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Valendale

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So, it's been a while since my last blog entry, and I've made some big steps in life. Thought I'd drop in and talk about it a little.

I took my 2nd year of master's classes fully online. It was a big change from living deeply within the campus culture like I had for the previous six years, but I finished it up and graduated for the 2nd time! It was a lot of work, especially trying to balance it with job applications and attempting to have some semblance of a social life, primarily with friends who lived far away from me.

It paid off though, because I did get a job! I actually interned at this same agency last summer. I'm only a month or so in, but so far I'm very satisfied. I think this will be a job I can be fulfilled at.

Getting a job also meant I had to move into my own place. Technically I lived away from my parents while at college, but this is the first time it's just me. No roommates. I picked the furniture, all the messes are mine, and I'm the only one cleaning them up. It's close enough to work for me to walk too, which I really enjoy. Still exploring the surrounding area, but I do like my apartment's location.

I also went to two Brickfairs! (Maybe I should do a highlight post like the old days?) Both were great fun. Last year, I met some people from the SCBricks LUG, which I've since joined. That's been a great ride over the last year, meeting people and going to events. Just before Brickfair this year, I did my first local show with the LUG. It was completely different from a huge convention, just being in a little library, but I think we put on an excellent show! This year's Brickfair had me bringing @T-Dawg for his first time doing the full con. Hope he enjoyed it as much as I did. I miss a lot of the old friends I hung out with at past Brickfairs, but I love all the new people I've had the chance to meet! I'd also be remiss not to shoutout @Mushy the Mushroomfor really making my Brickfair! (As well as basically keeping this site alive.) And there's one observation I made at this show that really encapsulated it:

I didn't have breadsticks at Brickfair this year, but I sure at a lot of Thai food. Sometimes old ways have to fall away to be replaced by something new and equally beautiful.

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9 hours ago, Voltex said:

congrats on getting your masters!

Thanks! It was a big move, and I'm very proud of myself for getting it, even if I'm not necessarily "using" it for my job at the moment. (Although a lot of stuff I'm doing at work was only covered in the masters level courses.)

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Congratulations on the many fortunate things and such success! That sounds like a dream to travel on foot to work, also. 

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As well as basically keeping this site alive.

Aw, thank you a million! I surely, seriously uphold that this case is vice-versa! 💙  

Is there a lore/history of BZP Brickfair Breadsticks? (Apologies for the ignorance of an online-only site citizen!) 

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On 8/14/2023 at 10:30 PM, Mushy the Mushroom said:

Congratulations on the many fortunate things and such success! That sounds like a dream to travel on foot to work, also. 

Aw, thank you a million! I surely, seriously uphold that this case is vice-versa! 💙  

Is there a lore/history of BZP Brickfair Breadsticks? (Apologies for the ignorance of an online-only site citizen!) 

There's a combination Pizza Hut/Taco Bell very close to the convention center/hotel that several of us (especially "Team Farm Animals") have frequented. I have many good memories there.

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