What’s up all, I’ve been crazy busy lately so I’m sorry for having to post up everything online instead of telling this all in person. Anyway, I guess I’ll just start with who exactly this is
If you don’t know, this is the white Andrew that used to work at the Tilt back in the day. If people didn’t know, I graduated Portland State with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting this last June. The last term of college was a bitch and I’m glad it’s finally over. It was rough not just because of the crazy workload (from one class really) but because I was applying for a staff accountant position at a well respected local firm called Geffen Mesher & Co.
Crazy story about this job: this firm is known as being one of the quickest to finish their decision and hire people. Well, I’d originally applied in the beginning of April, the start of my last term, and finally had interviews in May. The interviews ended the middle of May and when I was ready to hear back if I was accepted or not they told me they were going to hire 3 people and they wanted to interview more about the job. Why is this crazy? Accounting firms typically only hire during fall term before people graduate and they all start in September of the next year. Well, this firm is big enough to have to follow that rule, too, but can probably get away with hiring one person. Anyway, I got a call a few weeks ago from one of the partners I interviewed with saying they were offering me a job. The pay is really good, despite the long hours from December to the middle of April, and I told them I would take it.
Well, this all happened right before I left for Japan, where I am now. I came here really for one big, reason which is why I’m posting anything at all. In about 2 weeks I’m going to get married to the Japanese woman that I’ve been dating for the last 3 years. We’ve already gone to the government and been registered so technically we’re married, but the formal ceremony is on August 4th. We’re doing something that’s more of a mixture of western and japanese style. The wedding itself is more American since it’s in a church and at the reception I’ll be wearing a kimono. I’ll have some pictures up sometime of what it looks like, but it’s REALLY heavy and really hot. I hope they don’t mind me sweating too much in there
So, if you’ve read all of this you’re dope and it sucks I didn’t get to tell everyone in person. If you’re curious, this is why I’ve been kind of out of sight lately. It may not seem like much, but it’s been a pretty crazy last 4~5 months. I’m thinking to head to Evo though since I think my plane ticket will be free. I hope I can see some Portland and Seattle area guys there and we can kick it. I’ll probably post more up in the next few weeks.