Here’s what has been going on in my head this week.
Books: I just started reading Anna Kerenina. So many Ns. I’m loving it so far though I’m only 4% through according to my Kindle. I’ve been on a non-fiction kick for my last few books so I’m enjoying being back in the world of fiction. I also am coming around to Russian literature a lot more recently. I was not a fan, to put it mildly, a few years back. Plus, as with most older books, there’s a nice relaxed pace about the writing. I don’t feel like the author is freaking out about whether or not he’ll go viral or make a book club or anything. He just talks about oysters and cabbage. I have no idea what the plot is, but there are some love triangles forming. Also, someone has been crushed by a train…which I think has to happen in every Russian novel.
Movies: God I’ve watched crap. I sat through Congo the other night. This used to be a favorite “so bad it’s good movie” in an old apartment of mine. It was nice to reminisce. It has not improved with age. It’s still fucking awful. And I loved it. While working out I tried to watch Last Man Standing with Bruce Willis but turned it off after my thirty minutes of cardio and never went back. Slapstick action with lazy characters and a plot that was a remake of Clint’s old spaghetti westerns but awful.
And here are the random things that have lodged in my brain from the Internet this week.
There’s this amazing ad for pet adoption:
This Hungry Hungry Jetway:
And this, from a long time ago above Teddy Roosevelt’s fireplace far far away: