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*poke, poke* Is this thing on? - Balinares

Aug. 18th, 2013

12:26 pm - *poke, poke* Is this thing on?

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From:unciaa
Date:February 3rd, 2015 09:32 am (UTC)
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Wait. How did I hit an entry this old? Oh well, I guess at least I can get an update on how it went then. c.c
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From:balinares
Date:February 3rd, 2015 06:01 pm (UTC)
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It all went... kind of as anticipated, except moreso?

EF was great, got to chill out and spend time with my wolf ♥...

And then, instead of driving home, I set the GPS to the new address, and drove to a strange house in a strange town. Been living there a year and half now, and still neither feel mine.

From there a considerable lot of nothing much happened. Thankfully, I managed to negotiate only coming onsite twice a month. This makes the employment setup draining, but livable.

But draining it is. In practice, I'm away half the week every other week. It kinda cuts into everything. Making progress in video games is hard, because I necessarily must take several days of break several times a month, and it can be hard getting back into something. Making progress in anything I can't carry along in my luggage is hard, really.

Still haven't found a new house to buy, although there have been a few false starts. The market is headed down durably, anyway, so there's no hurry.

There were false starts too regarding career opportunities. Tentative stuff abroad started looking very very good, and then suddenly didn't pan out. That was kinda a little bit difficult to deal with.

And meanwhile, C.'s hospital is slowly turning even worse than the previous one, sadly, for much the same reasons. So she's looking to join a private practice sooner or later. No idea when there will be an opening somewhere, though.

And until something changes, there we are, still stuck here in between two lives.

At least I found a nice painting class that's a three minutes walk away.
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From:luna_the_cat
Date:April 20th, 2015 08:46 pm (UTC)
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I'm just rejoining the land of LJ myself, so glad to see this update. I will assume that between February and April nothing has happened which resulted in you not being still alive.

Good luck to C. And hope you have had more luck career-wise.
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From:balinares
Date:April 21st, 2015 12:43 pm (UTC)
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Luna!! =D Good to hear from you!! (I know I'm exceeding the proper limit on exclamation marks here. It's because I'm VERY HAPPY.)

Things have gone from stagnant to kind of complicated in a very short time over the last month, but hey, I can't complain of the latter after complaining so long of the former. Among other things, I, uh, have started writing scripts for a retrogaming TV show. It takes up solid chunks of my free time but it's a little bit cool. :D

How have you been, yourself? I think of you often and I hope life is being good to you.

(Also, the most direct way to keep in touch with me these days is on Twitter, if you use that. @balinares, unsurprisingly.)
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From:luna_the_cat
Date:April 21st, 2015 04:22 pm (UTC)
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Oh, don't worry; there are at least two years' worth of exclamation points which have been accumulating, you can use a few extra. :¬D

2014-2014, not such great years. Now, much better. Job better. Life better, at least I think so, knock on wood....and, yes, stagnant to complicated I hear you. SCRIPTWRITING...! YES! YAY!

(There, I've used up some exclamation points of my own. Feel better?)

I was on Twitter for a while. I had to abandon it mostly because oh dear me, that was a timesuck bigger than I could handle. I made the mistake of finding all these interesting people to follow, and then I didn't have time to do anything else! I ended up watching other people have interesting experiences and not having many of my own because I was stuck to the internet. I don't know, I think it defeated the purpose a little bit.

I will, however, now be more in touch.

Be good, kind dragon; and if you can't be good, be careful, and if you can't be careful, consider naming it after me. :¬D

Edited at 2015-04-21 04:22 pm (UTC)
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From:balinares
Date:April 22nd, 2015 09:19 am (UTC)
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I hear you about Twitter. Turns out a direct feed from interesting people is not 100% a good thing. Maybe I should use one of those Twits-to-LJ integration tools, since they're both how I stay in touch with people. (Staying in touch with people matters, even though I'm not very good at it.)
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From:luna_the_cat
Date:April 22nd, 2015 09:21 pm (UTC)
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(Staying in touch with people matters, even though I'm not very good at it.)

QFT. Oh, yes.
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