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random stuff [Apr. 7th, 2010|09:44 pm]
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Amazon Japan sent me a rec for a really stupid-sounding novel called Love guard wa owaranai by Kouyama Kenko and illustrated by Takarai Saki. Just the cover made me chortle, but the first line of the blurb: "...Yes. I am a bitch that loves to be fucked." The "bitch" is a gorgeous bodyguard in his forties who has been having an affair with the president of his company. He's also having sex with a yakuza in exchange for intel. Last but not least is a newbie bodyguard who reminds bitch man of a love who'd died because(for?) him...

It doesn't sound like a book I'd like, but it gave me three minutes of joy reading the blurb and laughing at the cover. XD;

I don't quite understand how Ryanair can get away with getting rid of toilets and making people pay for using the one left. There are laws that require a certain number of toilets per seats for spaces where lots of people gather on the ground....Why isn't there something comparable for airplanes? I hope this fee (and the fee for carry-on baggage) doesn't catch on.

I keep meaning to read The Secret Language of Signs: They're the most useful thing you pay no attention to. Start paying attention. by Julia Turner on Slate because stuff like this fascinates me. XD;

Also on my to-read list: Can Animals Be Gay? by Jon Mooallem on NYT. There's a slide show that is subtitled, "The Love That Dare Not Squawk its Name." If this article doesn't kick ass I will be disappointed.

not martha mentions some books on her desk right now: Now I want to check out Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces and The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight's Dinner.

Things that make me hate being an adult: paying taxes, searching for and determining the necessary amount of insurance (car, home, medical, life), and thinking about how to save enough to retire at some decent age

[User Picture]From: keelieinblack
2010-04-08 03:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much for mentioning the ridiculous BL novel! The cover + blurb made me giggle so much I got hiccups. (That first line, good lord. It's like a perfect example of every Bad Pornography Dialogue ever.)

The NYT article isn't really saying anything new, but I think it's a lot less sensationalist than articles on the subject tend to be, which is nice.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-04-09 06:43 am (UTC)

Glad you had your minutes of joy as well.

Oh well, I won't have high expectations when I do get around to reading the article. :P
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[User Picture]From: flyby311
2010-04-08 04:41 pm (UTC)
Wtf, charging to use a bathroom on an airplane? Ryanair is an asshole.

“All those sickening things that couples do that gross out everyone else but the two people in the couple? . . . Birds have the same thing.”

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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-04-09 06:45 am (UTC)
Hopefully passengers won't accept paid toilets in an airplane. I personally will avoid flying that airline (if I ever get to Europe again).

Great quote! XD;
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[User Picture]From: madamada_chan
2010-04-08 10:30 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... very interested in Grow Great Grub. *__* Thanks for the rec!!
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-04-09 06:46 am (UTC)
Heh, I haven't checked out the book so I can't recommend it...I'm hoping it's good because I'd love to grow some veggies in my apartment.
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