So, my department at work is closing down, and my last day is on the 25th. That is, unless I get a job with mobility tech support. About 30 of us went in for assessments Tuesday and Wednesday, and that got whittled down to 13 people being interviewed over today and tomorrow. There are 10 positions available, and I feel really good about my chances of getting one of them.
My birthday is coming up next week. I’m going to be 25. I am not all that excited, but, I get it off (paid day off!) and get to spend it with Shay, so that’s pretty sweet. Don’t have any plans though, but that’s alright.
Been jamming and recording a lot with Mike and Adam lately, and it’s usually good times. We’re working on some Matt Good covers for the 10th anniversary of Beautiful Midnight, and once we’re done that, it’s on to original stuff. I have a feeling we’re going to be writing very unconventional music, and that makes me happy. Adam has said that when he plays guitar he doesn’t want it to sound like a guitar, and I just bought a cello bow to use on my bass to make some sweet sounds, so that’ll be a lot of fun.
Speaking of Matt Good, his new album “Vancouver” is now streaming on his official website, so everyone should go check it out. And then pre-order it. And then get tickets for the tour. And then buy merch at the tour. I have so far done three out of four.
Shay has been living out here for over a year now, and we’ve been in our own place for ten months. We rock! She makes me happy, and I make her happy, and we get along and have wicked pets, so it’s a pretty good fit.
I’ve played through a couple of games recently- Batman: Arkham Asylum and Shadow Complex. Batman is a fantastic game that should be played by anyone who enjoys a good stealth action-adventure. I have about 70% completion- I need to finish off the Riddler’s challenges and the challenge rooms and that will be that.
I’ve also played through Shadow Complex, which was also pretty fun, though for some reason, I couldn’t play for much more than an hour or so at a time. Gameplay is reminiscent of Super Metroid but in pseudo-3D, and there is plenty of space to explore and look for items in. The auto-aim takes a bit of getting used to and is a bit wonky (and there is no option to adjust the sensitivity, and while I don’t ever use that option, I would have liked it here), and some features blend into each other making it hard to see accessible paths sometimes. Overall though, it’s good fun.