succumbing to peer pressure

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Book Agenda

So much reading to do and so little time! I only have a few chapters left in The Watchmen. It's an amazingly written and drawn story, and I'm really enjoying it, but it's also incredibly upsetting and dark, so it's been somewhat slow going. But at least I'll easily wrap that up before the movie, if it ever comes out. Then I need to hurry up and plow through The Name of the Rose, in like, 3 weeks (a daunting task) before Umberto Eco gives a three day lecture series on campus (I love my university!). I'm guessing after that I'll need a palate cleanser in the form of some Kathy Reichs or maybe the next Wrinkle In Time book. Then I promised some friends I would finally tackle Atlas Shrugged. I put it off for a long time because I'm a sucker for a strong rhetorical argument, and I worried that if I read it before feeling like my own thoughts about the world were fully formed, I would be an easy target for manipulation. Not to say I expect my thoughts about the world to remain unchanged forever, just that now I would feel more comfortable that changing my mind in response to a strong argument was a legitimate weighing of the pros and cons of a debate rather than my early 20s brain still being formed and me being easily manipulated.

And that's not even touching on the stack of magazines I have backlogged by my bed. I only subscribe to two (Mother Jones and Ms.) but neither is the kind of magainze you can lazily flip through on a Sunday afternoon.

Bald Kitty

So I'm a bad pet momma and ended up having to get my cat shaved. Actually, it's not totally my fault. I mean, it is, but it's also somewhat inevitable. Cleo is a mix of who knows how many types of cats, but there's got to be some persian in there, because she has this beautiful, bushy coat. Well, most of the time it's beautiful. Every summer it's a battle against tangles, and with me out of town for about three weeks this summer she turned into a totally dreadlocked kitty. So I finally had the vet shave her down yesterday. Now she looks like a weird cross between a bobble-head and a bat.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Facebook just suggested Duncan as a friend I may know. Thanks for kicking me in the gut facebook.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dude. I totally wish I were named Buster Taint Palin. Find your Palin name here!