I would like to endorse these things

1) The Road by Cormac McCarthy. If you didn’t want to read it because Oprah told you to read it, now you can go ahead and read it because I told you to read it. I was already a huge fan of the Border Trilogy before this book even came out so I feel that I have a little bit of C-Mac cred.

2) Diet Dr. Pepper ice cream floats

3) pandora.com – it works best if you give it some specific songs rather than just a band name, and have a little bit of patience.

4*) sitting in a chair all weekend instead of going hiking or camping

5) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the N64 (or in my case the sixtyforce emulator for Mac)

6) Chicken Curry plate from Curry in a Hurry, Beef Brisket sandwich from Sugarhouse Barbecue Company, Torta from La Palapa Juice Bar

*I actually wish that I was able to do without #4, except for the fact that that would also do away with #s 1, 2, 3, and 5.

You Know How We Grind It Fresh Every Single Day

This morning I drove downtown and stood in a parking lot and watched a 20 story building explode, then drove back home and went back to bed. I went to the library and picked up all my holds, the music I feel duty-bound to document. I fell asleep reading John Ashbery. I finally decided to buy the more expensive mountain bike, but I can’t bring myself to go to the bike store and buy it. The new Smashing Pumpkins album is better than I thought it would be, but still not all that great. Right now some people I know are water skiing, along with some people I don’t know. A stranger wrote a kind comment on my blog, which made me feel embarrassed, and she left me no way to reply. My life never really changed. The blind date was better than I had feared it might be, but still not all that great. The new Interpol album sounds like sitting in a new Mercedes that is stuck in the mud, spinning out the wheels and splattering it everywhere. I’m starving, but I don’t feel like going to any of the restaurants and all I have at home is junk food. It is a beautiful day, but what would be the point of driving up any of the canyons? I need a new pair of shoes for work. I wish someone would get out of the car and push.