It's been almost a month since I went on hiatus, and I feel like an update is in order.
First of all, the big news_ I graduated last week! Now that I have my degrees in Biology and Computer Science from Truman State University, I'll be entering a PhD program at the end of July (see earlier posts).
Graduation was a bittersweet time for me. As I was out at the bars on the Friday night prior, it occurred to me several times that the conversation I was having was almost certainly the last time I would ever speak to that person again. Sure, I'll keep in touch with close friends, but I'm really going to miss those casual acquaintances - the ones at the edge of my social circle, who seemed like fascinating individuals. I don't know how many times I bumped into these people at the bars and exchanged pleasantries, without ever really getting to know them as well as I'd have liked to. Sigh - c'est la vie, I suppose...
Prior to moving to Houston, I've got some traveling planned. Here's a rough itinerary
- May 19th Daytona Beach, FL for a week of relaxation with friends and bros.
- May 27th_ Back to Kirksville for Dick's wedding with Heather
- May 29th_ Lake of the Ozarks for my family's Memorial Day fish fry
- June 3rd_ Kansas City with Mike for Christian and Miranda's wedding
- June 7th_ Houston with my mom and Heather to search for apartments (and to have some fun, if we find one quickly enough)
After that whirlwind tour, I'll be back at home in St. Louis for another month and a half, working at CompUSA and trying to sort through my life, which is currently packed up in cardboard boxes in my parent's garage.
Since I'll be away so much in the next few weeks, I'm going to keep the blog on hiatus for now, and return in mid-June with a lot of pictures, and more of my usual rants on OSS, media, culture, technology, politics, and anything else that tickles my fancy.
I hope all is well in your life, and as I said before, feel free to drop me an email if you'd like to chat - chris at (this domain name) dot com