Friday, June 30, 2006

M.I.A.

A couple of reasons I've been MIA:

1. I got hooked on Prison Break. Unfortunately, I've now seen all of Season 1 - and Season 2 won't be coming out until god-knows-when. On the upside, we have finally gotten copies of Lost and Sin City at my local video rental place in this Asian riverside outpost that is my neighborhood. I expect to be away from my computer a lot this week.

2. I've mentioned this before, but I've been churning out food reviews in the hope of getting them published. Fingers crossed.

3. I got the coolest toy. Technically, I found it while I was clearing out the garage. It's a cute little printer that you connect directly to your digital camera. Google it - the Selphy 400. Highly recommended. This thing will keep me entertained for weeks.

4. OK, this is embarrassing... but I've been struggling through Le Petit Prince. Mais oui, I'm talking about the fable charmante loved by French 3 year-olds the world over. I'm realizing now that it really must be read in French to really get a sense of la poesie; unfortunately, this means that I pass out every 2 pages because it's so fucking draining to read in a foreign language. As per La M's suggestion, I was also considering attempting Camus' The Outsider in the original French; good thing I picked up Le PP first, to show me that anything above age 3-level is out of the question at the moment. I am reading it in English and enjoying it much more than I did in highschool.

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