the Beatles, the Beatles, did I mention the Beatles? No, really, the Beatles, the Kinks, Bob Dylan, Kanye West, Tom Petty, Sufjan Stevens, Coldplay, The Pogues, Pete Yorn, Charles Mingus, Eric Clapton (specifically the Me and Mr. Johnson album), Paul McCartney, Mary J. Blige, Johnny Cash, the list goes on...
Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, A Hearbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers, Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut, Light in August by Faulkner, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, The Constant Gardener by John Le Carre, Incandesence by my good friend Dr. Carmen Acevedo Butcher, The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, Lennon Revealed by Larry Kane, Nine Hills to Nambonkaha by Sarah Erdman (made me consider the Peace Corps), The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby, anything P.G. Wodehouse, The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester, The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac, On the Road also by Jack Kerouac, The Autobiography of Aice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein, The Shaping of a Life by Phyllis Tickle (one of my favorite people in the whole world, so much fun to talk to, ) I could go on and on.
February 09 2006
Well, more like Carla Price pressure. So, here I am. I guess I'll eventually phase out the xanga. I'm banned from Facebook due to the fact that I can't even remember my Shorter email address, much less how to check it if I did. And back to the Carla Price pressure, she said this was pretty cool, and I do know Nathan Moore, so I think my presence is a bit warranted, if not completely.
Do you know what's worse than breaking up with someone? Not doing it soon enough and then finally breaking up with them. That's worse. Because now you've drawn it out. (Isn't there some country song on the radio right now, first line, "You draw it out like a highway"?) Now there's unravelling and disentangling to do. And cold turkey sucks. (The Lennon version rocks though.)
Oh my gosh! Is this turning into one of those horribly pathetic blogs where everyone reads and says, "Poor girl, why is she sharing this crap? It's so cliche. So, you broke up with your boyfriend, big deal. It was almost a month ago. Sure, it was 9 months of your life. Big deal. Grow up.Get over it."
Okay, I will. I'm over it. I'm over it. I am so over it. See?