January 26th, 2003

the only earth?

cover art

My staying in resulted in eating M & M's and Combos and finally getting around to reading "Kitchen" by Banana Yoshimoto. Though the perky woman on the cover kept me from taking it off the shelf for quite a while, I did enjoy the text portion of the book. The cover, however, really needs to go. Who were the ad wizards that thought that it was a good idea to put "BANANAMANIA IS HERE!" on the back cover?

reading it only took a couple of hours and rather than start something new, I read some old classic issues from open letters.

Hmm. Given my recent media consumption's [unintentional on my part] focus on death, I think that I should try to choose something cheerier different (?) for my next reading "assignment".
the only earth?

(no subject)

The Super Bowl. I'll probably watch it (since commercials are practically programming), but here are a few links to demonstrate the multi-dimensional aspect of the event:

  • Aaron [601am] explains the Super Bowl.

  • Esquire gives tips on how to beat your bookie.
  • Salon plays it safe by picking both the Raiders and the Bucs (sort of) to win.

  • CNN reveals how it benefits avocado growers.

    Or maybe it's just a good distraction from the upcoming State of the Union?