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Monday is just about done, and I’m about ready to knock out. It’s going to be pretty difficult to exercise Wednesday-Sunday when the tournament starts, but I’m going to do my best. If I can get in 2/5 days then I’ll be pretty happy. Blogging is also going to be on the back burner once the games begin. I probably won’t be on computer at all. It’ll be a kind of nice to be away from technology for a bit. I’ll still be on the computer 8 hours a day at work (there’s no getting away from that), but I’ll be heading over to the different sites after I get home around 6 p.m.
No pictures of my lunch today. It was a pretty lame meal. I had a bialy with a wedge of Laughing Cow Cheese. On the side, I chowed down on a red bell pepper and a handful of cherry tomatoes. I also had some apple slices and grapes. Relatively healthy, and really yummy.
Day 7 – A picture of your most treasured item
I’m an avid collector of movie stubs, concert tickets, theater brochures, pretty much any memento from somewhere fun that I’ve been. When I get a card from someone, I keep them all together. The same goes for notes, all the way back from 5th grade. I’ve got boxes full of these items, and together, I’d say that that’s my most treasured item. The places that I’ve gone, combined with the people I’ve been with all make up some of my happiest moments. For me, moments are more important than items. But since I can’t say a moment, I’ll take the mementos from the moments. That was kind of a tongue twister, haha!
I had a small bowl filled with black beans, green olives, yellow bell pepper and feta cheese for dinner. Plus about 15 crackers spread with my new favorite: cinnamon raisin peanut butter. It’s just that good.
Last night, I stayed up late and finished Wuthering Bites. Honestly, I didn’t think it was very good. I thought the addition of vampires into the story was kind of forced. It didn’t flow effortlessly like I had hoped. Any mention of vampires kind of seemed out of the blue, and it didn’t mimic the voice of the rest of the story. But I did have to finish the book. I can’t just let a book go when I’ve invested so much time in it. Unfortunately, the ending was probably the most disappointing part. Eh, oh well.
Now I think I’m going to start reading Game of Thrones, the first book in the series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Here’s what the review on Amazon says:
“Readers of epic fantasy series are: (1) patient–they are left in suspense between each volume, (2) persistent–they reread or at least review the previous book(s) when a new installment comes out, (3) strong–these 700-page doorstoppers are heavy, and (4) mentally agile–they follow a host of characters through a myriad of subplots. In A Game of Thrones, the first book of a projected six, George R.R. Martin rewards readers with a vividly real world, well-drawn characters, complex but coherent plotting, and beautifully constructed prose, which Locus called “well above the norms of the genre.”
Martin’s Seven Kingdoms resemble England during the Wars of the Roses, with the Stark and Lannister families standing in for the Yorks and Lancasters. The story of these two families and their struggle to control the Iron Throne dominates the foreground; in the background is a huge, ancient wall marking the northern border, beyond which barbarians, ice vampires, and direwolves menace the south as years-long winter advances. Abroad, a dragon princess lives among horse nomads and dreams of fiery reconquest.
There is much bloodshed, cruelty, and death, but A Game of Thrones is nevertheless compelling; it garnered a Nebula nomination and won the 1996 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. So, on to A Clash of Kings!”
How was your Monday? What’s your most treasured item?