Today I spent most of the day capturing video at work. As this is a fairly mindless, though time consuming, operation, I also worked on the computer doing research for AEGIS. During this I stumbled across a blog of a pair of travelers who had made their way through several cities in Iran, including Yazd, Esfahan, Shiraz, and Tehran. The pictures they displayed were gorgeous, and reminded me how much I would love it if the situation in Iran would improve enough for me to be able to visit. I would dearly love to see Yazd, where my father grew up, and many of the other cities. I would especially like to visit the ruins of Persepolis.
It is strange that I spent so much of my childhood wishing I could blend in and be a "normal" Caucasian American, and now, as an adult, I feel very strongly the need to connect with the Persian part of me and my heritage.
Books: Nearly done with So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
Bottles: Nothing open right now. Once I get paid I'll be getting some new wine to try at Cellar Rat.
Writing: Wrote extensively in notes, including setting out the calendar, which was an ordeal, but I'm happy with it now. Also wrote 550 words on Chapter 4; I'm a little behind, but hopefully I'll catch up. So long as I am done by the end of the month, I will be happy with myself.
Guitar: Didn't make it home in time to play today. I think I'll be okay at my lesson tomorrow though. We will start some new stuff soon I think. Must remember to copy "Hey You."