I enjoy visiting NYC. Such a vibrant and intense place. Also difficult for me after about a week. Intense sensory overload and I crave the chill creature comforts of home.
Never change NYC. You’re dirty, intense, and driven. Not for me, but I can respect that energy. It’s fucking beautiful at times and what keeps me coming back. Stay beautiful.
Enjoyed a prohibition cocktail class last night at Koval Distillery in Chicago. The first distillery to open here since the prohibition era. Really amazing hosts and raising money for a friend who’s running for Leukemia. Learned a lot about the distillation process and the work that goes into making some of my favorite spirits.
Despite learning how to rebuild a motorcycle and doing engine work, I’m still blown away at how confusing car ownership gets. Every time I visit the dealership I have to bounce between departments figuring out who the hell needs to fix or inspect something on the car. Even with an appointment, they still have no clue I’m coming and seem confused why I’m there in the first place. Every dealership prides themselves on customer service and I’ve yet to experience it anywhere.
Spent my day at the Museum of Science and Industry where my dad used to take me when I was young. I made a thing! The maker space stuff is pretty cool and being a member now will make me want to go back a whole lot more. Gonna be back next week for Bit Bash which is an indie game festival hosted by them.
Our welcome to New York was my purple half getting food poisoning and vomiting everywhere at 3am. Tipped the housekeeper for cleaning up what looked like a murder scene in our hotel room. Had to actually call out of work today from the lack of sleep since we didn’t actually make it back to bed til almost 6am.
That also meant calling out of the standup which I volunteered to lead. Not the best leadership foot forward, so I gotta hustle this week and make some productive gains at work.
Finally getting back to writing again on my blog. Need to do some major cleanup on the Hugo site so it publishes faster with Netlify.
New post "The Next Chapter" is live about my recent jump to Packet https://martinisoftware.com/post/the-next-chapter/
Bi, Furry, Musical, Coding Geek sporting Ruby Red Hair working with Packet Host. Husband to Aevin1387. I talk about code, food, drinks, and equality in tech.
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