Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My Heart is Stirred by a Noble Theme. (Psalm 45:1)

Yeah, yeah, whatever... you're such a know-it-all! It makes me sick! Look at you, sittin' there all smug, thinking you know everything about me and what I did today... I bet you don't even know what I'm snacking on right now, at 11:30 at night! Do you! No, I didn't think so!

What? Yes, an apple danish. Whatever. Lucky guess... what, are you watching me through my webcam or something? That's a little creepy. Here, lemme turn it to face the other way, just in case.

There! I'm hidden now, you stalker. I showed you, eh? lol. How many fingers am I holding up, eh smarty pants?

Whatever, another lucky guess.

OK, so since you think you know everything, which books did I buy today? Oh, yeah, real hard... you just scrolled down and looked on my book shelf widget, didn't you? That was an easy one, especially for you, you cheater!

  • Devices and Desires: The Engineer Trilogy Book 1 by K.J. Parker
  • The Ten Thousand, by Paul Kearney
  • Shadowmarch, by Tad Williams

Yes, three new fantasy novels. The Kearney one is a stand-alone, but the other two are series starters. What? Yes, I realize that Paul Kearney is the same guy that wrote the book I'm currently reading, Hawkwood's Voyage. Grr! Yes, I know that! I know Hawkwood's Voyage is the first book of a trilogy! Gee, ya think? No, apparently, I'm not enjoying it enough to think I'll read the rest of them. What makes me think I'll like The Ten Thousand then? I don't know... cool cover, I guess... what do you care!

Well, I bet you don't know what I'm going to post next... No, not a cat video! I'm going to post a Funny Dog Picture! :P

I tripped you up that time, didn't I? Hmm? Oh, right, like you knew I was going to change my mind... OK, fine, I was going to post a Maru video, you happy now? I admit it.

Well, I bet you don't know what movie I watched tonight. I'll give you a hint, it's a-- ... what? Come on, there's no way on earth you knew that... yes, I watched The Sting, with Paul Newman and Robert Redford. I bet you don't know the actor who played the guy they swindled, do you... yes, Robert Shaw. Sheesh. I bet you also know what role Shaw is most famous for too, right?

Yup, Cap'n Quint, in Jaws. Another classic. He also rocked it as Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons, in 1966. But I think his turn in Jaws was most memorable. Didn't get nominated though... but Jaws was nominated for Best Picture. What? Oh, right, like you knew that already. I bet you know the movie that won Best Picture over Jaws that year too, right, Poindexter?

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is correct. You are, as they say, on a roll tonight...

Well, I suppose I'll just say the rest of what I need to anyways, even though you know it already...

  • I also rented A Serious Man, which I will watch next, after I finish here.
  • Cathy beat me soundly at Scrabble recently, setting the new single game high score record of 509 points (sorry, Abbie, she got you by 2 points).
  • I'm still writing my novel - in fact, I came up with a cool new character and angle for the sequel trilogy, lol... 
  • Katie has her friend Hannah over to spend the night tonight, and they are upstairs, giggling like the schoolgirls that they are.

What? No, I did not know it was Jackie Chan's birthday today. Fine, here's some guys' Top 10 Jackie Chan Stunts video that he edited together and stuck up on YouTube...

Dude, I am SOOO going to go right now, it's not even funny....



Drydoryssus said...

Chan's taking his roles way too seriously ...
Almost painful to watch.
Especially the last two. Ouch !

logankstewart said...

Let me know how the Engineer Trilogy goes. I've seen those books at the bookstores and thought the covers looked pretty cool.

Abbie said...

aww, i love maru!
i did not know that about Jackie chan... that is a little too intense for me :P
wow, go Cathy!! she beat me by 5 pts, remember, it was onlyl a 504 :)

Rebecca said...

I love the verse you put as your title. The first prophecy I ever received was that i would be a communicator and this was the verse they referenced. I was about eleven. Ha ha.

Let me know what you think about Tad Williams. I have read some of his stuff and really enjoyed them. But he is a little long-winded. Mostly his books are too long and not in a good way.