Wednesday, March 19, 2008

mixed bag

this photo is from circa 1999, a year after i moved to SF (to a house north of the panhandle), and shortly after pinky leon moved in. look how tiny he is! my, we're both a bit bigger these days.

all my library requests came in at once. i hate it when that happens. right now i've got:
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie (which i don't think is actually the Alexie book i meant to request) and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby, of course. all this when i have no time to read! foof.

i did get some Dungen (Swedish band) music from a school-friend. i think my cousin (who knows her music) was telling me to listen to them a while ago. good stuff. my cousin should actually have a cd out, cuz she is SUCH a beautiful singer. i haven't heard her sing in person that many times, but every time i do, i end up in tears. the tone of her voice (or something!) communicates so much emotion. K, you should post a song on youtube! or somewhere.

today there was a BIG love drama (not mine) in my stairwell. it was heartbreaking, but also full of life. not that i would want this
particular drama at all, but still. (can't go into the details of the it on the blog, but suffice it it say, there were numerous "puta"s and "fea"s flying around.)

on a more amusing note, and to top off this random post, this photo keeps making me laugh.


jenifer74 said...

your hair looks so different! have you read other alexie work? he's on my list. i'm not loving what i'm reading now and am actually impatiently *waiting* for my library holds to come in! see ya thursday! xxx.

shash said...

i had longish hair most of my life. i'm kind of missing it. mostly missing how much cheaper it was.
i read and enjoyed indian killer and flight. which one are you reading? and what do you have on hold?? see you soon.

mav said...

oh my gosh. tiny PL!!!!!

kusink said...

Tack för de fina orden! Dungen regerar :) Kolla in Anna Järvinen, Pacific och Miss Li också! Det finns faktiskt väldigt mycket bra svensk musik på gång nu.

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(nån sång på Youtube blir det nog inte i första taget...)