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  • Birthday 08/29/1981

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  1. Yep. Didn't find it scary nor interesting. Could not figure out why people like it.
  2. I have skimmed the thread but can't find the typical playoff predictions. I am really interested to see what non Colorado people think about my Nuggets this year.
  3. Your right, it wasn't 1st person. I remember having access to Baru's thinking and forgot it was through a third person view. But i maintain my stance; the auther gave me access to Baru's thought processes on many events and (I feel) they didnt jibe with the eventual outcome. Had the narration been completely over the shoulder i would have probably loved the book.
  4. My problem with it was 100% that it was in the first person. We had access to her inner thoughts throughout and still got the big FU at the end. As an unreliable narrator i never found it convincing; I never felt she was purposely guarding her thoughts from a reader; just that the author had to hide them to make his big reveal work. It was clunky as hell and ruined the whole book for me. Which was a shame because I liked some of the set up and his writing wasn't bad.
  5. I want to join on the Traitor Baru hate train. Because that book was horrible. The ending was the biggest 'fuck you' to a reader that I have ever seen.
  6. I mostly agree but I got to admit it was probably the only chance the Rox had against Arizona. The more games that were in the series, the less chance they were going to have as burning through their bullpen was the best hope. Too bad our 'Ace' is still only an ace by potential; he has right around twenty wins under his belt total.
  7. I thought Lawrence really picked it up in his second trilogy, the one that started with Prince of Fools. I was extremely disappointed in Red Sister. Seems every other blogger I know loved it though. Could not finish it. Just couldn't figure out if it was me or the book. Kept my copy just in case I get the itch to see if it was mood. I am continuing on with Farseer. Now on Assassin's Quest. I thought Royal Assassin was absolutely wonderful. Also working on Name of the Rose in audio; the narrator is pretty impressive and I hate getting out of my car anymore.
  8. I hate other teams when they are beating my time.
  9. That should finish that. Fucking pitcher who can hit. He deserves his celebration. Damn it.
  10. Looking a bit better. Still not great.
  11. Not sure that is fair. I am no fan of her music but I have read an interview and she is very open about the job path she took; and how it allowed her to leave an abusive relationship. Anyway.. I used to work at a bar that did karaoke twice a week. So some 'classics' are forever ruined for me, including Margaritaville and Sweet Caroline. I also found a hatred of Gretchen Wilson due to the time period, who I would have not enjoyed anyway but came to despise due to the horrid singing of it. I can only now finally hear a Sublime song without cringing. I also have songs that I hate because of their complete earworminess. There is nothing wrong with The Way by Fastball but if I hear it once I am stuck with it for at least a week.
  12. It is becoming more and more clear that Trevor Siemian can't be trusted with the football in any way, shape, or form. He is actually better than I thought, and I think I am stuck with him, but he keeps taking huge sacks in FG range. Got lucky on that replay overturn.
  13. Did anyone else see AJ Derby's TD catch? May be the prettiest catch I have ever seen in a Bronco's game
  14. A Love/Hate for me. Listen to them in the car and get about 12-14 listening hours a week with them. And I do enjoy them. I hate them though when I get to about 75% done and weekend hits; I often wish I could somehow turn the audio file into a kindle file and finish it up over the weekend. Without a commute I wouldn't give them a second look though; I get too distracted and I can read so much faster.
  15. The Xennial thing mad the rounds recently but the idea was kicked arouns a few years ago with what i thought was a cooler name, The Oregon Trail Generation. As someone born in 81 i find it very apt. We were a strange generation who grew up right with the tech boom, from early computer labs in school (still being ran by the old typing teachers who we ran circles around) to the joys and pitfalls of online research in high school.