Me, to my brain, in response: "Jesus, my brain! Shut up!"
2. I decided to begin what I figured would be a long, drawn-out, complicated process of looking into what it takes to buy a gun here in the great state of Texas. (In Chicago, it's such a hassle to legally own a gun that it's practically an impossibility.) As it turns out, here is what it takes:
(a) Find a gun store.
(b) Buy a gun.
(c) The end.
"Disturbingly easy" is how I would describe the process of purchasing a firearm here: you don't have to have any kind of license, permit or registration form unless you want to conceal your weapon. Yikes!
3. I'm starting to get crazy dividends from Paperback Swap. Again, highly recommended, especially if you've got lots of books lying around you want to get rid of.
4. The Sopranos and The Wire began syndication on A&E and BET, respectively, this week. It should be interesting to see how these shows, which are, to put it mildly, extremely adult-content, get butchered for regular broadcast, although sources tell me that on the latter show, only "fuck" is edited out (and nudity blurred) -- "shit", "nigger", etc. are apparently allowed to stay. Hooray for that! Also, butchered or no, The Wire immediately becomes the best thing ever to air on BET.
5. I'm off to Austin for the weekend, where hopefully I will not contract bird flu and fatally decease myself. Give a holler if you like.