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A couple days ago, Shelly and I went to the beach, and admired the sun setting over Clearwater's urban decay. It was quite lovely (the urban decay, that is; Florida sunsets are always lovely), and the beach was utterly abandoned save for us.

My client--the electronics firm that wants to hire me and send me up to Atlanta--received notification last week that their venture capital funds had been transferred from the overseas VC group, so the move is on. Some of the principals of the company have been in Atlanta for the past several days, getting ready to sign the lease on the research and manufacturing facility they'll be moving into; the place is nothing short of amazinf, a 33,000 square-foot, brand-new facility that's completely gorgeous. Shelly's been apartment hunting all week; we're in the process of narrowing down the likely places to live, and we'll be taking a trip up there in a couple of weeks to check out the places on the short list. phyrra and nihilus have volunteered to accompany us and help us look, which rocks.

On the one hand, not owning my own business is going to take some adjusting. on the other hand, the potential exists to make an absolutely obscene amount of money, and one of my contacts at another client (a large nationwide retail chain) is relocating to the client's corporate office in Atlanta, so I'll likely be continuing to work with him; since I'll still have clients of my own in Atlanta, working for a startup is not as risky as it could be.

We've been spending a great deal of time with nihilus and phyrra lately, and not all of it has been playing World of Warcraft. :) Spending the night at their house last night was absolutely delightful, and I'm really looking forward to continuing the trend. The friendships Shelly and I have been building with them and with S and her partner M, and the frienships we have with the Smoosh and other people in Tampa, are the most difficult part of leaving here for Atlanta; odds are good we'll probably still be spending a great deal of time in Tampa even after the move.



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Jan. 20th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
What level are you at now?

My Mage as been chilling at 52 for 2 and a half weeks. I got the burnout and had to stop playing. I'll come back one day, but probably not until I finsih Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines.
Jan. 20th, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
My warrior's at 41. I've been spending a lot of time trying to help Shelly's character get enough money for her mount (she's at 40), so I haven't been levelling lately.

The four of us--nihilus, phyrra, Shelly, and I--have also created second characters, so we can adventure together--their main characters are somewhere around 25ish, so their main characters can't really adventure with ours. I do escord nihilus into Desolace from time to time so he can skin; he can't get heavy leather from anything his level, but I can kill higher-level kodos that he can skin for heavy leather. :)
Jan. 21st, 2005 12:41 am (UTC)
Ah, yeah I would probably have been at least 55 if I hadn't been helping Megan level up her shaman. If I don't get he to the magical world of 40+ soon (as far as I'm concerned, the game begins to start at 40, so many more instances and fun things) she'll lose interest and go play her filthy Alliance character.
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Jan. 20th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
Agreed- great picture. But what's that bright spot off to the left? Was someone doing arc welding on the construction equipment, or was Bass doing above ground nuclear testing again?
Jan. 20th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
The "nuclear testing" is closer to the mark, but even this one can't be blamed on Bass, I'm afraid. The source of that appalling light actually predates him, hard as that might be to believe.
Jan. 21st, 2005 12:05 am (UTC)
You speak madness! ;-)
Jan. 23rd, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC)
I do speak madness (often!), but not on this particular topic. Documentation for the existance of that hated light can be found in sources that originated before Bass' birth, if memory serves me. (But then, documentation for many things, including some of the evils of mankind, can be found in sources that allegedly predate Bass, so who knows...)
Jan. 24th, 2005 12:06 am (UTC)
That may be true, but documentation of Bass' birth is startlingly difficult to come by.

Actually, it would be more accurate to say that documentation that isn't a blatant forgery is difficult to come by...
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