october in april.

[notes from a compulsive list-maker.]

Monday, August 22, 2005

the great mari-times.

i am off to cavort about the maritimes with my favorite siblings for the next two weeks. for those of you not in the know--this means i am in the northland again (3rd time this summer).

the maritimes are comprised of:
- nova scotia
- new brunswick
- prince edward island.

i will be finishing/starting:
- salinger's raise high the roofbeams and seymour: an introduction.
- salinger's nine stories (completing the summer salinger tour).
- nabakov's speak memory.


Tuesday, August 16, 2005

east-coast tour rounds out.

my mother and i greatly enjoyed the philly reading in the rock club.

i am reading edward carey's observatory mansions. more book love!

i got nothing else for today.

Monday, August 15, 2005


weekend cavorting:
- air-conditioner!
- spades!
- salinger's franny and zooey (love. true book love. i was reading this in a diner by my house while the 19 year-olds sitting behind me engaged in tedious first-date giggling dialogue. i could hear zooey saying something about these inane rituals)!
- more spades!

tonight i am off to a drinking-reading event in philly. could be a mess. we'll see.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

in a circus of swans.

let's get drenched.

this is pretty sexy.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

strap on your goggles and grab your guitar.

i'm bouncing around today. must be the remnants of the new-apartment-exhilaration and the champagne hangover.

august sights:
- high speed photography.
- google earth.

august wanderlust:
- airfare watchdog.

august sounds:
- oh my rockness (i haven't been this excited since the first day i found pitchfork).

the Personal stuff in terms of listening (some of it's in the mail):
- sufjian stevens' latest.
- sybris.
- clap your hands say yeah.
- dungen.
- ak-momo.

and reading:
- mina loy.
- sophie cabot black.

Monday, August 08, 2005

visiting glee.

boston involved (in no particular order):

- much walking.
- seafood in jamaica plains.
- pizza in the north end.
- home-made scones, pancakes, and dumplings.
- singing (jukebox, no jukebox, etc.).
- more walking.
- pbr.
- a new pair of red earrings.
- ginger ale spillage and the movie training day.
- roof-sitting, drinking.
- coffee quibbles.
- reminiscing (grades 6 - 12).

on the bus, i finished chabon's the mysteries of pittsburgh and a model world. what next?

Friday, August 05, 2005

get out the map.

off to boston to see my favorite girl.

i finished the amazing adventures of kavalier and clay. and i remember that part of the experience of finishing a truly engrossing novel is that let-down at the end, that oh no now whose world am i going to live in? feeling. but i also have trouble disentangling that feeling from my doubts about a particular novel's particular ending.

anyways, i've started an official chabon kick. i'm now reading a model world. you see, i'm super-duper lucky to have a tall angel working in a new literati-type job, and he messengered me books. hoorah!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005


hot damn, have i been enthralled by michael chabon's the amazing adventures of kavalier & clay. i can't put it down. really. i mean, i normally have trouble putting a book down. but i really can't put this one down. this morning, getting on the train, i had a moment of utter panic in which i thought i'd perhaps left the book at home. what to do? go back for it? i fumbled a bit more in my bag and to my great relief, there was its substantial self.

here are related time-killing links:

- the zoomquilt.
- action figure.
- anyone want to have a séance?

Monday, August 01, 2005

the move-in dance.

looks a little bit like this.

i am overjoyed with my new place. i had help (thanks muchly, boys!). my first non-shared apartment, and i can't wait to go home and set up by my little lonely.

new-ish wordly objects that make me hop happily:

- a "ghetto-fab" couch.
- a leather hanging wine rack.
- the kitchen table of my childhood.
- a typewriter (!!!).
- a bottle of Really Really Old scotch.

also, a small plethora of friends have/had birthdays yesterday and today. happy birthday, friends!