I Franzened a lot this year; The Corrections-great, brutal and
funny, then Freedom-engaging though different, flowing but not as
Working through "...Oscar Wao" (the footnotes!!! ughh)
Have read more Vonnegut, Updike, and Irving than other
G. Saunders, T.C. Boyle.
Mad Men!!! Modern Family, Parks & Rec., New Girl, Key &
Peele. Resisted Downton Abbey but it was pointless, big shock that
Miles Davis, Neil Young, Yo La Tengo, Beck, Lymbyc System, Guided
By Voices, Mogwai, Vince Guaraldi, Art Blakey, Modern Jazz Quartet,
and many more.
Love FlavorWire's downloads, NPR All Songs Considered,
Django Unchained-best movie I've seen in a while in many ways.
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World-so much fun! The Future-weird and
charming, the latest Batman was big and powerful, Moonrise Kingdom
was good and unsettling in the way that time of life is. Good to
see Wes Anderson back on the ball.
Evolving best list: Children of Men, Adaptation, Rushmore, The
Conversation, Godfather 2, Half Nelson, Three Days of the Condor,
The Candidate, MASH, Michael Clayton, Groundhog Day, The Lives Of
Others, Restrepo, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Limey,
Since it's still chilly-soup with an alarming bean variety.
Watermelon! Blueberries, salmon, spinach salad with lots of things
in it and a couple of times a year I luxuriate in a m/r filet and
lobster. A good cheeseburger every once in a while. Kale!
Red wine, good beer.