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Just a heads-up; I will be posting, but probably not reading much over the next few weeks. You've all finished Harry Potter and even when you're taking great pains to avoid spoilers, my entire friends list is basically hidden behind cut tags. My copy is arriving today, and Kath is reading it first.

1. I happened to read this Stereogum post yesterday morning and subsequently got my brain rocked by The Forms (and, to a similar extent, The Desert Fathers). (Which reminds me - I need to make an iPod playlist that only features albums produced by Steve Albini.) The Forms album, "Icarus", is about 15 minutes long and is an absolute stunner. Bonus - they apparently have a new album coming out soon-ish.

2. I reached a breaking point this weekend, also. I wore a tee shirt and shorts yesterday, and I happened to glance in the mirror and couldn't help but notice that my belly was exposed underneath my shirt. *sigh* Must get in shape, and right away. (I was telling a friend about this plan of action, and he said that if I were to get in shape, I would look a lot like Stewart Copeland. I don't know how to rate that as an incentive, but whatever.)

3. Awful, dreary rain today, but there's good news: they finally opened up my subway entrance (which had been closed because of the whole steam-pipe explosion from last week, which occured literally one block away from my office, and was one of the most amazing things I'd ever seen). On Thursday and Friday the 7 was running at Grand Central, but instead of being able to enter on the corner of 3rd and 42nd, I'd have to go all the way up to 46th and past Lexington, which was a pain in the ass - and on a day like today, it would have SUCKED.
I'm actually gonna re-read 6 first, while Kath reads 7. I've been out of the HP universe for a while, gotta remember who's who and all that.