June 26th, 2004

Meis from Thousand Arms (Asleep)

I'm not dead...

...and in fact, I'm far from it.  I'm really sorry for not posting for nearly four months, though... that's sort'a inexcusable.  Still, I'll try and catch everyone up as best I can.  First off, my Web site went down... and when it came back up, my entire account was gone.  While a recovery process is underway, I may not get a lot of my site back.  However, I've already moved to a new (and much faster) Web server.  The forums for ChronoTrigger.com are currently being hosted on this server as well, and will be live soon.  In other news, I'm in the process of moving east... to Pleasant Hill, which is about a 45 minute drive from my apartment in San Rafael.  John (l33tsysadmin) has been gracious enough to allow me to move in with him.  Oh, and by the way... it's my birthday tomorrow.  I'll be 25.  :)

Yes, I'm going to Anime Expo 2004... and strangely enough, it's a convention I'm not staffing.  *grin*  I'm leaving Monday with Randee (zell_dincht) and Cassie (jia_yan) for Los Angeles, where I'll be staying with Randee's family for a while... and come time for the convention, we'll already be down there to partake in it.  When I get back, I'll be around for about a week and a half... and then I'm headed to Lima, Peru for three weeks to visit family there.  I went there last year with my mom, and I'm doing so again this year.  I'm really looking forward to seeing many of you at the convention... and I'll have my brand spanking new AudioVox CDM-8900 camera phone down there with me, so we can all keep in touch.  The phone has already solved most of my woes, but still gets weird reception at Starbase Arcade... where I plan to continue to work on Friday, for as long as I can stand the really long journey there and back using public transportation that really sucks (except for the BART trains).

After finishing a meal at a Chinese restaurant, I received a fortune cookie that contained this note: "Love is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object."  The cookie was right... and I keep this fortune with me always.  I believe that my life is reaching a very critical turning point right now... and if I'm right, you may begin to see a side of me that you've never seen before... and it may be the last side of me you ever see.  All will be revealed in time... and hopefully everything will work out for the best.  I hate to be mysterious like this, but I have no choice in this particular case.  Everyone involved knows why, too.  So... anyone up for a party? 

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I'd like to thank Mike (jetblack), Melody (comeseptember), Liz (ganymedefox), Lauren (marle), Sydney (mai_sama), Guillaume (norcaldude), and other close friends for checking in on me during my long absence from LiveJournal.  It really means a lot to me, and I adore you for it.  Oh, and I'm sorry that I've missed so many of your birthdays... but while I'm posting, I'd like to wish Jessica (pygopagus), Jin (blueskydream), and Rob (skie) a happy birthday today.  Oh, and speaking of Rob... it was recently orangelounge's birthday as well!  Jean (amefuri) also shares a birthday with me... so happy birthday to her as well~!  Also, jetblack... I still feel really bad about not being able to hang with you on your birthday because I was moving.  I do hope to make it up to you.  *tears off Mike's pants, and... er, just kidding*  ;)

So, yeah... that was long, as my posts traditionally are when I wait this long to make 'em.  I had more to say... but I can't remember what it was, so I guess it'll have to wait until next time I update.  I just hope that it isn't in 15 weeks... but odds are that I'll update from Peru like I did last time.  It sure was a pain with those horrible keyboards they had at the 'net cafes, though... but hopefully I'll remember to bring a little roll up flexible USB keyboard with me this time, so that I can use that while I'm there.  ^^  So... if you haven't heard from me in a while, you now have a better idea of why I've been so busy.  I still haven't transferred all 500 numbers into my new cellular phone, either... so don't hesitate to call me to get your number back in my phone more quickly.  I miss you guys... and I hope that I hear from a bunch of you very soon.  Come join me at the Metreon today if you have time~!  :)

- Chris (cK1)