Update on my Slacking

Well it has been a while since I posted, a little over 3 months I guess.  But I have been trying to keep myself busy.  I am finishing up my semester at UAF and I am looking forward to graduating next Spring.  School has definitely been keeping me busy but I have been reading and watching various things as well.  I finished listening to Stephen King’s The Stand a little bit ago and as soon as I make myself finish watching the mini-series I will do a post on that.  I am also almost done with The Legend of Zelda:  Skyward Sword for the Nintendo Wii.  Since getting my Wii U I have made a commitment to play console games more and so far it has been nice to hang out in the living room with my wife and play the games a little at a time instead of sitting at work all day on my PC then coming home and sitting all night on my PC playing computer games.

I also just turned 31 last Monday, it’s still weird being in my 30’s but I think I am getting used to it.  My mom, sister, and sister’s boyfriend all came up to visit me the week before my birthday and it was good to see them for a few days.  Image

(Pic with my mom and sister above) My lovely wife Ellie took me out to a Japanese Steak house the night before my birthday and that was really fun and then we went out to our new favorite Mexican place in the mall, Azteca on my bday.  I got the new Lego City:  Undercover game for Wii U and a Lego Wii controller, I was and still am very stoked about the presents.  I also got an awesome card, my wife makes the best cards with drawings and everything, and some of her famous jelly filled cupcakes with butter cream frosting. All in all it was a really good birthday.

I finally updated my Michael Crichton Experience timeline and I have started reading another one of his books, to go along with several other books I am reading, but I really like this one so far so it should be a quick read I think.  There is a movie also and it has a very young John Lithgow in it so I am excited to watch it, he even has hair I think.  Well enough rambling on I plan on posting more once school is over, which is soon, and doing a lot of reading and writing this summer.  We have a couple of trips planned for this Summer and the one I am most excited about is Sunriver, we are going over the 4th of July with a bunch of friends and it should be good times.  I am almost up to 40k words on my novel and I hope to have a first revision done of it by the end of the year.  Stay tuned for more posts, my thoughts on The Stand are coming soon!

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