What I’m watching, listening to, reading
I gave blood this afternoon and am feeling logy, so you get another bulleted post.
- Right now, we’ve got Spiderman 3 playing. Boy is it lousy.
- This weekend, I finally got a chance to see 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days. It’s painful, austere, brilliant, horrifying. Watching it wasn’t exactly enjoyable, but it’s worth watching.
- I’ve been listening to the podcasts of This American Life. This week’s episode, Switched at Birth, is truly haunting. The women in question didn’t find out about the switch until they were in their 40s. But what makes the story absolutely bizarre is that one of the mothers realized the switch right away, but didn’t do anything about it. This could have been just a freakshow, but the interviewer has such empathy for everyone involved that it works.
- Dr Horrible’s Sing a Long Blog is pretty funny. Except when it’s not. Don’t try to watch when your kids are anywhere in earshot.
- I just read The Miracle at Speedy Motors. Fun, nothing profound.
- I started reading Nixonland by Rick Perlstein, and got about 200 pages into it (it’s 600 pages long) when it needed to go back to the library. One of the problems is that’s just too heavy to haul back and forth on the metro every day. So I bought it in eReader format — I figure this will be a good test of whether reading books on the Touch is really something I’d do.
Updated: Meant to ask — what am I missing by not watching TV? Anything I should be adding to the TiVO? (I assume I’ll watch at least some of the Olympics.)