My trip off of the face of the planet

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Greetings, dear readers.

Before anything else, an apology. I’m so very sorry that I have been gone so very long. I would assure you it was for good reason, but I’ll be honest. Part of it has been for good reason and part of it is just because I haven’t had time to sit and think about anything to write. I don’t think that is a good enough reason. You might, though!

I’ve had some things I’ve wanted to say, but I think I’ve left them too long ago to do them any justice now.

What have I been up to? Lets see.

Well, I moved. That’s probably the biggest thing. Oh well and I have a full time job. Another big thing. But its a big thing I really don’t want to talk about. I realized I mentioned the new job in my last actual post that wasn’t photographs or artwork. Right now I work in a zoo doing events. It sounds awesome. There are many awesome aspects of it.

That being said, new topic.

I moved to a new house in San Francisco. I love it. I had missed living in the city and now I am back. Conveniently, I live in the neighborhood where I do a lot of things like go to trivia on Monday nights and play Frisbee on Sunday nights. I have 5 wonderful roommates. Sounds like a lot, but I assure you we aren’t all home at the same time and its a big space for 6 people (2 floors, 2 living rooms, and we even have a guest room!)

Oh, and by the way, its bright pepto bismol pink with hot pink trim. Oh baby.

Hmm… what else. Oh yeah.. Love life status: None.

Not none as in no change, but none as in there is 0 love life going on. I broke my new years vow and jumped back on OkCupid. Ugh. I don’t know why I decided to do that. My friend encouraged me to stay there for a bit and see what happens, but all it does is frustrate me. I don’t think I will ever understand why guys get offended or so angry with you for not returning messages or being interested in meeting up with you. I don’t know, maybe its because you’re too intense!?

I’m taking online classes through Coursera and EdX. We’ll see what happens. I’ve tried taking a few in the past, but have gotten too busy to finish them. This time, I chose some subjects that I’m really interested in or at least that I think I should definitely know more about. The one I am taking is on Data Science. I have to program. I hate programming. Actually, you know what, I don’t hate it. The satisfaction from finally getting your code to work (in my case, simple code) is kind of fun. I think its also fun to try and figure out the puzzle of the random jumble of letters and symbols and how that can possibly make computers do something.

Anyway, I’m taking a data science course, a course on global health and epidemics and an art class. At first, I was taking the data science course for the wrong reason. I’ve since discussed it  with myself and we’ve determined that it is a great idea to continue and that I should completely forget about the initial reason for taking it and move the f*** on. Maybe more on this later. Who knows. This topic is personal and not something I feel entirely comfortable airing on the internet for everyone.

While we are on the topic of education, I was wait-listed at the one school that I applied to for graduate studies. In the end, I think its a good thing. While I think I know what I want to do, I’m not entirely sure. I think it will be a good idea to take another year and really think about it and see what happens. I don’t think I would be ready to just up and go to Budapest in the next few months. Even if I am taken off the wait-list and accepted, I wouldn’t qualify for scholarships or a fellowship.

I want to come back and revisit this whole wait list thing again. I promise I will. I have a lot to say on that and a similar subject. I know that I always say I’ll come back to a topic and never do, but this time I actually will. I already started that post.

Tomorrow is my day off. I have a phone call with the director of an organization that I am very interested in working for at some point in time in my life. We’re going to discuss volunteering/internship opportunities for me. I’m quite excited. This org has had my eye since I moved out here and I’m finally doing something about it.

Again, soon you will get more from me about other things! So detailed, I know.

Until then, Lets Go Pens.

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