06.30.2003 - 8:07 p.m.
It's the week of the 4th of
July, so that means JB and I are going to do our yearly trek
down to southern Oregon and the Rogue River. JB really wanted
to do a rafting trip like last
year, but this time we'll have Dog with us, whose love for
the water potentially includes plunging joyfully into any Class
5 rapid she sees.
We leave tomorrow and come
back next Monday, so don't mind the gap in my droning narrative.
I'll be doing some swimming, and maybe some hiking, and probably
a whole lot of beer drinking. Oh, and probably petting Dog after
she has, unbeknownst to us, trampled through a wad of the poison
oak that grows everywhere down there.
Also driving! Lots and lots
and lots of driving! Whee!
I have new books to keep me
company on this trip. After a very pleasant lunch with Chiara, where I ate my own weight in chicken
pataka (pakala? takapa? something tasty and fattening and indian
and good? yes), I stopped by the university bookstore and bought
Oryx and Crake, and stifling a little sheep-bleat,
Life of Pi.
I literally bought Life of
Pi because of the sheer number of times I have encountered it,
looming seductively from various shelves. This is the Fast Food
Nation Effect, where you start worrying that maybe you're the
only person left on earth that hasn't read the damn book, and
so you finally make your guilty purchase.
I passed by the towering stack
of new Harry Potters without a second thought, though. I don't
know why the Harry Potter thing continues to elude me. It's just
the sort of phenomenon that would normally be deeply appealing
to me and I would be all panting and drooling over my upcoming
Amazon shipment, but it's just passed me by. Maybe secretly I'm
intimidated by how HUGE those fucking books are. So big!
Hurts to carry!
So I'm armed with reading material.
And more than one bag of cheese flavored corn rings (they're
in the rice cake part of your grocery store and they kick motherfucking
snack-food ass) And SPF 4582721, or something. I thought I was
also going to have a spiffy new hat from Old Navy that I purchased
the other day for six bucks, but apparently S/M is not a size
that fits my huge enormous flappy head. Also, when will I learn?
The apparel items, they must be tried on.
Okay! Rambling! You have a
good week now, you hear?
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comments so far.
I have moved. - 1.03.2005
Obviously, a work in progress. - 12.27.2004
Happy holidays! - 12.24.2004
Listen, I am not a complete dick, it's not like I want Joe to die alone surrounded by cats or something. - 12.23.2004
Plus I am convinced my butt is extra big when it's upside down. - 12.22.2004