As I alluded to in my previous entry, I am giving serious thought to moving back to the east coast — maybe sooner rather than later. I do like a lot of things about Vegas: no state tax, no traffic, cheap, tons of good restaurants, nice weather (for me), close to Cali, lots of people visiting all the time, Lotus of Siam, etc. But I am thinking more and more that I might belong more on the east coast than in Vegas. For me, the biggest drawback by far to living in a place like Philadelphia is the weather. I can’t stand the weather at this time of year. But I love the weather for about eight months of the year so I guess I can deal with it.
Right now I’m still not sure about the move. My lease in Vegas is up in about six months. But if I’m going to move I might as well do it soon and enjoy the majority of the nice part of the year. I have a trip to Costa Rica coming up in late February so after that I might swing by Philadelphia to look for places in the Center City West (ie, near Rittenhouse) area. If I find a good place and I’m still feeling like moving by that point, I’m reasonably certain that I’ll do it. I do want to give it more time to think about it since there are some decent reasons for me to be in Vegas as well. But the move is a strong possibility for now.
In other news, I’m continuing my search for a new theme for my blog. I tried to install one earlier today and it was a disaster because the theme is kind of “idiot proofed” and it uses a lot of drag-and-drop options that don’t work for me. I need to be able to actually edit the raw code to do a couple of things and this theme was basically impeding my ability to do that. It’s a shame because I really liked it. I found it on my business partner Mike’s new site WordPress Themes which is a directory of a few hundred premium WordPress themes — in other words, themes that you pay money for and come with a lot of extras and options. Mike is also the former CEO (and currently Chairman) of the company that owns PocketFives, among others. So he’s kind of branching out into other businesses.
Anyway, the theme just won’t work for me. I think I need to stick with a raw custom theme but I just don’t like the one that I’ve come up with so far. It’s super frustrating because I really dislike the theme/layout that I have right now based on the things I’d like to do with the site. Oh well, I will work on it more this week.