Been in Italy for a while now. The place we're staying at is really nice, but it is a bit lonesome here when the other room is occupied by a couple and my own GF is all the way in the Philippines. However, I highly recommend the place we found to stay at and will most likely come back here in the future (and bring the GF along for the ride).
In the meantime Breaking Bad season 5a has finished. The pace was a lot faster then in the first few seasons but I didn't mind that at all. I was very excited the whole way through and love how they ended the (mid)season finale. It sucks that we will have to wait a year to see the conclusion to this amazing tvshow.
All I can say is:
The summerbreak is almost over and lots of tvshows are coming back soon which is good for me (since I'm pretty much an addict of tv shows).
I wasn't that impressed with the last two seasons of Dexter, however after watching the trailer for season 7 they pulled me back in... Trailer
A new show from JJ abrams (guy from lost) is also going to air this month:
I like the premiss but am afraid it will be too much like Terra Nova where they focus on (terrible) characters.
And ofcourse a new survivor will start at the end of this month also. Which is Survivor Philippines.
And ofcourse alot of other shows as well... but if I list them all this blogpost would become a bit long.
The last year, whenever I went somewhere, or went to the toilet, or did anything that involved me walking/riding anywhere I put on my audiobook. I've been listening to The Wheel of Time for about 11 months now. Sofar there are 13 books totally over 11.000 pages which results in about 420 hours of listening pleasure. However, a couple of days ago I finally finished book number 13 and have joined the rest of the fans to wait for the final part to be released in 2013.
It is strange how much of a void this created for me. Because whenever I was either bored or did something mindless I would listen to the book and now it feels like something is missing. So I'm not sure what to do about this. For those who like fantasy and have not read/listend to this series, I highly recommend it but it will consume massive amounts of your time to complete it.
I remember reading some stuff on how they are planning to turn this also into a tv-series or perhaps into movies. I hope that if they do they will manage such a success as Game of Thrones has gotten with their book-adaptation.
Now that I've finished this I will probably be looking to start reading some sci-fi because I've read/listened to enough Fantasy books for a while (WoT, GoT, KKC). Matt has give me some recommendations and I've downloaded 14 sci-fi books from Iain Banks.
Everything else is well and although I can't seem to get rid of the runbad-bug I've caught this year poker should turn around any time now because it is starting to get mathematically impossible to run the amount below ev that I am. (yes yes I know, nothing is impossible with this)
So I have faith that there will be a turn-around soon and the pokergods will start to like me again. :-)