This is the first upgrade I’ve come across that is actually an upgrade for the better (besides Yahoo email beta or whatever). Definitely an improvement for Blogger.
It seems like everything is about technology these days, which sucks.
The on-going switch to e-books is what really pisses me off. What is wrong with you people?! How can you not get pleasure out of a paperback?
I am fully dedicated to reading the printed word. To hell with all e-readers and the like.
Speaking of books, I have several revised lists of books to read. According to my mother, it’s absolute torture for me to explain my book lists, so I guess I’ll just bother some fellow bloggers.
I’m currently reading:
- Crazy by Benjamin Lebert
- The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel
The latter is taking awhile considering it’s a lot to absorb. That’s usually what happens with non-fiction.
Next up are a few books from my shelf:
- 1984 by George Orwell
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac
- How It’s Done by Christine Kole MacLean
- Plan B by Jenny O’Connell
- The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel
Sick of this yet? Just a few more; bear with me.
After a few from my own shelf, I’ll start back renting some from the library:
- Exposed by Susan Vaught
- Of Men and their Mothers by Mameve Medwed
- Happy Now? by Katherine Shonk
- Border Crossing by Jessica Lee Anderson
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
After that, then a few from my mom’s shelf:
- Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
- I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
- Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough by Ruth Pennebaker
And so on.
It probably would have been easier to just send you to my GoodReads page, but I enjoy making lists.
I finally got around to watching Salt today. I’ve been meaning to rent it, but I never got around to it until today. My mom saw it before I did, and so when I sat down to watch it she warned me that I might not understand it. She’s usually 100% right about everything (is that a mother thing?). I definitely enjoyed it, but I must admit it was a little confusing. I hope there won’t be a sequel.
When it comes to TV shows, I have very little interest. But I will occasionally watch some of my favorite shows such as Criminal Minds, the Office, the Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, Bones, America’s Funniest Videos etc. I’ve had premium channels most of my life, but now I don’t and it doesn’t bother me one bit. What amazes me is how many new shows have premiered this year. Based on all the Entertainment Weekly magazines I’ve been getting, there must be at least one hundred by now. Where do they even make space for all these new shows? And why must they all be so stupid and unappealing? The cartoon industry nowadays is just plain shit. I want Looney Tunes, not some horrible Scooby-Doo remake. Things like that irritate me to the point where I’ve just given up all together on television.
Society tells us that everything is better in HD and 3D and whatnot. Bullshit. It’s just a rip-off. The original version is just fine!
Needless to say, 2011 is a year of rapid technology advancement, not necessarily for the better.