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25 January 2013 @ 11:27 am
Dr. Sudoku Life Update  
I had a post I wanted to make after Mystery Hunt, and it was not the last one that is now at 350 comments.

As I told almost all the friends and teammates I met last weekend, my job at a biotech start-up has ended. I am soon to be performing a "soft reset" of my life by moving to Seattle in February and doing other things for awhile. Certainly, my new puzzle project Grandmaster Puzzles is one of these things, but so is running a marathon again, sleeping again, enjoying life again. The end of my 32nd year was the worst I've known. The beginning of my 33rd has been great and I hope it continues this way.
Deanna: mariners Moosedr4b on January 25th, 2013 09:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't know that :( That sounds pretty awful.

I'll be sad to not see you around at puzzle events here anymore (you were one of the first puzzle people I met in the bay area, when the DRT's playtested/simulcast MSPH14 for us) but I hope that the move to Seattle works out for you. It's a nice city.
motrismotris on January 26th, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
I will try to come down to the "big" ones still, and coordinate the right weekend to see all my friends. It was a very hard choice to make, but also the only choice I saw in a dark period to move forward with my life.
Deanna: mariners Moosedr4b on January 26th, 2013 03:18 am (UTC)
I totally understand. I did the same thing, but in reverse (I couldn't seem to get my US life back together in Seattle after living in Japan for so long, so I moved to San Francisco to see if a fresh start would help. I still haven't decided if it has worked out...)

I still go back to Seattle every few months because it's such a quick flight, to see friends or do puzzle events or whatever, so you'll probably find the same thing to be true of visiting the Bay Area! And uh, if you need to ditch any heavy heavy stacks of sudoku books before moving, I might know a good place they can go to ;)
MellowMelonMellowMelon [wordpress.com] on January 25th, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC)
So it did result in that way. =/ That's a bummer to hear, even if it means a lot of us puzzle fans now have a new and promising website to watch. Hopefully this will be the last time you have to deal with something so ugly.
Trayton OttoTrayton Otto on January 25th, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
Welcome to Seattle! I hope our wonderful city will be a pleasant environment for the next phase of your life.

Mike Selinkerselinker on January 26th, 2013 01:03 am (UTC)
Needless to say, Seattle approves.

motrismotris on January 26th, 2013 01:07 am (UTC)
Even Evil Dr. Wombat?
Mike Selinkerselinker on January 26th, 2013 06:11 am (UTC)
Well, no. He merely plots your destruction from closer.
owens888owens888 on January 26th, 2013 11:39 pm (UTC)
Just curious- why Seattle?
motrismotris on January 26th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
A variety of personal and professional reasons. Once I knew I needed to get away from this area for a bit, and saw the mix of people I thought could support my next moves there, it was an easy choice. I've always thought it a likely destination, whether for science or anything else.