Sunday, August 9, 2009

Week 24, 25 & 26 - 100in1001

Whew. No update in three weeks? For shame. I think my problem was two-fold: doing other stuff while finishing up at TIP and lack of overall progress. TIP, for some reason, really threw me for a loop this summer and prevented me from making significant progress on the list for a couple of months. TIP is now over though and I'm at my pseudo-temporary residence in KY until I concretely figure out what I want to do with myself. While I teach at NKU, I'm pondering the full-time job route, going back to grad school, and even doing something like the Peace Corps or UN Volunteers while I've still got nothing tying me down.

My serious workouts were intermittent while at TIP but I've gotten back into the swing of things here at home. Started back on the 100 push-up challenge and Pilates as well as doing chin-ups and some additional exercises. I just need to dig up my Yoga book (or get batteries in the Wii Fit) and I should be set.

I'm going through the rest of the stories in the Stevenson collection. The Suicide Club series was really good and now it's just a few standalones left, or at least as far as I can tell. I did have to skip one because it was written to show the narrator's accent, which made it a complete pain to read. It was so bad after about a page that I just decided to skip the story entirely, as sad as that is. I understand the author's want to portray the character but is it a good idea at the expense of annoying your reader? Stephenson did this in The Baroque Cycle for an Irish or Scottish character's dialogue and it bothered me there too, but I plowed through it because I couldn't just skip sections of the book or I'd quickly get lost.

I guess the last thing is that I really need to sign up for a Netflix account and get moving on my AFI 100 list. I think their prices have gone up a bit since I last looked at them, blah.

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