Wednesday, April 22, 2009


but, i could watch the parent trap over and over again and it would be just as entertaining.

bacon monster

life is picking up speed, gaining momentum with the rising temperatures.


+first BLTs of the year and realizing that gatsby will eat any bacon left out on the counter EVEN IF THERE ARE FOUR SLICES LEFT. he is a bacon monster.
-+ i've been promoted to manager at work
+ puny art show/michelle and danell's party
- i hate hate hate a certain company that is causing me financial woes
+ bikerides and casing neighborhoods for a new place/final place

i'm pretty sure that there is nothing better than spring in minneapolis - everything, but everything seems lovely. even the bad seems very fixable.

p.s. please reread my side of the mountain - it is better than you remembered.

p.p.s. the long goodbye is AMAZING and a quick read - hurry up and read it in time for bookclub.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

gatsby's lament and resolution

HALP! i don't fit in my new box!


a bit more on the book front:

if you have not read The Graveyard Book by neil gaiman, please, please pick it up. i know many of us scoff at the idea of reading YA fiction, but just because it is meant for a younger age group doesn't mean you'll glean any less from it now. his acknowledgement page made it very necessary to my life that i reread both books of The Jungle Book sometime this summer.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cops never say goodbye. They're always hoping to see you again in the line-up.

on may 6th at 7:30 pm, eric, christian and i will be discussing the pulp fiction of raymond chandler, specifically, The Long Goodbye which features PI philip marlowe in a biting social commentary which is also partially autobiographical.

while i was not the one that came up with this read, i'm really excited about it. i've seen a couple of his novels/screenplays (the big sleep, double indemnity, strangers on a train) in film form and very thoroughly enjoyed them.

let me know if you'd like to join us for food, drink and discussion.