Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

Have you seen this ad? It's my new favorite ad -- what an awesome message. It seems to go perfectly with all the geeky little things going on in my head right now.

I haven't been blogging very much because instead of going on my laptop, I've been using my iphone. I'm amazed by how much I use it -- despite yelling at Rob constantly for using his. It's just so much more convenient for nap time, when Maddie is asleep next to me I can easily use an iphone with no major disruption. However, I have yet to find a good blogging app -- and that means blogosphere silence.

I have however been playing Civilization Revolution -- the most awesome game ever. Not that it compares with the other Civ levels, but ever since we got out Mac, we haven't been playing Civ, and I have missed it. For those of you who don't play Civ, it's a world history game in which you rule as a famous historical leader and recreate a civilization to dominate other civilizations cultural, militarilly or economically. For those of you who know me really well, it will come as no surprise that I obsessively (seriously, obsessively) must play this game with complete historical accuracy -- settling my cities in proper historical order, building great wonders that go with my civilization and of course geographically plotting my development with the correct topographical features. Yeah, that's why I'm a geek.

Lately I've been playing as the Romans, and it's put me in a complete ancient mood. I have such a strong desire to read ancient history books, and have really been considering rereading some of the best books I've ever read, which I'm going to recommend to you again (in case you still haven't read them.) First Man in Rome and the Grass Crown both by Colleen McCullough still move me when I think about them. Despite being an ancient history buff, I never really got into Roman history. And I certainly never got in to the Roman Senate period -- if anything I always vaguely appreciated the Caesars or the bizarreness of Roman kooky emperors. But these two books made me fall in love with this period of history, and I've found myself mourning it ever since I finished reading them. They are long, but after you've gotten about 200 pages in, you'll wish they were longer.

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