Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I have this terrible habit of finding certain things terribly funny in theory, but not considering the long-term consequences of following through on my actions. For example, when I was #143 on the holds list for Patrick Swayze's posthumous autobiography Time of My Life, it was a funny story. But that hold was going to come in sometime, and that sometime is today, and now, with all the books in my life to be read, I've got to add Time of My Life to the teetering stack. A book with such lines as, "It felt like an electric charge suddenly coursed through my body. I looked into Lisa's eyes, and it was as if I was seeing her for the first time. We moved together as one, and I felt a stirring deep in my soul." And then a few pages on, he woos her to the sounds of Bread's "Baby I'm-a Want You." When they finally have sex on page 46, "it was like a dam had broken and the flood came rushing in."

This is either going to be the best book ever, or the worst.