February 27, 2015

Time to Go!

Today is the day I move! I'm flying first class from Atlanta this evening and arriving in San Francisco after a few hour direct flight. My CEO Alekseyev Kardde will be picking me up from the airport and I'll crash on his floor for a couple of nights while I find my own place. I hope that part goes smoothly. I'm not one to stress at all, very laidback, handle things as they come. But I'm definitely worried about this part. I have a feeling I'm just going to have to put up with a really unenjoyable apartment for a year and then find the place I really want after this lease is up. I'd look at getting roommates but my girlfriend will be joining me in June (although I hope she'll be my fiance by this point). I also have a dog which will be joining me when she comes, so I have to plan in advance for that, but without the luxury of both our incomes.

Still, it's very exciting. I can't wait to get out there and start working with an awesome company and having a lot of fun! Plus, I won't be on horrible internet anymore. It's honestly been since June 2013 that I've had reliable internet. From June '13 to July '14 I was traveling across the country for work, often having access to internet speeds worse than dial up. Currently my internet is DSL, so it's manageable, I can play games, I can watch Youtube, except when I can't which is usually two or three times a day. Surely San Francisco has better infrastructure. Boy I hope so.

No Not Believing is also on the move! We've got our first contract as an alliance and, while it's not glamorous, I think it's a really nice challenge and experience especially for the guys who haven't done a contract yet. I'm just finishing up the last things before I leave later this evening: washing a few more clothes, checking my list, cleaning up. If I can get all that done, I plan on attending this contract, but gotta make sure I don't miss the plane!

I'll write a contract recap once it's over, of course!

In other news over 19,000 people have already voted in CSM X elections! That's over 5,000 more than last year. With more candidates than we've ever seen, I hope we'll also see more votes than ever too. It looks like the last big promotional event for this election season will be this weekend on the Declarations of War podcast. I'll be joining the Townhall session in which all of you are welcome to joi our TS and ask the candidates questions live. I love interacting with people "fact to face" so I'm looking forward to it!  There are still some slots left, so if you know any CSM candidates, encourage them to participate! The DoW format is unique in that it lets candidates speak with one another, which I find is a really nice change of pace to the one on one interviews.

Next time I write a post, I'll be in the sunny West Coast!

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