My wife and I have recently begun the home-buying process. After looking at our finances last fall, I realized that if we were to liquidate some of our investments, we could have a downpayment for a house. With this in mind, I began lining up the assorted "ducks" needed in buying a house, namely:
In the beginning, there was Zac. He discovered Linux and ran fifty thousand different distributions, never being satisfied. When one distribution fixed an issue, thirty new issues were created. Subsystems bickered, sound servers wept, and bus systems rended their clothing.
Well, we're married. It wasn't so hard. It was over in a whirlwind that I remember much of and yet have startling gaps of details which many of our guests commented on. Anyway, we done it and now it's on to even more planning for our Honeymoon.
Originally, our itinerary to Japan had us going Tokyo to Osaka to Kyoto to Kobe to Tokyo. After some reading and contemplation, I came to the conclusion that we were:
Reading is probably the oldest hobby (of few) that I have. Oft used as a punishment when I was a child, I learned early on to love reading since I was right pain in the ass. So what does a right pain in the ass read? Basically everything. I tend to prefer fiction if I need an escape or to clear my mind. My dad read a lot of John Grisham books when I was growing up and as I got older I progressed to more complex/meaningful books that win things like a Poo-lit-zur Prize or a No Bell Prize (why can't it have bells anyway?).
I've begun the long and arduous (but enjoyable) task of planning the honeymoon that Caroline and I will be taking. I've vacillated between several locations for the honeymoon. Much of it was concern over cost, time, and comfort traveling. Japan was the first real contender and after much thought it remained our best option. Other frontrunners included Turkey which has recently lost its shit and Montreal which takes just as long to get to as Japan from Seattle because there are no direct flights.