The best addition to our recent transition into the "fun office" is a Wii console with GUITAR HERO. On any given day you can walk by the large conference room and see anyone from the executive producer to the research assistant belting out Paranoid on a plastic guitar with the fervor of Tony Iommi. In retrospect, we should have bought this long ago. There's a marked change in the attitude of the office as a whole, and it's refreshing. For a couple years here it was grim. Nothing but doom and gloom, tension and drama and good ole' irrational tongue lashings. Just when I'd hit my limit on verbal abuse, things changed. People left the company and a new dynasty started. And it's a beautiful thing.
However, the commute still blows wad and I'm never going to get used to driving two to three hours a day in the 8th ring of hell, also known as the Los Angeles metro area. But soon, VERY SOON, I will be making that commute home, to our HOME, that we have waited so patiently for. And that is also, a beautiful thing.