Today was a busy day. The morning was filled with stuff relating to the first day of school. It went off much better than we had expected. While August was in school, Laura had a meeting to attend, so I had care of Ciárán and Déla. We went to the mall to run a few errands and returned home in time to pick up August. Since it was only a half day of school, we all had lunch at home and went over how things went.
After lunch, Ciárán went down for nap and August had his penultimate speech therapy session. Déla, however, watched some television (Yo Gabba Gabba and Wow Wow Wubzy for those interested). During this time I was able to fire up the computer and check email as well as get down some initial thoughts on this first day of school. That blog entry took on a life of its own and went in a completely different direction than I had intended.
After a while it became apparent that I was going to be unable to actually get a full day’s work in, so I abandoned the idea of trying. I still sorted through email, worked on a couple of reviews, and a few other “housekeeping” items, but posting the news seemed like a losing proposition. All of this week, really, is going to be like that. Tomorrow, Tuesday, will be another weird off and on day for me, but I’ll be able to better concentrate on posting news, so from the front end of the website it will seem like business as usual.
What’s going on the rest of this week? Today, obviously was school starting. Tuesday Mike, one of the writers for this esteemed digital publication, will be arriving in Seattle to attend the 2009 Penny Arcade Expo, which starts on Friday. I’ll head down to the airport and pick him up, which of course will take up some time. Before that, however, we have to get August to school, which means dealing with our new schedule which we are still learning and adjusting to.
While Mike is here, there are a few tourist activities that he will want to participate in. He’s been to the Penny Arcade Expo before, but each time it has been a fairly quick “in and out” affair with very little time to take in some of the sights here. This time he and his girlfriend Michelle are arriving a couple of days ahead of PAX to get some touristy time in. Wednesday will involve school and helping out Mike (and possibly even enjoying things myself).
Thursday things get a little weird, as Mike & Michelle will still be in tourist mode, but few also have to attend a couple of PAX events. Activision is holding a preview event for a couple of titles before PAX, which is somewhat annoying. At least it is being held at the same place where we pick up our badges. Unfortunately this is all happening at the same time as the “back to school” barbeque at August’s school is taking place.
All of this of course doesn’t take into account any of the ordinary events that take place during the week, such as dance class.
By the time Friday rolls around, Mike and I will be in full on PAX coverage mode. There will be no regular update to the website on Friday, but I plan on getting something posted, but I’m not sure what yet.
So what does this all mean for you as a reader of Digital Entertainment News? Well, look for “regular” updates Tuesday and Thursday this week, with sporadic updates over the weekend for PAX coverage. Don’t worry, you won’t miss anything – as usual, if something important happens you’ll hear about here… eventually.