Friday, August 13, 2010

Updates, Ahoy!

Hey, everybody! I know I seemingly abandoned my blog after the first post, but I've been incredibly busy. I've been putting in a lot of hours at work and will be for the next couple of weeks, classes start soon, and the apartment has been a disaster area being heavily worked on. This is being juggled with trying to find free time to play games, sleep, write, and work on other pet projects like finding homes for kittens and working on the pieces and parts needed to start my club.

You'll also notice I've updated the layout a little! It's still a work-in-progress until I decide to seriously attack it with some CSS work, but it'll do for now. The art is my "fursona", a fictional anthropomorphic representation of myself, by an artist I commissioned on GaiaOnline.

A fairly big announcement: I have recently agreed to be a guest poster for JT on his blog, something I am honored to have been asked and am really excited to do. I just wrote my first serious post tonight!

My thoughts on the conference have been mentioned over at Blag Hag and even by August on the official SSA blog and on the SSA Facebook Page. I didn't say much in direct response, but that was because I was busy squirming in my seat and probably turning a fascinating shade of red. I was both humbled and delighted. I've also done some writing for the SSA eMpirical eNews I hope you'll be seeing soon.

I think my last entry lacked a special thanks to my father, who sent me the money to be able to attend the Secular Student Alliance Conference this year. I am extremely grateful for you, old man! You and the rest of the sane side of the family are absolutely incredible in all you do for me. I'll continue working hard and pursuing my goals. You guys have made all of them possible and it means more to me than I can put into words.

Michelle, you were absolutely rocking during our weekend together. We have to hook up again! I miss you! I miss the atmosphere of the conference in general - my high over the event has died down a bit and unfortunately been filled with a longing ache for more of the same contact. Skepticon is going to make me one happy camper.