Inadvertently, my blog posts are now coming out at about a rate of once per quarter, which kind of sucks but hey what are you going to do? I’m sure of the at most three people who still follow this blog (myself included), only one might be annoyed. Oh well, let’s take a recap at what exciting and not-so-exciting things have happened to The Leong since our last episode.
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Uh, surely something happened right??
Well I guess I should mention work, since that is what I have to do every day. We had our busy season through April, which was pretty hectic but I’ve become a lot more comfortable with the job since last year’s busy season. Of course once that was over things got much better and I don’t have to go in on weekends anymore to grind away at the sheer pile of excitement known as accountingologymatics. That’s a word right? Sorry I’m new at this stuff. But really, I didn’t find the season to be that bad this year, although it was a lot of hours and a many times where sifting through paperwork and starting at a computer screen all day really got tiring.
Because work was busier, I only took one class during the fall semester, and it was an 8AM class – and yes, it was as awesome as you would imagine. Especially fun was the 30-40 minute rush hour drive towards and through downtown St. Louis. I suppose I am really fortunate now that my normal commute to work is less than 10 minutes, while only a few years ago it was more like an hour and a half, mostly on disgusting, crowded Tokyo trains and subways. There is not much else to share about this past class (primarily because it would be too much excitement and you would probably be really jealous of me) although I am happy to say that I destroyed it and earned the grade “You’re the man now dog.” I think this is worth a 4.x on the standard grade point scale.
Not soon after tax season ended, in April I took a weekend trip out to Bloomington to meet up with some friends. It was awesome to see everyone, and going out in Bloomington with friends is still a lot of fun. I don’t think it would be a lot of fun if you were by yourself, because the population has definitely stayed the same average age while I have aged a bit in the past 6 years. OK so that last sentence is unnecessary, because 1) who would go out by themselves? and 2) of course it is more fun with friends. Never mind. And in case you haven’t noticed by the lack of coherence in this post, I am just typing as fast as I can, with little to no editing or care given to trivial matters like “paragraphs,” “writing flow,” or “engaging readers.” But yes Bloomington was a lot of fun, and as proof of the kind of misfits I was hanging out with, I would like to share this photo of the infamous Nikolai “Hold Button” Roberts7000.
I took another vacation last month, but that will have to wait until my next post. It should not take me another 3 months to get around to writing it, I swear.