So you ask…

What have I been up to lately?

I have gone to great lengths to overwhelm myself. Yes, that was entirely the goal. And it’s succeeding! Go me. I started classes last fall at a local community college working toward a Software Development degree. Last semester was just one class, Biology. I was late getting to registration and there wasn’t much left. This semester, I decided to take 4 classes, two “easy” and two I knew I’d have to work at. School has always come easily to me and I don’t want to be dragging a 2 year degree out to 4 years. My two “easy” classes are easy, but it’s still a good chunk of work.

So what else has kept me busy? Still working full time. The kids are doing great (it’s no longer safe to spell words around my daughter). And my wife decided it was time I got an XBox 360. I resisted getting this for a long time. Why you ask? Because I love it! The great thing about getting it so long after the release is that all the games I have wanted to play are dirt cheap at Gamestop. Picked up Halo 3, Fable II, Gears of War 2, and Left 4 Dead 1. And there are still plenty more games I want to grab.

Also been taking the time to read lately. There has been a book here or there lately, but I haven’t really made much time for reading. Have started reading The Dwarves by Markus Heitz and Heinlein’s To Sail Beyond the Sunset. Also reading Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb from my wife’s e-reader.

I almost stopped reading The Dwarves. There was a prologue, and it really wasn’t catching me. But I love dwarves, so I pressed on. 150 pages in now and enjoying it quite a bit.

Sunset is great so far. This is the first Heinlein I’ve read besides Starship Troopers. But I felt like there was a gap in my SF reading and found this one so snatched it up.

Haven’t gotten far into Assassin’s Apprentice yet, but I think I’ll like it once I do.

My wife is currently going through the Dresden Files on her e-reader, so I’m sure I’ll be getting to that shortly too.

I was thinking there was something else too, but I can’t think of it right now. I’ll go through them in more depth later.