"Have your arms in the atmosphere like particles to dust" - Bahamadia, One-4-Teen (Funky For You)
...cuz baby I got the potion...
Don't bother me, Jade Empire has me (and I think I'm finally on the final leg of the game)
Despite all the blow outs so far, every first round series of the NBA playoffs this year has an interesting story or compelling matchups. I'm on the Shaq and Flash train Miami stee-lo. They are the only team I've watched with any regularity this year and D.Wade is just a pleasure to watch on the basketball court. That splitting the trap and cutting directly to the basket move he's got is just the truth. A Suns-Heat (or, begrudgingly, a Suns-Pistons) matchup would be the best for the finals but I think it's going to be a team out of Texas from the West and quite possibly the Rockets.
52 Books in 52 Weeks deletion: I stopped reading The Gospel According to Harry Potter. It is a book meant entirely to provide arguments for nervous Christian parents that Harry Potter isn't turning their children to the occult and, in fact, has some relationship with their belief system. I don't have a problem with looking for a spiritual connection with Potter. It is a grand battle of good and evil and faith plays a huge role in what the characters do in each book. I even made it past the author's introduction where she explains that every book she and her family read, they relate to the teachings of the bible in some way (Seriously? We can't just have a fun read without searching Psalms for the appropriate life lesson for our wayward souls?). No, I stopped reading because I don't need to be convinced and I didn't want to have to break out my bible to follow along. And I don't want my Potter muddied by someone else's beliefs. And to all you folks that believe a wildly popular but essentially fluff children's novel is going to turn your kids to Satan...get over yourselves. I mean, really now. The book burning brigade has never been cute.
So, next up will be Six Easy Pieces by Walter Mosley, moving way up the list. I should've been at the Festival of Books listening to him speak today but I never remember to go get tickets for the FoB stuff.
Coachella next weekend. If you're going, holla at me. Zap Mama, MF Doom, Rilo Kiley, Jamie Cullum, Amp Fiddler, Jean Grae, Eisley, Buck 65, and K-Os on Day 1. Black Star, The Faint, Roni Size, Z-Trip, The Perceptionists, Arcade Fire, Pinback, M.I.A., and Diplo on Day 2. You're jealous.
I'm not all over Kanye's new track like everyone else. That Camp Lo joint is bananas though.
We're about to launch a content blog at work sometime in the next month. I'm very nervous about it.
That will make 5 blogs I have to deal with. LJ and/or Yahoo 360 are going to be serious backburner style and who knows how often I'll actually post here?
People putting me on meme blast? I see your action and I'll get at ya when I get at ya. Hopefully soon.
It's been over a year now. I'm going to start running again.
First. Get new running shoes.
What more can I say?