Sunday, October 27, 2002

I did a lot of reading yesterday.

I finished reading "High Fidelity" by Nick Hornby. I really liked the book. I was afraid I wasn't going to like it much, or that it would ruin how I feel about the movie. The movie was set in Chicago, while the book is set in London. Just in that alone, enough had to be changed just in setting. But a lot of the dialog is vertabtim, or may only have small changes due to differences in the vocabulary used in England vs. the US. Some aspects of the story are changed. Overall, I like both, but I think I still identify with the movie more. I don't know if it's because I saw it many times before finally reading the book, or if I just relate better to how it's presented.

Next I read the 2 "Cowboy Bebop" graphic novels that Tim bought me for my anniversary. I liked volume 3 better than volume 2, but they were both fun to read.

Finally, I started reading "Ismael" by Daniel Quinn. I have only read the first part (part? There are numbered sections that have numbered sections within them, so I take it the big sections are parts and the numbered sections within them are chapters), but so far it's very interesting. I don't know much about the story except the basic premise (a man being taught by a gorilla), so I can't wait to read more.

Onward.

What I Learned Today
From cnn.com: Walter Mondale is the frontrunner to replace Sen. Paul Wellstone of Minnesota on the ballot after Sen. Wellstone was killed in a plane crash on Friday.

Website of the Day
Hot Topic
I love most of the stuff sold in this store. Yay for funky stuff!

Lyrics of the Day
"Haunted" -- Poe

Ba da pa pa ba da pa pa...
Come here
Pretty please
Can you tell me where I am
You won't you say something
I need to get my bearings
I'm lost
And the shadows keep on changing

And I'm haunted
By the lives that I have loved
And actions I have hated
I'm haunted
By the lives that wove the web
Inside my haunted head

Ba da pa pa ba da pa pa...

Don't cry,
There's always a way
Here in November in this house of leaves
We'll pray
Please, I know it's hard to believe
To see a perfect forest
Through so many splintered trees
You and me
And these shadows keep on changing

And I'm haunted
By the lives that I have loved
And actions I have hated
I'm haunted
By the promises I've made
And others I have broken
I'm haunted
By the lives that wove the web
Inside my haunted head

Hallways... always

I'll always love you
I'll always need you
I'll always want you

And I will always miss you

Ba da pa pa ba da pa pa...

Come here
No I won't say please
One more look at the ghost
Before I'm gonna make it leave
Come here
I've got the pieces here
Time to gather up the splinters
Build a casket for my tears

I'm haunted
(By the lives that I have loved)
I'm haunted
(By the promises I've made)
I'm haunted
By the hallways in this tiny room
The echos there of me and you
The voices that are carrying this tune

Ba da pa pa...

Father :
What is it Annie?

Daughter :
You think I'll cry? I won't cry!
My heart will break before I cry!
I will go mad.

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