edg: (loserpig)
I honestly had forgotten about LiveJournal (like, it didn't occupy a space in my conscious mind at all) until I saw someone on Twitter talking about how they got crap for having a four-letter .com address, and that reminded me of all the crap I got from people who wanted to do LJ roleplaying as EDG from Gaming Guardians, and then I thought, "Hey, I haven't checked LJ in a while," and it turns out that I entirely forgot to do a year in review in December, and here it is mid-April, so you know, why the hell not?

It's weird that it's been longer since I defunked this journal than it was between when I started it and when I defunked it. It was such a huge part of my life that it feels like the duration of my active use should have been two or three times longer than my absence, but here we are.

Last year I started a business, called Delight Specialist. It's where I put most of my creative effort these days, and I encourage you to go check it out.

Lots of stuff happened late last year that I don't really want to get into in a public forum, but suffice it to say that I'm still dealing with the fallout, that I'm not happy with any of it, and that as a result I might be packing up entirely and leaving Indiana behind. It's a hard decision (made harder by the fact that I have no money) but I think it's the right one. Nothing left for me here now except memories, which I can take anywhere I want.

I've made it a goal to spend at least 50% of my time traveling. I haven't even left the state since January 2, and I haven't been outside Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Delaware since 2007. That's kind of sad considering the kind of wanderlust I have, and I think it's time that that changes. I might be buying an RV if I can put the money together, in which case, strictly speaking, 100% of my time would be spent traveling. I like that idea a lot.

I think that's about it for right now - a general idea of what I've been up to.

Tell me about yourself! How have you been? What have you been doing? Is there anything amazing that I should know about? Comments are screened, so go nuts.
edg: (Blip!)
So I'm in Richmond now. I'm partially unpacked. I have food, and water, and a fan, and (flaky) internet access. Life could be a lot worse.

The trip down was really pretty boring - lots of interstates and state roads. I did have one weird moment, though, when I stopped to get gas about 80 miles in.

See, when I pulled into the gas station, the price for regular unleaded was $2.73 a gallon. I saw someone walking over to the sign, but didn't think much of it. I got out, checked the pump display - $2.73 - and went to the back to close the rear driver's-side window (from which my keyboard's cable was dangling). When I got back, the numbers were off the sign. I checked the price again - $2.57. And that's what I was charged.

The price of gas at that station dropped sixteen cents between when I got there and when I started pumping gas. (And if I'd left even a minute earlier, I would have paid the higher price.)

Score one for good timing.

Anyway. Not much else to report.
edg: (I can't stop talking!)
When we were leaving the grocery store, I noticed a sign at the gas station advertising their SpeedPass system. It had three checkboxes in a column:

  • Fast
  • Easy
  • 5¢ off every gallon


Only 5¢ off every gallon was checked.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the current generation of advertisers.

Moving, pt. 2 )

More later. Right now I'm running on caffeine and renewed Internet access.
edg: (Distant)
As I write this we are on US Interstate 83, headed north from Monkton toward Harrisburg, PA. We've just established that we can't find my father's primary key to the car, so we're using a backup and hoping we don't lose that too. It's 7:20 PM.

Moving, pt. 1 )

(Continued next post.)

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