||[Apr. 7th, 2010|09:44 pm]
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