Through The Horse and His Boy
I finished up the third book of the Chronicles of Narnia this past Sunday and I'm working on Prince Caspian. I'm starting to get into new territory, meaning I haven't read these books before, so it's all fresh and new and I'm really enjoying it. Normally, I'm not a big "fantasy" or children's lit. fan, but C.S. Lewis just does such a great job painting word pictures and articulating concepts through metaphor that it's impossible for me not to enjoy his writing.
California: attempt 2
Well, I'm going to try to go to CA again next week. This time, I think it'll happen and the timing seems pretty good. I'm going to e-mail my co-worker out there tomorrow so he can give me a list of places to go and things to do while I'm out there. I figure I'll use it as sort of a field-trip to learn about L.A. and that general area. It's been about, oh, 20 years since I was out there, so we have a lot to catch up on.
Well, I've been itching to see it since I first heard Mel Gibson was working on it and I'll finally get to catch it tomorrow night. I'm going with a friend who's already seen it, but he says he's excited to see it again. I've already heard lots of opinions on different aspects of the movie, but the great thing is that I already know what happens, so I can watch it simply to appreciate the gravity, intensity that the movie is said to create.
Pay day approaching
I get paid again on Thursday afternoon. This way of life is so different from being a college student, I still can't get used to it. In college, my bank account would spike once every four months or so, then it would slowly decline as I spent my scholarship and loan money. Then, as a new semester began, so the cycle would recycle. Now, I get a fresh influx of cash every two weeks and I have a lot of freedom regarding how I spend or invest it. Right now, I'm focusing on paying back my student loans and the other "debt" I incurred this past year at school. I say "debt" in quotes because although it is technically debt, I'm not paying any interest on any of it, so I don't stress about it too much. If all goes as planned, I'll be paying back all of this past year's living expenses by October without having paid a penny of interest on that money. Then, I can start whittling away at the real debt.