here we are

we’re in mobile for a visit. i’ve got a four day weekend because of memorial day. nice. i don’t have to be back to work until tuesday night at seven. i was up for 30 hours before going to bed last night because i worked the night before and then we came to mobile as soon as i got off. i couldn’t sleep in the car. too cramped.

i’ve got a new favorite author. his name is clive cussler. i know he’s been around for quite some time, but i’ve only recently discovered him. i’ve actually seen his name a lot, but never read one of his books until earlier this year. i just finished my third by him a few minutes ago.

i’ve taken up german. i tried to a few years ago, but only for a hundred words or so, then it fell by the wayside. this time, though, i started studying it after reading a robert ludlum book and wishing i could understand the german in it. it turns out i like it a whole lot. i’ve studied french, japanese and spanish and now german for some reason is coming very rapidly into my brain. maybe it’s because i’m used to studying languages now and i have a system i use, i don’t know. it hasn’t even been three weeks and i already know almost 500 words and phrases. and the grammar, even with the three genders and all the changing endings of articles, adjectives and plural nouns, is coming to me easier.

we’ll see if i can stick with this one through to fluency instead of the on and off again relationship i’ve had with the other three, especially french.

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Book Stuff

I just finished a book by Micheal Crichton called Timeline. It was really good. I didn’t realize it was the book the movie was made after when I checked it out from the library. I also didn’t realize that he was the author of titles like Jurassic Park, Congo and that he was the creator of the television show ER.

I’d like to see the movie Timeline now. I’m pretty sure I’ll be disappointed just like I usually am after reading a book and then seeing the movie based on the book. The book is always so much better. I did, however, like Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies. The books were indeed better imho, but I really liked the movies anyway. Peter Jackson needs to do a Hobbit movie. I liked reading the Hobbit way better than The Lord of the Rings.

John Twelve Hawks

I just finished reading a new novel by a new author named John Twelve Hawks. Man, that was a good book. It’s called The Traveler. I’ll definitely be keeping up with this author’s next books.

I would describe the book as a mixture between Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and the movie The Bourne Identity. You just have to read it to see. It may be a bad description, but that’s the only way I know how to describe it.