💻 Wrapping up at #DrupalCon and I’ve had a blast. Great to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. Also—Pittsburgh is a great town. See everyone online!
Got back from my first trip to Atlanta, and got to share it with many friends. In NYC for a few days, then off to Pittsburgh for DrupalCon! I’ll be at the Lullabot booth, so stop by if you’re attending.
📚 Started reading: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers. This one wasn’t on my radar at all, but a friend had an extra copy, and I’m intrigued!
📚 Finished reading: Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke. What a beautiful, riveting, and emotional journey, all told through journals!
Yes, who watches the watcher, but more importantly—who washes the watcher? Dude is gross.
📚 Started reading: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke. I read Johnathan Strange & Mr. Norrell years ago and enjoyed it, so am really excited for this one.
📚 Finished reading: Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut. Nihilistic, weird, brutal, and well observed. I really liked it.
📚 Started reading: Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut. One of those books I never read. This is one of those books I probably wouldn’t have appreciated when they were required reading, but am loving now.
📚 Finished reading: Sourcery: A Discworld Novel. As with any Discworld novel, its total escapist fun, with the problems of the real world layered in. Some of the probably-progressive-seeming-at-the-time characterizations of Conina could be left back in 1988, but overall really enjoyable.
📚 Started reading: Sourcery: A Discworld Novel by Terry Pratchett.
📚 Finished reading: Bea Wolf, by Zach Weinersmith and illustrated by Boulet. An adaptation of Beowulf for children, and absolutely delightful.
Sometimes, all I really want is to flip everyone off and disappear to rock music.
I have a problem with perfectionism. One effect of that is I don’t post here as much as I’d like. To address, I’m changing my posting strategy. I’m going from, “Is this good enough?” to “Is this not harmful?”
💬 “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’” —Issac Asimov
💬 The trick is, how do I bring how I’m naturally funny and myself to an unusual situation, aka on stage. —Heavily paraphrased from Conan O’Brian
I have a note from years ago reminding me that a stylized illustrated collage I saw in an art gallery was very cool. The piece was called Kabuki fox and the night mice…, it seems to have won the Harriet Tannin Award, and I can’t find it anywhere online.
📚 Finished reading: But now am found, by Patricia Horvath. Beautiful short story collection, each a compact gut punch.
🐵 📷 I got to perform the rare Cat’s Cradle improvisation form in front of a sold-out audience Friday night. It was a thrill to play with such an extremely talented ensemble, and the crowed loved it. Can’t wait to do it again.
💻 I limited all my blog’s RSS/JSON feeds to 50 items, after realizing Hugo defaults to no limit. Hopefully that will be kinder to parsers.
I haven’t worn dress shoes in a while. Inside the pair I was about to put on, I found a packet of Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard. Truly deranged.