Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Read List

I only managed to finish 20 books in 2009, but to be fair 4 of them had over 1,000 pages each. The last half of the year was dominated by the Song of Ice and Fire series, which was very well worth it. 2010 will see (hopefully) Book 5, plus a few holdouts that I wasn't able to get to last year, like the latest Hitchhiker's Guide and Discworld entries. Suggestions are always welcome!

Check out the list after the break:

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Prepare Yourselves!

Diversify. 4-15-10.

Monday, November 2, 2009

damn bovines

{ Sent at 3:13 PM on Monday }
me: today has actually been going by quickly
how did that happen?
michelle: i dont know--but youre right!
me: i blame daylight savings time
michelle: dont blame it--thank it!
its dark soooo early now though
I hate it
me: yeah wtf
stupid time
cows don't care what time it is
but cows are also a bunch of jerks!
so now i don't know who to trust

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


me (to Doug): how did that jay-z song go?
welcome to new york, home of the rapping tomato?

Friday, September 25, 2009

My New Dream

Fantastic Fest is happening right now in Austin, TX. Aside from really wanting to be there, it got me thinking, and not for the first time. It is being put on by the Alamo Drafthouse, which is a crazy cool independent movie theater that shows everything from big Hollywood hits to weird genre films to tiny indies.

I think Staten Island needs a place like this, a catch-all for awesome. My vision is a 2-3 screen theater, where one or all screens are sunken in behind a stage for comedy and musical performances. The lobby would be fashioned with a fully stocked beer bar, including at least one house brew. There would also be a good-food-with-reasonable-prices restaurant/ café, so you can spend an evening with dinner-movie-bar all in one place.

A yearly film festival, midnight movies, genre nights, classics, new releases, comedy, music beer, food, even merch (a la the Drafthouse's Mondo Tees. It would be a great way to get people to Staten Island, and a great alternative to the (mostly) crap that's there now. It's what we need, and I can envision it being wildly successful.

Here's my problem – I wouldn't even know where to start to get something like this rolling. Ideas? Permits? Locations? Money? Where do you begin? I need a partner, someone with a little bit of savvy and expertise, who shares my vision and knows what to do about it. If anyone knows somebody like this… please tell them to contact me. I need to get this done before Mr. Burns sells Staten Island to New Jersey.

Monday, August 24, 2009

2 Steps Back.

I want to write more, but somehow everything I think I want to write about is so horribly depressing, whiny, and emo. I'm fast approaching 25 (less than 2 weeks away), and yet my inner blogger is stuck in high school. Maybe I'm not ready for this. Maybe I should go back to Livejournal.


No, I think that's a bad idea.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

2009 Read List

I've been meaning to do this for years, and always forgot until maybe July or August. This year, I only forgot until February! Anyway, this post will be constantly updated as a compendium of books I've read so far this year. I'm a moderately slow reader, and really only have time to do so during my commutes each day, so it may be a while between updates.

Now for the list: