I hope all of you had a safe and
happy New Year's Eve! Gwen and I celebrated at home, so it was a nice
quiet evening for the two of us. I had to work for a while today, but
when I got home we went out and got Gwen a new cell phone. She opted for
an iPhone 3G like the one I have. I think she is really going to enjoy
it; I know I really like mine!
As I start the new year, I
finally have an indication of what my next assignment will be once I
rotate from the San Fran. I'm going to be assigned to the
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA,
pronounced DEE-Truh). I'm not sure yet when exactly I will be
reporting, or what kind of work I will be doing once I get there, but I
do know that I will be based out of Fort Belvoir, VA. This is where Gwen
and I got married, and it is also where her Dad works, so it is
certainly convenient from that perspective. Hopefully, I will be able to
find out more information next week once my detailer and the staff at
DTRA get back from the holidays.
So, I have been reading the
White Dwarf pretty regularly lately. This magazine is essentially
the propaganda rag/full length advertisement for Games Workshop, but
there are still some neat articles in there. So, I am looking at getting
a subscription ;). One interesting thing to note, at the back of each
issue there is a list of new stores that are either run by Games
Workshop or stock Games Workshop products. I was looking at that list
today, and I noticed that over the next few months no fewer than 6 new
Games Workshop stores are set to open in the Seattle area! As I count
them, that brings the count to about a dozen stores in the PacNorWest.
This is a pretty significant concentration of stores. By and by, the
Seattle area happens to be the home base for Privateer Press, one of
Games Workshop's largest & most successful competitors. Hmm....
Anyway, for this update I've put
together a short list of my New Years resolutions. Time will tell if
these last more than a week!