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January 19, 2006

i made the best icon

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — lj @ 2:38 am

i have NO IDEA where the original image came from.

i can’t sleep again. i went to sleep at 4:30, woke up at 8:30. went to a photography class that i’m not even really enrolled in. i have to pray people drop it. what kind of a school doesn’t even have a waiting list for classes? took a nap in the back seat of my car – it is so huge, i’d never sat there before. creative nonfiction writing – i don’t know why i’m in that class. i don’t know how to write. i’ve never written anything before. i did fine in english comp II but that doesn’t mean anything.

i got home at about 3:30 and fell asleep until 9. drank a ton of coffee and read some of the most boring meta-literature ever

tomorrow morning i have some class i signed up for because it had an opening, and no other reason. i think it’s called philosophy of man, or something. i don’t even know what it is. i bet i’ll sleep through it. at least i have fridays off. i’m sorry i’m complaning but i have the worst stomach ache right now. i haven’t eaten an actual meal since saturday. bagels, coffee, and grilled cheese with tuna sandwiches.

everybody, quick, what is your favorite book. the best book i have read is Stephen King’s The Stand. I love details and side stories, and every character in this book was built up to the point that they each could have filled their own self-containing books (and still almost been worth reading). the paperback weighs in at just under a thousand pages (so you see that i’m not lying when i say the detail is amazing).


  1. heartbreaking work of staggering genius ;D readitplz.

    Comment by mollyfatale — January 19, 2006 @ 1:50 pm

  2. i will! let me borrow it! lets hang out soon thx

    Comment by zig_mover — January 22, 2006 @ 7:57 am

  3. yes lets hang out asap!!!

    Comment by mollyfatale — January 22, 2006 @ 6:47 pm

  4. Favourite book is by Madeleine L’Engle, A Ring of Endless Light. Wonderful story about a coming of age teenage girl.

    Comment by shiara_ — January 19, 2006 @ 1:52 pm

  5. I loved The Stand! I haven’t read it in years (as that would be quite a time committment) but you’re right on the money with its awesomeness. My favourite book is Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles. It’s a book of short stories, TECHNICALLY, but they all tie in together. I love too many novels to pick just one, and I’ve re-read The Martian Chronicles more times than I can count, and I guess that makes it my favourite BOOK, so there you go.

    Comment by xcarex — January 19, 2006 @ 2:39 pm

  6. I’ve read some Bradbury. I’m not really into scifi (i’m reading the book that inspired Blade Runner right now and I can’t really get into it).

    Comment by zig_mover — January 22, 2006 @ 7:58 am

  7. I’m not even that into Sci-Fi myself, but there are a few books that are just so well-written that I forget that they’re sciency at all. But, speaking within the genre, there’s one that is just so effing cool that you don’t care how sciency it gets because the idea of it happening is awesome and horrifying– Thus, I recommend FlashForward. PS Blade Runner sucks. Especially the director’s cut.

    Comment by xcarex — January 22, 2006 @ 7:05 pm

  8. all time: to kill a mockingbird more recent: chuck klosterman (sex, drugs, and cocoa puffs and killing yourself to live)

    Comment by dead_rockstar — January 19, 2006 @ 2:39 pm

  9. sex, drugs and cocoa puffs was amazing…although it had it’s boring parts, i loved it. yes!

    Comment by infinityxcubed — January 19, 2006 @ 3:12 pm

  10. should i put it on the list?

    Comment by zig_mover — January 22, 2006 @ 7:59 am

  11. yeah. probably. klosterman is really funny/sassy.

    Comment by infinityxcubed — January 22, 2006 @ 4:39 pm

  12. I just read Dry by Augusten Burroughs and I loved it.

    Comment by shawnafucking — January 19, 2006 @ 3:12 pm

  13. this one is great too! but if you’re going to read Dry, Plzz read Running With Scissors first. Not necessary to understand the plot, but it helps.

    Comment by mollyfatale — January 19, 2006 @ 7:46 pm

  14. Was confused at first, but then I understood it! And I really want to read Running with Scissors! So I’ll have to buy it! I have that heartbreaking work blah blah one but I haven’t read it yet! OH BOY NEIL, THIS WAS GREAT!!!

    Comment by shawnafucking — January 20, 2006 @ 1:39 am

  15. i know, sweet lj polls!!

    Comment by zig_mover — January 22, 2006 @ 7:59 am

  16. I love too many books to list just one But yeah, ASU didn’t have a wait list, neither does WMU, just have to be a creep and try and get someone to leave the class or whine to a professor/advisor until they get you in on an override haha

    Comment by devmo — January 19, 2006 @ 3:44 pm

  17. listen to this: i failed WS101, which is ‘academic strategies for college success’ or something. i failed because i hated it and quit going. so this semester i’m automatically back in it, and i can’t drop it. FURTHERMORE, i can’t drop ANY class, they have me marked in the system as a 1st-semester freshman. so yesterday when i logged on to check for openings, and there was one in the photo class, i couldn’t register! because i guess they blocked that too. i used my moms account to save me a spot. good thing her schedule was blank on wednesdays!

    Comment by zig_mover — January 22, 2006 @ 8:01 am

  18. oh, and i did whine to the professor to try to get in, but they only have 25 enlargers or whatever they’re called, so she couldn’t write me in.

    Comment by zig_mover — January 22, 2006 @ 8:01 am

  19. neil! i took a creative writing non-fiction class. it was really stupid and i was so mad. i hope yours is real, because mine was all about NATURE and LIBERAL LIBERAL LIBERAL i was like, i thought maybe we were going to read some dave eggers or augusten burroughs 🙁 (2 of my favorite books: a heartbreaking work of staggering genius – eggers, and running with scissors – burroughs) i did get to write 20 pages about myself for my final grade though. The End By Tracy Steele

    Comment by unodostracy — January 19, 2006 @ 4:17 pm

  20. AHWOSG!!! yes another fan.

    Comment by mollyfatale — January 19, 2006 @ 7:44 pm

  21. and Running with Scissors was pretty fab, too.

    Comment by mollyfatale — January 19, 2006 @ 7:45 pm

  22. i started to type that both of those books were good! but i’ve only read one. molly just told me about the other one a lot. i should have taken some other creative writing class first, or something, so i could know BASICS. all the kids in the class are the kind of kids that probably write poetry or something in their spare time. i feel dumb 🙁

    Comment by zig_mover — January 22, 2006 @ 8:03 am

  23. you’d be surprised at how hard people suck at writing. non-fiction is easier than fiction anyway 🙂 i read a lot of other books that i love, if you feel like reading you can always send me an im and i can suggest u no

    Comment by unodostracy — January 22, 2006 @ 4:15 pm

  24. read anything by david sedaris… and see if my night photo class is open tuesdays at 430

    Comment by seducea_strnger — January 19, 2006 @ 4:47 pm

  25. i love sedarisss

    Comment by mollyfatale — January 19, 2006 @ 7:46 pm

  26. prozac nation by elizabeth wurtzel. let’s hangout!

    Comment by radioxsurgery — January 19, 2006 @ 5:28 pm

  27. i miss you!!

    Comment by zig_mover — January 22, 2006 @ 8:04 am

  28. of mice and men – stienbeck

    Comment by bigfuckinmike — January 19, 2006 @ 7:06 pm

  29. catcher in the rye – j.d.s. and the coma – alex garland friend o mine loves the stand.

    Comment by nomedigas — January 19, 2006 @ 7:21 pm

  30. catches was great. i’ll check out the other one. hope everything’s good up north with you and the family.

    Comment by zig_mover — January 22, 2006 @ 8:05 am

  31. If you’re looking for character development, The Green Mile was also excellent, by Stephen King. The Handmaid’s Tale was very good, though you may not have appreciated the slightly feminist themes. You would, however, appreciate the level of oppression against females. Hmmm……character development, character development. Um, Phantom by Susan Kay is pretty good as far as that goes. It is, though, a story about the phantom of the opera, so I doubt that would interest you. Ooh, I got one. Read What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. That’s a good one for character development, but not rich imagery. It’s kind of minimalist in fact.

    Comment by jeedai — January 19, 2006 @ 8:10 pm

  32. i started reading the green mile, but the millbury library didn’t have chapters 3 and 4. wtf. i love female oppression. i will check out gilbert grape. thx. moes.

    Comment by zig_mover — January 22, 2006 @ 8:05 am

  33. white oleander-janet fitch

    Comment by p0etic_tragedy — January 19, 2006 @ 9:21 pm

  34. i love a lot of books, but i can’t say that i have an absolute FAVORITE. ones that i enjoyed thoroughly: tuesdays with morrie something wicked this way comes pete the puppy finds a boy running with scissors the celestine prophecies etc.

    Comment by panda518 — January 19, 2006 @ 10:24 pm

  35. I CAN’T BELEIEVE YOU LIKED THE CELESTINE PROPHECIES that book was bullshit haha everything else was good

    Comment by zig_mover — January 19, 2006 @ 11:18 pm

  36. you didn’t even read it all!

    Comment by panda518 — January 20, 2006 @ 2:25 am

  37. i read enough to know that i hated it!

    Comment by zig_mover — January 20, 2006 @ 2:26 am

  38. The Celestine Prophecy was not only dumb, it was horrendously written.

    Comment by jeedai — January 20, 2006 @ 1:33 pm

  39. http://zig-mover.livejournal.com/145529.html?thread=1070201#t1070201 PLEASE READ

    Comment by zig_mover — January 22, 2006 @ 8:06 am

  40. woah! we have the same icon.

    Comment by whiskywaterkiss — January 19, 2006 @ 10:42 pm

  41. and favorite book(s) are: Invisible Monsters: Chuck Palaniuk House Of Leaves: Mark Z. Danielwski(sp) greatest books ever.

    Comment by whiskywaterkiss — January 19, 2006 @ 10:43 pm

  42. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest – Ken Kesey annnnd Anne Rice is my favorite author. i’m intrigued by vampires and it has history too so it’s all hunky dory.

    Comment by footsie15 — January 19, 2006 @ 10:55 pm

  43. there are three books that i read that i would have to say are my faveorites. The perks of being a wallflower Way of the peaceful warior Hairstyles of the damed to me those are the three best books ever o.o hahaha

    Comment by xxassfirexx — January 21, 2006 @ 11:22 pm

  44. you have too many comments. you’re a comment-whore. my favorite book is “the giver” even though it’s about a fifth grade reading level, the idea behind it is amazing. classic. p.s. you may suck at writing class, but i feel you are a good writer for the fact that you are very concise with what you say, very descriptive at the same time. why else would i read the livejournal of someone i’ve never met?

    Comment by soulinstilettos — January 23, 2006 @ 7:12 am

  45. because i’m drop-dead gorgeous? the giver is probably my second-favorite book. i read it again (for the umpteenth time) a few weeks ago.

    Comment by zig_mover — January 23, 2006 @ 7:27 am

  46. cocky bastard. good talk the other night, bee-tee-dubs. it’s been a while.

    Comment by soulinstilettos — January 23, 2006 @ 8:41 am

  47. i hereby second “The Way of the Peaceful Warrior” Check it out.

    Comment by waterinmylungs3 — January 23, 2006 @ 9:11 pm

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