Friday, November 23, 2007

regular update

Early this month I went to see a wedding. There was an outer space theme. I had a good time, although I knew very few people attending. I also spent a good time with my brother. I met some of his new and old acquaintances, all of whom were very nice. We rode bikes on one of the many bike paths, and I was disappointed by my low endurance.

Shortly after getting back for that trip, I left to spend a few months living and working in the upper midwest. I’m working in the warehouse of a hobby game company during the big holiday season. It’s been a lot of fun so far. I share a ride with one of the people I’m staying with, who works at the same place (and is the one that encouraged me to take the job).

In the evenings, I’ve been spending a lot of time playing games. Board games, card games, trading card games, etc. It’s a lot of fun, especially since I haven’t had the opportunity to do so for the last several months. There was never a lot of interest at the house I had been living in.

We also went to a nearby zoo this past weekend. All the outdoor exhibits were closed for the season, of course. Indoor exhibits were still open, including the monkey house, a tropical exhibit, and the plant conservatory. Unsurprisingly, the crowds were low and it was really a pleasant way to spend a chilly afternoon.

Work and games have taken up a lot of my time lately, so unfortunately I haven’t been pursuing my other hobbies as diligently as I would like. I have a new direction for a charting project that I’ve been working on, and my hosts have an electronic keyboard that I would be practicing with if I could take the time to get the music book I’d been using. Most likely, I’ll just have to put this stuff on hold while I’m working.