Stick was hired by as a playtester! It’s a great situation for him, sure, it’s not actually sitting at home playing WarCraft all day but it’s close.
The job’s in Raleigh, so now we’re going to be southerners! Waffle House and Bojangles all the time! Stick and I have often talked about moving to North Carolina, where a lot of his family lives, but I thought we’d end up there much later, sometime in the far future when we’re looking to settle down. Suddenly eventually is now.
I’m so happy for Stick, but I’ve got some mixed feelings about all these changes. I’m excited for real coffee, constantly in my reach! And check-out lines are awesome! It’s an actual line and not a check-out stampede, and while you’re waiting, you can read magazines! It’s great to be home! But in other ways, I’m addicted to the extremes of Chinese life, and a little bit to the challenge of speaking Mandarin.
It turns out that Raleigh has two circular highways. They’re called 440 and 540, but I’m going to call them the ring roads.