28 March, 2007

Interesting links

20 March, 2007

Books and Words

I write.

Almost constantly.

Jotting down notes, phrases, words, word pairs on any scrap of paper I have, can scrounge or pirate.

I don't type, though I type faster than I write. My handwriting is atrocious. I write left handed, that only partially explains the level of illegibility that my handwriting has achieved. Mostly my handwriting is so bad because I can not write fast enough to keep up with the thoughts in my head. Typing is not fast enough either. I'd like to tape everything I write but I'd never convert them from audio format to written. Most of the time I write without ever lifting the pen/cil from the paper because it wastes time, causes me to lose my thought. I don't like to leave the paper when I start writing. Worst of all is when the muse strikes and I am not in a position to write. Like when driving. The reason for this is I know that the thought, once gone will be very difficult, if not impossible, to resurrect.

That autobiographical piece of clap trap aside. Every once in a while you start to read a book and are so engrossed by it that when you close the book it's two days later and you have no idea that you finished the book. It's life becomes yours and yours becomes it. You are one entity. Are there websites that have this effect or is there something about the physicality of the book that makes this oneness possible?
Recently there have been books that have done this for me. J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, Cornelia Funke's InkHeart and Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale.

I just needed to make this post now and get the words out of my head. Now it's time to do something I hope will be productive.

At some point I will start a new page for my random scribblings.

09 March, 2007

Ahh, the lighter side of life

This product probably won't make much splash in the mainstream media, so I will link to it here.
This is a product, btw they are looking for beta-testers, that might help the less well-endowed woman be more popular. The Wine Rack, it's sibling the Beer Belly, is apparently for the well-endowed male who would like to increase his endowment.

I wonder if these are legal in airplanes?