Friday, June 5, 2009

I wish somebody would just tell me what to do.


  1. First, hit up a happy hour somewhere cheap and buy yourself a pint of something cheap and maybe snack on something cheap.

    Second, see the movie UP in 3D. And take me along.

    Third, return to happy hour place and say, "Hey, I'm back. Did you miss me?" And then sit there, freewrite about the best visual thing that happened in UP. And then write something as a response to that over the weekend.

    Fourth, get up early on Saturday and watch the earliest cartoon that comes on. Remember being young. Then celebrate youth by taking a nap later in the afternoon. Because you're all grown up and you can do whatever you damn well please, thank you.

    Fifth, at some point during all this, tell me what to do.

  2. Molly, you made my day.

    As it turned out, I spent the evening browsing for books and CD's—I ended up buying 3 and 2, respectively—which always makes me feel good. Well, always when discounts are involved...

  3. I love that you bought CDs. I haven't bought a CD in over a year, I think. Sucks to be me. When my computer died, it took all my iTunes with it. Well, happy reading and listening. Hmmm, I wonder what books you purchased.

  4. Oh, right, what I meant to say just now but forgot to: some time ago I posted a similar request. Crispin Best commented the link below, and it made my day. Remembering that, I knew I had to respond to your post.

  5. I haven't bought CD's in a long time either. These days I only do it when there's a big clearance sale or a major chain is going out of business.

    As was the case tonight: the Virgin Megastore at Union Square is in its last throes. 9 more days, 50% off most CD's.

    I remember getting CD's for 70% off when Tower folded...ah, the memories. I wish a major national chain went out of business every week!

    So, I purchased Indecision by Benjamin Kunkel—an impulse buy, ironically. Everyone on Goodreads seems to hate it, but I figured I'd see what all the fuss was about. I also picked up Lethem's As She Climbed Across the Table (the handsome faber & faber edition) and a poetry book, Three Bell Zero by Miles Champion.

    To round out the inventory, my CD's are Ladytron's Witching Hour and Johnny Flynn's A Larum.