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IBM @ Austin

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Work Apr 26 2014 · 167 views
Jobs, IBM, Stress, Moving
Hey everyone... I've been pretty silent here lately but have been checking in daily still. Just not a whole lot to say I guess.

I have been holding onto one thing though...

In March I received and accepted my first job offer - as a software developer for IBM in Austin, Texas!

I'm super excited to have such an opportunity given to me. Finally all of my work paid off... Even if I still haven't received anything else and I do feel somewhat pushed into a corner when it comes to my options...

Well this weekend I finally went down to visit the office and drive around the area. Oh boy...

I think I like the office. I know I like the premise of the product I'll be working on. My team all seems really nice. But they seem to be expecting a whole lot out of me and as a first job I don't know what to expect and it's making me incredibly nervous.

As for Austin itself... Wow it's hot here. And not even summer. Ugh. That'll take some getting used to. Also, the traffic is absolutely horrendous. And toll roads just to get anywhere?! Not cool. Worst of all and most importantly, I just do not have any idea where to live or what to shoot for. I think I'd want at least a 2 bedroom apartment just for the space but know nothing of neighborhoods or anything...

I don't have a car, furniture, or even know if my girlfriend will go down with me yet (I've not even graduated college to even look at these things!)... Yet half a dozen agents - and counting - that IBM has contracted for my move have contacted me for al of these details and more. It's stressing me out so much.

More than anything the distance is driving me crazy. I'll be so far removed from all that I know and love and it scares me. It scares me tremendously. I'll be moving into unknown territory in all ways. I still can't convince myself wholly that this is where I should be. But if I change my mind now... I have no other option. I killed myself with stress for just getting a job offer and don't want to go back to that... Not that this is much better right now. I'm scared, plain and simple, but I can't bring myself to just accept having nothing by saying no.

So I've got a lot to think about lately. A lot to think about that makes being a horrendously indecisive person a very bad thing.

(I didn't go stalk RoosterTeeth by the way... there'll be time for that. :P)

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King of Vampire! - March Haul

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Collecting Mar 31 2014 · 73 views
Kamen Rider, Kiva, Galaxy, Asus and 1 more...
I love this silly thing.

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Took another tiny dip into Rider roleplay (and want to keep getting Kiva stuff now, ha) and it's pretty cool.

But kept myself limited to that this month, especially after... I somehow busted my old laptop (which was barely a year and ahalf old) and had to get a new one...

As well as finally, finally upgrading my phone. Which I took this picture with, so can't exactly show. :P But it's a Galaxy S4 Mini. I'm still getting used to have only a virtual keyboard (gosh am I not good at using those), but other than that I'm loving it.

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Attack on Awesome - February Haul

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Collecting Feb 28 2014 · 179 views
Figma, Attack on Titan and 1 more...
I got things. I like them.

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The LEGO Movie

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Movies Feb 08 2014 · 124 views
LEGO
EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!

(No, really, it was. Typing this during the credits and omg I enjoyed this so much.)

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Coooooon! - January Haul

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Collecting Jan 31 2014 · 144 views
Conventions, Transformers and 2 more...
Let's seeeee... Bought some stuff this month all right. None of it stuff I expected to haha.
 
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I got the Figma Asuna first from a guy over on TFW2005. He was really awesome about it and I'm so happy to have her. ^_^ Now if only I could hunt down a Kirito at a reasonable price...
 
Up next came the Thundertron and Blade vinyl. Thundertron's a Transformer I've been after for a while and he's pretty darn cool. But as always I had no luck with the most recent releases lol. And the vinyl is a prize I won on Tokunation, which actually delayed getting Thundertron, as he pulled prizes the day he was going to ship my stuff and had to go back and repackage heh... I've never really cared much for vinyls, but this Blade is preeeetty. I did open him up but can't decide if I'll leave him out of packaging.
 
And finally... Setsucon was last week - Penn State Anime Organization's convention. It was a big mess of disappointment... For starters, they cancelled the tokusatsu panel at the last minute and I still haven't gotten an explanation out of my friend high up in operations. I was looking forward to that a whole lot. And then... Richard Epcar, voice of Ansem and Xehanort in the Kingdom Hearts series and the only guest I was really interested in, couldn't make it. So that was more panels I didn't attend. In fact, I didn't attend any in the end. Just shopped and hung out in the gaming room. But what I did buy... well, I never expected to and did set me back a bit heh. First was Figuarts Zeronos, which I got at a decent and not convention-hiked price after talking to the guy for a while. Probably also because I bought the Complete Selection W Driver off of him... I have entered another new, dangerous rabbit hole that is role play toys. I really don't think I'll get more (but the OOO Driver... tempting). But this thing has always looked cool to me and when I saw it in person I just couldn't wait.
 
So yeah, that's everything. No Haytham or D-Arts Megaman like I set myself out to get at the beginning of the month... mostly because their prices went back up, of course. But they're still on my radar, as are a great many things.
 
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