Monday, February 22, 2010

There’s Something Happenin’ Here

Over the weekend, Keisha and I spent almost ten hours in the car together.  The time passed as we listened to different radio stations and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” over and over again.  While on the road, I heard a band I thought sounded cool, but I didn’t know who it was.  Then, yesterday, NPR did an artist spotlight on an English folk band called Mumford & Sons.  They were hailed as this generation’s CSNY and then they played some of their songs, which one of them happened to be the one I liked, called “The Cave.”  While I’ve not given the full album a thorough listen-through yet, I have enjoyed what I’ve heard, and I look forward to listening to the new music.

The Tennessee Aquarium, in Chattanooga, was a fun trip.  It was good to see my friend and his fiancée, and we all had a great time.  They recently bought a home, so we checked that out and then headed over to the aquarium.  I have plenty of pictures from the trip, but I’ve not taken them off my camera yet, so they’ll have to wait.

Best Served Cold is a monster of a book, and I’ve not given it the proper treatment it deserves.  I’m around 60% through it, and it’s kept me entertained (somewhat), but it definitely is lacking what The First Law had. 

I got the PS3 in on Friday and have started playing through Batman: Arkham Asylum.  So far, it’s awesome.  The graphics have been great, the plot intriguing, and the game play fun and challenging.  I’m looking forward to progressing through the madhouse and beating the game.

We had a beautiful break in weather yesterday and Saturday, with sunshine and temperatures almost 70 degrees.  Today, there’s a chance for snow and temps are back in the 30s.  Nothing like Kentucky’s temperate climate.

Keisha and I are starting Weight Watchers (unofficially) today.  I’ve been trying to lose weight for a few weeks, and I’ve steadily been losing a pound or so a week for the past month-ish.  I’ve mostly just been cutting back on the portions I eat, and all my snacks have been healthy.  So, by starting WW, maybe I’ll lose even more.  I’ll have plenty of statistics and diagnostics from the outcome eventually.

Lot’s to do.  Lot’s to do.  My weekdaily chronicling likely will be slowing down soon.  I’m thinking about posting only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, unless I have something special to say.  I re-vamped my blog and started posting more last February, excepting May, when we were without internet and in the process of buying a house.  Regardless, I’ll still be doing this thing, just not as frequently.  We’ll see.  Off to work and to listen to Mumford & Sons.


Crystal said...

That's a lot of time in the car! I get bored easily on road trips. Usually entertain myself by reading, singing (which annoys the other people in the car) or listening to books on cd.

I love finding new bands. I'll have to check out Mumford and Sons.

logankstewart said...

That is a lot of time in the car, but that's nothing compared to when we take our cruise. We'll be driving for 18hours straight to get to Miami. For that trip, I definitely plan to utilize books-on-tape.

Stephanie Fey said...

Weight-watchers? WEIGHT-WATCHERS! You coupla skinnies! Behave yourselves. You need a diet like I need Kidman. NOT!

Steph Fey x

logankstewart said...

@Steph: Ha, thanks, but, aye, I want a diet. It's not that I'm obese, but I'm not in my healthy weight range, either, so I wanna lose a few pounds and get down. So far, so good.

Kristopher A. Denby said...

Posting less, you say? Hmm. I'd like to pick your brain on that subject when you have some time.

logankstewart said...

@Kris: Aye, I'm strongly considering it. And pick away, either through the comments here of via email, whichever you prefer. I usually respond/reply pretty quickly.

Jonathan Francis said...

Dude...that Batman game is amazing. I'm probably in the minority on this, but it was my personal Game of the Year. I even thought it was better than Uncharted 2. Definitely the best Batman game for sure though.

Stephanie Fey said...

Oh, meant to say, if dieting changes the shape of Keisha's ears, we will be having words, sir! :)

Steph x

logankstewart said...

@Jonathan: I'm about 20% through Arkham Asylum right now, and it's has been awesome. Fun, challenging, beautiful. All the things needed to make a great game.

@Steph: Oh man. If dieting changes the shape of Keisha's ears then we've got bigger problems, though I do love hearing, well, reading at least, your words.