duffman...can't breathe...oh no

sorry, can't talk, too busy making love to the kindle with my eyes.
For someone who has been a hardcore audiobook-ophile for the past five years or so, I have now fallen firmly back in love with reading with my eyes instead of my ears. However, nothing makes doing massive piles of dishes bearable like listening to a great book or podcast while you're up to your elbow in suds. Works for other cleaning, too. Try it, you filthy filthy beast. You know you want to. Oh yeahhh. Giggity.

Downside? I was up to 5am reading last night because the author I'd just found was simply TOO GOOD to put down. (Patricia Briggs. more fantasy than sci-fi, but motherfluffin awesome reads. Read her. READ HER. The Terminator tells you to dooo it, do it nao. ) Somehow, I have a lot more self-control with audiobooks. Yesterday? There was no self-control. Nope, none. Yesterday was reading. Today was napping. Tomorrow will be desperate scrambling to catch up on all the coursework I needed to have gone over today instead of napping. Ahh, reading made me its bitch last night, and I know I shouldn't, but I think I liked it. Kinda.  Except for all the lack of sleep.

Anyway, Patricia Briggs.  DO IT.


in which we live up to our origins

I ordered a Kindle.
Didn't really need one, didn't really want one as it's nice but too much of a niche device for my liking, but e-books are loads cheaper and a lot easier to haul around than all the various novels I'll be covering in the lit class I'm taking this semester. And it'll pay for itself from all the moolah i'll be saving by not buying printed versions. The numbers, I crunched them.

So.

I ordered one.
And so did everyone else, because apparently the Kindle 3 is so much better than the previous versions.
Which I did not know when I clicked "order."

So they're backordered.
Out of stock.
You know, the "for the next several weeks" kind of out-of-stock.
And now, somehow, I am unfeasibly impatient for something I wasn't crazy about in the first place.
But now that I'm getting one, I want it.

Like, yesterday.

I WANT WHAT I WANT AND I WANT IT NOW. I AM AN AMERICAN, DAMMIT. INSTANT GRATIFICATION IS THE ONLY GRATIFICATION THERE IS.  

ANYTHING ELSE IS FOR POOR PEOPLE IN THAT THIRD COUNTRY, WHEREVER IT IS... I WOULDN'T ACTUALLY KNOW BECAUSE WE HAVE NO MAPS AND NO ONE'S TWEETED ABOUT IT IN THE PAST 30 SECONDS SO IT DOESN'T EXIST TO ME ANYWAY.

Hmmph.



Yeah.
So.
I'm a tetch impatient today.
Can you tell?
I bet you couldn't!


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