Enough with dentists, right? Contrary to popular belief, I’m also doing other things over here in Slovakia. Like catching up on movies. 🙂 Yesterday I watched two: Constantine and Pirates of the Caribbean 3. I actually enjoyed both of them. The first was one that I always wanted to get around to watching, but never had the chance. (As a side note, I find it interesting that it’s so acceptable in Hollywood to portray the Catholic Church as being true and effective against the power of evil. Not that I have anything against that, but why is it you never see Methodists battling the forces of darkness? Or Lutherans? Or Jehovah’s Witnesses? Amish vs. Demons–that could be a cool combo, but something tells me no one would believe it.) I give it three stars. Pirates 3 came out while my wife was finishing her thesis. A bad time for us, so I didn’t have a chance to see it in the theaters–especially since it had gotten such a poor reception from critics. Maybe it’s because my expectations were lowered, but I thought it was fun and exciting, if a tad long. Also three stars.
I also have been reading. The Life of Pi is a book I’ve been meaning to get around to for a long while, and again–I finally did. Well worth the wait. For those of you who don’t know, it’s about an Indian boy who gets stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal Tiger. Literature–you could study this in college or high school. Very well written, and highly recommended. Three and a half stars out of four.
Writing’s back on track–I spent a lot of time yesterday (at the dentist’s) plotting out the revised version of the book, and I think I have all my ducks in a row now to chug through the book. We’ll see. Over 1,800 words today–in addition to everything else I did.
Took a trip to Uhrovec, a Kastiel that almost became my home three years ago. Long story. Not gonna share it. Pictures from the last few days are below the cut, including one of me with my friend Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn book in Czech. The guy’s really getting international now–go Brandon! Enjoy!
Swimming. This actually isn’t the picture I wanted to load, but I’m too lazy to go back and find the right one. That’s right. Lazy. You got a problem with that?
Here you go, Brandon. Proof your books are at least stocked internationally. Isaac, if you read this, they had your map and inside artwork, as well. Although they cut your signature some. Dirty rotten Czechs.