Your reply is a pleasant surprise. I almost
Seeing your Dining Dragon
posts come through on my FL make me want the one year Anniversary to hurry up and get here.
Speaking of, I had a discussion the other day that made me think of you: I was talking to the Darkroom Lab Assistant because he had pictures from last year's Alabama Jubilee, specifically of the hot air balloons. I was trying to tell him about this model helicopter competition/enthusiasts activity I went to once with Caro and his friend over by A&M, which, I believe, is bordered by the train track of the 30 minute train ride you mentioned going on once. I think whester
took his family on the train recently.
If you and Rob are interested, the dates I was given for Alabama Jubilee are the 27-29. That's at Point Mallard in Decatur, directly off of 6th Ave. which is 565 turned into 20 turns into 6th Ave after you cross the bridge. I should probably Google for more information, but I'm lazy.
Now that I'm through visiting…
I'm intrigued that you read The Hunger Game
my contact with the trilogy is a listing on reality_hammer
's journal. His blog deals with nothing but politics and he is of the conservative/libertarian bent of mind. From the description on Amazon, I'm expecting the premise of (at least the first book anyway) to line up with my political beliefs which I believe to be different than yours, hence the being intrigued.Very enjoyable, not sure that it is quite as great as all the hype makes it out to be, but it is a very compelling read.
That's what I got off of reading the reviews/descriptions on Amazon, specifically that the politics take a back seat the further into the series you get and turns into a romancesque story. My goal is to read the first book to see if it reinforces my beliefs. If so, I plan to give a copy to my brother for his sixteenth birthday in July along with a copy of The Twilight of Courage
(Ironically, that's not an Amazon link, but rather a link to my post about the book)
Charlie "Tremendous" Jones has a quote, You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.
I figure that since my brother is a year or so away from finishing school and close to the moving out/rebellious stage, I ought to give him some challenging material to help him learn the person he is. Whether or not that person is akin to the person I am is a different matter entirely.Game of Thones
I've heard several of the programmers at work talk about both the TV series and reading the books. I think that's what one of them read while the power was out. Speaking of, how did you fare?Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual
I've been reading your updates about your study habits. Regardless the outcome of the test, it will be a baseless accusation to say that you didn't study for the test.Most of my reading these days is done via blogs
That's been where most of my reading has been done-news and tech blogs/columns/articles. It got to the point where I didn't want to keep up any more, even though I have an innate desire to do so because of the amount of time I was spending on current events that wasn't being spent on reading the tomes listed in this post.
It's a balancing act to be sure. I remember when I reached a point on this job where I didn't have school or a lot of extracurricular activities such as a second job or constantly watching movies. How refreshing it felt to read a book because I wanted to, not out of compulsion! While I have been reading for pleasure on and off during this semester, dropping the Chemistry opened my schedule a great deal as did the constant cancellations from inclement weather. In fact, I knocked out a good 20% of Atlas Shrugged
whilst I waited for power to come back on at work.