Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Busy week

Saturday, November 10th, 2012 02:52 pm
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 I've been bad about updating, as usual. XD Job-searching has been consuming massive quantities of my time, and I just got back yesterday from an impromptu two-day trip to Colorado. I drove down to my parents' house in Colorado to get some of our stuff that we left there when we moved. Even though I couldn't fit it all in my little Kia Soul, we got about half of our stuff, and once we get it put away, it'll seem much more like home. Actually, I think it already does!

We got our kitchen stuff, which we'd really been missing because we've spent two months eating prepackaged food, which is all right, but when you're used to eating home cooking (and your girlfriend is a really awesome cook), you start to miss it after a while. Now we have our Cutco knives back (which I had missed more than anything XD) and our food processor and all the other stuff that made cooking a more pleasurable experience, it's going to seem more like we really do live here.

We also got more of our blankets, so even though we're still sleeping on an air mattress, and my girlfriend and I still don't have a blanket that's big enough to cover us both, we won't get cold at night. It gets surprisingly cold in Arizona at night. I guess that's how deserts are; hotter during the day and colder at night.

Things changed a lot in the two days we were gone. When we left, we'd still had 80-degree weather and the house/apartment thing next-door to us was still unoccupied. When we got back, it was colder and rainy, and someone moved in next-door! Amazing.

Anyway, now that we have some of our stuff, we can really start moving in, which I'm glad about. I think it'll be easier for me to get a job, now that I feel like we really live here, and I've really missed having my own money and being able to pay my own bills. My girlfriend has very generously been making my car payments for me. 
winter_solise: (vala-daniel farscape lol)
 

 I usually stay far away from Bill O'Reilly. I can't really stand those Fox News right-wing extremists,but as this is a biography of sorts, and on a rather fascinating topic, I thought I'd give it a try. That, and I had just finished reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, so I was in the mood to read more about President Lincoln.

The beginning deals a lot with the end of the Civil War, which I found interesting, but not entirely relevant. It helps you to understand the US' position at the time, and the fact that the South could very much have won if things had turned out just a little differently, but I didn't think it was really entirely relevant to the end of Lincoln's life.

There's quite a bit of speculation going on, but it's a well-known fact that Lincoln's assassination is shrouded in mystery in some places. It's well-known that John Wilkes Booth hated the late President and that he was an ardent supporter of the Confederacy, but the book goes into what Booth was thinking at the time, which no one can really know.

Killing Lincoln is written in the style of a thriller, so it doesn't sound like a history book or even a real biography, which I think makes it more interesting.

Overall, I enjoyed the book, as someone who was interested in knowing more about Lincoln's assassination and not having read much else about Lincoln, aside from a fictional biography of his life.

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