Sunday, December 27, 2009

A whole month!!! Lots of news, good and bad.

Whoa! Can't believe I've been too lazy to post on Blogger for a whole month, nearly two! Lot's to talk about.

First of all, welcome home, Jacoby!

Been really busy for the last month and a half. At school, we've had essay after essay, book after book, project after project! I had to write a 7 page in class essay with no earlier preparation in two hours on the monster in Lord of the Flies, I've got to finish reading 1984 over winter break, and I have to finish a project worth most of my semester grade in the first couple days back to school. We've been working on the same Career project for months!

Earlier this month, I was in my first Fencing tournament! It was awesome. The place it was at was so much more... organized, than the elementary school gym in issaquah, that I go to for lessons. It was a Regional Youth Circuit, and wasn't worth any national points. I did great in the early prelim rounds, winning 2 out of my 4 matches with the people in my pool. Once the real matches started though, I lost my first match to the only other student from my fencing school, 15-14. I had a big lead for a while, but had no concept of clock management and was too aggressive. She took back the lead by one and ran out the clock, while I tried desperately to get back the lead. FAIL. In the end, I got 9th place out of 12, and surprisingly enough, the girl who beat me in my first match, Jade, won in 3rd place. Congrats!

I've read a lot of great books lately. I spent weeks reading through the Belgariad series, and it is fantastic! One of the best fantasy series ever! I started the Mallorean, but just didn't get into it. I finished book one, but then moved onto something new. Today, I went to Barnes and Noble and got three new books. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson, Magician: Apprentice (which I'm now reading) and Magician: Master by Raymond E. Feist. I've heard it's amazing, and it's pretty good so far. I'll find out I guess.

I've also seen a lot of movies in the last two months. I've watched all of the X-Men movies, including the new one, I've watched Star Trek (twice! In the last two days! Awsome!!!), Up, Sherlock Holmes (Good movie!), Old dogs (ok), and 21, the blackjack one. Most of the movies I've seen have been terrific, and I'm excited to go see Avatar tomorrow. Supposed to be fantastic.

Now for the bad news...

Winter break has been very eventful, although that is not necessarily good. Not good at all. I spent the first week being lazy, playing the new call of duty game and ping pong at my dads. We celebrated our first christmas with our dad's girlfriend, Jackie, and her family. That was fun, but afterward, was when the bad started. We couldn't go skiing Christmas day, because Jackie's daughter, Caroline wasn't feeling well. Turned out that skiing was the worst of our problems. That night, Caroline was even worse, so they decided to be safe and take her to the hostpital. She had a Pneumonia that was resilient to antibiotics and one of her lungs was filled with fluid, and the other was half filled. A few more hours of waiting, and she'd have died. Because they couldn't get the antibiotics to work, the weren't sure whether or not she'd be all right. Last night, the antibiotics began working though, and she's gotten a little better, although I haven't gotten the most recent news, because I've been with my mom the last few days. I'm seeing my dad tomorrow though, so I'll ask then. Luckily, they think she'll live, although she'll have to spend the next few weeks in the hospital.

Well, good luck Caroline.

That's all I've got to talk about for now. Sorry I've been gone so long.


Adri Phaustho said...

It's OK, although it felt a bit strange that you hadn't posted anything...

1984 is amazing. It's one of my favorite books. I read it in English a while ago. Love it.

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year! And wish Caroline the best!

Q said...

Elantris is excellent.

J.N. Future Author said...

Wow! Odd!

Okay, first, I LOVE the Belgarath series! ^.^ I wrote a blog post about how much I love that series a while ago, and you said you would pick them up eventually. Are they not the greatest? So full of adventure and a TON of humor! I love that series, its on my top 5

and woots for X-men! Something else I totally love! ^.^ I also wrote a huge blog post about that too ^.^

Thank you for welcoming me home! I have not heard from you in forever! I started to wonder if you were still alive O.o,

So its good to hear from you ^.^ Sadly I am not the first post though.....

Good Luck Brian! I want to see the progress on your Necro story ^.~ But I'm sure that like most of my storys, that idea has been collecting dust on the shelf!

I actually had a dream about this weird necromancer and I wrote a short story about it. Maybe I should show it to was just mostly odd.

Well, Cya later!

Suzette Saxton said...

Poor Caroline. I hope the rest of your break is nice.

Brian said...

Yes, JN, my Necro story has been collecting dust, but some of those dust particles house a good idea or two. Occasionally a random thought will just pop into my head with a new idea. I haven't been completely idle though. My NaNo story, although I didn't finish in time, is sort-of underway. I got about 15,000 words done on it in the first 10 days of November, then didn't write any more. I'm quite proud of myself, though. Chivalry is now actually longer than Necro, after only 10 days of work! Sadly, I have some writers block on both stories at the moment. I'm sure I'll find time to work on them though. I'll probably work a lot on both of them over the summer. I can't return to Camp Judaea this year, because I'm over the age limit, so I have the entire summer to my self. I'm likely to spend it fencing, reading, and writing.

...and no, I'm not dead ^_^