reading . listening . watching

If I had a cooler blog, there’d be all these need badges and audioscrobbler add-ins that would be impressing you. Well I don’t, and there aren’t, so here you go:

Listening to:
Muse’s Origin of Symmetry – love it!
(Recently purchased):
Bright Eyes’ I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning – hmm. not sure yet how much I like it. I only bought it a couple days ago.
Air’s 10,000Hz Legend (which I’d owned but lost somewhere along the way) – excellent!
Arctic Monkeys’ Favourite Worst Nightmare – Ralph and I really enjoy it.

“Arrested Development”, still. I only get an episode or two a week in. This show is very, very funny and amazingly clever. I am just starting the third (and last) season now.

Clerks 2. Ralph rented this and is begging me to watch it. I saw a couple minutes while he was burning it and I was irritated. But I will watch it because I love watching movies with Ralph – he so seldom wants to slow down to do it.

Want to watch:
Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto. I will be the last person on earth that still likes that dude (OK, I like his MOVIES anyway, and tons).

Super-secret project I can’t talk about yet because a CERTAIN PERSON reads my blog a lot.

I had half an apple for breakfast and of course, coffee. I’m heading out for a smoke soon. Last night I went to my mom’s to use her serger (a $1600 beauty Husqvarna courtesy of my grandpa) and I had Ralph stay home to make homemade calzones. I am “making” him cook more. He is enjoying it and I think it’s reinforcing not only his ownership of the house but also his appreciation of how much work cooking is.


Last week I finished Donna Tartt’s The Secret History. Well, I loved it. LOVED it. I think I’m going to have to read some Bret Easton Ellis now, since he was her benefactor and friend and wrote similar stories of the elite morally vacuous world.

A couple days ago I finished Patricia Cornwell’s Portrait of A Killer: Jack the Ripper – Case Closed. I found it very interesting. She claims to have identified the murderer. I knew nothing about Jack the Ripper before I read this book. I really enjoyed it but it was also a very creepy read.

Currently reading Caleb Carr’s The Italian Secretary, a Sherlock Holmes story. I loved two of his books, The Alienist and Angel of Darkness. And I have read everything Sherlock – or at least all Arthur Conan Doyle’s stuff plus The Seven Percent Solution by Nicholas Meyer (which I loved). But this book is borrrrrrring.

Next up: my mom gave me a copy of How to Make An American Quilt by Whitney Otto. I don’t like chick books much and it’s going to be borrrring to read this after all that murder. But maybe I need a break from grisly stuff.

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