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friday random 10

November 3, 2006

t minus 9 workdays until i return to montana… so a sampling of my ipod music for the x-country road tour seems appropriate.

  1. Never Enough – Eminem. wait a second, i have eminem on this ipod?  other than mosh, that is?  time to clean this thing up, lest i have to hit forward to move past
  2. I Would Walk 500 Miles – Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.  all time favorite punk cover band.  “and if i haver… whatever that means”  priceless.  to equivocate, to vascilate, btw.
  3. Kill A Kitten – Stephen Lynch.  i still laugh out loud whenever i hear this song.  satire and comdy in lyric form.  “if ye loveth jesus ye must kill a kitten”.  i love everything he does.  (haha, friday cat blogging!)
  4. Djobi djoba – Gypsy Kings.  calming me down (you’ll remember them from hotel california on the big lebowski movie)
  5. The Pointless, Yet Poignant, Crisis of a Co-Ed – Dar Williams.  priceless dar, the whole album is worth listening to.
  6. Almost Crimes – Broken Social Scene.  there really is no accounting for where this list is going.
  7. Alternative Girlfriend – Barenaked Ladies.  two places after dar?  my ipod mocks itself.  total filler track on a CD, but fun listening all the same.
  8. Take Back – Green Day.  i heart nimrod.
  9. All My Life – Kici and Jojo.  i’ve been told thats spelled wrong.  but no bother.  one of the best songs about romance ever.  (i’m a cheezy sap, so shoot me). 
  10. I Don’t Want Her Around – NOFX.  all time fav punk band, knew they would come up sooner or later

Books, my love

September 3, 2006

Wacky posts are best on Sundays, I guess.  Book memes, however, are tons of fun

A book that changed my life:  Going for something profound?  The RepublicThe Art of Happiness?… oh!  of course!  Critique of Pure Tolerance.  Changed the way I view the world (provoked a minor emotional breakdown in the process), but I’m the healthier for it.

A book I’ve read more than once:  Patriot Games by Tom Clancy.  I could have taken the easy way out, but I’m not going to lie, I love the Jack Ryan series.  I’m generally reading at least one of them.

A book I would take with me if I were stuck on a desert island:  if I can take a collection, the Complete Works of Shakespeare.  There is something in there for all moods, and I figure I’d want something insightful into the nature of humanity.

A book that made me laugh: The Man Who Loved Only Numbers – my poor roommates had to put up with me laughing at math jokes all through a biography of Paul Erdos.  I keep telling others to read it.

A book that I wish had been written:  My own.  Or, if someone else feels up to it, an excellent copy introductory textbook to American Political Science (advanced level).  Something that can serve, as in biology, to really introduce the field.

A book that I wish had never been written:  I’m a fan of JS Mill, you have to be kidding.

A book I’ve been meaning to read:  Endless Forms Most Beautiful by Sean me right now… taunting me.  It is actually sitting next I’m also thinking of the Diskworld series, but not sure if I want to take all that time.

I’m currently reading: The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy.  Four Essays on Liberty by Isiah Berlin.  A Solution to the Ecological Inference Problem by Gary King.  And I just finished Rousseau’s Dog by Edmonds and Eidinow.  And people think this blog is chaotic…