"What are you going to be doing at Microsoft?" Quite frankly, that is classified information, so I can't spread that information around, plus I don't want everyone nagging me with silly requests anyway. Yes, it's Xbox 360 related, but that's more than enough information given there. If you're aware of what's going on in the Xbox 360's new line up of new features, chances are you know what I'm doing.
"So, how come you won't have time for Cxbx? Is Microsoft working you overtime?" No, that's not it. My biggest issue is my commute. Since I'm really far away from Microsoft's location and I don't own a vehicle, I have to use public transportation. After traveling over 40 miles and transferring from 3 buses a day for both ways, my daily commute to and from work is 3 hours! So working 8 hours a day, plus 6 hours of commuting time, that's 14 hours a day I'm out of the house! I work only on weekdays, but I need to dedicate those available weekends to take care of important business IRL. "Why don't you move closer to your job?" That's the plan, but I have to find an affordable and suitable place to move into first. The Seattle area in general is not a cheap place to live, and when you think you find a good deal on apartments, you have to really look into it because sometimes it will come back and bite you in the @$$. Having said that, even more of my time is spent looking for a new place to live. Trust me, I didn't choose to live where I am now, and I don't plan on making the same mistake twice. Catch my drift?
So yeah, that's what's going on right now. I have lots of work ahead of me and I don't know when I'll be readily available to work on Cxbx again. Right now, I have to worry about my financial future and get that straight before I can worry about things like this right now. Hopefully, you understand. Thanks for supporting me all these years!