The Full Hot Orator (wickedflea) wrote,
The Full Hot Orator

This weekend I finished the longest book I've read in a long time: Doug Brinkley's The Great Deluge. It's quite a book--staggering in its thoroughness, and it shows that there's plenty of blame to go around. Highly recommended. Brinkley, by the way, is the editor of the books of Hunter S. Thompson's letters that have been coming out for the past few years. I think the last one is being published soon.

To balance that, I've also been tearing through my copies of The Complete Peanuts. Man, I love that strip. Yes, I'm a huge nerd. But I'm bummed now because I've caught up--I hadn't really read any of them, just glanced through, and now I've read all six in a frenzy. So now I'll be waiting even more anxiously for the next one to come out, and this will continue until the run is completed in 2016. (!!!)

It's flippin' cold! It's 38 outside, and about ten degrees below that inside, it feels like. Man. 38. I think that's about as cold as it's been in the daytime since I've been in AL. In CT, 38 in mid-January woulda felt like a heat wave! (Although I understand they're having a mild winter there. Figures that it would wait until I left. :P)

My office is a flippin' mess. I feel like doing the Ignatius J. Reilly filing method and just throwing half this shit away.
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