Obscurity Knocks

Earnest, empathetic, industrious, unpretentious, gay Virgo in Milwaukee with a great life, amazing friends, and a wonderful family.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Abby and George

Here are some photos of Abby and George, my nice and newphew. They are too cute. Abby is 3 and George is 20 months.

Andy Roddick

Nice photos of Andy Roddick on the beach. He did all right in the French Open, but lost fairly early at the Queen's Cup, a tuneup event for Wimbledon. I hope that he can pull it off this year and win at Wimbledon to get his second major.

Forever: A Novel

I recently finished reading "Forever: A Novel" by Pete Hamill. My brother had read it, and he passed the book along to me. "Forever" (not to be confused with the Judy Blume book of the same name) is about a man named Cormac O'Connor who grows up in Ireland and makes his way to Manhattan in the 18th century. Here's the twist: as long as Cormac remains on Manhattan, he can live forever. So the novel proceeds through the colonial period, American Revolution, Civil War, etc., through September 11, 2001 with Cormac living through it all. Hamill skips over huge portions of history in the process. Oh, and Cormac is supposed to avenge the killings of his parents by an evil nobleman in Ireland. Overall, I found the book hokey and trite. Yet it was mildly entertaining. I've read worse. Score: 5 of 10.

Zac Efron sure is looking good

Nice. Wish that I was in Hawaii, too.