Sunday, January 5, 2014

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Reconsidering the Feminism of Joss Whedon

This is a longish, but interesting read.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I read these in 2012

Some of these are graphic novels or comic book collections.  Some of them are 1Q84 and the ASOIAF books.  I think it balances out.

1. Chuck Klosterman - The Visible Man
2. Chuck Palahniuk - Damned
3. Cory Doctorow - Context
4. Haruki Murakami - 1Q84
5. Michael Lewis - Moneyball
6. John Kennedy Toole - A Confederacy of Dunces
7. Ernest Cline - Ready Player One
8. Richard W. Bailey - Speaking American: A History of English in the United States
9. George R. R. Martin - A Game of Thrones
10. Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games
11. George R. R. Martin - A Clash of Kings
12. Tina Fey - Bossypants
13. George R. R. Martin - A Storm of Swords
14. Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire
15. Suzanna Collins - Mockingjay
16. Rachel Maddow - Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
17. George R. R. Martin - A Feast for Crows
18. Brian Lee O'Malley - Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
19. Brian Lee O'Malley - Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
20. Brian Lee O'Malley - Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness
21. Brian Lee O'Malley - Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together
22. Brian Lee O'Malley - Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe
23. Brian Lee O'Malley - Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour
24. George R. R. Martin - A Dance With Dragons
25. Charles Pierce - Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free
26. Dave Eggers - A Hologram for the King
27. Mary Roach - Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
28. Bill Buford - Among the Thugs
29. Don DeLillo - Cosmopolis
30. Randall Munroe - xkcd: volume 0
31. Zach Weiner - Save Yourself, Mammal!
32. Tom Wolfe - The Bonfire of the Vanities
33. Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahulik - Attack of the Bacon Robots
34. Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahulik - Epic Legends of the Magic Sword Kings
35. Zach Weiner - The Most Dangerous Game
36. David Finch - The Journal of Best Practices
37. Lewis Black - Me Of Little Faith
38. William McGee - Attention All Passengers
39. Michael Lewis - Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
40. David Sedaris - When You Are Engulfed in Flames
41. Yu Hua - China in Ten Words
42. Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner - Super Freakonomics
43. Shigeru Mizuki - Onward Towards our Noble Deaths
44. Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere
45. Aaron Bobrow-Strain - White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf
46. Norah Vincent - Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man
47. Julie Otsuka - The Buddha in the Attic
48. Peggy Orenstein - Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
49. Susan Cain - Quiet: The Hidden Power of Introverts
50. Al Franken - Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

Saturday, September 22, 2012


It's been 7 months since I posted anything? I didn't get 2:15 in Madison, or even run the half. I hurt my ankle and ran the 10K instead. We're having a baby girl in February, I quit my job and I'm starting a new one on Monday, and I am somewhat into yoga now. Nothing else of interest to report!

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Training for the Madison half started this week.

I will hit 2:15.
I will hit 2:15.
I will hit 2:15.
I will hit 2:15.

I will not die young of preventable fattiness.

Monday, December 19, 2011

2011 - year of firsts

First time flying a plane.
First time traveling to Asia.
First time snorkeling.
Finished first half marathon.
First promotion. While I think it was mostly to keep me around after the buyout, I'm happy with it.
First time seeing dolphins in the wild.
First time turning 30.
First time kegging beer.
First time completing a master's degree.
First time buying a house... in Minnesota.
First time surviving a brutal Minnesota winter.

I thought there were more, but oh well.

In 2012... first kid?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

KC trip

I just took a quick 1-day trip to KC. Friends were getting married and had their reception at Boulevard. It was really great to catch up with people, but the trip was far too short. I did manage to work in trips to Cancun Fiesta Fresh, Glace, and Chez Elle, and drove around most of the old haunts (Westport notwithstanding, due to the art fest). I flew in, and, for traveling alone, the MSP->KC direct flight is totally worth it. I probably would have spent as much in gas driving.

The really odd thing is that, this time, it doesn't feel like home anymore. The last visit, we had moved away more recently, and it felt like we were going home. This time, it definitively felt like I was visiting, and not that it was home. It was weird. I didn't expect that change to happen so quickly. It took years before Ames didn't feel like home anymore. KC felt like a strange place where I somehow knew how to get around. I'm not quite sure how to describe it, but yeah. Very odd feeling.

Still, great visit.