September 30, 2017

Only a four workout week for me, but at least this time, it was by choice.  I was feeling sore enough on Monday and Tuesday that I decided to lighten my load, and it ended up being a fortuitous decision, since it opened the door for getting started on my new hobby of pa...

September 30, 2017

You might recall that, at the start of this month, I'd written this post about my first experiences with miniature painting.  After some research, it turned out that it wouldn't be so prohibitively expensive of a hobby as I'd first thought.  Well, let me step back and c...

September 29, 2017

Rating: B

Length: 724 pages, standard paperback page size/font

Time to wrap up my thoughts on this trilogy.  After coming out strong with Mistborn and then losing some steam in The Well of Ascension, Sanderson does bounce back some with The Hero of Ages, though he doesn't...

September 23, 2017

Having once again only made two posts since my last workout recap, you can probably guess what I could say, so I'm not going to say it.  Instead, let me take a moment to talk about what I do to cool down after workouts.  When I started working out regularly, I used to d...

September 23, 2017

Rating: A

Playing Time: Estimated at about 250-300 hours, not including character generation, since the timer only measures in-game "days"

Obviously, having reviewed Baldur's Gate, it's only fitting to review the sequel as well.  There's a lot of overlap between the two g...

September 22, 2017


Rating: A-

Playing Time: Estimated at about 200-250 hours, not including character generation, since the timer only measures in-game "days"

Ah, yes, this quaint little game that Black Isle outsourced to some upstart Canadian developer called Bioware.  While it's often o...

September 16, 2017

I'm probably sounding like a broken record at this point, with respect to being atypically busy of late, but it's true.  That having been said, there's no need to keep repeating it, so I'll try to stop doing that.  Instead, let me say that I'm having a blast with doing...

September 16, 2017

Rating: B-

Length: 763 pages, standard paperback page size/font

Described simply, Mistborn was basically the original Star Wars trilogy rolled up into one single book.  Vin was Luke Skywalker, Kelsier was Obi Wan Kenobi, and the Lord Ruler was Palpatine.  Obviously, a lot...

September 14, 2017

Rating: B+

Length: 643 pages, standard paperback page size/font

Apparently, Brandon Sanderson is a pretty big deal in the fantasy/sci-fi genre these days.  Personally, I'd never heard of him until I saw that he was selected to finish the Wheel of Time series after Robert...

September 9, 2017

Another week of being silly busy, so it was almost another week of only four workouts, if it wasn't for an impromptu decision to just go for a run on Thursday.  That having been said, my most notable achievement was on the side from my workouts.  I was just toying aroun...

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