Ugh, just finished my second column for Evolve. I’m not happy with it, but I’m never happy when I’ve just finished something. The quality of the unhappiness feels a bit stronger this time, though… so who knows what that means. The problem is, I had more trouble being funny this time, because I’m generally feeling pretty bitter about politics at the moment. Also, my ability to be concise has left the building.
Saw Garden State today with Mom. Looooved it. Everything. Really. And now I will have to get the soundtrack. Also we did a little shopping, and I got early birthday presents to the tune of 4 new (well, actually used) books (including The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides and Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx) and a new address book that is very, very amusing.
Then we came home, after driving through a rainstorm, had pie and ice cream, and watched Meet the Parents because Mom had never seen it (and we saw the preview to Meet the Fockers before Garden State).