Well, I read Bourne Identity for about 100 pages... eh. I'm sure it's a great book. I just kept thinking--I'd rather just watch the movie. Pretty lame for those of you who might have actually read it through. Oh well.
I've switched to the Asher Lev book and must say that I like it much more. The protagonist doesn't wield any handguns with silencers and there haven't been any car chases yet, but--well--what can I say? I get just as much excitement from a book about religion and art. Snob? Probably. The book has more great stuff about the paradoxes in life--especially religious life. It mentions riddles on several occasions and one that I liked was this (each phrase has a different answer and each has to do with life):
One I don't know
The second I don't see
The third I don't remember
I'd be interested to hear some of your guesses. I am horrible at riddles, but I know there are some smart people in this family. I'll post the answer in a day or two.
As most of my readership (of 4) knows, I got an unofficial acceptance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York today. I was telling Tina this evening that RPI is probably tied with UT Austin for my top choice as their program emphasizes nearly every aspect of rhetoric and communication that I find most interesting: visual rhetoric, graphic design, web design, etc. The riddle here is that tuition is over 30K a year, so we can't afford to go there unless we get funded; we might not. Only 6 students are offered funding of the 12 or so admitted. There are other riddles: Troy, NY is part of the Albany 2nd Branch (gulp) and Troy is 2,500 miles from Tucson and 2,200 miles from American Fork. The move alone would be a monumental undertaking in and of its self.
But can I just say this? I got accepted to something prestigious. It feels really good.