Monday, June 14, 2010

Reading List - June 2010

I haven't updated the reading list in quite a while, so here we go. In no particular order, here is what I am reading or re-reading at the moment:

Principia Discordia, by Malaclypse the Younger & Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst;
The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle;
Trigun: Volume One, by Yasuhiro Nightow;
Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel;
The Faded Sun Trilogy, by C.J. Cherryh;
Fragile Things, by Neil Gaiman;
The Necronomicon, by "Simon";
The Complete Verse of Rudyard Kipling;
The Holy Bible, New King James Version;
The Collected Writings of Zelda Fitzgerald;
The Poetic Edda, Henry Adams Bellows translation;
The Meaning of the Holy Qu'ran, Abdullah Yusuf Ali translation.

What are you reading and why? I am always looking for new favorites.



The Stephen-ness of it all....

So, how is your day going?

Today was the last day of voice lessons for this school year. I really like my voice teacher, Kathyanne. She is "dramatic" - although to really get the idea you have to say that in a sing-song voice with jazz hands and spirit fingers. She is very over the top.

Kathyanne was discussing summer plans with my mother, and mentioned that she is holding a "Glee" camp based on the TV show. I like the TV show. I'm not terribly fond of dancing or, indeed, of other people, but I was considering attending the camp. Then Kathyanne mentioned that the camp is full of girls and she really, desperately needed boys who could sing. I'm a boy. I sing really well (if I do say so myself - and I do). At that point I was really interested in the camp.

But, before I could say anything - Kathyanne announced that the camp was not for me. She said I would "take over the whole thing." I don't really see the problem in that, but again, before I could add my opinion on the subject, Kathyanne said that she should just have me "teach a class on the Stephen-ness of it all."

In case anyone cares, I am generally OK with the idea of teaching a room full of high school-aged girls a class on the Stephen-ness of it all.

But, y'know...

So, yeah.