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The Books of September

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I hit 200 books for the year. So the pace will start to slow a little while I focus on reading The Game of Thrones and some massive neurology texts.

Good Books:
The Selected Works of TS Spivet: In the running for best book I've read this year.
Courtney Crumrin #4: I wish this character would go on forever.

A bunch of books on Japanese Zen Gardens.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: Disappointed.

Fucking Ello

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I cannot hit "post" in Ello.
There's no tutorial.
It was difficult to find "post" and when I mouse over "cancel" and "upload" I can do those things but "post" does nothing.
I'm about to give up.
Least intuitive social network ever. and I was on Tribe!

Sep. 16th, 2014

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For wig or anyone else who likes the rock music.
Ug, they are so not touring Denver.

The Cruise Room

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This one time I was thrown out of a bar that had been converted from an art gallery that I once lived in. This was our second failed bar attempt of that evening. "Gentlemen," I said, "Gather your effects, sometimes you gotta go where everybody knows your name, The Cruise Room."
The Cruise Room served us well that night in beautiful booths with new dapper friends and ghost stories, as it had served us on all previous nights and will forever.

I guess Jack White feels the same.

Dear Gene Simmons, Rock is Not Dead.

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Labels may be dead, but labels aren't rock any more than the bus the band uses to get them to the show is "rock."

Queens of the Stone Age
Man Man
Red Baraat
Esben and the Witch
Death From Above 1979

But I could go on for days.

Sep. 5th, 2014

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Lime green or white?

No, it doesn't come in black. Or red. Or grey.

Thirty Three

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Speak to me in a language I can hear
Humour me before I have to go
Deep in thought I forgive everyone
As the cluttered streets greet me once again
I know I can't be late, supper's waiting on the table
Tomorrow's just an excuse away
So I pull my collar up and face the cold, on my own
The earth laughs beneath my heavy feet
At the blasphemy in my old jangly walk
Steeple guide me to my heart and home
The sun is out and up and down again
I know I'll make it, love can last forever
Graceful swans of never topple to the earth
And you can make it last, forever you
You can make it last, forever you
And for a moment I lose myself
Wrapped up in the pleasures of the world
I've journeyed here and there and back again
But in the same old haunts I still find my friends
Mysteries not ready to reveal
Sympathies I'm ready to return
I'll make the effort, love can last forever
Graceful swans of never topple to the earth
Tomorrow's just an excuse
And you can make it last, forever you
You can make it last, forever you


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The scarves I got at the estate sale smelled bad.
I washed them and dried them in the crisp Rocky Mountain air. The smell was still detectable from 5 feet away.
More washing in soap, vinegar, and vodka, more sun, more days outside. Which helped, there was only some smelly left.
The internet said, "Leave them in a box with a bar of soap."
And today they are nice enough to wear!

Aug. 31st, 2014

Guys! It's Hot Toddy Season! *squeee!*
Black Velvet, Passion Fruit Mango Red Tea, New Zealand Honey, Lemon.
Dinner is grilled trout with lemon and I dunno I don't cook the fish.
Grilled yellow zucchini that I found in a box on the side of the road that said, "FREE SQUASH."
Red Butan rice.
And chocolate raspberry cake from Rhinelander.

The Book Tag Game

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List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take more than a few minutes and do not think too hard. They do not have to be the "right" books or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way. Nominate 10 friends:

Velocities by Stephen Dobyns
The Sweep Series
Everything by Roald Dahl, and subsequent biographies.
Harry Potter
Insert large number of medical texts, those rotting eyeball/brain/vagina pictures stay with you for sure.
Consuming Passions by Michael Lee West
The Complete Works of Mary Roach :)
Little House on the Prairie
Fight Club

The Sandman
Marbles in My Underpants by Renee French
Zap Comics- R Crumb
A Child's Life by Phoebe Gloeckner
Sock Monkey by Tony Millionaire (not those naughty Makeeeeees, naughty)
Flight Comics edited by Kazu Kibuishi (all of them, but I have a place in my heart for Tony Cliff's work, obvs.)
Johnny the Homicidal Maniac
Duncan the Wonder Dog
Good Bye, Chunky Rice
Everything Jeff Lemire

I nominate maribou, eyeteeth, altamira16, artkouros, benchilada, ziz, crossfire, thewronghands, twoeleven, regyt