Friday, December 02, 2011

New Features

I was bragging about this feature on my Kindle that tells you how much of a book you've read, how precise the measurements are. "I read 38% of this one," I said.

And I'm reading, can't put the thing down, 39%, 40%, 45%, 50%, halfway there! And then "Appendix." Sure, there's a couple of them, then the index, then the bibliography. Half the book is sources.

Good book, sure, but damn thing said 50% and here I read the whole thing.

The Ride

I've been flirting with the idea of taking the train on Fridays and Mondays. It's the only days I have to tangle with traffic, and I hate traffic. It huwts my feewings. It huwts my feewings very bad.

Besides, the train has its benefits. I can sit back and enjoy the ride, as I did today by watching Justified on my Kindle Fire. I got a little car sick, it's true, but it passed the time.

And then there's the walk, which I did listening to James Elroy's The Cold Six Thousand. (Damn you, Elroy!) It was cold as hell, but I was bundled up. I kind of miss those walks. It's about a mile and the parking lots are the only terrain that's flat. All in all, it's not a bad hike, hiking through the canyons of Corporatesville.