Sunday, June 29, 2008

summer reading: what i have read as of 6.29.08

Dry - Augusten Burroughs
172 pages of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers
Killing Yourself to Live - Chuck Klosterman
30ish assorted magazines
First few chapters of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
39 pages and counting of A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas - Chuck Klosterman

nicknames (some unfortunate)

In no particular order...or significance:
roo butt
rachel roo
sonny (dad's generic name for everyone)
little k
CARACAS VENEZUALA (always shouted)
sex (a complete misnomer)
la cucaracha
la cu
melons (...dumb boys)

Friday, June 27, 2008

summer reading: what i want to read

Dry - Augusten Burroughs
Franny and Zooey - J.D. Salinger
Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs - Chuck Klosterman
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Slaughterhouse Five - Vonnegut
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain
Go Ask Alice - Anonymous
Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway

Thursday, June 26, 2008

things my dad hates pt. 1

In no particular order:

1. Nachos
2. People who eat nachos
3. Canada
4. Onions
5. "Damn crowds that follow us where ever we go"
6. Old people
7. Loud people
8. People who smoke
9. People who drink
10. People who drink and smoke and eat onions
11. Foods with sauce of any kind
12. Movies made in Canada, by Canadians
13. Bad breath dressings
14. I Heart Huckabees (see #12)(Note: Does not matter if they are actually Canadian or filmed in Canada, they are accused of being Canadian and hated.)
15. Young punks
16. Using your brakes (if you can't coast to a stop in time, you are driving like a young punk, see #15)
17. Liberals

lines i like, out of context: "killing yourself to live" by chuck klosterman

In no particular order:

1. The fact that he could not do something correctly–yet still do it significantly–is all that anyone needs to know about punk rock.

2. I am not qualified to live here.

3. ...I find your ideas fascinating. You are a fascinating Cracker Barrel waitress.

4. I can't decide if I'm impressed or underwhelmed...

5. Art and love are the same thing: It's the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you. It's understanding the unreasonable.

6. I'm still alive, but I feel myself dying, person by person by person by person.