Current reading: The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, The Prince by Machiavelli
Recent listening: Fleetwood Mac by Fleetwood Mac, Rumours by Fleetwood Mac, Taking The Long Way by Dixie Chicks
Recent viewing: Sportscenter, RockStar: Supernova
Recent playing: Poker Room, Bust-A-Move
Recently accomplished: Receipts, mowed lawn, pulled weeds
Imperative To Do: Call Sears, bike repairs, get watch fixed, truck shopping, Internet for Graham’s room
Cool link: Last.fm: Track your music listening habits and share them with your friends.
Bike odometer: 6307 miles
Current reading: Heaven Is A Playground by Rick Telander, Smoke and Guns by Kirsten Baldock and Fabio Moon
Recent listening: Express by Love and Rockets, Story of the Day, Hindu Love Gods
Recent viewing: Last Comic Standing, Sportscenter, Countdown, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report
Recent playing: Poker Room, Halo
Recently accomplished: Cleaned the garage, strung Tina’s art project, paid bills, receipts
Imperative To Do: Call Sears, call sleep doctor, bike repairs, get watch fixed, truck shopping, bank, Internet for Graham’s room
Cool link: Driving Test: GMAC Insurance 2006 National Driver’s Test
Bike odometer: 5953 miles
Current reading: Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now by Barry Miles, 9-11 by Noam Chomsky
McCartney Trivia: Ringo “quit” the Beatles for two weeks during the making of the White Album. While Ringo mulled his future on Peter Sellers’ yacht, the other Beatles continued recording “Back in the USSR” and “Dear Prudence” with Paul on drums. When Ringo returned, he found his drum kit wreathed in flowers with a large “Welcome Back” sign.
Recent listening: Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, Science Friday, NPR Story of the Day
Recent viewing: Suns vs. Clippers, Mean Girls, Saw, Final Four
Recent playing: Poker Room
Recently Accomplished: cleaned and lubed bike, vacuumed house, entertained the Bartons, started taxes
Imperative To Do: Buy lug nut wrench and jack for van, finish taxes, figure out what to do about the truck
Cool link: Boot Camp: Apple released beta software to let you boot Windows on your Intel Mac. It will be included in their next OS version which is code-named “Leopard”.
Evidently two kids in his class have cell phones, so Thomas has been bothering us to buy him one. We keep telling him that he’s not old enough to have one, but he is relentless. At one point, I pointed out that he hardly used the phone at home and asked for what would he need a cell phone.
Recently I was in his room fixing a computer problem he was having. As I waited for the computer to reboot, I looked around his room and my eyes fell on a piece of paper with a list: “Reasons to have a cell phone.” He had the list pre-numbered to ten but had not thought of ten reasons yet. I don’t remember any of the other entries, but the last one caught my eye: