Monday, December 29, 2014

2014 is almost gone.

It's been interesting.  Sadly, I've not had as much to say here as I would have liked.  I find myself typically putting what I'd say here into a Facebook post because I can do it from my phone instead of cracking open the 'puter.

I turned 30 two weeks ago.  My best friend threw a Vegas themed party for me since I wasn't able to make it to Vegas this year like I had wanted too.  Life got in the way.

Thoughts on 30.  It doesn't feel like I expected, not that I'm sure what I expected.  Honestly birthdays have not been a big deal to me for a while now.  They're more just a way of marking another year on this rock.  I feel like I've still got a lot of living to do, and maybe that I should have done more living in my 20s.  Shrug.

I bought myself a new vehicle not long ago to replace the beat to hell Chevy Impala I've been driving for most of the last 11 years.  It's nice having something that has a working radio, heater, and A/C.  And it's nice having a truck.  I picked up a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 4 door for those interested.  I like it quite a lot.  Having to finance it was not so fun, but I'll survive.

I've seriously neglected my shooting this last year.  That's something I really plan on working on in 2015.  I've got no excuse except sheer laziness.  I shot a match a couple of weeks ago and got my ass handed to me.  I need to do better.  I still enjoy the hell out of it when I actually get out there and do it, so I need to.

I've been spending a lot of time at my favorite cigar shop.  I've made a lot of friends there and it's nice to have a place I can find a regular card game.  I've been playing in weekly poker tournaments for most of the last year now.  That's been a lot of fun, and I've won a few.

2014 went quick, but I can't say it was a bad year.  I was able to do a lot of things I've wanted to do for a long time and I'm glad I did.  2015 should be an even better year.  I'm already planning a few road trips and looking forward to shooting IDPA regularly again.

There should be plenty of good times to come.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Robert's Picks

Books:

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind (very good)

Blood of the Fold by Terry Goodkind (good)

Dune by Frank Herbert (always and forever excellen)

The Gray Man by Mark Greaney (good)

Movies:

After Earth

Young Frankenstein (good)

Blazing Saddles (very good)