Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Heat Has Caught Up

I haven't posted all summer. I don't know why. I guess things just kind of settled into a boring normal. Or it's just too hot to do anything. What San Antonio really needs is some rain to cool things off a few degrees. People say that in Texas there are only two seasons: Summer and Not Summer. Well, I'm ready for Not Summer already!

I've registered for both the 10 for Texas and the Rock 'n Roll San Antonio half marathon, and the fact that it's so hot outside really stresses me out. I can't run in this heat and I get bored on the treadmill so the most I can do is just over 4 miles. I have a long way to go (literally) when the weather decides to cool down. I'll have to really step up the training and really make sure I'm eating what I should instead of what I want. It's funny; most people gain weight in the winter and lose in the summer, where I feel it's the opposite for me. It's too hot to do anything, and in the winter it's just the right temp to run really far.

Usually I used my blog to post book and movie reviews and I just haven't done it. I've still been reading and I've seen some pretty great films, but I just haven't written about them.

I've read "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton, which was interesting. I'm still in the middle of reading "Gone with the Wind" and "The People's History of the United States", as well as "The Book Thief", which I plan to finish in the next few days.

Audrey Niffenegger, the author of "The Time Traveler's Wife", wrote another book recently called "Her Fearful Symmetry." I was really disappointed in this one. It had great potential to be something unique and great, and then in one page it took a wrong turn into being a bad eighties movie. I grew to dislike certain characters, although I don't think that was the author's intention. It was just... blah. If you like ghost stories, then you might like this. Otherwise, it's not worth the time.

I saw "Inception" last month and it blew me away. I'm a fan of Chris Nolan's Batman films, and "Inception" was even more amazing. It has been a really long time since I've seen a film that great. Lately all the blockbusters have been boring "Hangover"s and the like. "Inception" is like a breath of fresh air for the movie goer and really made me like film again.

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