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25 June 2012

Dogs are cool.

Just woke up from a dream in which I was trying to decide which book to buy next to read on my Kindle (I had been doing so in real life about 3 days ago). Was considering Dave Eggers' You Shall Know Our Velocity!, which, in my dream, was described as the story of a dog who is adopted towards the end of his life by a new owner. The dog wants "You Shall Know Our Velocity" to be inscribed on his tombstone, and needs to find a way to communicate this desire to his human companion. It is very important.

You'd read that book, right? I would read that book. I'll probably read the book Eggers actually wrote, too, but can someone please begin writing the book with the dog immediately?

10 February 2012

Review: Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream

Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream
Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Having seen so much of the film output that this book inspired, I expected this book to feel stale, somehow. Not. At. All. I wish I'd read it years ago, but it's no less gripping now.

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08 February 2012

a milestone

I started exactly one year ago, tomorrow. Right now, the pace of traffic is such that on the page's one year anniversary, it'll pass the 100k all-time views mark. And that's just for the main blog. If you count all the traffic at (which is harder to track because of how Tumblr works) that mark was passed a long time ago.

I realize that's small potatoes for a lot of bloggers out there, but I've had a lot of blogs, (notably this one, and the music blog that I toiled away at for years but whose name turned out to be a self fulfilling prophecy) that still haven't reached that milestone. So for me, it's a big deal. I'm really proud of what the PWN the SAT has become, and I look forward to continuing to refine it.

Also, I've missed writing here. I'll probably fail at this, but I hope to get back in the habit of posting here. I've really been enjoying my work at The New School, for instance. Maybe I'll talk about that.