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1. I love 3 day weekends, yes I do. Most of it was spent sailing on Latrell's yacht playing Mercenaries; some of it was spent drunk at a post-holiday Secret Santa party (I scored a very cool new messenger bag, among other things); some of it was spent jamming with some old friends.

2. After such a long weekend of sloth and inebriation, I was prepared to call it an early night last night; then I got sucked into PBS's "Unforgivable Blackness", which was absolutely incredible. And so, in tribute to Unforgivable Blackness, I downloaded Miles Davis' "A Tribute to Jack Johnson", which I'd heard before but never owned. It is also absolutely incredible.

3. I need your help, folks. I was given a $100 gift certificate to Barnes&Noble.com; now I'm trying to spend it. So far, I've got Blink, Kafka on the Shore, and The Fifth Element Ultimate Edition. I've got just under $40 to go.
i can't remember, did you read Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman?

Mean Girls is on DVD now, right?
I did read SD&CP, and I enjoyed it immensely.

Is the new Sedaris good?
i haven't read the new sedaris. i do want to get the new eggers short stories 'how we are hungry'. there's the Wilco Book, too.
I think you'd like James Morrow, an author from central PA who writes theological fiction. Towing Jehovah is one I'd recommend -- God dies and falls into the sea, and archangels draft a reclusive ex-tanker captain to tow his body to Antarctica for preservation to atone for inadvertently causing one of the biggest oil spills in history. On the way they rescue a staunch atheist biologist whose expedition was lost at sea, and when she learns of the true nature of the tow, she vows to send God to the bottom of the sea. Heady, wildly creative stuff. Most of his stuff is on Harcourt Brace, so you can usually find at least one of his novels in the sci-fi section (he doesn't really belong there, but that's where he is.)
That premise intrigued me so much, I'm going to order the whole trilogy.
Alright, I'm going to put in a good word for two of my favorite books (which, knowing your tastes I have selected from my all-time faves, and resisted the urge to simply force all of them on you):

'The Song of Solomon' byToni Morrison
'The Blind Assassin' by Margaret Atwood

They are both epic and complex, in the most profound, electric, miss-your-stop-on-the-subway kind of way. Enjoy.