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If anyone wants an Enfield Tennis Academy sweatshirt, let me know.
I used my new running shoes. Well, I tried to, anyway. The shoes are great. My body, however, is bupkis. Compost. Hazardous excess by-product. But, I did finish a circuit of the college, which isn't tiny. I confess, I did not run the whole way.
I'm reading Tim Powers' "The Anubis Gates" which I'm shocked to discover has a 1983 copyright date. Powers is still releasing stuff (his latest is "Three Days to Never" which was released in the last couple months, I believe), so I have trouble picturing his writing going that far back. I don't know why. 23 years isn't an eternity.
I'm also reading "Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand," which is practically not reading at all. The Wild Cards books were trashy sci-fi back in the 1980s and early 1990s, and remain so. I would have a hard time recommending them to anyone looking for worthwhile reading today - much like pork rinds, you sorta have to already like them to appreciate them. An acquired taste, which I don't know how to acquire, unless you are 12 years old and looking for anything cool at the public library. Oh, being a big geek helps.
What are you all reading? At least one of you has to answer, "The Time Traveler's Wife" so I can say, "Wow, a lot of people have read that, I should really get around to doing so myself." I have Powers, Will Clarke ("The Worthy"), and David Foster Wallace ("Oblivion") coming in the mail from Amazon's used book store network. Also, you know, the Uniform Commercial Code, the Restatement (Second) and (Third) of Torts: Products Liability, law review articles, cases, and more texts than you can stick a shake to. A shake? Black and white, please. Mmm. Ice cream.
I'm getting off track. I catalogued (something in me wants to delete that "u" but I'm not going to) a large part of my Heroclix collection with the intent of selling it later this year. (Maybe if I spelled it "catalogged" that would do it... but I believe the present tense is "catalogue" despite modern usage which suggests that "nite" can be an acceptable spelling. I persist.) (What was I just saying about off track?)
I watched "Crash" today, thank you, Netflix. It was pretty good. The thing about ensemble films is the limited amount of attachment and empathy you can get for each individual character. Earlier this week it was "Sabrina" and "Double Indemnity" for some older, classy films. Audrey Hepburn. Damn.
Right, then. Heard from the Waffle King this week; good to know he's still hanging on to the face of the earth.
--22:37 PM, EST, Ada, OH, "Disco Libido (radio edit)"
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