Saturday turned out to be quite an uneventful day. It started out with some nice sunshine, but that changed to overcast nastiness by the middle of the afternoon. I went car shopping with my Mom and Dad around 13:00. We went to lunch at this oriental buffet that wasn’t all that great, but at least it was tolerable. Interestingly, out of all the cars we looked at today, the first one proved to be the best deal. It was a 2001 Nissan Maxima. The only thing that was really wrong with it was that one of the seats has some very visible tears, which the dealer said he would fix before sale.
After car shopping, I just sat at home and did random homework assignments. I finished Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser. I personally found the book to be poorly written and overly dull. It was a fictionalised continuation of the Columbine school shootings. It really didn’t have a whole lot of substance and was written in a very choppy and sometimes incoherent manner. The other aspect of the book that I found really annoying was the listing of supposed statistics at the bottom of a good number of the pages. These “stats” were sometimes from unscientific sources like Rolling Stone, or were completely uncited. I found them to be more distracting than helpful.
After I meandered around for a while and finished that book, I started translating a Russian article about the movie Сволочи, which is pronounced “Svolochi” and means “bastards.” I ordered the movie and can’t wait to see it. I usually don’t like war movies, but this one does seem interesting because it talks about how it was often the youth (far younger than the draft age in most countries) in Russia that were forced to serve in the army.
Now I’m just planning on reading a couple more books, maybe writing a paper, and going to bed later on.
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