So, I graduated college, and I am no longer a resident of Eau Claire, WI. I have picked up and moved to Milwaukee in hopes of finding gainful employment (as I had spent the last two years working a job for the University that needs to be filled by an undergrad student). This is the tale of my... moving. Also - random violence against broken electronics!
Music comes from a few different sources this time around - of course the newly defunct but still spiritually awesome To Slay Zombie Newton lays in with a couple of bits - with both the opening notes, along with a bit of Davnesaur as well. There's also some of YKZ's theme for "Read Or Die - The TV" in the mix as well. Finally, I've also used some Tom Cochrane, with the the classic "Life is a Highway," which just seemed to fit.
So... I graduated from college. Holy friggin' crap. I mean, holy friggin' CRAP! That's just... well... that's just awesome on every level. I think it's finally starting to settle in on me that I actually did it too...
So, I moved all my stuff to Milwaukee, and now I have to begin the process of looking for a new job, so I can get my own place again. There is no rest for the wicked... and I need to update my resume for dang sure. On the upside, Crysta is in town for the next couple of weeks, so I get to at least spend some time with her before she goes back to Eau Claire and begins her summer session. This is going to be strange. Honestly, I love Eau Claire. I would have stayed their, except the job market is just terrible in that area for what I do. I need to be in a real city with real opportunities. So... Milwaukee it is. Really though, I'm willing to relocate most places (although I'd prefer the midwest... so I can see Crysta).
But wow... I need work.
I don't know if you noticed, but I've tweaked TRHOnline.com a little bit over the last few days. Just some cosmetic touches on the frontpage, but I think they're nice. I've also added a second installment to Classic Movies with the Cary Grant comedy "His Girl Friday." Cary Grant plays Walter Burns, a newspaper editor, trying to get his former star reporter (and ex-wife) Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) to cover one last story before she quits to get married. Seriously guys, watch it. It's hilarious.
Congrats on graduating. It's definitely a nice weight off the old shoulders to say the least, but you'll probably end up missing school after awhile. At least I did. I occasionally still miss biking to the ol' tech school every once in awhile.
As far as staying close to the EC area, I'd say maybe keep your options open for jobs in the cities. I know at least a handful of OA people are currently going to grad school or living there right now. Plus the obvious shorter distance in driving to EC.
I probably won't be moving out of town anytime soon unless a great job opportunity presents itself. I make okay money what I'm doing now, but I don't see myself doing it forever.
Whatever you decide to do though. Good luck with finding a place and a good job.
P.S. It's about freaking time you got a new labtop. You definitely got your money's worth out of the old Feingold beast from '99! :p
"Davenasaur" was always my favorite TSZN song to play. Moriah, being the musical contrarian that she often is, also claims that it's the band's best song, and says "Song We Wrote Last Night" is "kind of boring".
Congratulations again on the graduating. I don't "wooooo!" for people at graduations, because I think it is tacky, but know that I was spiritually "woooo!"-ing at the ceremony.
Cecil - I'm going to look at jobs all over the state as well as the cities, it's just that I have a free place to live in Milwaukee while I get my stuff together.
Matt - Knowing I'm not coming back to that room is just odd. I've lived in that room for two and a half years, and it's as much home to me as anywhere else at this point. And by the way, I've also always felt the wooing was a little tacky too.
I am most definitely NOT leaving the staff of NoBrandCon. I'm taking a reduced role (no more Events Manager style roles), but I will still be there to host Hanzo, and help out with other events (and play the Gardening Ninja)
I was very annoyed by that damn foghorn at graduation. Whoever did that shouldn't be allowed to attend any sort of special event in the future. I also mentally cheered for those that I knew at the ceremony, because making noise is unnecessary. You know when you're supported; there is no reason to bother anyone else by making a big fuss about it.