I have now seen enough of
I picked up a copy of The Pump House Gang by Tom Wolfe at the Borders. This was quite a cool Borders: three stories of paperbacks and a healthy selection of mystery novels. Then it was off to the thrift store to browse the donated paperbacks. This thrift store held true to the rule of thrift store book selection. It was heavy on worn copies of bestselling murder mysteries and Tom Clancy novels. Picked up Elmore Leonard's Pagan Babies. I hope to get further in Don Quixote this week, so I'll sign off.
Friday, July 29, 2005
I have now seen enough of
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
The interior of the church was dark and colorful. Dark since there wasn't a lot of lighting. Colorful since the church had been restored to its "original appearance" using bright colors. See for yourself.
The sanctuary here and below the colorful paint.
Unfortunately the zeal for historical accuracy doesn't extend to placing the alter against the wall or having holy water fonts. Instead there was the cliched baptismal font being inappropriately used as a holy water dispenser.
Outside the SciFi Channel was filming a movie. There was a guy dressed like a priest and a man and a woman wearing stupid clothes and pretending to shoot guns at something just beyond the camera.
Going to watch Friday Night Lights tonight. Good movie. Highly recommend it.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
The sun shines down on the mountains behind this extension of
The hotel is a Best Western. There is a continental breakfast served every morning. The patrons sit in reserved, awkward silence, not wishing to disturb anyone else. Personal space has a three foot radius. Each person sits quietly with a Danish or bowl of cereal. The selection is quite nice: Golden Grahams, Cheerios, Danishes, donuts, toast, etc. The only noticeable noise, from the air conditioning, in enhanced when two older women begin talking about grandmothers with belly rings. They do not appreciate the six foot diameter of privacy each patron has.
I eat my oatmeal. No one else is eating oatmeal. A large man with a stomach that is two sizes two large for his own good loads up on glucose encrusted donuts. A skater chews Lucky Charms. All the food here seems to be sugar in different shapes. I finish my oatmeal and have a donut. I am on vacation after all. Accompany that with some cranberry juice, and top it all off with another bowl of oatmeal. Ah, whoever said Wheaties was the breakfast of champions didn't work for the Quaker Oats company.
Monday, July 25, 2005
I'm on a week long holiday here with my family and it turns out the hotel we're staying at has internet access in the rooms. So now I can blog while vacationing.
I've started a short crime story which I will be posting later in the week. Ok, well night all.
His style is good. I recommend the second post "slow motion". Some of the descriptions are excellent, especially the last lines.
You can look for me trying to give this sort of slow lazy Garrison Keillor style description since this blog is nothing if not something completely different and Tasik has inspired me to rip off his style (imitation is the highest form of flattery, no?). I'll probably get board and go back to random off-the-wall posts, but look for something more artistic now and again.
Now to get down to business. Several unfortunate things have happened (and by several I mean two).
- The college campus has been overrun with high school students, or, as I have decided to call them, cancer with legs.
- Novusordowatch.com has been blocked by the school's web-site blocking software.
The second item is the more serious of the two. If this site was manually blocked, then this heralds a new reign of censorship here at the college. Just let that sink in. I'm probably overreacting to this. I have visited Novus Ordo Watch before using school computers. I am shocked to find out that this site which was previously "acceptable" is now
Website Blocked: Inappropriate Content
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Also check out Angry Alien Productions for 30 re-enactments of movies using bunnies. They're funny, but will spoil movies you haven't seen.
Ann Coulter doesn't seem to be happy. The Left doesn't seem to be happy. Roberts appears happy in the photographs. At least someone has a smile on his face.
I will not promise anything. I will give no expectations so I will not feel obliged to meet any. I will give whatever I feel like. If you enjoy this then I am happy for you. If you don't then click on one of the links and go spend your time on the web more productively.