Wednesday, June 22, 2011

More New Music of 2011

This time I'll try to embed some YouTube videos for the music:

  • the song "Iron" by Woodkid, we first heard it in the new E3 trailer for the next Assassin's Creed game

  • "The Bay" by Metronomy - after Becky sent me this video knowing it was a style of song I'd love, I'm loving a lot of other songs by Metronomy also

  • "Barbra Streisand" by Duck Sauce - our friend Chris linked to this on Facebook with a comment akin to 'what has music come to these days?' Becky and I loved it!

That's it for today, hopefully these YouTube links work and I don't have to F with the post too much.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Re-Employment, Year One

Exactly one year ago today is when I started posting to this blog more regularly with the great news that I'd gotten a job after 7 months of unemployment (here's the post if you didn't read it then). Thankfully I'm till employed and I'm positively loving my job, it's been great for the last year and I hope that it continues like this for some time to come!

I can't decide if it feels like a year has passed or not, but I'm okay with that because there have been some great times and it was definitely an eventful year. Probably most notably Becky and our friend Josh threw me an amazing birthday party at a friend's house with Battle Tag laser tag in the back yard (using cars as terrain and obstacles) and a very awesome in ground pool to take the edge off running around for hours in 90 degree weather. It was a fantastic time and the most fun I've had in a while, and Battle Tag was a better present than I could have imagined.

On the reading front, I've finished up through Crossroads of Twilight, the tenth book in the Wheel of Time series and am already half way through the prequel novel New Spring (which is only 330 pages). I'm very pleased that I can now read a 300 page book in just a week or two whereas they used to take me a hell of a lot longer to finish. After New Spring I feel like I will be on the home stretch of the series with only three books left that have been published and the final book on the way early next year.

After I catch up on Wheel of Time I'll be moving on to the 2nd Game of Thrones book (Song of Ice and Fire, whatever) and starting Dark Tower as well. I'm very interested to read something by Stephen King because so far I don't believe I've ever read anything he has written. Beyond those, I'm interested in checking out some classic Sci-Fi series like Foundation by Asimov, Ringworld by Larry Niven, and Lensman Series by E.E. Smith.