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If you don't know what the Grease Trucks of Rutgers University are, then you should read this.

If you do, aren't they brilliant?

Okay, LJ didn't update right away so I'mo write some more.

You guys, I got business cards today! They have my name on them, and "EIT" after it! Holy cow! Also, my title is "Project Engineer", which I find hilarious, because I don't feel like one of those. But the people to whom I'm going to give my business card, they don't know that!

It seems that I've been making a habit of doing a weekend-updatey type post every week, which is sort of boring and lame. But on the other hand, it'll be nice to remember all the fun I used to have while I was young, when I'm old and weak and alone. I also realized that my posts are primarily a) I ate ____ and it was really good and b) I fell asleep. Man, food and sleep, that's the life right there. Each day I care less and less about how fat I am. Oh well! I didn't want to get married anyway. May as well keep the boys away in the first place, so that I don't have to break so many hearts. I'm doing it for the good of the country! I EAT TO SUPPORT THE TROOPS! You got me straight troop-supportin', Boo. Man.

So yesterday, due to Laws and/or Regulations and/or Ordinances, the maintenance people of my apartment complex installed a new switch in my bathroom. I used to have two, but now there's only one, which means that the fan is on ALL the time. I HATE when the fan is on all the time, I always have, I could never imagine living in a house where the bathroom was like that, and now I do! How awful! I already called, and there's nothing they can do about it. (And a lot of other irate apartmenters had called before me). I'll have to jerry-rig something in the bathroom, some alternate set of lights plugged into the socket. Because there's no way. There's no way. My home is my castle, and I'll be damned if I'm going to be sitting on my throne, trying to relax with a book, with a FAN blaring overhead. No way. Also I've grown accustomed to taking a shower with only a red light on. It's sexier that way.

Speaking of books, I recently finished two which were given to me by two of my favorite boys, my brother and the Ill Scientist. Ill gave me Less Than Zero by Brett Easton Ellis. [It has Elvis Costello symbolism in it!] I had not read anything by this author before. It was suitably disturbing. Except -- I dunno. It was so awful and so awful that I thought, why should I believe him? You know? Maybe he's making it all up, maybe it really doesn't get that bad. But it probably does/did. Who knows.

The other day I finished Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk. Sean loves the dude. And I liked the book, a lot. Both books I had to stop reading on purpose, otherwise I'd've finished them in a day or two, and what fun is that? So now I want to read more Brett Easton Ellis, and more Palahniuk. But only after I read Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 (I had assumed it was a 600-page tome: it's not! Rock on! Muted horn! Hooray!) and Hocus Pocus (Vonnegut), both of which I borrowed from my brother. Oh, and some HST letters, I need to read some of the good doctor as well.

Oh, and you know what I really love? But it happens very rarely? Reading a book, or -- even rarer -- seeing a movie, without having any idea what it's about. I read both of those books without reading the backs, and so everything was a surprise. But it's only recommendations you can do that with, and you have to trust the recommender. But man, when you can go into something with no preconceptions whatsoever -- that's hot.

Here comes summer, and reading on the balcony in the sunshine after work! Life is good when you forget about those eight hours a day.



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Apr. 22nd, 2003 01:32 pm (UTC)
I am glad SC is asleep so I can say this.
OH MAN COINCIDENCE! Last night SC sent me out to the library with a list of Stephen King books to pick up, and sitting right next to them was Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk and I thought to myself, "Hmm..Chuck Palahniuk is what all the cool kids read, I will get this for him too." And today he's almost finished with it and he says he really likes it and I am just beaming with pride that I picked that up for him and he liked it. Silly thing to be proud of but I can't help it I am a good wife!
Apr. 22nd, 2003 01:35 pm (UTC)
Good wifein' there, Slick!

Oh also, I sent out the presents! Finally! $7.75 postage! Don't tell Hippie yet, though, let him be surprised. He'll probably get it next week.
Apr. 22nd, 2003 02:50 pm (UTC)
HOoray! ScareCrow will be so sad, he's been having a blast listening to your cds.
Apr. 22nd, 2003 03:01 pm (UTC)
Louis Prima is my friend now. I didn't know him before. I also got my fill of TMBG - it'd been years and now ... now I can wait a few more years before I have a craving to hear them again.

Also, I was disappointed by the end of Survivor, but I'm still very very glad I read it and you're still an awesome wife.

Oh, and Washu? How can you stand to delay a book? That's SO STRANGE. I get pissed when I have to quit reading because of boring things like sleep. I could never intentionally delay a good book. My head would explode.
Apr. 23rd, 2003 05:19 am (UTC)
Are you kidding? When I'm reading a long book that I'm enjoying, and I get to the end, I drag out the end for a week. I read just little bits at a time, because I'm so sad to not be visiting that little world anymore. YOU'RE the strange one.
Apr. 23rd, 2003 05:51 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've totally noticed how newspaper book reviews say, "It was so good I had to stretch it out for weeks!" and, "I couldn't stop not reading!" but never, "Kept me up all night - a real page-turner!"

I am the normal one. Besides, if a book is so good that I'm reluctant to let it go I'll just read it all over again at some point.
Apr. 22nd, 2003 02:56 pm (UTC)
Oh and also look at this pic of my friend and Chuck Palaniuk. He looks so retarded!!!
Apr. 22nd, 2003 02:29 pm (UTC)
GREASE TRUCKS ROCK! oh man.....mmmm....fat bitch. no no....mmmm....fat mom.
Apr. 22nd, 2003 02:33 pm (UTC)
oh man, just looking at that sandwich almost made me need triple bypass surgery. i need to get to new brunswick. i am making it my life's mission. mmm!
Apr. 22nd, 2003 02:56 pm (UTC)
You got me straight troop-supportin', Boo. Man.

Man, was that a space out?
Apr. 23rd, 2003 05:21 am (UTC)
No, it was a somewhat inside joke, and you are not inside! So there!
Apr. 23rd, 2003 09:10 am (UTC)
Apr. 22nd, 2003 03:08 pm (UTC)
Hey what's that stuff on the menu of the grease truck? Is it snow or sprays of greasy crumbs? I want one of those sandwiches, they look GOOD!
Apr. 23rd, 2003 05:26 am (UTC)
Rain. It was raining earlier that evening, hence my raincoat. Man, you would love those sandwiches, I think.
Apr. 22nd, 2003 03:27 pm (UTC)
Chuck is very cool. He has a way with language (although a few of his books seems kind of formulaic....I can say this having read all of his novels...yes ALL OF THEM...mUhUhAHAhaha.) If you really want to screw up your headspace for awhile read Invisible Monsters....it will screw you up good like only industrial strength hardcore street drugs or a good author can. Also Washu = Mega Cute...I can't believe guys aren't following you home all the time just like puppy dogs...maybe guys on the East Coast just don't know what the hell they are doing and don't appreciate a cutey genius scientist redhead videogaming supermodel like yourself.
----Phantom Lurker.
Apr. 22nd, 2003 04:14 pm (UTC)
What are you, me?!
Apr. 23rd, 2003 05:27 am (UTC)
I can't believe guys aren't following you home all the time just like puppy dogs

Whoever said they weren't?
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Apr. 23rd, 2003 08:12 am (UTC)
Oh my god if I tried to put anything on Henry's head like that, you'd all be calling me Lefty by now.
Apr. 23rd, 2003 08:01 am (UTC)
some of my friends lived in Demarest, so i visited the Gease Trucks on quite a few occasions.

my favorite sammitch name was the Fat Cack.

i asked for a Fat Momma or something like that once, and was told "Absofuckinglutely you can have a Fat Momma!"

i really love me some Grease Trucks.
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