tasks update!

finished reading the perks of being a wallflower by stephen chbosky.  good read.  i was annoyed at times by its name dropping of stereotypical books, bands, movies, etc.  if i had read it when i was 16 i probably wouldn’t feel that way.  i just felt like he was trying too hard to be catcher and the rye.  you don’t have to come right out and say that the character in the book is interested in the smiths, reading all of the stereotypical books that a scenester / hipster would read, just to give us that feel.  half of the book was name dropping.  chbosky needs to pull his head out of the artists and writers that have inspired him’s ass and rewrite it.  wow.  maybe i didn’t like it all that much?  i did, i did.  i liked the real story.  it’s just that i’m not an idiot.  i don’t need you to tell me charlie was into the smiths, reading salinger, and watching harold and maude to pin down the type of kid he was.  check out the name drops here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Perks_of_Being_a_Wallflower

we went to chicago a few weekends ago!  we had a great time.  we saw monsters of folk and were blown away.  it was like seeing bright eyes, m. ward, and jim james’ shows all in one night, as well as seeing them perform all together.  i liked the album, but didn’t love it.  so i wasn’t sure what to expect.  but after seeing them, the album is much cooler and i can definitely say that the show ranks in my top five of all time.   we also ate at frontera (rick bayless’ restaurant) while we were there.  very good food, but kind of expensive.  we went to dixie jo, nathan, and sam’s place!  yes!  it was great getting to visit for a few hours on halloween.  i can’t wait to see them again!

i’ll post an updated version of my 101 in 1001 this week, as i have finished some, and started on others.

the trip to omaha was pretty awful, overall.   it was nice to see tim, and the wedding was nice, but beyond that, blah.  michael’s family was very passive aggressive and rude.  we were sooo glad to get back to town.  i’ve never been so happy to be back home.

i had a birthday this week!  blah.  31.  soooo old.    we had a rock band party saturday night to celebrate since my actual birthday was on thursday.  it was nice to hang out with everyone (almost everyone, at least.  jeff and tim were missed.)


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