Happy New Year, Merry Squidmas, and all that jazz. I've been woefully neglectful of this blog over the past ten days, and I apologize for it. Between the holidays, the layoff, and my Quest for Reemployment, things have been understandably slow. I'm sad to report that the Big Interview I was basically set to nail did not go as planned. The job I was interviewing for wasn't really the job they were interviewing ME for, if that makes any sense. I left confused. I will hear back from them at the end of the month, and I instantly started shooting off resumes to other companies.
I'm relieved to say that I've interest has already been generated. I've signed up for unemployment benefits to cover the downtime, and I was relieved to hear that, since my last day was the 1st, my benefits run through the entire month. After that, I get very cheap COBRA benefits (like very cheap).
Other than that, I've been gaming pretty heavily. I got a lot of games for my birthday and Christmas, so I'm slowly slogging through my backlog so that I can get to the new material. I've been reading Scott Sampson's excellent Dinosaur Odyssey and doing an awesome feathered dinosaur puzzle. I got Gamera the Brave for Christmas, and Scott, we've gotta watch it together, buddy. You and Raven should come over sometime. We'll make food and watch daikaiju.