Sunday, January 17, 2010

Goal #100 - Call of the Wild & Slaughterhouse Five

Finished both Call of the Wild and Slaughterhouse Five. Not bad, not great. I prefer books with either a strong plot line or interesting charter development. Had I read Call of the Wild with the perspective that it's a collection of related short stories, I think I would have enjoyed it more. As for the random/absurd nature of Slaughterhouse Five -- it just left me wanting to reread stuff by Douglas Adams.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Goal #101 - The Spy Factory: Nova

Watched another documentary - The Spy Factor: Nova. It's billed as being about the NSA, but really it's just pimping some guy's book about 9/11 from the standpoint of "what did the NSA know". Didn't really learn anything new about the NSA in general and didn't really care about the specifics of 9/11 intel.

I'd say it was a waste of time, but I watched it while cooking. The latkes and homemade applesauce were tasty.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Goals # 10, 57, 80, 86

Goal #10: Try 10 new foods. New foods came in my vegetable box. Made a wheatberry salad with feta, olives, tomatoes, and caramelized onions. Also tried celeriac root, though that just went in a soup with onions, carrots, potatoes, and parsnips.

Goal #57: Organize bookmarks. Sorted through everything and deleted obsolete links. I know I should switch over to delicious, but the paranoid privacy freak in me just can quite bring myself to do it.

Goal #80: Date with Ted. We went to the science museum. The plan was to see the Harry Potter exhibit and go to the planetarium. Unfortunately, there weren't tickets available for the time we were there.

Goal #86: Buy a sofa. Should get delivered in a few weeks.