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I just ate a whole watermelon, and now I'm all distended. We found these great little melons at Central Market - they're about a foot across, seedless, super sweet, and have a rind that's only like a quarter inch thick, and pretty tasty itself. I could almost eat one like a big, wet apple. Yay genetic engineering!
Bernie bought me some new boots (Fluevog) online, but they're too small. Sad.
I like comics. A lot. However, I'm having a hard time getting excited about anything that's out now. Not just new stuff, but stuff that's been out for a while that I haven't gotten around to yet. I'm trying, though. I just picked up the first few collections of The Invisibles, which came highly reccommended by a friend who claimed that it was totally ripped off by the Wachowski brothers for the Matrix. (Which were, I might add, way more expensive than I thought they were going to be.) I dunno about that - it's good, but I'm not blown away by it. Everything "worth reading" these days seems to be scooped out of the same mishmash of stuff - a little bitter, some self-referential superhero in-jokes, spooky supernatural/secret society/lovecraftian stuff, a dash of cyberpunk sensibility, coated with a solid wash of swearing, skin, and gore. Not that I'm against any of that, oh, no, but, you know, it's done. Alan Moore still manages to grab me now and then, but nothing like the first couple of times. Maybe it's just me. I'm sure there's lots of great stuff out there that I don't know about - I just can't find it in me to go digging to find it.(June 04, 2003 10:45 PM)