Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Read On Beauty. You'll like it. It's long, and takes a couple (40?) pages to get into but once it rolls, it's rollin.
Somebody in my building has great taste in books and always leaves stacks of them on this little table where people leave things for other people to take. Example? There was a box of clothes down there yesterday morning, along with some random shoes. Anyways, used clothes aren't my bag, but used books are. I read sometimes up to 2 or 3 books a week so don't really care to buy them new so I usually buy used books anyways. And now I get them for free, too!
Strangers by Yamada Taichi was sitting there the other day. Totally a ghost story. Totally scary and totally easy to read. Dug that one, too. I am now reading the new one by Taichi and will tell you how it is. You can be sure of that people.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Last night we played Win Lose or Draw and our the Commish's going away party. So funny and or awesome.
Dude, LOST comes back on tonight! I can't hardly wait.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
In the spirit of reading recommendations, and given that today is the biggest primary like ever, this is also a thought-provoking article about politics and feminism. Because this is New York Magazine don't expect any incredible reporting but I do think the article offers good points.
There. Now do your reading.
Monday, April 21, 2008
I found this cool place and it's pretty cheap but you have to share a bathroom. I don't know if I can hack it, you guys? We'll see. I'm still thinking about it.
Going to Berlin and Prague soon!! Like real soon.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Well maybe some things are more funny. But that is pretty funny.
Oh yeah. And too bad this book:
stunk. I thought it would be funny and or interesting. But it just sort of stunk most of the way through. I never saw the movie, I hope it was better than the book. Carrie Fisher ought to stick to acting.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Were they done weeks ago?
We sent our a couple of months back.
Along with a big check. Totally whack.
Long lines today at the P.O.
Why do peeps wait so long? I don't know.
Paying taxes doesn't make me mad.
But they spend it all on the war. That's bad.
Man, my poetic skills are off the hook!
I'm just waiting for an offer to publish my book.
Don't mock me until you've done it, see?
A poem about taxes isn't so easy.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
The one in Hell's Kitchen. It was so clean and nice on the inside - brand new everything. The floors were the best. So shiny and beautiful and clean. That place was small though. So tiny. We had this tiny love seat that was our couch and one other chair.
At night, we were so close to the people next door I could hear the dude light his cigarette. And he did - every morning at 6 am the guy would have a smoke. How freaking disgusting is that?
The super lived below us. He was a real mess, dudes. A real mess. Anyways, he totally used to smoke and light incense to cover it up. I noticed one morning that my apartment was rapidly filling with smoke so I called him. He came upstairs and I said look at this - my apartment is full of smoke from your incense. He looked surprised - so that was good - it's not like he had any idea that he was filling my apartment with smoke when he fired up his incense. So he apologized - but before he left said "Yes, but it's nice right? Smells good?" I was like, dude, no. Get out of my apartment.
That place also had mice. Not mouse. Multiple mice. One morning, a dead mouse lay on my living room floor just outside the bathroom. I still can't believe that - what if I stepped on it with my bare feet you guys?
Anyways, I don't know what got me to thinking about that apartment except maybe the usual bliss I feel when I look around my new apartment. I love it.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
I always had like ten jobs in college - I worked at a restaurant, a head shop, I was a transcriber, a clerk, and most of all I worked at the library.
I think libraries are the greatest invention in modern day life and I absolutely love them.
I worked at the UC Berkeley library for 3 years, in various capacities. But most of all, I worked in the Stacks, which means I was a book shelver, sorter, and maintainer. There were like 20 of us and the job was just hilarious - a little boring, but fun because you sat around the back of the library with other students and put books in alphabetical order. Work study, baby!
Anyways, the other side of things at the library was the Circulation Desk. Or Circ. The people who worked in Circ were all hipsters before hipsters were really called that. I mean vintage-wearing, indie-rock listening, poetry-majoring, pretty-people types. They looked upon the Stacks workers with disdain and we saw them for what they were - a bunch of assholes.
The divide was never breached - if you worked in Stacks, you worked in Stacks. If you worked in Circ, well, who knows what their rules were. I was never one of them.
I wonder if it's like that here?
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
So, for now, I will re-post what Sashi sent me. Hope you enjoy!
10 things you should know about John McCain (but probably don't):
- John McCain voted against establishing a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now he says his position has "evolved," yet he's continued to oppose key civil rights laws.1
- According to Bloomberg News, McCain is more hawkish than Bush on Iraq, Russia and China. Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan says McCain "will make Cheney look like Gandhi."2
- His reputation is built on his opposition to torture, but McCain voted against a bill to ban waterboarding, and then applauded President Bush for vetoing that ban.3
- McCain opposes a woman's right to choose. He said, "I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned."4
- The Children's Defense Fund rated McCain as the worst senator in Congress for children. He voted against the children's health care bill last year, then defended Bush's veto of the bill.5
- He's one of the richest people in a Senate filled with millionaires. The Associated Press reports he and his wife own at least eight homes! Yet McCain says the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a "second job" and skip their vacations.6
- Many of McCain's fellow Republican senators say he's too reckless to be commander in chief. One Republican senator said: "The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He's erratic. He's hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."7
- McCain talks a lot about taking on special interests, but his campaign manager and top advisers are actually lobbyists. The government watchdog group Public Citizen says McCain has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign, more than any of the other presidential candidates.8
- McCain has sought closer ties to the extreme religious right in recent years. The pastor McCain calls his "spiritual guide," Rod Parsley, believes America's founding mission is to destroy Islam, which he calls a "false religion." McCain sought the political support of right-wing preacher John Hagee, who believes Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for gay rights and called the Catholic Church "the Antichrist" and a "false cult."9
- He positions himself as pro-environment, but he scored a 0—yes, zero—from the League of Conservation Voters last year.10
John McCain is not who the Washington press corps makes him out to be. So forward this email to your personal network! And if you want stay in the loop on MoveOn's work to get the truth out about John McCain, sign up here:
1. "The Complicated History of John McCain and MLK Day," ABC News, April 3, 2008
"McCain Facts," ColorOfChange.org, April 4, 2008
2. "McCain More Hawkish Than Bush on Russia, China, Iraq," Bloomberg News, March 12, 2008
"Buchanan: John McCain 'Will Make Cheney Look Like Gandhi,'" ThinkProgress, February 6, 2008
3. "McCain Sides With Bush On Torture Again, Supports Veto Of Anti-Waterboarding Bill," ThinkProgress, February 20, 2008
4. "McCain says Roe v. Wade should be overturned," MSNBC, February 18, 2007
5. "2007 Children's Defense Fund Action Council® Nonpartisan Congressional Scorecard," February 2008
"McCain: Bush right to veto kids health insurance expansion," CNN, October 3, 2007
6. "Beer Executive Could Be Next First Lady," Associated Press, April 3, 2008
"McCain Says Bank Bailout Should End `Systemic Risk,'" Bloomberg News, March 25, 2008
7. "Will McCain's Temper Be a Liability?," Associated Press, February 16, 2008
"Famed McCain temper is tamed," Boston Globe, January 27, 2008
8. "Black Claims McCain's Campaign Is Above Lobbyist Influence: 'I Don't Know What The Criticism Is,'" ThinkProgress, April 2, 2008
"McCain's Lobbyist Friends Rally 'Round Their Man," ABC News, January 29, 2008
9. "McCain's Spiritual Guide: Destroy Islam," Mother Jones Magazine, March 12, 2008
"Will McCain Specifically 'Repudiate' Hagee's Anti-Gay Comments?," ThinkProgress, March 12, 2008
"McCain 'Very Honored' By Support Of Pastor Preaching 'End-Time Confrontation With Iran,'" ThinkProgress, February 28, 2008
10. "John McCain Gets a Zero Rating for His Environmental Record," Sierra Club, February 28, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Didn't fool us, though. I mean maybe for a second.
Remember that it's April Fools Day today so if you're coworker tells you she heard you're getting the boot, or your best friend tells you she's marrying a guy she just met, it may be a trick. Then again, it may just be a very bad day.
Happy Birthday to Nancy's Jim.