Expanding endlessly

The theater department at Berkeley had a booksale where everything was $1. And so, after a self-imposed abstinence from the pleasure of buying books I went and bought not one, not two, but 17 books related to the theater. The trick is now to find a place in my bookshelf for them, since it’s completely full.

After the booksale I went for lunch, which was large and full of potatoes. After that I went to a reception for the groundbreaking of a new bioengineering building — since the Governor was attending, the catering was a notch or two above the Safeway carrot-and-celery platter. And they had Bogle wine, which I rather like.

Between all this buying and eating and eating I felt like I had expanded to epic proportions. The food will go away. But I think it’s high time I started the purge cycle of my reading bulemia…


second look

Well, I slept on it, and when I woke up in the morning I didn’t want to destroy the whole site and replace it with a “under construction” sign. Saw Matrix II with my roommate last night in Emeryville. There’s this gigantic mall (open air, since it’s California), and nobody there. I mean, the place is huge, and it’s summer, so you would think the movie theater would at least have a line. The whole place felt like Disneyland, minus the huge scary walking cartoon characters. Which, incidentally, are usually women, even if the cartoon character is male. I’m not sure why that is, but oh well.

Maybe I will write something this weekend. Idle hands are the devil’s playground after all.