Saving the Universe

Green GablesThe summer is almost at an end, and what a beautiful summer we have had. We really can’t complain about the weather, that’s for sure. It’s been warm and pleasant most of the time, which is sometimes a rarity up here! Work continues to be very busy, although I have dropped off on the contract work. Need to find some time for fun when the weather is so nice. I haven’t been out running very much, but have been to a few races nonetheless. This is supposed to be a half-marathon year in race weekend during October, but there is no way I’ll be in shape in time. So I’ll do the 10k this year, although that will be plenty hard in itself!

So July saw the release of Starcraft 2, and what can I say… it is awesome! The story mode is even better than I imagined it to be, and I am super-impressed by the variety of missions and gameplay. I am about two-thirds of the way through the single-player campaign right now, and I can’t wait to see how it all wraps up. I have also been playing some of the multiplayer online, and it is just as fun as the original. I’m just above .500 in the win column, but I really need to get better at handling the various races. I just haven’t had the time to really dig into the strategies for each one yet.

My older sister gets married next month, so the whole family will be getting together for that one. It’ll be a pretty exciting day for everyone, and I’m looking forward to it. Samantha is the flower girl, and she was twirling around in her dress tonight for me to see. She’s such a girly-girl. Luke may attend the ceremony, but he’ll likely be spending most of his day with Tammie’s parents. He’s not much for weddings just yet.

I went to see “Inception” not too long ago. It is a pretty neat movie, although I didn’t quite get why everyone thinks it is so deep. In contrast, the explanation of each scene was so deliberate and heavy-handed, I am not sure how anyone could get lost in the action. Almost nothing was left to the imagination. Maybe all my years with nonsensical sci-fi and fantasy stories have spoiled me to that kind of thing. I also went to see “Anne of Green Gables: The Musical” for the first time ever. It’s a pretty fun show, although I can’t say I found a new love. We took Samantha and she cried her eyes out when Matthew died.

Well, I have a little work to catch up on this evening, so I best get off to that. Until next time!

Randy