"Quik" blog cribbed from C(h)ristine
Reread Me Talk Pretty One Day
by David Sedaris. I devour everything Sedaris touches
Currently reading What is the What
, by Dave Eggers. Whatever you think of AHWOSG (which I happened to love) this "novelized autobiography" or "fictionalized memoir" or whatever you want to call it is a departure for Eggers. Eschewing his self-referential cleverness, Eggers just simply tells the story of Valentino Achak Deng, a Sudanese refugee. Although I've only gotten half, one of the paragraphs is already haunting me. "We have forgotten the friends we have known from the north, the interdependent and peaceful lives we once lived with them. This war has made racists of too many of them and too many of us, and it is the leadership in Khartoum that has stoked this fire, that has brought to the surface, and in some cases created from whole cloth, new hatreds that have bred unprecedented acts of brutality."
Soon will read Infinite Jest
, by David Foster Wallace
What is up with all the Davids? Okay, on the coffee are this month's Allure Magazine, U2 by U2
, Sunday Suppers at Lucques, Pastries from the La Brea Bakery and American Boulangerie
Borat - it *looks* like the kind of movie that you could easily wait to watch on DVD. But trust me, there is a particular sequence that um... really, really has a certain je ne sais quoi on the big screen.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode, "Once More With Feeling" at the Parkway.
Lost. Bam bam bam chicka. 'Nuff said.
Battlestar Galactica (SciFi Network). Just started watching the miniseries, and it's even better than everyone says. Yeah, I'm a geek. So what?
Dinner at Pappo
The New Zealander
Korean BBQ and Dduk Gjim at Oh Gah Nee
Soon: Hideki's and Oliveto
Potato Leek Soup
Dark chocolate truffles
Salt roasted branzino
asparagus with hollandaise
Plum tarte tatin
Brought Hideki, our Zen sushi master, some fresh wasabi. It wasn't the right night to eat there, but we'll be back soon.
Starting to master eka pada bakasana
in yoga. I can do most of the arm balances, but this one used to confound me. I've discovered it's really a matter of straightening the arms, tipping the head forward and spreading the shoulderblades. Oh yeah, and massive ab work. Next up: Mayurasana
Voted. (Who's house? Dems' House! And the Senate. Woo! Oh, and Rumsfeld, don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. Sing with me now - Na na na na, Na na na na, hey hey hey, Goodbye!)