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September 10th, 2009

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08:42 am - nards and cards
i really want to write about my honeymoon here... just to write down and review all the places we saw and went to eat. yes, it may be painful for you to read (and me to re-read) btu i think it would be cool. of course, these big "projects" never get done but its good to want to do them, right?

In other news, I've finally started to hit up the Culver City library in the last few months. I just finished reading Homicide by David Simon. It's one of those "could be great could be boring" kind of books that was AMAZING and not boring at all. incredibly well written in an engaging yet elevated way. super interesting characters, lots of humor.... one of the most enjoyable books i've read for a long time. Next up on my list is Gomorrah, about the Napoli mafia. Woo.

Other books I've read so far this summer:
Manhunt (the one about Lincoln's assassination)
Generation Kill
Kitchen Confidential (By Anthony Bourdain)
A Cooks Tour (also by Bourdain... both books are pretty fantastic! i learned a lot and they werent cheeseball or anything. legit, real reading)
There are most definitely more but I just cant think of it at the moment. Reading is great. I hate how I read in waves....

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Date:September 10th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
You were expecting cheeseball from Anthony Bourdain?
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Date:September 15th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
to be honest.. yes. My initial impressions of AB back when I first watched his show (like 2003 i guess?), I thought he tried wayyy to hard to be cool and ended up just cheesy (walking down a Paris street smoking... wow. so cool :P). In his effort to distance himself from the lame "other hosts" he sometimes comes off trying too hard. But his show is great in general!
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Date:September 18th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Hmm, interesting. Usually when I see him showing disdain for the beaten path or "other hosts," he ends up either consciously making fun of himself for being so stubborn or discovering that he was wrong for being such an ass about it and sort of recants. I like his self awareness. I haven't been watching as long as you, though.

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