Friday, April 25, 2008

Mission to Moab


So we all had a good laugh at those photos, right? The book I was reading was called The Sands of Mars, and the reason you have never heard of it is because it's not very good. Go Read The City and the Stars instead.
But when you're on vacation it's nice to read a book about the place you're visiting. My own examples:

The Pearl (Steinbeck) while in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Kidnapped (Stevenson) while in North Queensferry, Scotland
The DaVinci Code (Brown) while in Paris
Angels and Demons (Brown) while in Rome
Skinwalkers (Hillerman) while in Bluff, Utah

Anyway, there's not a lot of books that take place in Moab and it's hard enough to get through Desert Solitaire when it's assigned for school, so I thought I would give Abbey a rest and read something interesting. The Sands of Mars seemed appropriate, and if you've been to Moab you know why. What I need from you, dear reader, is your favorite books that take place on Mars so that I can read those next time I go to Moab, whenever that is. I mean, this one didn't even have any hot Martian babes!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Sam McGee is Dead.

Swirly Patterns is about to go on summer vacation. It might come back to visit once in a while, but for the most part, Sam McGee is Dead will be filling in.

I hope you all enjoy it! I know I will.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Oh, also

I got a static shock from a grilled cheese sandwich today. What's up with that?

A Short Break From The Things That Matter

I am watching Lost right now. It is blowing my mind.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

On Visiting the Spirit World

"Yeah. And every person thinks their Angel is just their shadow, and every Angel in the Garden World thinks their person is just their shadow."

"Hold on a minute! Garden World?" What's this about a Garden World?"

"Sure, the Garden World--where the Garden Angels live. We live in our world and they live in theirs. But if we learn the right things and they learn the right things, then finally we get to be each other's friend and go back and forth to both worlds wide awake forever, which is more fun than you can shake a stick at."

-David James Duncan, The River Why