Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Flogging myself through Infinite Jest

I'm past 100 pages, and it's not that hard to pick up the book after a couple of days off - it did help at the beginning to read Amazon reviews or I might not have picked up that Chapter 1 takes place 1 year after Chapter 2.

It's not a very satisfying novel though - don't care about the characters; don't care about the plot - lots of tennis info because the author used to play tennis, but i enjoyed his essay in a supposedly fun thing..... better than the tennis sections here. Much more concise and there was an emotional connection since the author was describing his personal experience.

Otherwise the Infinite Jest itself just seems a rip-off of Monte Python's killer joke.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Night Wine Blogging - Father's Day edition

camera battery died during upload, so remaining photos will have to wait for re-charge.

remains of some scrumptous pecan pie & armagnac.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Bridesmaids no more

The first pro teams i rooted for were the Lakers & Blackhawks - the perenniel bridesmaids. The first NBA finals i watched was the Lakers losing in 7 back in 1970; the first Stanley Cup finals was the Blackhawks losing in 6 back in 1971. The Lakers have won 10 championships since then, but the Blackhawks had to wait another 39 years after the Lakers finally broke the string to be bridesmaids no more.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Can i flog myself through Infinite Jest

that is the question

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