Yesterday must have been my lucky day. First and foremost, I accepted a job offer. My new employer offered to pay me at the high end of the position's pay spectrum, and there is some sort of profit-sharing deal as well. What does this mean for Chrontendo? It means I'll be too busy to work on new episodes since I'll be investing all my spare time in coke and hookers. Actually... no, it means episode production might slow down a bit. But I managed to crank out episodes while being employed full-time in the past, so it shouldn't be a problem now. The coke and hookers binge is strictly temporary, I assure you.
I was naturally quite happy with this turn of events, so a bit later in the day I decided to buy myself a few bottles of fancy beer: the sort of beer that a man on unemployment ("the dole" for our UK readers) should not be buying. Astute readers will recall a few posts back, and remember that this hasn't stopped me in the past. As I'm shopping at my local big box liquor store (we have liquor stores the size of supermarkets in Cali; I'm not sure that every part of the world has these. We don't have drive up liquor stores, however,) one of the employees notices the contents of my basket and informs me that they just got in a limited quantity of Pliny the Elder, and it's stashed in the back room. They received 48 bottles and now have nine left. Naturally I took a few bottles. For those of you who are not beer fanatics, Pliny the Elder is a hard to find, high regarded Double IPA. So highly regarded that it somehow manages to average an A+ rating on Beer Advocate. How the hell does one "average" an A+, anyway? It's so hard to find that individual bottles sell for $12.00 plus postage on EBay. I happen to live in a city with a pub that sells it on tap, but still... it's not the sort of beer you see sitting on a shelf every day.
So anyway... I hope to have Chrontendo Episode 36 ready by the time my new job starts, but I can't 100% guarantee it.
Oh yes: for those new to the site who have found us due to the "Games, Dammit!" podcast or other things... Welcome, and I'm sorry I just talked about beer in this post instead of video games. The next post will be all video-gamey, OK?