I’m going to try a new thing and each week post at least once with some things I am currently enjoying (or in some cases with books, enjoying may be replaced with ‘slogging through’). I’ll try to include TV shows or movies I’m watching, books I’m reading, games I’m playing, etc and I may or may not include some commentary about what I’m enjoying. Given the nature of my busy schedule and the constant lack of time, I may have to include several things at once. I think I’ll try to start off with a weekly post, but depending on what’s going on I may increase or decrease as warranted. Who knows, maybe I’ll end up with a daily quick post on my tumblr with the “Currently…”
Watching: World Series and Sherlock (the BBC series)
- I grew up loving and watching Bay Area Major League Baseball (the Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants). Then the strike happened and baseball completely fell off my radar (I replaced it with basketball for a while). I didn’t re-enter the world of baseball love until I met a guy (now an ex) ho was obsessed with Red Sox baseball. During our almost three years together we watched almost every game. I became very familiar with the team (Love me some Jacoby Ellsbury and Clay Buchholz) and a Red Sox fan. After the first year of all Red Sox all the time, I began to reacquaint myself with my bay area home teams. That advanced much faster when I gained and ex and returned to the West Coast, which was nice because I was able to cheer on the Giants as they grew better and the Red Sox imploded. And that brings me to this week where I have watched my Giants beat the Tigers in Games 1 and 2 of the 108th MLB World Series Fall Classic. Here’s hoping they keep it up in Games 3 and 4 over the weekend. Go Giants! (As to Sherlock, I’ll talk more about that in the near future as I watch more.)
Reading: The Princess Bride by William Goldman
- As a child of the 80s/90s, it’s almost impossible to have not seen the movie The Princess Bride with Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Andre the Giant, Mandy Patinkin, and others. It’s a fantastic movie. And I’d never read the book. I bought it for my Kindle on a whim because it was a daily deal. I recently started reading it. And yes, I understood that Goldman had used a literary device in his writing, referring to a supposed original novel (the S. Morgenstern). However, as I began reading the introduction that discussed legal trouble with the Morgenstern estate and Andre visiting a Morgenstern museum in Florin, I found myself questioning what was fact and what was literature. It was so convincing I went so far as to Google some things, only to find several articles of people questioning the exact same things I was. Well played Mr. Goldman. Well played. In any case, it’s great writing to make me believe it. I also think it has something to do with the way the movie captured a eneration and made us want to believe it. In any case, I’m enjoying the book. Though I will admit, the entire time I read about Inigo fencing with the man in black on the plateau above the Cliffs of Insanity I pictured the movie scene. Clearly, I’m going to have to re-watch the movie when I finish the book.