June 28th, 2016
June 27th, 2016
We had a busy weekend. Saturday, we had a wedding shower to attend in an area where I used to work, and so since we were early, we prowled around. I hadn't been in the region for many years, and the hospital and clinics where I used to work have all been torn down. Weird.
The shower was nice, and the couple seemed to be enjoying themselves. Six weeks to that wedding...
That night we went out to the movies and saw Finding Dory, a Pixar film. As with most Pixar films, it didn't disappoint. Lovely movie.
Sunday was devoted to helping axelicious and Vanessa to move into their new condo. The evening was therefore devoted to rest.
And so to work!
June 26th, 2016
June 25th, 2016
This wasn't one of my bigger weeks reading. I only finished two books.
The first was Osprey Elite #6: French Foreign Legion Paratroops the tales of which included Dien Bien Phu, sadly enough. Interesting read.
And then there was Osprey Fortress #24: Fortifications of the Western Front 1914 – 18 which was actually a pretty fascinating look at what both sides did in terms of the trench warfare, and what they built to improve their protection from artillery fire and snipers. Solid read if you have any interest in the history of WWI.
It's been the kind of a week where a lot of little things got done, most of which don't deserve discussion.
OTOH, we caught up with season five of Game of Thrones, but we remain a season behind since we don't get HBO. We also finished season three of Peaky Blinders and this last season was pretty confusing. Not quite as good as the first two.
Last night we put on via streaming the movie Home which was cute, but that's about all. Early in the week I watched the documentary The Square about the Arab Spring revolution in Cairo, which was sad and inspiring at the same time.
June 24th, 2016
June 23rd, 2016
June 22nd, 2016
June 20th, 2016
I hope this year is much better than last!
June 19th, 2016
June 18th, 2016
My reading continues. I've managed to finish a few things; I've also dumped a few books that I wasn't really getting into.
The first book I've finished since I last posted about it was Osprey Fortress #15: Germany's West Wall: The Siegfried Line. I found the information about the conflict between the construction authority and the military interesting, and the fact that the structures were poorly planned gave me pause. Interesting read.
Next, I read The Spellmans Strike Again by (IIRC) Lisa Lutz. This is I think the fourth book in the series about a female private investigator in San Francisco; the stories deal with several minor mysteries in each one, but the fun is the family interactions. I've really loved this series; I think I have two more books in it, and it might have ended there. We'll see.
Then, Osprey Men-At-Arms #14: The English Civil War, not entirely boring.
Next was Border Dogs, a short story prequel to the Seal Team 666 series that I'm about to start. This anti-occult/monster combat team takes on chupacabras on the Mexican border.
Then it was Osprey Campaign #10: First Bull Run 1861: The South's First Victory, the tale of the first major battle of the American Civil War, the one that folks from Washington, DC, went out to picnic and watch. Wild.
So on to more books!
June 17th, 2016
June 15th, 2016
June 14th, 2016