Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Douglas Coupland books & my to do list

There's really not too much new to report here. It's been cold and wintery out here lately and when it gets cold out I really don't feel like doing much of anything... so I haven't really been doing too much of anything. ;)

I did manage to pry myself away from crappy TV shows for long enough to read Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland over a couple nights last week. I found it in Barnes & Noble's Bargain Books section for less than $5 the last time I was in there. I was a little nervous about this one because the last Coupland book I picked up from the bargain bin (Miss Wyoming) was less than impressive. It was the first Coupland book that I haven't managed to finish. I've put it down, unfinished, at least three times since I bought it. Anyway, Hey Nostradamus! turned out to be a pretty decent book. It's nowhere near my favorites Microserfs, jPod, Shampoo Planet and All Families are Psychotic but I wasn't disappointed.

Also, I started to paint another painting on Sunday night, too. It started out COMPLETELY different from it's current state but it seems to be going in a good direction. I have no training in painting and VERY LITTLE art background overall but I love to sit in front of a blank canvas or piece of paper and just start painting. It's sounds cliche, but it really is therapeutic.

I haven't started on my other projects that I've been procrastinating on for awhile now. I hope to find some motivation to at least start one of these soon:

1) finish cleaning up all my junk at the apartment
2) refinish an old coffee table to bring to the apartment
3) get my parent's old orange chair over to my apartment
4) pull my mountain bike apart, repaint the frame and overhaul the rest
5) go through my accumulated bike parts and sell/donate what I'm never going to use
6) finish selling off the misc. car parts I've accumulated over the past 5 years that don't fit my current car
7) sell off my small guitar practice amp, distortion pedal and cables that I never use
8) (maybe: get rid of one of my guitars)
9) (maybe: go through my CD's and sell off the ones I'm never going to listen to)
10) (maybe: build a new "entertainment center" that isn't ugly and has room for the TV and all of the electronics)

Anyway, that's all for now.

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