What to Do? (Part II)

4 November, 2009 at 11:07 am (Books, Survey!)

So it’s Wednesday in New York City (and everywhere else in the world. Except maybe Australia. It might already be Thursday there). ANYWAY. Options, options for what to do tonight…

1. Trivia Night with Jason et. al. I heart trivia night, but it’s SO far uptown, and I always spend more than I should on unhealthy-but-delicious foods (lobster mac & cheese, YUM) and beer there.

2. Watching the World Series Game Six. I really don’t care about baseball, and I think it’s boring as hell to watch on TV. But it’d be fun to hang out with Matt, and it’ll be pretty crazy to watch the Yankees win out in the city. Would be fun to be in the mix of that, assuming the fans don’t start tipping over cars and stuff. They don’t do that, do they?

3. John Hodgman book reading/signing. This has been a week for book signings at B&N in Union Square! Monday was Augusten Burroughs (I ended up skipping that because I’d been to his once before, and I wanted to dog-sit instead.), yesterday was Plouffe (which was great, more on that another time), and tonight John Hodgman will be reading from his book More Information Than You Require (John Hodgman is a regular contributor to The Daily Show, and he’s also the PC in those “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” commercials)

4. Go Home and Do Nothing

So I’m torn. Let’s open it up to a survey…

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What to Do?

3 November, 2009 at 11:37 am (Books, Historical Figure, Politics, President Obama)

So it’s a Tuesday afternoon, and three things are happening tonight in the city. Well, technically there are more than three things happening – but these would be on my list:

1. Cast of Glee signing copies of the new Glee Soundtrack at Borders in Columbus Circle

2. Jen Somethingorother, who does the Cake Wrecks blog, signing copies of her Cake Wrecks book at the Barnes & Noble in Lincoln Triangle. I don’t really want a copy of the book, but this book signing has free cake…

3. David Plouffe speaking about and signing copies of his new book The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory at the B&N at Union Square.

So which one am I going with? Obviously the Plouffe reading/signing. I’ve been looking forward to this book anyway – regardless of what happens with his Presidency, Obama’s campaign and win were game-changing and historic, and I think reading Plouffe’s inside take will be interesting. However, it’s also gotten good reviews – and Arianna Huffington at HuffPo had a great take on it this morning: What would Candidate Obama think of President Obama? What indeed. I really recommend reading the piece – and I think that the book will serve as a great reminder of why we all got on board with Obama to begin with – and what he could be doing differently in his presidency.

But I’ll let you know after I’m finished reading it 🙂

UPDATE: David Plouffe responds on HuffPo: “No Difference Between President Obama and Candidate Obama

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If “Twilight” was 10 times shorter…

24 December, 2008 at 5:35 pm (Books, Funny Stuff)

Okay, so I’ve read the damn Twilight series. I’ve even seen the movie (though I borrowed the books from a friend, and I used a gift card for the movie, so I haven’t technically paid anything to Stephanie Meyer…). Anyway, the books are ridiculous and awful and completely addictive. My friend Lyndsie thinks that Ms. Meyers used some sort of Mormon magic to make the books like crack, and I agree. You hate yourself for it, but you can’t put them down.

Anyway, if you would like a hilarious and accurate summary of the first book in the series, read this:
If “Twilight Was 10 Times Shorter and 100 Times More Honest

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