December 26, 2006
Happy holiday season to all of my readers, so many you are numbered. Things have been quiet at the BlogHouse of late owing to a lengthy visit back home and to my wonderful girlfriend's parents' place in Ridgeley, West Virginia. (For those of you who don't know, "back home" is Rouses Point, New York, not to be confused with "home" in Munroe Falls.) Christmas was wonderful, per usual... lots of celebrating, not much in the form of religionating. I am finally an iPod owner - something I had been avoiding like the plague for the last three years. You may be asking "Ryan, what gives with the menorah? I thought you were Catholic..." Well, I was Catholic until getting confirmed, but it all came apart after that. I will be converting to Reform Judaism at some point once all things have settled down.
Having said "once all things have settled down," I must disclose the following. By settling down, I mean leaving the NE Ohio area to live in Athens, Georgia with my girlfriend. Much of life has been comprised of moving around and never staying in one place for too long, typically something that is not done through my own volition. This time, however, the move is completely voluntary. I am still without employment once I move down there, but I do still have Applebee's to fall back on. I cannot dent that I enjoy the job, but I would much rather do something where a steady check comes at 40-45 hours/week and I'd be doing something constructive with my academic degree.
What will become of BlogginRyan? BlogginRyan will likely remain BlogginRyan... just with a touch of southern hospitality and geared towards the politics of Georgia and rebuilding a Democratic party base in the south. Georgia is one of the fastest growing states in the country and to not see an opportunity there is to be blind.
So that's it for now. I've been out of the news loop for the last week, much of today before work(?) will be spent catching up on the local and state dirt.