I started a new role at my workplace last week. It was the first time in a long time that I'd moved to a different office and worked with a completely new group of people; as such, they didn't know anything about me. I talked to my new coworkers about my professional history and personal life, … Continue reading My Route 66 Awakening
Alternate title: "There and Back Again: A Route 66 tale by Rhys Martin". After a week of driving Route 66, I spent the majority of Sunday taking the concrete super-slab that is I-40 all the way back to California. I was on the road for twelve hours total, which included two breakfasts, some time on the … Continue reading The Beginning is the End
I was startled awake Tuesday morning by a strange sound. As I stirred from a deep sleep, my brain tried to assign a source to this sound. At first, it sounded like the crackling of wood burning...which was slightly alarming. Then, I thought it was someone knocking on the bedroom door. As the last bit of fog … Continue reading Eastward Ho!
I get antsy before a big trip. What if I have a lousy time? What if I don't get any good pictures? What if I don't get to meet any new people? As with several areas in my life, I tend to go to worst-case-scenario in my brain before anything actually happens. One of the things … Continue reading The End is the Beginning
So, as you know by reading my previous entry, Blizzcon melted my face off. Thanks to the medical personnel on hand (as this happens all the time) I was able to save face (..........HA) and experience the second day of the Con, which was still awesome, but in a different way. Day One is chock … Continue reading Day Two @ Blizzcon
So, Blizzcon is over and I am back home. It was an epic weekend full of amazing times and I'll do my best to tell you about it without getting too long-winded. I'm quite passionate about this stuff, if you didn't know. I left Doug's place in Signal Hill and arrived to the Convention Center … Continue reading Blizzcon Day One -or- FACE MELTINGLY AWESOME
You know that feeling when you can't stop grinning? That's me. Today was registration day at Blizzcon. Before I really get into it, I want to tell you what Blizzard Entertainment is to me. It's a video game company. I started playing their games in 1993 with the release of Rock 'n Roll Racing and … Continue reading [Entering Blizzcon]
Many people have a hard time getting to sleep in a bed that is not their own. I don't rightly recall if I ever had that problem, but after traveling for ten solid months I sure don't have that problem anymore. I slept like a rock last night. As a matter of fact, I slept … Continue reading The Gamble House and Hollywood