Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Books and Women

Welcome to 2009! This will be my first post of the year, and my 135th post overall.

I am very proud of myself at the moment because I just finished a book I have been reading for probably about six months now. That a ridiculous amount of time to spend reading a single book in my opinion. In my defense I did read several other novels during that same time period.

The book in question was called Persian Fire, I actually loved the book quite a bit, but the information in it was just so dense at times that I generally only read a few pages before putting it back down.

Because I felt my reading had stagnated a bit during that time, I am making up for it by starting two new books at the same time today. The first is a piece of Historical Fiction by Robert Harris, the book it titled 'Imperium' and it is about the Ancient Roman Senator Cicero. He was a wildly popular Senator and world famous orator during the time of Julius Caesar. While based on truth, it is a fictional representation.

The other book I am starting is called 'American Lion' by Jon Meacham. This book is fairly new and is currently very popular. It is a biography of Andrew Jackson. If anyone were to ever look at my Amazon Wish List, you would see I have recently added quite a collection of books based on American History, something I have finally gained an almost rabid interest in.

Four books I currently own that are on my list to read in the near future are: 'Rubicon' by Tom Holland, 'The Harsh Cry of the Heron' by Lian Hearn, 'Heaven's Net is Wide' by Lian Hearn and 'The Looking Glass Wars' by Frank Beddor. And I have lots of ideas for books beyond that as well.

Well I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year! I also hope that the weather isn't keeping you too down. I was stuck at home on Monday (thats yesterday as of the time I am writing this). Our road never got plowed and I saw four seperate cars get stuck right in front of my townhouse. School had been cancelled, so I wasn't too worried.

The Pinewood Derby is coming up in a couple of weeks. It is a cubscout activity in which you build a small model car out of wood, then you get to take it in and race it. I still have all of my Pinewood Derby cars from when I was a kid and I am super excited to do this activity with Jadon and our other scouts.

On the love life side of things, there is a girl at work named Heather. We don't work directly together ever and she and I hadn't really had much of a chance to talk, but there seemed to be a mutual interest. We've just recently went on an extensive lunch date that turned out great and this weekend we have dinner planned. Things fee like they are going pretty well.

Having been on very few official 2nd dates since starting to date again, I am really starting to be concerned that I am not sure how to proceed. Advice is always helpful! For instance, I am not really sure how to approach becoming more affectionate at first, like hugging and so forth. Those of you who know me pretty well probably remember that it can take me a little bit to loosen up (if I ever do!).

I just want to make sure that I don't become my own worst enemy when I approach this, and I hope I am able to let myself read the signs correctly and know what is right and when. You know?

Anyway,  I am off to bed now.


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