Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Summer of Doing Stuff, Part I

Last night featured the first event in what is hereforeward to be called "The Summer of Doing Stuff" (technical term.) The evening began with Scarlet, Moneypenny and I going out to Silvertone for the highly delicious (and caloric, but hey! it's summer!) macaroni and cheese (and a side of greens,) which Moneypenny and I washed down with Sidecars, while Scarlet partook of the Bud Light. Don't be fooled, true believers, this wasn't just a night of drunken debauchery; this was a night for culture, philosophy, art, relationships, sports, and how if Moneypenny ends up working at Starbucks that personal caffeine consumption would be at an all time high.

My favorite topic of the evening was the lengthy discussion of "Why Can't Women Break Up With Their Girl Friends If They Don't Get Along/Have Grown Apart/Have Gone Psycho???" I could probably write a blog entry on that subject alone, but instead I am going to leave that for my readers to comment on, if they so choose.

Now don't get me wrong, the night wasn't all quite so highbrow; after the third round was served, we delved into fandoms and Mary Sues, not to mention teh hawt-ness that is Varitek and teh awesome that is Big Papi. And Sark. And vampire novels. And "Supernatural", which I still don't watch, but as it has Jeffrey Dean Morgan aka "Denny ::sobsob::", I might have to sign on to that one.

Now Scarlet has started a bit of a summer reading recommendation challenge, despite the fact that I told her about the entire bookshelf of books that I still have to read and can't take on any new books. But then again, I can be up for this challenge as re-runs aren't my idea of summer fun.

And so:
Let's start a meme! What books/fanfic/comic do you recommend as must reads? Can be anything and for any reason...
1. The Griffin and Sabine trilogy and The Morning Star Trilogy by Nick Bantock. I simply love these books of existential correspondence between people who have never met, and yet, who are completely connected. It isn't just the story that is compelling; there is the tactile nature of the book - reading the actual letters and postcards. The illustrations are beautiful and multi-layered.

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