continued steadfastedly and unrepentantly unabated last night...we ordered mama's pizza for dinner. i LOVE mama's pizza...probably the best delivery chain pizza available. procrastination + pms = me being admiral pigface. i stuffed myself yesterday. then i was late for work because of the santa claus parade and all the streetcars being re-routed. the santa claus parade looks pretty seedy to me. it looks seedy on television, and it looks even seedier in real life. i don't think i have it in me to sit my butt in the cold november rain (ha!) in some crappy lawn chair with my snivelling kids, for this second-rate parade business. i'd much rather drag 'em down to disneyworld...now THAT'S how it's done. if you're going to do something, do it right!
i grabbed chester brown's "i never liked you" comic at the library yesterday and finished reading it last night. it's quite good...a memoir-y look at the confusing rumpus that is teenaged "love". chester brown is also the guy who did "louis riel" which is a great comic. my enjoyment for "i never liked you" was severely compromised by the fact that he DEDICATES THE BOOK TO SOOK YIN LEE. they DATED. FOR FOUR YEARS. i have an immediate and visceral reaction to the name sook yin lee. sook yin lee's PICTURE or - heaven forbid - her face, ratchets up the vomitous urgings beyond quantifiable units. she's so gross! she's such a gutter rat! ugh. so that basically means that i can only semi-like (and on the low end of semi-like) this book. a great comic about love and loss is craig thompson's "good bye chunky rice"...it's very sweet and poignant. i like his work in general, so "carnet de voyage" and "blankets" are also fantastic...i really like his drawing style. i also picked up marjane satrapi's new book "chicken with plums" which i plan on finishing today, before getting down to work in earnest. i'll post a little review tomorrow.
tonight we're FINALLY having that beef rendang, with steamed rice, chili-black bean sauteed eggplant and napa cabbage, and some rotis. fruit smoothie for dessert.