RBOC: Summer Goodness

I suppose I should be irritated that my summer plans haven't gone off the way I wanted (ah, who am I kidding - I am irritated). Instead, though, there's some decent things going that are worth a brief nod (or that will, at least, fill a quick blog post while I wait for the phone to ring...):
  • first day back at the gym. No death, and the knee seems to have held up well after so long off of it. We'll see how tomorrow goes
  • news of a new Charlie Kaufman (of "Being John Malkovich", "Adaptation", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" fame) called "Synecdoche" and that has one of my geeky actress crushes Samantha Morton (of "In America", "Jesus' Son" and "Sweet and Lowdown" semi-fame). This is good news.
  • concert trips to see Pearl Jam and R.E.M. in the next couple of months. I've seen both before - very memorable shows for very different reasons (both were outdoor but one saw 115 degree temperatures). It should be good times (and cooler)
  • writing is getting done
  • finished The Raw Shark Texts, and while it's interesting in terms of the story of memory being told, what stuck out to me was its take on the social construction of language. It also reminded me, a bit, of William Gibson's Idoru, in that it seemed to posit an interesting (but not too) sci-fi look at the impact of swimming in information. Gibson gave us information/media allergies, while this gives us information predators.
And that's probably enough for now.

Hooray! The phone!

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ash said...

hey--what's up, doc?

May 31, 2008 at 10:10 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Oh, this and that. A new post is up with some of the goodness.

May 31, 2008 at 10:59 PM