long time no type

Finished reading "Lord of the Rings"... finally. What a drag. I had tried reading it back when I was, like, 13 or so and always reading something but I didn't finish. Back then I prided myself on always finishing whatever I started reading. But after starting RotK, getting about 1/3 through it, and then not feeling like picking it up for long enough to forget who everyone was, I gave up. For years I told myself it was due to there being too many characters with similar names. So now years later, having watched the movies a bunch of times, I felt ready to read the trilogy right through.

Ugh. It wasn't the confusing names, although that didn't help anything. It's just that these books are poorly written. He spends no time on dialog or action or developing characters and instead will go on for paragraphs about scenery. I got through it all but it was just torture.

And of course now I see that what I thought was only 1/3 of the way through was more likely almost to the end since a good portion of RotK is appendices. Bitter irony.

In other news, I've been thinking/reading a lot about GTD lately and after re-evaluating my current processes I'm fairly happy with it. My reference system needs improving, though, not least of all because the filing cabinet is wedged behind the play-pen so its hard to get to.

My sister is currently in Columbia adopting three children. Wild.

I keep looking at that previous post and it's putting me in the mood for coffee. I will go try to make some before the baby wakes up.

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