Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 4
He who trembles, is not bored


Books: Jeff Noon, Vurt ; David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars ; Anne Proulx, The Shipping News ; Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose ; Peter Hoeg, Smilla's Sense of Snow . Especially Stegner and Proulx; I can't be more enthusiastic. I did not like Irvin Welsh, Trainspotting at all and refused to see the movie.

Leia and Eddie

Film: Lone Star (John Sayles!); Fly Away Home (the goose movie; you must see it); Fargo (Coen brothers, totally brilliant movie); Spitfire Grill (charming flick). Didn't get it: The Usual Suspects . A totally convoluted and incomprehensible plot with lots of tricks does not equal Oscar material in my book.

You can review my list of all the books I read
and movies I saw in 1996 (as of 12.6.96).

TV: X-Files. Music: Check out all the cool 'best of' collections coming out now for the retro new wave. All these bands that you can only remember having one song, like Gary Numan (cars) or Kajagoogoo (too shy) and now there’s like a whole disc with 15 songs and 2 previously unreleased tracks. Like there isn’t a reason they weren’t released?


Does soymilk go bad?

Yes, and it’s really, really gross. Easily as gross as bad cow milk.

Whose side are you on in the Van Halen - David Lee Roth debacle?

Edward’s, but I have to say that after that whole event it is very clear that I am not the only person on the planet who has been dreaming about a VH reunion and now I think that’s totally ruined. So unless there comes a day when Edward and company desperately need to pay the rent (as if) I doubt we’re ever going to see a VH reunion. boo-hoo.

And whatever happened to that novel you were writing?

People, remember when I started the novel I was completely destitute and living alone and had no friends. Fortunately, none of the above circumstances still exists. In fact, I’m super busy and between spending 1996 planning and being in a wedding and moving in with Bob, I’m lucky if I get a couple hours a week to even look at it. So just be patient. I'll finish it one of these days.

Okay, that's all for this year. Hope you all have a super slinkster holiday and a neon new year. Thanks for visiting the pampage. Send me an email so I know you were here.

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PHOTO: Leia, Pam, Bob and Eddie at our wedding preparty. PHOTO: Aileen?
Posted: 4.18.99