Things in My Brain This Week

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.

TV: Pretty much nothing. I’ve watched some DVR’d episodes of Restaurant Impossible and Wipeout. So that’s some real high-brow stuff there.

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: