Hello from sleepless 05:30.
It rained all night here in the sleepy West Village, and despite falling asleep around 22:30 last night, I’ve been wide awake for the last two and a half hours or so. The sound of the raindrops on our windows, skylights, and air conditioners is peaceful, and yet my mind will not shift into sleep mode. Unable to lie in bed any longer, I figured I’d update y’all on life, so here goes…
After about six months of working on the New York side of Zemanta, I decided to switch jobs in order to work among a team of engineers again. I’m now a backend engineer at GetGlue, and so far so good. The team is smart, the industry space is competitive, the product is cool, the culture is fun, and the perks are great!
What else lately? I got down to Houston to see my pop, I’ve seen a few friends that I haven’t seen in a long time (and there are some others that I have yet to see, don’t worry I haven’t forgotten about you!), I’ve been riding my bike a bit (we got up to Bear Mountain last weekend), Brooke has been running (and is doing the Brooklyn Half Marathon in a couple of weeks), some good friends have gotten engaged, I cut my own hair, got a new phone, and some new shoes, a bunch of people have stayed at our apartment, and we’re finally fully moved in (I think?).
I’m also totally caught back up in all the insanity that is New York. It’s beautiful, it’s my favorite city in the world, and the place I always planned on ending up, and yet it’s nuts. The constant struggle to see the people you care about and maintain contact seems so much more exaggerated here compared to anywhere else. I think we’ve slowed down a bit since the initial shock of moving back, but it really does never end. I haven’t been seeing as much music as I used to, which kind of bums me out, but I’ll work on remedying that. I think the gist of it is that I’ve kind of boycotted places like Terminal 5, or any ticket that costs more than $15, really. I should really try to make more exceptions though.
The seasons are changing (or so my allergies tell me), and the summer is fast approaching, but between Memorial Day, bachelor parties, and weddings, it feels like the calendar is already pretty full. Hopefully we can take some time to just relax and enjoy the summertime before it starts cooling down again (has it even heated up yet?). I guess to that point, hopefully we’ve learned something from our European friends about taking some time to slow down and relax.
Well it’s 06:15 now, and still raining, but starting to get brighter out, so maybe I’ll give sleep another shot. I hope you’re all well out there in internetland.
Until next time