Using the massive power of, um, asking a question on my blog in the hopes that someone who reads it knows the answer, does anyone know if there’s a place online where I can watch the world cup games after they air? As in, I have no plans to be up at 7am to watch the opening game live, but I would actually like to watch it. Or is this just something I have to figure out Friday?
I sort of fell off the blogging map last week. It was one of those weeks where I accomplished like nothing at all. But I will be better now because I’m fully recovered from having another human being (aka Mom) spending all day with me every day for 4 days. Have you read this? You know that phrase “you’re getting on my last nerve”? Having people around all the time is sort of like being put in a state of permanent last nerveness. Also, she broke down my door. Which was kind of hilarious.
In the last couple of weeks I haven’t been watching a lot of media. I’m well behind on Glee and hadn’t watched a movie in like weeks because I’d been reading a lot trying to do the 50 books in a year thing. Which has actually been nice. I spend all day at work in front of the computer watching TV footage, I think getting away from the computer is a state I have to manufacture more often. Like, I’ve gotten some (late-afternoon, indirect) sunlight in the last couple of weeks and I feel slightly healthier and I think my skin is vaguely less albino. But, this weekend, I watched some movies and Sherlock Holmes. I know it’s wrong, but Jeremy Brett, am I right?
I just did a google image search for people who are albino and they are not paler than me. What’s that about?
Working on D4aD, trying to get beyond the outline with complete first act stage. I tried scene cards and decided I hate them. I’m not saying writing has to be totally organic, and having a skeleton is important, but the scene cards confuse that for me somehow. //END RANDOM BLOG
21. Godless – Dan Barker
I thought his personal journey from being an Evangelical preacher to being an atheist was really interesting and compelling, but the second half of the book focused on arguments for why he was atheist that were very familiar to me. I think this would be a great book to give to someone who was interested and knew nothing about atheism, particularly because Barker is very sensitive to the Christian mindset.
22. Men at Arms – Terry Pratchett, read by Nigel Planer
I like the Guards a fair amount, so I enjoyed this story. Not as much as the witch stories, but I love Carrot and Vimes and the Patrician, and they all featured pretty heavily. I was less interested in the parts that were about the impact of a gun on the society. I also love Detritus the Troll. And how British people say Troll.
23. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice – Laurie R. King
I had listened the BBC Radio adaptation of this and was really interested in reading the whole book. It’s about a girl who becomes Sherlock Holmes apprentice, but it’s a fairly adult sort of story. I’ve only ever read one or two of the Holmes tales, so I don’t know how faithful it is, but I enjoyed it enough to finish in a night and start the next one the next day.
24. A Monstrous Regiment of Women – Laurie R. King
I think the first one is a little more compelling than this tale was, but then I’m not really interested in Christian Feminist movements and find them weird. The developing relationship between Russell and Holmes was handled very deftly and quite enjoyable.
25. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ – Philip Pullman
This book was a very quick read and I can’t say I honestly recommend it. Maybe it’d be more interesting to people who aren’t familiar with any biblical scholarship. The premise being that Jesus and Christ were twins, Jesus being the radical and Christ being the realist. It’s no Dark Materials.
It’s week 22, so I’m ahead of the game. So maybe I’ll actually finish the Asimov book. Or I’ll do what I did yesterday, and buy another 12 books because now I’m interested in Sherlock Holmes…
Oh, and also halfway there.