Friday, July 30, 2010

you can't judge a person by their book cover if they're holding a kindle

So while browsing around on as I usually do when I have a break at work I came across this article bemoaning the loss of judging someone by their book cover with the new invention of the kindle:
“So what will you do, Kindle generation, when you cannot tell which of the quiet boys holding the e-reader on the subway is engrossed by the latest, predictable legal thriller, and which one by a cheery, long-forgotten Laurie Colwin novel? If by some chance you do end up with the right one, what do you buy him a month later, when it is time for that first, tentative, not-too-expensive present—a gift certificate for a free download?”
I thought it was interesting, because Tom and I met because of books AND technology.  I had friended him on and he made a post asking for reading suggestions (he was just graduated from college, jobless, and needed something new to read).  I think I suggested The Catcher in the Rye and the rest is history.
So I think the Kindle/IPad generation will just have to start updating their Facebook status and tweeting about what book they are reading, since no one can glance at them and tell.  For me, I am still reading paperbacks because I am cheap and I do want full bookshelves for my new house!
(Right now I'm finish A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers-a fun thing I've been doing is imagining John Krasinki as Dave Eggers since he was in the movie Away We Go-also written by Eggers.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

house hunting

So we are a little pre-occupied with house hunting right now.

But even more fun than house hunting is imagining all the new things I want to put in the house (that I cannot afford)

Bamboo Flooring

Vintage style appliances

Solar Panels

The Green Cone Composting System


An L shaped couch

Want to see a sneak peak of some of the places we're looking at? They are ALL fixer uppers mostly, but we're cheap! (Gotta save money for the the extras)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

mix cds

So I was making my best buddy Kat a copy of the new M.I.A. album (as long as one of us buys it it's legal right?)  And I added a few songs to fill in the CD, then had to stop and laugh at my varied musical taste :)

1. This is how we do it-Montel Jordan

2. Shots-LMFAO & Lil Jon

3-18. the new M.I.A. Album Maya

19. Enter Galactic-Kid Cudi

20. Move Shake Drop Remix-DJ Laz, Flo Rida & Casely

21. Sleepyhead-Passion Pit

22. Glitter Freeze-Gorillaz


My Itunes looks like it has multiple personalities.