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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Knitting Fashion's of the 1940's

Knitting Fashion's of the 1940's by Jane Waller. I'm mezmerized by this book. You can see why. I'm planning to make the water bottle cover first. Because the other patterns are a bit complicated but I'll get to them in time.

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

The Reluctant Anti-Heroes

I've just finished the first four episodes of Showtimes comedy Californication. I know I'm late but you can't that stuff here in Abu Dhabi. I watched all of them straight through without a break. I had no Idea what to expect. Is it a coincidence that lately, I've been reading books with the same sort of character. May be it's somekind of Noir writing trend. I would compare Hank Moody to Death's Head, Sven Tveskoeg and Altered Carbon's, Takeshi Kovacs, but without guns. David Duchovny's Hank Moody has a lot in common with these guys, like the restless demons that try to pull you into the black or the complete disregard for scum who prey on the lesser. He's a real badass and the women love it. Forget about the fact that he hates himself and then self-medicates with boose, sex, and drugs. Somehow he manages to uphold some type of chivialric honor and express a bit of sensitivity. There're still lines he won't allow himself to cross. There must be some hope left for this self-loathing, violent, vomit stained mess of a carbon based unit. Now introducing your reluctant and unasuming anti-hero. It's entertaining like a car wreck. David Duchovny is believable even when he's muttering through his thin upper lip. Enjoy.

Friday, November 07, 2008

You're Welcome Mom

While back in Kansas City, my mom spied my GUESS by Marciano Gelato Large Hobo with envy. She asked me for it. I said no. Later, after arriving back into Phoenix, I realized that I'd left the bag in KC. I asked Mom to look for it along with my Prada sunglasses. I went to Ross's in Phoenix to find another pair of sunglasses. I found the same Guess bag for half the price of what I paid retail. That was a big "Abu Dhabi sucks" moment. They don't have Ross Stores here or anything close. Anyway, mom ended up with the bag after all. She put my sunglasses away for safe keeping.