March 29, 2005

Book Meme

I was over at Helen's site and saw that she picked up a Book Meme that looked interesting. Being the avid reader I am, I thought I'd jump in:

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?
Like Helen and the bloggers before her, I presume this means which book would you want burned.......the only book I can think of that was so bad I'd want to burn it was The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Go ahead, objectivists -- sue me (no, really. I think I can take it.)

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
I had a small crush on Peter Pan when I was younger, but that was mostly after seeing the play performed at a civic center in West Texas one summer and the kid who played Peter was awfully cute. So I guess that doesn't count.

The last book you bought is:
The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason.

The last book you read:
I've started several, but the last one I finished was The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler.

What are you currently reading?
Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald.

Five books you would take to a deserted island:
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Bible
A diary (just to torture myself).

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March 22, 2005

Quote of the Day

Thanks to a friend who sent me this quote earlier today:

Jon Stewart on Terri Schiavo:

"If you want to know just how sick you have to get before Congress is willing to do something about it, well, now you know."

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March 20, 2005

Early News

What was the name of that t.v. show where there was a guy who lived in a large city and he always got a newspaper a day early and it would tell him what was going to happen the next day so he always ran around trying to stop terrible things from happening before they occurred? You know what I'm talking about? There was a cat involved, too. A black cat that was always there when the paper was delivered. Maybe the cat was delivering the paper. Hmmmm.......Not sure.

Well, anyway, that's me. I'm the guy, not the cat (yeah, the name of my blog confuses the issue, but that's where we are). Yesterday, I walked outside to take Miss Maggie for a walk and picked up the Saturday paper. On our way back from the walk, I noticed another larger paper near it. It turned out to be the Sunday paper which our delivery boy had given us a day early.

I know that newspapers have to be printed before they can go out and this takes time, and I also realize many Sunday papers have early editions that hit the stands the night before, etc. I'm just so used to getting my paper on the day that is printed on it that I feel like some sort of superhero getting it early. Clearly, there must be someone in an ivory tower somewhere or a member of the Illuminati who is orchestrating a worldwide coup and needs my help.

The best development out of all of this was that when I went to walk Maggie this morning, I saw another large paper folded up in a plastic bag on our driveway. Confused (since I'd already brought in Sunday's paper yesterday), I picked it up and discovered we'd received the Sunday edition of the New York Times. For free.

I might not leave my house all week.

UPDATE: After reading my Sunday paper (the local paper, not the NYT), I've decided that if the Illuminati or whatever organization is behind the early delivery of our papers really does need my help in changing life as we know it, they're not trying to get my attention by bringing me actual news, as I suspected earlier. My paper is missing the front page, Metro section, Sports section (no loss there) and the Money section. I only received the Living section, Classifieds and Travel section, along with an assortment of coupons and ads. I suppose it's easy to print papers early when they don't contain any actual news stories.

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March 17, 2005


I know, I've been quiet. Lots to say but I can't always get the words to match up.

I don't usually link to other folks' blog posts (don't know why, I just don't), but Ray has an excellent post on depression among lawyers that I recommend.

Beyond that, I'm planning on curling up on the couch tonight to see who gets voted off the Apprentice, and will spend the weekend working and continuing to read my book club's latest pick, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Try not to be too jealous of my life of glamour.

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March 11, 2005

Live Music Cheddar

1. What was your first concert?
Michael Jackson, the Bad tour. I was in seventh grade, and went with a friend of mine and her mom. I think her mom liked it more than we did.

2. What was your first concert you were "dying" to go to?
I was always "dying" to see The Police in concert, but never did.

3. What was your first album?
She's So Unusual by Cindy Lauper. Hey, lots of us have inauspicious beginnings.

4. What was the last concert you went to?
It has been far too long since I've seen a live show. I think the last one was Jazzfest last year, where I saw lots of bands.

5. Who would you most like to see in concert (alive or dead)?
I'd still love to see The Police as they were back in the 80's.

6. Where is the best place you've seen a show?
There are so many great venues it is hard to choose. I loved Chumley's in Dallas when it was still around (the last I heard it became a furniture store. Lame.) The best place I've heard a show was on the rooftop of the science building at my alma mater. I was in Astronomy lab and we were on the rooftop checking out the stars, and I could hear music. Turns out, it was Paul McCartney's live show on Mud Island, which we could hear on campus.

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March 06, 2005

Airline food

After perusing this site, I'm feeling much better about my cooking abilities. I really love the old pics from Braniff Airlines.

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March 04, 2005

Get Moving

I read an article in Prevention magazine last night -- the last bastion of all things healthy (no clue why I'm reading it, but that's a topic of another post), and the article was about the benefits of walking. I'm well aware of the benefits, as I try to go on long walks several times a week around our neighborhood, usually with Miss Maggie (that's a dog who loves to walk). However, the article also had a training schedule to help people prepare to walk a marathon.

This really sounds like a great idea. I've never considered entering marathons before, as I absolutely hate running. It is difficult to measure the depths of my hatred for running. But walking? That I can do. I obviously couldn't walk a marathon, or even a half-marathon, without proper training, but the article includes a six-month training schedule that gives details on what to do. I looked online and saw that there's a marathon in Baton Rouge in December, so I'd have plenty of time to train for that. Sadly, I won't have time to enter the next marathon in New Orleans, scheduled for later this month.

Any tips from anyone who's done this before?

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