June 6th, 2009

Dead Dog Cat

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Once again, earlier today, after a run to get some foodstuffs and other potables into the house, I sat down and watched a bit of another Netflix streaming movie. This time, I tried Matchstick Men. I gave up after ten minutes or so. Phooey.
Dead Dog Cat

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I've now streamed Heavy Metal 2000 which was better, I thought, than the previous film, Heavy Metal, but that's not really saying much. At least this time they had one storyline through the whole film, instead of a number of vignettes. Not the greatest picture I've ever seen.
Dead Dog Cat

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I've just finished a novel of WWII, written by Steven Pressfield, called Killing Rommel. It details the activities of an officer assigned to the British Long Range Desert Group, the lightly armed mobile forces that worked deep in the North African desert during the campaigns against the Afrika Korps. This book is very well-written and researched, and gives details about the life in the desert that I've rarely seen depicted. Nice work.

I finished the book while eating dinner. Earlier in the afternoon, I was working a bit on the greenery in the front yard, and picking up the living room a bit. I also got some dishes done. After dinner, I spent an hour or so in front of the Playstation 2, playing Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, starting all over again, since the last time I played it was last July...
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Another stream. This time, I watched Persepolis, an animated piece of work in French with English subtitles about a young woman's history from Iran. Wonderful.