Monday, May 31, 2010


I've since packed up and moved my entire stash to another state. So starting in about 7 or 8 hours, I'll be trying this whole home-office job thing. Right now my apartment isn't entirely set up, and I'm leeching internet as my connection that I pay for went down pretty much immediately on Sunday. Kinda annoying.

Since I'm working from a modest apartment rather than a house or an office, I've basically got everything crammed into a fairly small space. My friend Pete came by and I got to show him the rig thus far, which basically is a wall with my TV, stereo, video games, and computer all in one location. The advantage of this is that I can get to pretty much anything from my chair, and as luck would have it, I just got a new chair today. It's a lot better than my old computer chair, which I've had since 1998. It was a perfectly fine chair, but it wasn't exactly super-comfy nor was there room for it in the moving truck.

I'm also extremely glad I did a buffer for Figure of the Day to get me to about June 30. For those of you that have seen my collection of toys, you know that it's going to take a while to move. And we did it all in about two days. I'm quite literally bruised, tired, and generally not exactly feeling up to getting up early to greet the cable guy so I can work, and then continue unpacking after the work day ends. But it needs to get done, and well, I get to try working from home. It's all quite exciting.

If everything goes well, I might be able to consider myself "unpacked" in about 2-3 months. There's a lot I need to dig out, and right now I'd consider everything workable. Problem is, I found my Xbox 360, but not my controllers. Wish me luck, or I'll just play everything with an arcade stick.

Phoenix so far is about 80% how I remember it. The same toy stores are basically still around, there are some new places to eat, and it's also quite hot. I've been finding that every Wal-Mart I go to has something different that I've either never seen in Los Angeles or haven't seen in almost a year, once again proving that Los Angeles is a crap hole for toys.

So yeah, tomorrow morning I set up the work PC and cross my fingers that my internet connection gets restored so I can, you know, use it. Good night Austin Texas, where ever you are.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


It turns out that I'm joining that ever-growing mobile workforce, working from home at my same job but from a different state. Should be interesting. I'm curious how long until I flip out and go all Howard Hughes.