The outside world has been calling, and I have been answering as of late.
Keeping busy with classes, maintaining the household, and interacting with real people out in the real world (granted, they were random internet people, but still)… all these factors have been keeping me away from you, dear reader.
Hmm. Maybe I need to take a page from PromoGuy‘s book and concentrate on quality over quantity. I think that this method works well and makes for some good reading. Take for example, Antwon. He takes any subject and can write a verbose yet interesting entry on it. I’m amazed. Then again, I’m not much of a writer. ^_^;;
The rundown lately is that I’m doing pretty well in class… Japanese continues to confuse the crap outta me (although I’m faring decently), my unix class is deathly slow, my photo class is awesome (I am so glad to be back in the darkroom after all this digital madness), and I’m motoring along in Flash. I think I’ve mentioned before that I think being back at school, ANY school, has made me feel more like part of a community. Meeting new people and learning new things is just what the doctor ordered to get me out of this rut I’ve been in since being back in California and basically unemployed. For the first time in a long time, I’ve felt like I’ve had a place in the world… like I have a purpose.
Then I go back to browing craigslist and various publications for jobs and the vicious cycle starts all over again. The mounds of form letters saying “Thanks, but no thanks”, and/or the lack of responses in general (even for CHEAP or BARTER contract jobs!) don’t do a lot for this geek’s ego.
I think it’s about that time that I go out and find some coffee and run a few errands. Getting outside is good.
Oh, BTW… the image I’ve posted for you today is from a drive down to Santa Cruz two weeks ago… when K and I felt like we simply wanted to be out of the Silly Valley and go somewhere where we could see mountains, trees and ocean.