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26 June 2006 @ 06:38 pm
The snack maker  
So midnight snacking Daniel style;

Smoked Chicken
Camembert Cheese
Vogels Bread

Enough said, the snack of champions.

So continuing in my vein (vain?) of 'Reading makes you smarter and also is good practise for concentration, because in the internet world everything is condensed into a single line and I have a hard time with concentration, but not ADD bad, so I need the practise (and the difference is noticeable)'.

I am reading "On the road" again. Now some of you have derided his work and frankly I like it, I like the way he glosses over the boring bits and then gloriously details the bits he finds interesting. Also I think it nicely puts across an attitude to travel, I both respect and fear all at the same time. I find being disorganised when travelling quite uncomfortable, but am attracted to the feeling of travelling as a free spirit. When it works it is wonderful and I am getting more confident in my free spirited travelling type ways though.

Today I brought the next two books in my reading list;
The Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck - Bukowski

Henry Miller because he was recommended to me twice (same book) and Bukowski because I enjoyed one of his spoken word albums. By the way I didn't enjoy "In the Miso Soup", I didn't think it translated very well. But I might try Haruki Murakami at some point.

And now dinner and the new Doctor Who.
 
 
 
jmenzjmenz on June 26th, 2006 09:37 am (UTC)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is worth a look. Lila: An Inquiry into Morals is also worth reading. I read them years ago and they seem to have stuck in my head. Bukowski is usually entertaining as well.
nzgueronzguero on June 26th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
Been there, read that own the books.

Though I might give Lila another read, since I last read it about 10 years ago.
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nzgueronzguero on June 26th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC)

Naked Lunch goes on the list.

I will have to bring my collection of videos around some time ;)
Sean Buckaleausegrada on June 26th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
Miller, cool. He's a trip.


to bukowski, the great ass hole in the sky:

Style
By Charles Bukowski


Style is the answer to everything.
Fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous day.
To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing
without style.
To do a dangerous thing with style, is what I call art.
Bullfighting can be an art.
Boxing can be an art.
Loving can be an art.
Opening a can of sardines can be an art.
Not many have style.
Not many can keep style.
I have seen dogs with more style than men.
Although not many dogs have style.
Cats have it with abundance.

When Hemingway put his brains to the wall with a shotgun, that was style.
For sometimes people give you style.
Joan of Arc had style.
John the Baptist.
Jesus.
Socrates.
Caesar.
García Lorca.
I have met men in jail with style.
I have met more men in jail with style than men out of jail.
Style is a difference, a way of doing, a way of being done.
Six herons standing quietly in a pool of water, or you, walking
out of the bathroom without seeing me.