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"Like a graveyard...
... people dig me"
Revenge, or something, I guess. 
31st-May-2008 04:59 pm
See, I'm not generally a vengeful person. I don't hold grudges easily, or much at all. I don't usually do things out of spite, which makes this photo, and the story behind it somewhat unusual.

One day at work, it was decided that we'd go to Stewart's for lunch. I remarked that I hoped they had their ginger beer there, as I was familiar with it and liked it. My coworkers had never heard of such a thing - Stewart's Root Beer, certainly - and commenced in mocking me. It only got worse when we got there, and not only did they not have, nor heard of ginger beer, they also had no ginger ale. The jokes continued for two weeks, until I was able to go to Fairway and take 2 4-packs into work, thus proving the drink's existance and pedigree. Oh, and scaring them with the intense ginger taste.

I had a nice relaxing practice today @ Howard's. I'm ready for a nice relaxing evening, followed by work in the morning.

I think tomorrow I will start reading 'The Portable Athiest.'

31st-May-2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
I love being able to go "boooyah!"
1st-Jun-2008 12:18 am (UTC)

let me know what you think of The Portable Atheist. someone gave me a copy for christmas and i haven't gotten around to it...
8th-Jul-2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
I recently finished it. I skipped some of the more loquacious modern pieces [for instance, I'm interested in atheism, not how fucked up the Abrahamic faiths are], and one or two of the longer Enlightenment pieces, as prose from that era makes my eyes glaze over.

On the whole, the poetry selection was excellent, and the more Hitchens himself stayed out of it, the more I liked it. There were some problems with reference, for instance, one rather long piece was entirely devoted to criticism of another work, not included. I had never heard of David Hume, and I enjoyed the piece about him (and his final days) very much.

Oh, and Marx is an incoherent joke. His use abuse of the construct "A is not B, but B is A" made me want to chuck the whole book at an oncoming train. Also his reference to current events was utterly incomprehensible to anyone who isn't a student of German history of his era (which Hitchens also neglected to elucidate). But I guess it all had to be included for the "Religion is the opiate of the masses" of the line, and it's full expansion—which was interesting.
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