Saturday, May 17, 2008

I'm in a little bit of a slump, bloggy-wise, so I will resort to some cultural musings.

First, I am up to Book 10, "The Far Side of the World" in my Patrick O'Brian-athon. Though I love these books more and more, I'm uneasy that I'm up in double digits now. There are 20 (plus an unfinished smidge) books, so now I am on the downside of the slope and am starting to feel panicky that this series will end for me soon. I read an interview in "Vanity Fair" last month in which David Mamet named O'Brian as one of his favorite writers. I'm with you, Dave!!

Second, Jayson Werth had 3 home runs yesterday and 8 runs batted in as the Phillies stomped the Blue Jays. A truly mighty performance. Weirdly, Scott Rolen is on the Blue Jays. Unweirdly, he got booed every time he touched the ball yesterday. That's right, Scotty - we have lonnnnnnggg memories.

Third, I am deeply immersed in "Top Chef" Chicago. I will spare you my tiresome opinions about the contestants, but I will say that I want Richard or Stephanie to win. The end.

Is it uncool to like John Mayer? [never mind, I already know the answer!] But he always writes very movingly and lovingly about his parents which makes me like him. His song "Stop This Train" makes me weepy every time I hear it.

I'd like to end this post on something a little more cutting-edge than John Mayer, but I can't think of anything else to write about. 


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