It’s hard to believe but I have been 35 for two weeks and a New Jersey resident for almost exactly that same amount of time. I have put in 7 days at the new job. The work is pretty much the same (Java/Tapestry/Database). The people seem good to work with.
The commute is 80-90 minutes, which isn’t too bad. I have to get up earlier than before, about 6:30am, and get home at about 7:15 if I am being direct about it. I take the train into NY Penn Station during which I have been listening to “New York Times Daily Digest” (provided by Audible). From there I have two subway trains and either a bus or a 6 or so block walk. All in all the commute isn’t bad. The commute home is mostly the inverse of the commute in. I have made a website to help me determine when the trains come and go, which is mostly helpful on my return trip. I am using a monthly pass so I can catch any train and not worry about buying tickets. Since I can take any train back I have sometimes been doing stuff in the city before my return trip — seeing a concert (The Bobs), movies, shopping, etc. The return trip is also good for a quick nap, provided you don’t miss your stop (haven’t done that, yet).
I was able to resolve the smoke smell in my apartment by switching apartments. The new apartment is on the 3rd floor, which is neither here nor there… It is the same layout as before just a little higher up the stairs or elevator — I can always use the exercise.
I saw Kung Fu Hustle a few days ago (awesome!!) and Hitchhikers Guide Friday night (very entertaining). If you have inclination toward seeing either I would recommend them. I am really looking forward to Star Wars Episode 3 and think I have narrowed down my theather choice to two theaters (both in digital, of course).
Today I spent a RAINY day at Six Flags Great Adventure. Six Flags GA is about 45 minutes away (driving). It was a fun day, I ended up SOAKED (from the rain) but the lines were SHORT! so I can’t complain. I love the rain, so it was perfect for me. Some really nice coasters there. I got a Six Flags season pass so I hope to hit a few others Six Flags locations (and this one again) this season. Notably Six Flags New England is only like 160 miles away so I plan go up there this summer. Maybe attach that to a visit to Boston? Its (milage wise) close than Las Cruces is to Albuquerque, so…
No scuba prospects yet, but, I found two scuba shops that I haven’t visited yet. I would like to check out something nearby within a month or two.
Until next time…