Dropped the ball again. I blame work. Friend From Work (can't remember if he's #1 or #2 and too lazy to go back and check) is leaving the company. He's been a part of the company almost since it was started and his leaving is huge. I'm happy for him - he found a place that doubled his salary and won't crap all over him. We should all be so lucky.
Still looking for opportunities back home. Got some decent leads but it all takes time. I am just hoping to get out early enough so that I don't have to deal with the total aftermath of FFW leaving, which will be massive. He has controlled the entire marketing department for almost 10 years - the website, the newsletter and countless other tasks that are probably going to get reassigned to already inundated, underpaid marketing staff like myself. Well, his last day is Friday, so the option of dodging this bullet altogether is really not realistic.
My job search has become focused on the book and magazing publishing industries. I'm applying to be a reporter, staff writer, editor and marketing professional at a number of really cool companies, and some of them actually want to talk to me. So we'll see what happens!