Thursday, December 11, 2008

Books I've Read in 2008

  1. The Unbearable Lightness of Being... again.... twice
  2. Icelander- Dustin Long
  3. The Glass Castle- Jeanette Walls
  4. The Mysterious Affair at Styles, and another Agatha Christie that I can't remember the title of
  5. Little Women
  6. Austenfest (Emma, Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion)
  7. Atonement
  8. Never Let Me Go- Kazuo Ishiguro
  9. Asimov's Foundation trilogy
  10. The Road- Cormac McCarthy
  11. The Winter of Our Discontent- Steinbeck
  12. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  13. Shop Girl- Steve Martin (!)
  14. Daughter of Fortune- Isabel allende
  15. House of Leaves, though I don't know if it counts as reading it because I didn't really comprehend it
  16. Ex Libris- Anne Fadiman
  17. The Princess Bride- William Goldman (a perennial favorite)
  18. Persepolis I and II, as well as Embroideries- Marjane Satrapi
  19. Smilla's Sense of Snow- Peter H√łeg
That's pretty good for a year, right?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Things I learned today

Teeth, yes. Zits, yes. Tack holes in the walls of my dorm room, yes.

Eyes, however, are places that toothpaste is not intended to go.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

How to amuse yourself watching the presidential debates...

...with out actually hearing what they're saying.

Drink when:

- anyone uses the phrase "we are winning in iraq"
-there is any mention of 9/11
-any mention of George W.
-usage of "fundamental"
-when Obama steeples his fingers
-any mention of the vice presidential candidates
-McCain mentions being a POW
-when they name someone we have never heard of
-when they talk over each other for 3+ seconds
-pointless anecdotes
-laughing in tandem
-obvious stalling (drink until they come up with an answer)

Tequila shots if...
-either candidate or moderator swears on air
-McCain or Obama burps on camera
-MaCain calls Obama "Senator Osama"
-either use the word "bracelet".

aaaaaand begin