Well the vacation is almost over. Which makes me sad, but it will be nice to be back in my own home again, on my own schedule, with all of my own things, and of course my new bed. So yesterday was really busy for me. I and my friend that I am staying with wen and cut 8 dead trees for firewood for him for during the winter since his only source of heat is a wood burning stove (told ya I really was staying up in the mountains). I don't know how people did logging back in the day without chain saws, but what we did took quite a long time, and we got cut down a lot of wood. These were very, very tall trees too. The type of trees are called lodgepole, although they're a type of needle, evergreen tree. When they came crashing down, they really came crashing down; I wish I could have gotten some video and pictures of it all happening, but I think the camera was safer not being present. I was wiped out by the end of the day, but I wasn't done yet. With only a few minutes to spare, I attended my orientation for graduate school, which my first class begins next week. It was a little overwhelming with everything that has to be done with school and then work on top of that, and anything that has to do with my writing and in particular the publishing of Book II. After all of that, my friend made some more deer steaks and we watched the film Jack Reacher which stars of course Tom Cruise, along with Rosamund Pike, and David Oyelowo. Well I thought that the film would absolutely suck, but it didn't. It was entertaining and a good puzzle film to figure out, and I have to say that I pretty much nailed it about half-way through the film. I'm not going to go into what the film was exactly about, but essentially Tom Cruises's character was trying to clear up this one sniper guy's name who was accused of killing five "random" people. Tom Cruise did a good job, although the performance wasn't much of reach since it was similar to what he does on Mission Impossible. Rosamund Pike, who is a very talented actress, kind of disappointed me in this film. Her character was annoying and naive. It was entertaining though, and I suppose I would watch it again, but if you never see it then you'll be fine. I've giving it an "Admirable Ability" but I wouldn't go so far to recommend it. Well my mind is blanking out on me, so I will leave it at that. Oh there we are now I remember! Apparently the Obama cabinet and administration is finally going to take military action against Assad and his Syrian regime since the evidence is overwhelming that he was killing civilians with chemical weapons. I would like to writer that it is about time, but that is something I should have written a year and a half ago and more. It will be interesting to see what exactly is done, and how effective it will be, not to mention who will benefit most from the intervention. With Russia and Iran on Syria's side, I am most curious to see how they will react, and how it will effect what is going on in Egypt and Afghanistan. As long as the people of Syria come out on top and their tyrant is eliminated, that I think is what matters most. Now I'm done. May the Force be with us all.