What a strange feeling to be back.
If you've been following the blog for the past week or so, you may have noticed that Alex has so generously (and expertly!) been posting during my leave of absence spanning the before, during, and after of me getting married.
Scrolling through the Exfanding archives to see what I missed, I found a tremendous satisfaction in seeing that (a) our blog was not actively on fire, and (b) we truly have developed a writing style that allows us to seamlessly switch off posting from day to day, with content, rather than style, being a better indicator of who's writing. If we signed checks with blog posts instead of signatures, Alex and I could have short-lived careers in pointless mutual forgery.
Even before I got to catching up on the blog, I had to reorient myself to the sensation of sitting before a glowing computer screen. I had been almost completely unplugged throughout Wedding Day and the honeymoon that followed--rare patches of cell phone reception and no computer or Internet save for a quick visit to Google Maps just prior to heading back on Sunday. Getting my computer at home up and running again was an experience I can only liken to emerging from a decade of cryosleep and trying to remember how to operate the complex control panel in front of you before your spaceship crashes into the nearest planet.
I'm speaking from experience here, you know.
It'll take the better part of a week to properly sort through all the e-mails and social media messages, and that's to say nothing about getting the apartment back in order now that basic housekeeping no longer falls into the "not wedding-related and therefore not hyper-critical" bucket.
I'm looking forward to spending a full weekend entirely at home, without driving or taking a bus to another state, for the first time since April. I'm looking forward to reestablishing a routine and finding ample time to write and record commentary for my YouTube videos. And, of course, I'm looking forward to spending a lifetime with my new wife. (A wifetime?)
Will there be stories from the wedding and honeymoon? Boo yetcha. I promise I'll do what I can to keep them geek-centric and relevant to this blog, so don't go running away just yet.