I’m leaving tomorrow morning for Grand Cayman, and I’m not coming back until Tuesday night.
We’ve declared it an internet free vacation, and I plan on making headway on my 100 books in 2009 goal, a goal that has suffered greatly since buying the dog. I plan on reading 5-10 books while drinking on the beach.
“ARIES: March 21st - April 19th
It’s time for you to get busy and use some of that incredible energy you’ve got coursing through you today — it’s the perfect time for action! Ask someone out, demand a raise or just go for a run.”—
“Even in the most trying times, amidst the most difficult circumstances, there is a generosity, resilience, decency and a determination that perseveres. A willingness to take responsibility for our future and for prosperity.”
“We are equal to the tasks before us.”
“I know we haven’t agreed on every issue thus far, there are times in the future where we will part ways, but I also know every American sitting here tonight loves this country and wants it to succeed.”
I just fed my dog, now I'm holding her on my lap for 30+ minutes before we go for a long walk.
I’m torturing her into taking a shit where I want her to.
Which is not on my kitchen floor (in the place where she is supposed to be shitting inside, it’s not that bad), but actually outside, because the world is a huge toilet, and Maddie needs to learn this.
Once you stop buying things, you stop really wanting to buy them.
When I lived in Akron for over 380 days (not that I was counting), I didn’t buy anything. Seriously. I probably bought 5 tshirts at Target for under $50 total, and when we went on vacation in San Diego, I bought a few things - but less than $200, I’m betting, and it felt ridiculously indulgent. I stuck to food (Which when you cook like I do can be insanely expensive. Just imagine how much duck breasts cost in Akron. And how many stores you have to go to just to find them.) and things for the house.
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon? And what did you think? It keeps calling to me, and I almost bought it last night, but I didn’t. I already have a bunch of unread things here and some on the way, but am wondering if it’s worth pushing to the top of the list.
Not nearly as good as Kavalier and Clay, which was, in my opinion, the book that Chabon was born to write.
I was so excited about this book I even went to a talk he gave a the Cleveland Public Library just after it came out. But it didn’t flow and compel like his other works.
If I declared today “juice fast day” would the idea be insane or awesome? All I’ve had today is coffee and carnation instant breakfast. Because there is nothing more awesome than dark chocolate milk at 9:20am.
But you have to tell me quicky, as it’s 11:31, and I think I’m going to lunch soon.