I'm not sure who actually reads my blog, if anyone, outside of the little circle of freaks in the Natosphere. But truth be told, I consider the Nationals fans online to be another circle of friends in my life, despite the fact I have met practically none of them in person. So I feel like it's more than appropriate to update my friends on the major changes that are developing in my life.
As some of you may know, my sleepy little job at a publisher in Fairfax was downsized early in 2006. In early April I accepted a conditional offer for a political position back in the crazy world of Washington, DC. I began the job this past Monday, and I'm still getting used to my new schedule. I do know, however, that the job will be much more hectic than my previous job which allowed me to post online quite often. In addition, commuting in from the hinterlands of Prince William County will add at least a couple of hours to my professional workday.
During the 2005 season, the big impending personal milestone was my October wedding. Well, there will be another big personal milestone in 2006. In mid-December, another Nationals fan will be brought into the world. We learned about a month ago that Mrs. Rocket is pregnant.
Given the state of the Nationals on-the-field right now, I'm not sure it's fair to a child to indoctrinate him/her to be a Nationals fan. But, like most of us, I'm optimistic the new owners will get things shaped up, hopefully in time for Little Rocket(te)'s first game.
Anyways, I'm sure it's fairly apparent my plate just got really full for the foreseeable future. I'm not going to shut down the blog; I just may not post very often. I'll be around, just not as often as before. My appearances online will probably be similar in frequency to other parent members of the Natosphere like DM
So, that's it. Life throws you major changes all the time; I just happened to get two of them in the span of about three weeks!