Tristan and I went to see V for Vendetta with a couple friends tonight. And I was completely blown away. I was told the movie was great, but it exceeded all of my expectations. I went into it knowing absolutely nothing about the plot, and I liked it that way so I won’t say anything here about it. To put it simply, you should watch this movie.
Posted by: Kevin Ballard in Miscellaneous, Personal, tags: Animal Crossing, California, Colloquy, flickr, friends, movie, Nintendo DS, weekend, work
I haven’t really talked about life here in California much, so hopefully this post will do something to rectify this omission.
I’m really enjoying living here. It’s certainly warmer than back home (although it’s still cold when I go home in the evenings), and although I love snow, I don’t miss snow-blowing the driveway. Work is going really well. My coworkers are great and the work itself is good (although I can’t really talk about it). I’m really enjoying having a real programming job.
Outside of work I haven’t been doing a whole lot. I finally met in person two people I’ve known online for almost two years (the lead dev of Colloquy and his wife) and we’re hanging out a lot—every weekend I’m spending at their house (it sure beats sitting on my computer all weekend) talking, playing games, and watching movies. Tristan hangs out with us sometimes as well. And the past two fridays we’ve all gone out to see a movie at the theaters (last friday was Chronicles of Narnia, and the previous friday was Aeon Flux). Both movies were excellent—I may write about them later. All in all, I’m really enjoying myself here.
I also recently set up a Flickr account (and got free Pro status as a perk of working for Yahoo!); you can view my photostream here.
The most recent bit of news is that I finally picked up Animal Crossing DS a couple days ago and it’s really fun. I’m thinking about leaving my town borders open during the day while I’m at work so people can come visit me. My friend also got it at the same time as me, so we’re playing together a bit.
If I think of anything else, I’ll post it.
I was afraid this was going to happen. As I talked about in this post, I asked a girl out on a date. But that never went anywhere. She kept saying she was really busy, and thus kept postponing.
Well, she finally gave me a straight answer. A couple of months ago she got her heart broken, and she’s not ready to get romantically involved with someone else just yet. So while she was interested in being friends, she knew I had romantic intentions and didn’t want to hurt me. Thus the excuses (of course, she really is very busy, so the excuse was somewhat valid).
Of course, I understand, and I’m not hurt. I figured something like this was probably what was going on. But I think we can still be friends, so it’s not a complete loss.