general adventures in craftiness

Wednesday, February 28, 2001

There's a whole lotta shakin' going on.

Thursday, February 22, 2001

Steely Dan? Album of the Year?

Wednesday, February 21, 2001

My throat is a little sore and my nose is runny. I thought the symptoms were a result of moving from my cubicle to this new enclosed office space with bright fluorescent lights and recycled air. Unfortunately, I think I'm getting a cold like everyone else.

Wallace gets 30th T, career-high 44 in Portland win
Rasheed pulls through for Portland. I'm ready for the playoffs!

Friday, February 16, 2001

Via Metafilter: Survivor 3?
I'll admit itI loved the first season of Survivor. I was quite addicted to it. But this second season has really been less than satisfying (although in last night's episode one guy killed a wild pig). The first season was cool because there was a diverse group of individuals. However, this outback crew was definitely chosen with appearance in mind. Everyone is hunkier, shaplier, attractive, and tan. In other words, they all look good on TV. That sucks. At least the two African-Americans haven't been voted off yet.

Tuesday, February 13, 2001

Recently read books:

White Teeth by Zadie Smith
A great story about two families in London that took me about four months to get through.

Kitchen Confidential, Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
If you're interested in food and cooking and restaurants, this is a quick read.

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
A fabulous collection of short stories that touched my heart and soul. Won the Pulitzer Prize.

The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
I started this book on a Saturday morning and didn't put it down until I finished it that night. This page-turner blends an historical storyline with a present-day storyline that has so many twists and turns, you'll be completely surprised by the end.

Waiting by Ha Jin
A classic bittersweet love story.

A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham
This novel was written before The Hours (which I didn't like so much). I loved this story of three friends and their non-traditional family.

The XFL sucks.

I knew Bart was special when I met him, but after reading this, now I know he is exceptionally special and I am thanking my lucky stars.

I love IKEA Lucky for me I am not married and live in my own apartment which I can decorate any old way I please.

Today is the first day that I have been able to access my blog since the last posting! I was really jonesing to make entries the last couple of weeks. Now that I actually have the capability to post, I can't think of anything monumental to say.