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07 January 2008 @ 09:54 pm
I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart....  
... but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.  ~Flash Rosenberg

Yesterday I accomplished... going out to coffee with lostgirlslair and mrtwstedwhsprs. It had been far far too long since we'd whiled away an afternoon drinking too much coffee, smoking too much, and talking.

In other achievable events, I finished Murakami's After Dark last night.  I'm not quite sure if I've read too much other Japanese fiction now, or what, but I wasn't as excited by him as I used to be.  But, no, Kafka on the Shore was, indeed, a better book, slightly different than what I'd come to expect from him, but better.  So I figured I'd actually read some of the theory on Murakami and see if there's anything that will provide food for thought (that's on the agenda for tonight, along with the new Daily Show!)

Today I spent a heap of money (although not as much as I could have) getting the tooth I chipped over the holiday fixed.  And we managed to remove the christmas decorations and return the living room to it's pre-holiday state.  It's funny how much room the christmas tree, christmas cards, christmas stockings, and all of the other various and sundry christmas things take up.  They're always fun to unpack, but this year it was also a great relief to put them away.
 
 
 
Lostgirllostgirlslair on January 8th, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
It was so good to see you, sweetie! And go you for getting in to the dentist!! Also, I know what you mean, I was kinda ready for the tree to be gone. ::laughs::

::huge hugs::
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on January 10th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
heee - trees are coming down all over! it was great to see you too darling (and Mr. R too).

*massive hugs*
beraht: Jayne (Notes)beraht on January 9th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
Is "After Dark" a new book? A friend recommended it to me just today so it's odd I would see it here on your journal. I looked for it at my public library but couldn't find it so I got "The Elephant Vanishes", the only book of his they had, instead.
my monkied brain: wes - bibliophilekatekat1010 on January 9th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
<3!

After Dark is the most recent book translated into english just this year, so yeah, it would make sense that would be the one you're hearing about (and YAY you're hearing about it! that's so cool!).

The Elephant Vanishes is the first Murakami I'd ever read - I hope you like the stories in it! Let me know what you think when you get done with some of em, ok?