It’s been awhile

Hi, I haven’t done this in quite a long time. I had let my domain lapse for awhile but finally renewed and figured I should write more often. We’ll see how that goes.

It’s been a busy couple of years. I’ve finished school since the last time I’ve checked in here and have been working as a tax accountant. I’ve passed two of the four CPA exams and am working to finish up by the end of the summer (probably another reason I should’ve just let the blog die).

In video gaming news, I was fortunate enough to secure an Xbox Series X shortly after launch and have enjoyed it quite a bit since then. Game Pass continues to be an amazing service that keeps getting better. Honestly, one of my favorite games I’ve played in the last two years is Microsoft Flight Simulator on the Series X. It’s such a beautiful game, and it never gets old flying around gawking at the scenery.

I’ve gotten back into collecting and listening to vinyl records which has been a lot of fun as well. It’s nice to put a record on and listen from start to finish. While I love the access that streaming music allows, I’ve often found that I tend to only listen to a few songs and have gone years without listening to some songs on albums I like. Here are just a few of my favorites from the last year:

I made it out to Pennsylvania to visit family after a year of mostly isolation. My wife and I explored Philadelphia, and I finally attended a Penn State game.

With that, I need to get to sleep. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope to pop in more often.

Nearly home

I’ll be back in the states in a matter of days and I couldn’t be more excited! Things have been slow here, but I’ll be getting back into the rhythm of blogging once I settle in back home. I’m looking forward to putting my new gaming PC to the test with Fallout 4, Quantum Break and Dark Souls III during my two weeks of R&R. I’ll certainly be streaming once I get everything set up, so you can look forward to me getting incredibly frustrated with Dark Souls III.

I’m also looking forward to finally checking out the new Apple TV, and setting up the Amazon Echo. I’ll probably take some video of the setup process of the Echo along with some first impressions, so there’s that to look forward to as well.

It’s been depressing to watch my daily site visits drop by at least 100 visits a day, but that’s what happens when you only post once or twice a month. I’m incredibly excited for this deployment to be over, and can’t wait to get back to a normal life!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by! I’ll be back soon!

Finding a new theme

I’m working on finding a new theme for the blog and so far this is the only one I really like. Unfortunately for whatever reason this theme pushes all my widgets to the bottom rather than the right hand side and I’m not so sure I like that. I’ll have to fool around and see if there’s anything I can do to make it better. Maybe I’ll basically make all of the widgets into pages or something. Until then, please bare with the changes.