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Postcard From the Edge - De File
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cbertsch
cbertsch
Postcard From the Edge
Once again, I am sitting in Gila Bend, bemused and not a little befuddled by the fact that I can so readily access the internet for free. There isn't much to report, but I'll do what I can. My leg is a slightly less angry red. I finished Kawabata's Thousand Cranes on the drive from San Diego to Yuma, marking the first time I've read a book in the car for a long stretch without getting violently car sick. It's excellent, but I think I like the expansively plotless feel of Tanizaki's The Makioka Sisters, last summer's incarnation of my annual Japanese novel undertaken during a camping trip, a little better. It's clear how the latter informs the former, too, despite Kawabata's preference for poetic condensation over the unruliness of the everyday. What else? My iPod-equivalent ran out of battery power pretty quickly, because I had neglected to charge it, but I did get to hear all of Stereolab's Sound Dust album, one of those releases that I failed to hear properly when they came out because of their proximity to 9/11. Plus, I bought it at the now-defunct Tower Records in La Jolla, so it was an appropriate listening choice. Oh, and we ate at the Olive Garden in Yuma, of all places, which was much, much better than I had imagined it would be, though the food was very salty. Tonight I get to drive down to the twenty-four-hour Walgreen's at Campbell and Fort Lowell to get a renewal of my antibiotics. Maybe I'll catch a movie, too. Time to go. See you soon!

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elf_owl From: elf_owl Date: May 30th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm looking at iPod shuffles right now, thinking I'll purchase one as soon as I find and deposit a couple of checks that are hiding. I like the green best, but the red's got the supporting of fighting AIDS goin' on. I think, though, why don't they just flat out support it with a portion of all proceeds? Why just red products? Regardless, I'll probably buy the red one...
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 31st, 2008 10:49 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Red is nice. I like the silver, too. They're pretty great to have. You won't regret the purchase. Unless, that is, you lose it. . .

Thanks for all your help, BTW.
elf_owl From: elf_owl Date: May 31st, 2008 11:06 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yeah, I'll buy it once my room is more clean... which is my big project for today!
elf_owl From: elf_owl Date: May 31st, 2008 11:18 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Also, you're welcome. :) It was fun.
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: May 30th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Mmmmmmmm Olive Garden!!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 31st, 2008 10:50 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
We ate there a decade ago in California and didn't like it much. But if this location -- and we're talking Yuma, after all -- is any indication, the menu and approach to serving it are much improved.
xxxpunkxgrrlxxx From: xxxpunkxgrrlxxx Date: May 31st, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
taxi driver, at the loft. 10pm. $5.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 31st, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I missed it.

:-(

Was getting my prescription!

(But thanks for the FYI.)
xxxpunkxgrrlxxx From: xxxpunkxgrrlxxx Date: June 1st, 2008 12:01 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
no, it's playing tonight, too!!!!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 1st, 2008 02:14 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, I feel terrible. Now I've missed it twice. That's what a bad leg will do to one's head. Sigh.

Thanks, though, for trying.
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