A reading blog where I will try to my utmost to avoid the mention of books.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Molly's monologue

Would you

like my number.

Youknow, my phone number.

because if you want it
you can have it.
But not in the way that it
would be yours
I mean when I say "would
you like my phone number
I mean would you like me
just to tell you what it is.

okay okay...well I will tell you
then... 7 3 9 oh damn I forgot it again

adapted from a little Claire fontaine notebook, as composed by Molly.

Friday, March 28, 2008

A word on color

Ok, I'm a fruitcake. I'm aware. But I am just going to say that I find it not only enjoyable but increasingly necessary to post in color. (I'm using green to-day cos it's my explanatory color) I think it says more than anything in my posts does to indicate my mood. Also, if you have a computer... why not keep things colorful? To illustrate this point, I would like to share some of my favorite colors from flickr and colourlovers.com...

Half Circle, originally uploaded by carceek.

190308, originally uploaded by shimmer..

my T-shirt Color

gin and tonic

and this next one is currently my wallpaper. I'm fond...


I'll comment on the layout change next post.


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Caffeine.... ner...

Not. functional. Not at all. Oh my gush.

Books. Ok, Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall. --Why does no one underline anymore?--
I finished The Adventures of Augie March, some time ago, but I never spoke of it, as far as I can remember. Yes, it's funny. And it's sort of... well, if it were a person, I'd say that it rambled, with its feet. But as a book it didn't ramble so much as just refuse to settle down, I think. Which suited me just fine in France. It was my comfort English.
Not interested. Not in the least...
why am I writing this so caffeinated? It was an accident. I couldn't feel my morning coffee, and I was hungry, so I got a honey latte at Alterra. It's good. You should go if you're in Milwaukee. I really want one of their mugs. I'm gradually outfitting the entire Fontana family with them, but do not have one myself.

Never, never, let me post after so much coffee again. Or otherwise, get me to do drugs so that coffee doesn't affect me so much. There's a thought.

PS: this is what I'm wearing. well, sort of.
I'm taller than you

Now playing: The Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down
via FoxyTunes

Monday, March 17, 2008

Shallow News

I was just watching The Station Agent, and now have a crush on Bobby Cannavale. So, was I ever excited to find out that he was in a film with Robin Williams! The Night Listener has been bumped to the top of my netflix queue. Nice.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Garbo, Beckett, Vergil

In celebration of one of my favorite things, it is time for a list:
  1. Last night was the one and only performance of Kabarett Stromausfall. I sang a number, and participated in a sketch and a silly little dance. I am now known as "sexappeal girl".
  2. Tomorrow night is opening night (of two) of the Beckett plays being put on by Mountebanks. I'm also in that, for something completely different.
  3. I'm done with classes now (except for a German wrap-up), leaving one exam and a paper on the Aeneid. (if you're going to read the Aeneid in translation, please, please, read Dryden's translation.)
  4. I now listen to BBC World Service (using a Google Desktop gadget) and BBC World Service podcasts. I never get around to reading the papers as much as I'd like, but I can do this while doing other things! I recommend it.
  5. Netvibes is out of beta. Some people found my reaction inappropriately enthusiastic. (Maybe it wasn't something to announce at our house meeting... maybe.)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Sacs RĂ©utilisables and other tales

So, on day 2 of week 9 (the week after week 10 is exam week on our trimester system), I realized I had a research paper, went to the library, and came back with 12 books. My housemates were proud of me when they saw me actually using my sacs réutilisables--this time one from Target.

About an hour later, I realized that my blogger page is still set to French.