I won't get into the details, but I ended up doing some intense meditation and combat training with a bunch of Neo-Shaolin Commando Cyber Monks, and spent about a week sitting in a cave. I came out very enlightened and smelling kinda funky, but after a good hot shower, I returned to defeat the shadowy group of international high stakes gamblers who bet big bucks as to whether or not I'd snap and either die horribly, or go on a rampage and then die horribly.
I beat the tar out of their ring leader with a rabid ferret.
Fixed his little red wagon. That prick.
The answer is: nowhere. My computer has been hanging in there since 2003. It still ran Windows XP. Even with good anti-virus software even if I sneezed it would get a virus. It finally got one I could do anything about. So, it was time of a new one. Finances weren't right so I had to wait.
I go online every day. I check a few webcomics, mail, news, weather, and them I have my active accounts on Google+ and Twitter. Then there's this blog. The majority of the information I take in that doesn't involve actual experience comes from online. So, I found myself suddenly cut off. I was actually a little panicked for about a day. Then I took a breath. Cut off from the pool of people I frequently interact with online, the thoughts and notions that normally flow forth through the keyboard spent more time in my mind and formulated further. Distractions lessened. I found myself feeling a bit sharper mentally and able to focus more at work instead of pondering various news stories I had read that morning.
I read a bit more. I watched more TV shows that I had been meaning to check out. All and all, it was pretty nice. Kinda of like a vacation from the internet. Probably a good time for it as well since it is an election year and all the political BS is enough to make one's head hurt and its pretty much everywhere you look.
I'm not jumping fully back in again. Expect more of a gradual process. I'm still figuring out the new comp and its operating system. I've still got to get the new printer/scanner up and running. Also there's a big karate tournament this weekend and I've prepping for that.
But yes, I am still alive, much to some of y'all's chagrin.
I considering throwing out some AC/DC "Back in Black" but just wasn't feelin' it. Nothing against AC/DC but one must be in the proper mood for them.
That's a wrap for me. Back to the business of reviewing comics on Friday. See y'all then.