I haven’t really been blogging much lately, and that probably has to do with some changes in my life. First off, I got a new job. I now work at Pop Cap. I wasn’t really looking for a new job, but this one dropped in my lap and I couldn’t say no. Let me tell you, this place is the work that dreams are made of. I can’t talk about what I’m working on, since it’s not announced, but I can say that it’s a lot of fun to work on it again. The structure at Pop Cap is so very different from anything I’ve worked on professionally. It’s almost like going back to DigiPen a little, with the small teams. It was a little sad to leave Surreal after almost 4 years, but after they moved over to Kirkland, my commute turned into an hour on the bus each way. Now, it’s back down to a 15 minute walk through downtown. That’s pretty much perfect, if you ask me. The company itself is pretty fantastic as well. I really can’t describe it without gushing like a five year old on Christmas day, so suffice it to say that I enjoy it quite a bit.
In between the two jobs, I went to Costa Rica for 9 days. The trip was nothing short of awesome. I went to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca for two days, and then moved on to Manzanillo, where I found heaven for five days. That town, if you can even call a place with less than 100 residents a town, was gorgeous. The people were super friendly, and I had an incredibly relaxing time walking through the beaches and the jungle. I met an Italian couple and hung out with them a bit. Over all, I’m incredibly glad I went as it was very relaxing and exactly what I wanted. You can see the pictures of my trip here.
Lastly, but certainly not leastly, I started dating someone. I don’t tend to talk about my personal life here much, if at all. I will, however, say that she’s been a ton of fun to hang out with and be around. We go on adventures, one of which will be heading up to Vancouver this weekend for a half marathon race. We’re also heading to New York next month, which should be a blast.
So all in all, my life is going pretty awesome right now. Good times.