Saturday, June 18, 2016

This, that, and other stuff

I'm re-re-re-re-re-re-reading "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin. I'm starting again with "A Game of Thrones" with the intention of hacking my way through the written series.


I'm of mixed feeling on this. I'm out of interesting reading material, and want to re-familiarize myself with the written series. But frankly, the last two books of the series ("A Feast for Crows" and "A Dance with Dragons") were kinda shit. Especially "A Dance with Dragons". Given how long it's taking to get the next book out (five years, I think is the current count), I don't expect to see the written series conclude.

The TV series doesn't really count, given it's completely off-the-rails now.

Still, I need something to entertain me on BART.

Re-stocked on my supply of High West Campfire. Damn that's good booze.

Went shopping for shoes today. Yes. Shoes shopping.

One can shop for shoes online (via Zappos or what-not), but I find shoes shopping to be very much a brick-and-mortar sort of activity. It really helps to try on different shoes and get a proper feel for them.

I must have gone through fifteen different pairs before settling on what I wound up getting. It's amazing how different brands of shoes can offer the same size, but feel completely different.

One pair dug into the arch of my foot so badly, I was limping for a part of my afternoon.

Oh well. Hopefully these shoes will survive for a while.

I hate shopping for shoes.


Aaron Britton said...

Yeah I hear you on the nothing to read currently. NOthing is inspiring me at the moment. So I will be going back to read Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant series. Highly recommend them. Start with the first, Midnight Riot.

Oh, and I am not going back to read the Game of Thrones. Mainly because, as you said, the last two books are just crap.

Chris Peterson said...

I don't get how you still don't have a goodreads account. I don't think I'll ever make it through my reading list at this point.