This was probably the best year at Fanime so far. (2006 holds special significance, and in fact today signals the 2nd anniversary of me and Shiranne becoming a couple!)
The best part about Fanime is seeing so many freaking people I haven’t seen in a while. People from Marin, from many different groups within UCSC, people from the Bemani scene, even a guest appearance from Florida’s very own Doctor Nick – I mean, I think there were more people I’ve made friends with throughout my life at Fanime than those who didn’t make it. That in itself is reason to go. Reason to even stand the worst of memes, smells, and BMI’s.
Events include hacking the hotel TV to re-enable the disabled input button, Paolo’s first stand-up routine, a bomb-ass dance on Sunday night, and mad fine eats all throughout. The experience was quite a good one and it’s too bad that it only happens once a year. I’m sure to make it again next year.
I just booked my flight to Israel. JFK to TLV, July 8.
I don’t know how much I talked about this but yeah, this summer I’m leavin’ America for a while and spending time with Shiranne in Israel, while taking part in a professional internship program. A lot of it is for evaluation purposes – what it’s like to live for a long period of time outside of America, working in another country, spending a lot of time with Shiranne (finally!), etc.
Now don’t worry because it’s a round trip flight – I have an arbitrary return date of November 16, but that doesn’t mean much – at this point I don’t know how long my internship will go, so it could be months before or after. But I do plan on heading back to California and workin’ in the Bay Area. For now, at least.
By the way, I’m having a great time at my current job. I’m in the process of implementing a forum, after having successfully implemented an internet TV section and adding a whole bunch of improvements, etc. etc. It’s fun, but the only problem is that the job’s in Marin – and eventually I want to move out of Marin. And of course, first I’ll be moving out of America for a bit.
That’s what’s going on! Back to work and then off to Fanime.
I am going to Fanime too guys woo woo but I am so removed from the entire Bay Area group at this point that I don’t think anyone will especially benefit from the knowledge that I will be there!
Wow that sounded kind of depressing. Not supposed to be! I am going to have a load of fun, and alcohol!
Damn it that still sounds depressing!
By the way here is my number in sexatrigesimal because other people are doing it in clever ways and maybe if I do it clever-style then more people will want to take it down even though they can get it on my Facebook whenever: 1WOUD98
One would ninety-eight, indeed!