Sunday, January 23, 2011
I think I'm oh for 2011 in terms of picking football, so this is utterly meaningless, but I'd really like to see an all-green Super Bowl. Go Jets, go Packers. It's more reactionary than anything else (though I do like Aaron Rodgers and have fond childhood memories of rooting for the Jets) -- it's more anti-Bears/Steelers than pro-Pack/Jets.
The Bears are more of a shrug than anything else -- don't mess with my state, Jay Cutler, but if they do advance ... well, I've got a lot of friends and family from Chicago and if they're happy, cool. The Steelers are a different story; I don't know if there's an athlete that I hate as viscerally as their (allegedly!) subhuman quarterback. I'd rather Roethlisberger never feel anything approaching happiness again, but that being difficult to guarantee, I'll settle for Pittsburgh losing.
To that end, I'm rocking the one green shirt I have (a Corrosion of Conformity t-shirt). And deep down, reluctantly, I'm getting myself emotionally ready for Steelers-Bears.
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#3 -- "Snow White and Russian Red" by Dorota Maslowska
My first read for the Eastern European book challenge, and it's a doozy: a jittery and blackly humorous journey as a Polish junkie plummets straight downhill. Reality and hallucination overlap; it's a wild and difficult ride but really good. And you know what? The author was 19 when she wrote this. Jesus.