Thursday, August 20, 2009

Day 133: Some Missions Accomplished

First I would like to give a shout out to my loyal reader (and most regular commenter) Rob "The Tusk" Toscano. Thank you Rob. Shame on the rest of you.

Two major bits of unfinished business taken care of.

One, I finished the Merlin Trilogy. I started reading this book nearly 6 years ago. Done. Satisfied? Not entirely. See, this book (like the Steinbeck version) doesn't follow Camelot to it's inevitable fall. The story ends as Merlin's part in it ends. I guess I'll have to read a different version to get the whole story. I am going to go back to where this all began in 1996 with T.H. White's "The Once & Future King".

Two, I went to Chile! I skied in the middle of August. It was awesome. This was actually a graduation present; it just took 3 years to get it together.

Finally I started on a major bit of unfinished business. You might even say its as old as I am. My name, spelt C-O-N-O-R, comes from Elon Uris' novel "Trinity". Both my parents have obviously read this book, I have not. I'm about halfway through and loving it. I think it has epic mini-series written all over it. My namesake has thus far not been a disappointment.

That's all I've got for now. More wit and fun stuff to follow.