Saturday, January 07, 2006

Good afternoon, or morning if you live out West. And three cheers for the weekend!

You may be asking, what has Aaron been up to? He hasn't posted in four days.

Well, the main answer is school work. :( As I said in my last post, I was sick. After a missed day of school, a long Christmas break, and two more days of missed school I was way behind. I spent the rest of the week catching up on mountains of homework. I still need to do some reading to figure out some of the concepts I missed in my Trig and Latin classes.

Friday night we borrowed The Sound of Music from our library for the pizza/movie/family night that we have weekly on either Friday or Saturday. We've seen it before, but I like the classic movies.

Know what else I love? Classical literature! I'm almost always reading 3 or 4 books at a time, and one of them is alway one of the classics. Right now I'm reading 5 boooks: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Pearls of Lutra by Brian Jaques, a recent translation of The Epic of Gilgamesh, Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, and probably my favorite of the bunch Why I am a Lutheran by Rev. Daniel Preus. Reading is so much fun!

Heid, I know there are a lot of famous writers of American and English literature, and there are at least a few French and Russian such. Are there any Canadians though? I've never heard of any Canadian writers at all.

I think my anti-virus software (AVG) is paranoid. Recently it's been automatically going online several times a day to update it's virus defenitions. Maybe it caught a virus.

My knee is hurting a little again, but at least I am most ceratinly not ill any more. That's about all a can think of to say.

Valete omnes!

4 comments:

Heidi said...

Didn't you ask me about Canadian authors already? The most famous one I can think of is L.M. Montgomery who wrote the "Anne of Green Gables" books, which I have never read. :-)

I don't think Canadians are known for their great literature.

Sir Darth Merlin Bilbollum Finn said...

Haha. If that's your opinion then I think I know more about Canaian literature than you do. And, even though it isn't really a guy book, I read the first Anne of Green Gables book.

Here's a fair article on Canadian writers:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_literature#Notable_figures

Seth said...

You still read Brian Jauques books?

Huh, I gave up on him long ago.. Once I realized that he basically used the same plot just with different characters in every one of his books...

Sir Darth Merlin Bilbollum Finn said...

Yes, I still read some of his books but not very often. The last time I read one was about a year ago. I do agree that he just uses the same plot.

Basically:
Villans come and take something
Creatures go to get it back
Different villans attack back home
Some secondary good guy dies
Everybody wins their battles

and usually there is a lot more than that in common between the stories, but I still like to read one every year or so.