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.
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.
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.
in a circus of swans.
let's get drenched.
this is pretty sexy.
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.
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?
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!
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?
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!