Odds and Ends

Just a few odds and ends today.

  • This morning I fired up Photoshop and made my design for Int’l DiabeTees Day. I like it a lot, but you’re just going to have to wait until Monday to see it.
  • I’ve been reading a lot recently. A lot for me, that is. I don’t read quickly or as much as I would like, and I’m falling quite behind on my reading list. Earlier in the week I finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, a gift from last year which I started reading in France. It’s okay. A bit long because of so damn many unneeded details, but ultimately an interesting read.
  • Now I’ve returned to a novel that I started reading mid-summer last year: Colson Whitehead’s Sag Harbor. It’s not quite the page-turner that Apex Hides the Hurt was, but I do like it. It’s nice to see that in Whitehead’s mind, African-Americans are just as neurotic as white folk. I’m not 100% sure where we’ll end up at the end of this coming of age tale, but I should find out soon.
  • Lisa and I have seen a new film each of the last three weekends: “Moneyball,” “Ides of March,” and “J. Edgar,” which we saw this afternoon. Of the three, “Moneyball” is the one with the most heart and the most interesting story. That’s kinda, I dunno, wrong if you ask me. Really, though, we’re just killing time until “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” is released in the US.

There’s really not much else going on.

Update—21 Nov. 2011: Lisa reminded me that we actually saw “Tower Heist” (which was lots of fun if you don’t expect too much) between “Ides of March” and “J. Edgar.” So, after adding in “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” we’ve seen five films in the last month.

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One Response to Odds and Ends

  1. Kim says:

    I recently finished TGWTDT as well, and am most of the way through The Girl Who Played With Fire. Agreed about the abundance of unneeded details, but it was a compelling read. Can’t put them down, and am interested in the upcoming movie versions.

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