Showing posts from August, 2009


I'm tired.

I hope that I will be able to take some vacation soon. I haven't had a day off in about 5 months now. It's getting harder and harder to get myself going in the mornings.

Of course, you could look at the time this post was made, and say, "Well, you dumbass, it's 1:30 in the morning. No wonder you're tired!"

No, that's not it. I don't need much sleep and I never did. The thing is, I could go to bed at 9:00 PM and I would still, STILL feel exhausted in the morning when I went to work. I know this because I tried it. And that's because I haven't had a decent break from work in five fucking months.

This project should be done, or at least in a place that is manageable, in other month or less. Then, hopefully then, I can get some much needed R&R. I'm going to break if I don't.

The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three

There was much more to enjoy in this second volume of The Dark Tower than there was in the first volume. A lot more. I found the first half enthralling -- the parts focusing on Roland drawing Eddie out of his world and into his own. I liked Eddie immediately, and I think this is because he seemed very real. I could relate to him very well. My only disappointment is that the relationship between him and Roland never got to the point where I would have liked to have had it. And I realize it never will. They grew to like each other, respect each other, but in the end Eddie is still expendible to Roland. He will never grow so attached to him that he would choose Eddie if given the choice betwen him and his Tower. Never. I know that now, even this early. It's very clear to me.

But I've also learned that it's not the ending that is important, but rather the journey it takes to get there. That is true for Roland and therefore I enjoy the story as it is. It's also…

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

I put off reading The Dark Tower books for a very, very long time. I first heard about them when I was about 12 years old, and had just started reading Stephen King novels. At first I thought it was just one book called The Dark Tower, and expected it to be your token Stephen King book -- horror themed, contemporary setting, etc. When I learned it was something called "fantasy fiction", I found it strange that someone like Stephen King would write something like that. And not just one book, but three? (That's all the further King had gotten back there in 1992.)

So I didn't read that first book. I didn't have any interest in reading it, because at that time I wasn't mature enough to appreciate what it was. This was 1992. I was 12 years old and hadn't even read Tokien yet. I hadn't read The Stand, yet. I tried to read IT and couldn't get through chapter 1. Those books were too big for me then.

I'm quite happy I didn't make any atte…
Here's a prime example of how the media doesn't give a crap about how accurate their reporting is, how detailed it is, or whether it's good journalism. All they care about is getting their story out first, no matter how many times they change it later.

"Chris Brown's Sentencing Postponed For Some Reason"

That was a headline I just read. For some reason? LOL. How informative.

Oh boy, twitter feeds.

Now my blog talks to twitter. I'm so happy they get along.

Ok, so that was sarcasm.