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  1. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Tobias Wolff is saving my life right now. I was getting a little depressed with the books I just read and those in the immediate queue. Wolff is kind of a poor man's Richard Ford, which I guess makes him a rich man's whoever else, and it's hitting the spot. I'm not sure "Casualty" is a great story, but the last paragraph got me. Kinda reminds me of the Chekovian closing paragraph my mentor in grad school often raved over. Just delightful. Here it is, since (a) it gives literally nothing of the story away and (b) I don't imagine it matters anyway:
  2. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    My brother apparently this afternoon is asking his girlfriend to marry him. I warned him. But in all seriousness, she seems like a lovely lady. Has a cute little four-year-old girl. My brother appears smitten with both. I'm happy for him.
  3. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    W00t, finished up. Air conditioner went out on the tractor tho. I had a nice steam.
  4. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    The bacon is already consumed! Gonna go try to disc that low-lying field. Still probably wetter than optimal at best, but it's coming rain tomorrow and all next week, so this is our last chance 'til who knows when. If you don't see me again, it's because I got stuck and could make it back out. Fare thee'll well. Or maybe th'all. I wanna make this contraction a thing.
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    There's just something about Haylie Duff, mang. A merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night. I liked the PF card game. It helped bring me back to RPGs. Never played the mobile tho.
  6. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Picked up a new book to read, and immediately I wanted to die. George-Saunders kind of riff in which people hire fake grandparents for their families, and the narrator is a fake granny taking a new job in which she's to replace a still-living grandmother. I made it four pages. Searched a bit and finally turned to a Tobias Wolff collection that arrived in the mail today. He's a pretty big blind spot in my reading history. And I think it was the right choice. Three pages in and he ttly gets me:
  7. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Might go see it after Christmas. I'unno. Finished up my Ada Limón book and crossed this one: Now am watching hung a Haylie Duff Christmas movie on Netflix lulz. ...Pretty sure I've seen it before.
  8. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Sounds pretty exciting to me, tbh. Mmm, cornbread.
  9. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Sounds like a genre of really nasty German pornography. ...BRB. Gotta Google something.
  10. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I compensated for my laziness's preventing my holding a book up to read by developing a big fat belly. Gets it up about the right height and provides relaxing support while both sitting and reclining!
  11. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Maybe some more Ada Limón.
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Ahhh. Showered in my own shower. After running seven loads through the washer. Feels good, mang.
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Me: I'm just gonna knock a couple mags off my list of submissions to make here tonight. Me, 17 submissions later:
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Just canceled my carry class tomorrow to drive my dad to Nashville to look at a piece of farm equipment instead. Bah. Humbug.
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    +1 don't separate forums. I've seen that broccoli done on writing forums. Wasn't a fan. Tagging/asking for it in the title/post is the way to go.
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