:: still hackin up bits and pieces of The Year in Books That I Read 2005. i can offer several teasers. for instance, the worst book i read this year was also the first book i read this year congratulations jay mcinerney!) and the last book i have read so far was so far my favorite (john barth). this tells us something about my long- and short-term memory functions, although i’ll tell you, i might be wrong about john barth but i am NOT wrong about jay mcinernery. i have clinical evidence (the book even smells and looks bad, importantly).
:: wouldn’t Boyz N Tha Hood be more affecting if at the end it turned out that Ricky hadn’t even gotten the minimum SAT score to get into USC and play football? Did he even get the minium score? i can’t remember. i was fretting about this while walking home from work today (i have a fever, actually, if that explains a bit). then i immediately decided that i am sick of living in hyde park and i was going to look into houseboat options, then some guy kind of made a face at me as we passed and it turned out he was going into my building too so i had to hide over by the door to subway to wait for him to get done checking his mail (he took a good long time, which made me fairly certain he had small- or large-scale plans to vex me)