I want to apologize to my throngs of loyal readers (all 10 or 15 of you) if you have become bored reading what I realize has become an insanely long series of posts about the Costa Rica trip. It's just that... I had an amazing time there and wanted to document every moment. Once I started recanting in such detail, I felt the need to continue on in the same manner. I think I am a little more than half done. I will get around to the last few days of the trip when I get some time... Hopefully in the next two weeks. Once finished, I can get back to the sensitive white man poetry, memorable events from my childhood, or the everyday happenings in my little life that you all so eagerly wait to learn about. :)
Speaking of which... I am really busy right now because I am in the process of packing up everything and moving to Las Vegas. I went up there earlier in the week to secure a place to live and set up my utilities, as well as take care of the details of my employment. Yep. I already have a job, an apartment, and even friends to hang out with.
I guess sometimes life moves pretty fast. On March 8th, I was applying for jobs online. One of them was a gig dealing poker at the Mirage. On March 9th I received an email reply asking me to log into a computer system and select a time to come in for an audition. The available times were the very next day. I shrugged, threw some clothes in a bag, and drove 300 miles. I showed up at the Mirage the next morning, demonstrated that I was competent and amiable, and headed back to San Diego the next day. About a week later I was asked to take a drug test. About a week after that I was offered the job. And then just earlier this week I went up to sign all the papers and fill out all the forms. My first day is this coming Monday.
So, tomorrow will be my last night in town. It will have been exactly 1 month from the night I put in the application. It's all happening so quickly I have barely had time to reflect. This will be my first new city in 15 years. I will be leaving my one true love... San Diego. It's not an easy thing for me. However, this is a fairly soft transition seeing as how I am already familiar with Las Vegas and even have several groups of friends living there. The plan for now is simple. Work hard, save money, and continue enjoying my life. I think this is going to be a fun summer. :)
I will check back in soon. Stay tuned.