5.21.2007

In my Element

So I'm all good and cheerful! I bought a PHP book and am on my way to learning how to use it. This is all I've got so far. Which doesn't look like, and really isn't, much of anything. BUT my thirst for everything nerdy is being quenched.

And on that note, Kevin gave me a summer reading list! I'm psyched! It is as follows:

In this order or don’t bother.

1 – William Goldman’s The Princess Bride
2 – Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea
3 – Brian K Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man Vol. 1: Unmanned
4 - Angela Carter’s The Magic Toyshop
5 – Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman
6 – Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing
7 – Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House
8 – Roald Dahl’s Someone Like You
9 & 10 – L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz directly followed by (don’t even pause) Gregory Maguire’s Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

AND I just received Veer's latest promotion titled "The Missing Piece." The 513 piece jigsaw puzzle was wedged in my mailbox.
It's comprised of 4 images, vintage movie poster-style, showcasing their images and typefaces. I love it! Very creative. Veer has to be one of my favorite stock photo/font providers, even though I've never actually purchased anything from them. But still. Plus, they have some really kick-ass desktop wallpaper. I think I'll be saving the puzzle for a rainy day.

And that's about it for today. I'm going to make some dinner, study some PHP, and work on finishing some Kerouak.

Peace out G!

4 comments:

HEATHER said...

a wizard of earthsea is good, i enjoyed it. its one of my favorite science fiction series. i hope you enjoy it too!

Jenna said...

this puzzle is all over one of our work spaces. I think the missing piece is one of the corners, cause we can't find the goddamn thing anywhere

Anonymous said...

i still haven't gotten around to putting it together.. great idea though!

j said...

Hope it's okay if a new wandering lurker comments--I wholeheartedly agree with the 9/10 combo. Surfacing, though--long time since I read it but i recall wanting to smack every character in the book with a brick.