Tuesday, January 27, 2015
So, what have I been doing this year so far? Well, I have not been painting miniatures for one thing! The last few weekends I have been working on Saturday and Sunday I have been busy doing other things, like visiting the Georgia State Railroad Museum and the Revolutionary War site for the Battle of Savannah, GA. This last weekend I went home for the weekend. Next weekend, I will most likely have to work Saturday and Sunday is the Super Bowl, so I might get some painting done in the late morning and early afternoon.
I was pretty happy to get to the GA State Railroad Museum. I got to ride on a train that included being on one of the last dozen or so operational turntables in the US. Also got to go through a couple of executive passenger cars and got see an old 1870’s passenger car and a 1890 Baldwin Steam locomotive. The battlefield was fairly small, but the original site was pretty much lost in the 1800’s. So there is now a reproduction fort that the British were using during the battle that is now there.
Book wise, I am still plugging away at the Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. I am now reading the 6th installment, Dr. No. I am glad to finally get around to reading these. I was always a big James Bond movie fan since I was a little kid, whether it was watching the TV movie night re-runs of the Sean Connery films or seeing the Roger Moore ones at the theater. I have watched them all, including the three non-EON productions! While Sean Connery and Roger Moore were my favorites, Daniel Craig’s Bond is favorite by far now. Now that I am reading the novels, Daniel Craig or Timothy Dalton really are the closest portrayals to the book version.
As for audio books, I finished the Kaiser’s Pirates and it really is worth it to read / listen to if you have an interest in WWI naval. I am currently listening to The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman. I can easily see why she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for writing it. I am going to have to look into reading / listening to her book on the Zimmermann Telegram.