move while juggling a full plate of translation work was another thing altogether, and indeed I did end up working in our hotel room while getting apartment stuff figured out. I actually wound up paying for an extra day at the hotel than originally planned just so I could get work done – and the money from said work pretty much just paid for the hotel bill, so essentially the work was for nothing 😛
But oh well! We finally got the apartment and did a lot of shopping and hair-pullingly stressful bureaucratic red-tape nonsense. Also, it cost a LOT of money to get all our stuff shipped out here, and the experience was so bad that I doubt I’ll do that again. The service was overpriced, late, and poorly managed. But friends/visitors will be happy to know that we actually have furniture! So if you come to visit, there’ll actually be more stuff than usual! And we’ve already found scorpions in the house.
One of the downsides of the move is that suddenly we’re near civilization. We have so many restaurants and Trader Joeses and Whole Foods and other stores that I’ve probably packed on a few pounds in just the last couple weeks, oops 😛 But luckily we got our exercise equipment back from the moving company so it’ll be nice to get started with those again. Before the move, my daily routine usually had a good amount of cardio bike stuff in the morning and dumbbell-based stuff in the afternoon.
So much other stuff has happened that I’ll just skip most of it. We did start to level up our technology though – I finally have a new phone after ten years of a dumb, smelly, buggy dumbphone! I still haven’t had much time to use it though. It’s an iPhone 4S, as suggested by many online friends. We also got Poe a tiny netbook to use during the transitional period, and at one point this just naturally happened:
I think that’s me writing an update for EarthBound Central, one of the Q&As I think. And every time I see this, I realize how much bigger of a guy I am than I feel. I wonder if other people feel that way. I’m around 6’1″ or 6’2″ but to me that’s always felt not particularly big.
Anyway, if anyone has suggestions for iPhone apps or whatever, let me know since I’m essentially an old fogey who’s never messed with this stuff before. It feels strange to enter the 21st century finally. But nice too. I’d like to try my hand at making some small games for it someday, but I’ll need to get a Mac for that someday too…
The last few days have been especially hectic so I’m rushing to catch up with a lot of missed work now. It used to be when I was doing this stuff ten years ago I could do an all-nighter without much trouble at all, but now I feel the sands of time slowing me down to the point that an all-nighter is not a good idea at all. And I think I developed a caffeine allergy while working on the Mother 3 translation, so I can’t rely on it so much either.
Now it is time to sleep for a little while zzz