Tuesday, July 12, 2011

lately I've been...very 'metal' apparently

Reading: I am just about to start Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon. I've started this book twice and never got past the first twenty pages, but I just keep hearing how amazing it gets, so I'm going to try again. It's one of those twenty pound tomes that I love so dearly, because it'll last me more than a weekend, you know? Another really good huge-ass book is Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark.FYI.

Oh, and I did a guest post over at Desirous of Everything on ten books I am loving right now, so check those out as well! I think I did pretty good.

Watching: Ryan and I watched the last season of Dexter in three days this week. It was awesome.We watched two episodes of The Yard, a show about a school yard. It's really good actually...and they make little kids swear in it, which is always funny to me. We ALSO started watching the first episode of Deadwood but I got way too bored, so we shut it off. Because I wouldn't stop whining. I just don't care about whores and land rights and shooting guns and goldrushes apparently.

Listening: This is weird, but I can't stop listening to the song Limo Wreck by Soundgarden lately. Like, it's basically on repeat. Which is a strange choice, I know. I just randomly put the Superunknown album on one day a few weeks ago and got all obsessed with this song.

I am also listening to Priestess like crazy lately. They're really catchy and great and fun to listen to. Here are some examples:

Eating: Peanut butter and sliced dill pickles on toast. It's excellent hangover breakfast material if you don't have time for a greasy brunch.

Loving: Visiting with my dad and step-mom who are spending time here/on Saltspring Island/in Seattle this week. They're fun. And now that I'm an adult I'm not scared of my step-mom's sarcastic sense of humor...I actually get the jokes! (haha)

And the intro to the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie. We pre-screen movies to see if they're suitable for Ryan's kids when they're away and they've seen some commercials of ATHF on the cartoon channels...um...I don't think they're ready for it. But anyway, the intro. I would DIE if they played this at a movie and I wasn't expecting it. It's so awesome. But I can't figure out what the green singer guy is.

Looking forward to: the Slayer show in a couple weeks. Actually I'm kind of scared, to be honest. I'm going by myself and I got a floor ticket. I may just get to the front and hold on for dear life. That seems like the safest plan.

1 comment:

  1. you know, people either love Kavalier and Clay, or they don't. it's okay! my favorite chabon book is The Yiddish Policeman's Union. it's alternate history, alaskan, yid noir. all hardboiled detective and slivovitz! you might dig that one more, it moves a lot faster and is funnier. (he also has a yiddish glossary in the back, in case you didn't grow up with yiddish uncles. :-)


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