Tuesday, June 14, 2011

PowerHouse Animation!

Yippee Ki Yay!
Made it to Austin TX where I now live and work. The move was brutal, but also exciting. I got to meet my cousins in Kentucky, from which I enjoyed quite the feast. There I listened to bad singing, guitar playing, and the goings on of my extended family over a thick pot-roast and fresh corn on the cob. The next morning, after a hearty breakfast, I set out to drive all the way to Wichita Kansas, a grueling 12-13 hour drive. I was amazed at how much the environment changes the further you go out west, and Kansas was stupidly flat! It's no wonder tornadoes last so long there, there is nothing to stop them!

In Kansas I met up with my uncle Kent, his wife, and his many pets. Two birds, a cat, and three dogs. It was amusing to play with the doxins whilst listening to the parakeet whistle Yankee Doodle Dandy. Kent also made a living as a chef as a young man, and we enjoyed freshly smoked and grilled chicken for dinner, the bits chopped up onto scrambled eggs for my breakfast the next day. It was great meeting up with Kent again, I hadn't seen him in so long. Touring his ranch was an adventure in nick-knacks and building projects. I hope to stay in better contact with him from now on.

Then I journeyed to Texas where I was met with amazing food, it's a pattern I know, great culture, and a big room all to my self. My roomies have a cat and two ferrets, and my neighbor owns positively the largest dog I have ever seen in my life. He says it is a wolf mix, and I can agree, I see plenty wolf in there, as well as Labrador, which makes him a big lovable Teddie bear.

This last week I started my job at Power-House-Animation. My first day was met with lots and lots of beer, of which I endured admirably, huge Texas portions of red meat, and a cast of characters that could only be made up of artists. There are lots of small jobs going in and out, and I've become a sort of 'every job' man. Whatever job is lagging behind or needs an extra hand I work on. There's lots of little flash games, tv spots, and the like to keep me invigorated, and everyone has been extremely helpful as well as great company.

There will always be a place for Michigan in my heart, and I miss my old roomates and friends dearly. I often boast about our wild antics and strange encounters to the captivated eyes of my new Texas coworkers. I'm doing my best to keep CCS's name proud, and I have plans of Skyping with my Michigan pals on the horizon.

That's all for now, thanks for taking the time to read this!