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Random thoughts

Wednesday, February 18, 2004


So, this is what a blog is all about. Given that I'm in the IT field, I really should have learned and done this much sooner. Goes to show how boredom can sometimes be a good thing. Of course, that really is no excuse. Oh well, moving on....

People have been bugging me to start writing more, as in really writing. I know I do have a knack for it, but so far my experience has only been writing personal letters and emails that no one but the addressee really reads. So that's been on my mind lately. Maybe I will attempt a literary debut. I just have to figure out what it will be about. Think! Think, dammit!

So anyway, I just finished reading this book entitled A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle. I suppose that's nothing special now since it's 2004 and the book was written in the 80's (and he's already written other critically-acclaimed books), but I'd still like to applaud his writing style and sense of humor. The book makes me want to pack my bags and move to France, and supposedly that is what more than just a few people did after they read his book. So the story is that he moved to Switzerland, and when the residents found out, they requested him not to write a book about the town because they didn't want to be swamped with immigrants and tourists seduced by his prose. I'm still trying to find the actual article that reports this. I'll be sure to post the link when I do.

Then I moved on to this book that I borrowed from the Brentwood library. It's called The Fencing Master, and it's by Arturo Perez-Reverte. It's proving to be entertaining so far, and the references to the sport has left me wondering whether I should take it up again. I don't even remember half the terms that I learned when I was still on the team, but thanks to this fencing website, I'm able to brush up on fencing lingo again. But...should I or shouldn't I? That is the question.

Last but not the least for today, I'm very disappointed with the results of last week's American Idol batch. I don't care who the other person is, but I really wanted this girl to go through to the finals. America, what were you thinking?!?!?!? Let's hope she gets another chance with the wildcard portion.

That said, I have to sign off for now. More on other trivial things tomorrow!