Caffeine-fueled babble #50896|
2009-02-06 10:22 a.m.
First I had to give the internet some attention. Much like cats, the internet will get cross and start destroying the things you love (bathmats, crossword books, limbs) if you ignore it for too long.
Two hours later, I decided I needed coffee before anything else.
The first cup of coffee went cold on me, so I had to top it off. (Here's me, doing the Angry Stephen Colbert pose, turning to profile and shaking my fist: "Interneeeettt!!") Soon, the pot was almost empty, so of course I had to finish it off.
Eventually, I really will get today started. Or, maybe not. I'm off of work tomorrow too.
About two weeks ago, I started keeping track of everything I've read so far this year over on LibraryThing. I was a little shocked to realize that counting the two books I added today, my total so far this year is five. Surely I've read more that that?
Well, I've started a lot of things, but I don't think I can count them till I finish them. There's a Mark Twain anthology that lives in my laundry basket, and only gets dipped into when I happen to misjudge the time left on a dryer and end up in the laundry room 10 minutes too early. Similarly, my current "read till I pass out" book is going to take forever, well, because I keep falling asleep.
It occurs to me that one of them should be replaced with that Bill Hicks transcript collection that's giving me so much grief. I love Bill Hicks, but the main problem with this book is that he repeated a lot of material. The joke that was so hilarious five minutes ago is somewhat less awesome to read again right away. For the true rabid fan, it's maybe very interesting to notice the slight variations in turns of phrase from one show to the next, but I keep finding myself zoning out. If this was a book that I was only reading a few pages a month, I'd probably enjoy it a lot more.
I need to step away from the computer for at least a little while. Outside is supposed to be amazing today. I really should look into that.
Oh, and just in case you can't or won't go outside right now, here is your Internet Timewaster of the Moment: OMG it's an adorable little robot with a TARDIS.