Oh boy a lot has happened recently hasn't it.

So I bought a house. I don't think I've posted that yet. It's a townhome about 30 minutes from where I used to live. It's a nice place overall. Neighborhood is pretty quiet and I'm relatively close to friends. I've been bleeding money lately trying to stock it with the bare essentials; ya know, things like my 42" lcd tv, and xbox, and food. That's all a guy needs these days anyway ;-)

I picked up the new Foo Fighters CD because their new song is stuck in my head. I've gone on a Foo binge listening to all the past stuff since I heard that song. California is over once again and I'm back in Illinois. LBL was a pretty cool place, and I got to see Google's campus and Cisco's campus since I have friends that work at both places. Google really made me wish I had only bought a one-way ticket to California :-(

Lego Star Wars is funny. Joe wants me to buy Assassin's Creed now because he doesn't want to shell out the money and I thought it looked cool anyway, but I've spent too much money this month as it is. Amazon is shipping like way too much crap to my house in the next couple of days.

I finished reading Cobra 2 and started and have almost finished Come On People by Bill Cosby. I enjoyed Cobra 2. It was interesting to read opinion/thought from the other side of the political fence. In my opinion several of the arguments they made though were impossible to prove objectively. There were many "well they wanted to do this" or "he had thought about doing this" but there's no way you're ever going to prove that like you can prove that 2 + 2 = 4.

Come On People is a very interesting book but a completely different genre. The book is an argument made against the black population in America as to why they are in the poor(not necessarily financial) situation they're in. I really like Cosby, and to read his remarks, I find myself agreeing with most of them. I think there's a lack of personal responsibility among the black community. He trumpets this, and the need for community and family. Family is so important in his opinion that most of the book returns to that topic over and over and over again. Now, I'm not black myself, but as with many of the books I read, my interest in this was spurred by my interest in Cosby, and my desire to read a book written by a black man that seems to "get it". Someone who isn't going to play the race card when someone talks to him about the problems in the black community.

And finally, without further adieu, I have links