Jan 282003

Today is going to be a long day. I can tell already. There are times at work when I feel like I’m out of my skull. My eyes feel like they are going to bug out of my head, my ears are kind of closed up and everything seems slightly unreal. I’d say it was like claustrophobia, but I don’t know what claustrophobia is like, so there you go. It might have something to do with my glasses. I really need to get my eyes checked and get a few new pair of glasses. These have to be at least 4 years old, if not older. They don’t fit my head properly anymore at all, and I always feel like my eyes are open too wide when I use them. Of course, my eyes have relaxed to a point where I can no longer effectively use a computer without them. Things are just too blurry.

There was something else I wanted to write about.

Oh! I finally finished American Gods last week. What an absolutely amazing book. I’ve always been impressed by Neil Gaiman’s storytelling abilities, but this book went above and beyond anything of his I had read in the past. There were parts of it that were troubling to me, as I’ve talked about before, but that was part of my overall enjoyment of the book in the end. I felt that I could relate to some of what Shadow went through. At least emotionally. Not really sure I can relate to running around with Gods. If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading any of his work, I highly recommend this and Good Omens (a book he wrote with Terry Pratchett). Then if you’re feeling really adventuresome you can read some of his Sandman comics from D.C.

In the music front, I’m all about the new Linkin Park album Reanimation. It’s a remix album, and I’m generally not so thrilled about them, but the things they did with the songs from Hybrid Theory really fall more into the category of reimagining. The remix of Crawling is by far the best track on the album, and it gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. Can you say haunting? I knew you could. Reminds me a lot of a friend of mine who is going through some serious depression at the moment.

And one final pop culture thingy here – Can I be even more excited after seeing all the movie trailers during the super bowl? I think not.

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