First off, just to get this out of the way: yes, I’m alive. I know all y’all were concerned about me, as is evident by the mountains of fan mail I didn’t receive.
I haven’t written since last year because of a great many silly excuses: I’m lazy, Republicans threatened my life, I was busy wrestling puppies…
But, now that I’m more or less settled into my new place in Austin, I think it’s time for myriad updates of the general house cleaning variety.
First off: after finishing my AmeriCorps year in Montgomery, I headed West. During one epic road trip across the country I managed to stop in Austin, Texas and drop off all of my worldly possessions before spending the holidays with my family in Glendora, California.
After one month of playing with my nephews, making appearances on the news (four times!), and wrestling the cutest little Tibetan terrorist I have ever seen, I headed back to Austin.
Why Austin? you probably didn’t ask, but I’ll answer anyway: because there’s a boy in Austin. That boy, who henceforth shall be referred to as “Daniel,” was a good friend of mine in Montgomery. Somewhere along the way we started dating, and then he got a job in Austin, and because he’s not a half bad fella I decided to join him out here for an undetermined amount of time.
He found us a two bedroom apartment that comes fully equipped with some of the most wonderful things I have ever enjoyed: a hammock, a washer/dryer, a Keurig, a dishwasher, cable (with DVR!), a TV in my bedroom, roommates (two of them!), internet, and a puppy.
And, lesbihonest, it is incredibly difficult to either explore the city or look for a job when I have all these fancy things in my new palace (not a spelling error; I do mean palace). But alas, the job hunt has gone on whether I like it or not.
I’ve also been studying for the GRE, which sucks. I hate applying to grad schools.
Now, if you excuse me, I have some studying to avoid.
P.S. I may or may not be redesigning RPS and that may or may not be one of the real reasons I haven’t written.