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OK, all the following business is stuff I have been reading, listening to, eating, etc...

Books
"The God Delusion"; Richard Dawkins. Dissecting religion from a scientific perspective.  Dawkins seems annoyed the God can´t be questioned. So annoyed, he wrote a 500 page book about it.

"The Game"; Neil Strauss.  The story of one one "average frustrated chump´s" aim to become the World´s greatest pick up artist. How to use psychology to pick up women and the ultimate futility of even bothering.

"Jane Eyre"; Charlotte Brontë.  Changed my ideas about this sort of stuff after being completely underwhelmed and bored by Wuthering Heights.  Thanks J.

Songs
All of the following have illicited some sort of strong emotion during my time here:
"Piece of My Heart"; Janis Joplin
"Strange Glue"; Catatonia
"We are the Pigs"; Suede
"Chasing Cars" and "You Could be Happy"; Snow Patrol
"Total Eclipse of the Heart"; Bonnie Tyler
"Heart of Saturday Night"; Tom Waits
"Angelene": P J Harvey
"Grey Will Fade"; Charlotte Hatherley
"In the Time of Cholera"; Chris Mills
"Sweet Child O´ Mine"; Guns and Roses
"Navigating by the Stars"; Justin Sullivan
"Sing for Absolution"; Muse
"Long Distance"; Turin Brakes
"Get Free"; The Vines
"Fake Tales of San Francisco"; Arctic Monkeys
And, er, "I Will Always Love You"; Mariah Carey. No, I´m not proud.

Food and Drink
Casados - Rice, beans, some random salad stuff and some meat or fish. Cheap and filling
Costillas Asada - Smoked ribs, goes very well with...
Imperial beer
Mora en leche - Blackberry milkshake
Pan dulce - sugary bread
All this adds to significant weight gain.

Activities
Surfboard - New Surf Project 7´6"
Poker - In the land of PokerStars.net
More buses than you can shake a stick at
Sun tan lotion - Australian Gold Factor 30
Off! mosquito repellent
Volacanoes, rainforests and tropical beaches
Derby Extra Suave


Mattyhill says:
The song I will always love you is actually a really really great song. It was written by Dolly Parton for Porter Wagnor, who was a lover and mentor of the young Dolly, and she sort of outgrew him and her fame eclipsed him. I think it's a truly beautiful and heartfelt song.

It was actualy Whitney and not Mariah who did the popular version. Mariah hacked to bits another good song - namely can't live if living is without you. Written by Ham and evans of Beatles protegees Badfinger.

I know far too much about pop music.
Posted on: Dec 15, 2006
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