*Google+ Invite Rap*
I got Google+ magic / Come feel my flow
I invite you to da party / Make you my Google+ ho
I get you in my circle / you feelin’ Google+ crunk
I bombard you wid my links / den you be readin’ my junk
All yo pics I be lookin’ / On your life will I spy
(I’ll only show you my good ones / so you think I be fly)
My problems be yo’ probs / My downer words and my woes
But I be king of da world wid my Google+ hoes
I got dat Google+ magic / Do you want an invite?
Just respond to these lyrics / You can rock it tonight!
i made the mistake of trying on a pair of these ugly things tonight
and now i need a pair.
check them out.
it’s @bhalpin‘s fault.
about a month ago, he wrote about his top 100 novels, a response to someone’s response to NPR’s list. i’ve looked over others’ lists (including the Modern Library’s and the BBC’s from several years ago) and thought, “well, if they’re doing it, and Halpin’s doing it, i ought to do it, too.”
my list, in no particular order, includes books (not just novels) that have had an impact on me over the last 25+ years, whether because of subject matter, writing style, the time at which i read it, or the chemical that is released by the brain associating pleasure with certain things.
- Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
- Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
- Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen
- The Stand by Stephen King
- Harvest Home by Thomas Tryon
- Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
- An American Tragedy by Ted Dreiser
- The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
- The Inferno by Dante (Ciardi)
- The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
- The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
- The Talisman by Peter Straub & Stephen King
- His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
- A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
- Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
- Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
- The Handmaidâ€™s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Danny, Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
- Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
- Maus by Art Spiegelman
- John Adams by David McCullough
- Truman by David McCullough
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
- Big Fish by Daniel Wallace
- Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
- angela’s ashes by Frank McCourt
- The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
- A Series of Unfortunate Events by lemony snicket
- Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller
- Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
- Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
- The Traveler by john twelve hawks
- The Bible
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Snow Falling on Cedars by David Gunderson
- Contact by Carl Sagan
- What is the What byDave Eggars
- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
- Calvin and Hobbes – Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat by Bill Watterson
- A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian Mclaren
- Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
- night by Elie Wiesel
- extremely loud and incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer
- Candide by Voltaire
- The Unabridged Edgar Allen Poe
- The Stories of Ray Bradbury by Ray Bradbury
- A Bright Red Scream by Marilee Strong
- The Search to Belong by Joseph Meyers
- The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Mark Noll
- The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
- Timeline by Michael Crichton
- The Big Book of Hell by Matt Groening
fifty-six. it was the best i could do. i wanted to BS a few more classics just to look more cultured and civilized, but then i realized, “hey! this is MY LIST! if someone thinks i’m not all that intelligent because i like dr. seuss, well pbbbbthhhh!”
do you have a list? how about a top three?
follow my play-by-play of the presidential debate on twitter:
cheech and chong are back together.
the only line from any of their movies that i can remember is:
“aren’t you jerry garcia from the grateful dead?”
given the change in society since their last act (30 years ago?), are these guys even relevant anymore?
heard about the new browser from google? it’s in beta right now and i’m giving it a run. it’s intriguing at this point and it gives me a couple reasons to consider it over firefox (my browser of choice for many years now).
here’s a good article about it in the washington post.
here’s the link to download the beta version.
here’s google’s cool comic book format explaining why you should switch (and the specifics on the technology behind the browser).
how can i help??
if i can’t contribute can i…
oy vey. inappropriate.
we were busy beavers today.
pensacola chamber of commerce gave us a phone book.
verizon wireless told us we can’t add a third line with a pensacola number and two cincinnati numbers.
we got a bit lost.
we called about a house across the street from my new school.
i met my new principal (he’s quite cool).
i saw my classroom (unflatteringly pictured at right).
i signed my contract.
we lunched with the principal at the new yorker deli (if you visit pensacola, it’s worth the trip – unless you live in new york).
we got an apartment.
we’re officially residents – we have a pensacola address now.
we went to maria’s seafood market, grabbed some jumbo shrimp, had it steamed, crossed the bridge and went to pensacola beach.
sat on the beach (flatteringly pictured at left) and looked back at the past couple years, ate delicious shrimp, watched the sunset, stuck our toes in the water, grabbed a couple seashells and were content.
today we’ve more to do, not the least of which is to…
celebrate Lise’s birthday! woo-woo!
we’re on the road again monday morning for pensacola – we’ve a thousand things to do down there, including:
- signing my contract / meeting my principal / fingerprinting
- visiting two or three schools that are still hiring art teachers – lise’s going to work on getting her foot in the door and see how things look for getting a position in the district.
- finding the apartment complex we’re looking to rent from starting in August, filling out paperwork and writing too large of a check.
- stopping in on the school district offices and getting some final information before school starts next month.
- visiting the chamber of commerce for more moving information and area details
- hitting the beach in the evenings for sunsets, strolls, and sea shell hunting.
- going to joe patti’s seafood and loading up before we leave for cincinnati thursday morning.
- celebrating lise’s 39th birthday wednesday july 11th!! woo-woo!! want to send her a note? email her at liserust at gmail.com
for now, however, i expect my thoughts will soon be wandering the way they always do when i’m ridin’ sixteen hours and there’s nothin’ much to do. we’ll survive somehow.