Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

WOOHOO! I just finished my first book for 2006! It took me less than four months! Yay! And, just to clarify, I'm talking about reading, not writing. Ugh.

It was a good one, by Haruki Murakami. I'm not quite sure what to say about it so whatever.

And I'm not going to bother to update my queue until I actually get a good distance through another book... which one I do not yet know.

Monday, March 20, 2006


OK, so I've forgotten to post for like two months.

In that time I have seen a bunch of shows, bought some music, seen the lineups for Coachella, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, Pitchfork (partial) and Lollapalooza (partial.)

I have also gotten space on a local server (it's in the other room) from which I could host my blog if'n I wanted to. If I do that I'll be sure to point folks that-a-way.

I haven't really updated my queue partially because I haven't finished any books but also because I've only bought two books this year. I have finally broken through that need to buy books every couple weeks or so even though I have a huge pile to read. This is mostly attributable to the lack of reading.

I have given up on two books thus far this year, Triplanetary by E.E. Smith and The Age of Wire and String by Ben Marcus. Well, I'll finish the Marcus (just not real soon) but I am probably really done with the Smith.

I have been reading Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Murakami and it is going well... I'm about three-quarters done at this point.

I can listen to records now. Last Saturday I played what might well turn out to be the best game of Taboo my life will ever see. I ate some raisins.