It’s 2012 and I have found myself in the weird position of being alone for the month of January! Â What’s that, you say? Â What do I mean? Â Well, Larry is in NYC now and will be staying there through mid-February. Â The first reason is that he went back early this month to be there for when his sister gave birth. Â Happily, everything went well and Larry is now an uncle to a cute little girl named Stacy. Â Welcome Stacy to your very happy family! Â Also, his Strategy Farm bosses got a slew of new work and they asked him to come back for it and help. Â Turns out there will be at least a month of work and so there he stays. Â It’s good because the opportunities out here in LA have been very scarce, so I’m glad he can get his hands dirty and make some money again. Â He can also build up his resume some more. Â It does suck though to be chilling out alone. Â Thank god I like video games so damn much. Â And books.
Speaking of which, wow, I am reading two books right now that are incredible. Â The first is Stephen King’ latest titled 11/22/63, a time-travel story that centers around the Kennedy Assassination and the conceit of “what if you could go back in time and stop Lee Harvey Oswald?” Â I’m about 200 pages in and that part hasn’t even started yet. Â The main character decides to test-drive the time travel rules he’s bound to by intercepting a tragedy that occurred to a friend of his back in 1958. Â Of course, things don’t always work out the way you or he hopes, but in the course of the story, he runs into a few of the kids from Derry….DERRY, the city from Stephen King’s novel IT, which I coincidentally just read. Â I love Stephen King. Â The other book I’m reading is George R. R. Martin’s second in the Song of Fire & Ice saga,Â A Clash of Kings. Â These books of his are so compelling and I’m utterly hooked. Â I’ve been watching the HBO series via On Demand the last few nights and the producers did a masterful job bringing the first book, Game of Thrones, to life. Â There’s a quote from within the book I can’t wait to see in the series, as it’s delivered from a very scheming, conniving, and powerful character to a virtuous, and ultimately foolish, opponent, concerning the way politics works/worked: Â “In the game of thrones, you win or you die.” Â The speaker is NOT fucking around when it’s being said. Â And I bet Newt Gingrich would be happy enough to say these words to Mitt Romney. Â 🙂
So while I read, watch TV, and play videogames this January, I figure I should update and blog again. Â When last I dropped in, it was right before I headed back to New York City for a week so that I could work and be with Larry while he visited with his sister a few weeks before giving birth. Â It was wonderful going back and getting to see the tree at Rockefeller, all my team and coworkers/friends at 30 Rock and the CNBC facility at Englewood Cliffs. Â I realized I miss being there a little bit, but only a little bit. Â Santa Monica life is charmed. Â Then for Christmas through New Year’s, we were back in LA and celebrated the holidays with Mom & Harv as well as my stister, Stacie and her family. Â New Year’s was fun spending it with Wendy & Jay, and then before we knew it, it’s 2012 and back to work like nothing was amiss.
2012. Â Yikes. Â I read one of those books about the many different theories of what will kill us or cause the Earth’s destruction at the end of this year. Â Massive solar flares. Â Interstellar collisions. Â Polar shifts. Â Volcanic activity. Â Our own tendency to self-destruct. Â And hell, I’ve seen the AWESOME movie. Â Yes, I said awesome. Â Looks like Larry & I will have a front-row seat to California, and specifically Santa Monica & Venice, falling right into the ocean. Â Totally sucks. Â But if you’re going to either suffer in a post-apocalyptic world or go out early…what would you rather do? Â Nuclear winter is totally overrated.
I hate when I don’t post for a while. Â I feel the need to just word-vomit all over the screen. Â How about I end for now, but make a pact with myself to keep at it again. I was doing good and I still haven’t lost the feeling. Â I am going to look up different good and interesting blogging assignments/topics to keep myself entertained, as I really do like writing. Â I swear. Â Oh, and do go visit my Picasaweb site to see a slew of pictures I’ve taken in the meantime. Â Here are a few to tide you over….