Sunday, September 12, 2010

Short Personal Update. "Hi Ya'll."

So just a few quick updates on my life as of currently. I'm moving!!! Wooooo!!! Moving into a friends place in the city. (Hopefully) Gotta meet with the landlord. Considering recent events between this landlords-wife and her. Shit went down and I don't know how its going to go considering friend has to talk to with the landlord about me moving in. So! It's all up in the air and I need to know within a week to organise me moving down. It's a freaking hassle and I want it to be done now.

Anyway. I have not a lot else to say. So I'll go for now, hope things are better in the morning, and I'm not so scattered.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hungry Hungry Hippo...I mean Games... (My pick of Book of the Year.)

Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

So...this book... Buy it now.

Look, I don't normally recommend books. Because I like to think that people are smart enough to tell a good book from a great book. To be honest, I didn't think I'd like this either. I picked it up in the 10 to 12 year old section at the local Target. Glanced at the cover, which is NOT the cover up there, its something a little more childish, roamed my eyes over the recommendation from Stephanie Meyer, (The WORST Author in todays publishing world.)...(I mean honestly, if SHE can get published, monkeys with feces-pens and using banana-leafs as paper can get published.)... Okay done... I was skeptical to say the least. I flipped it over, read the blurb which was minimal at best. Then saw Stephen Kings recommendation and thought, *Well that's conflicting...* Then, checked the price, bought it and thank GOD I did.

It's honestly a great read. Captivating, not whiny or self-indulgent. It tells a rather cinematic story and I can't believe it hasn't been noted for the excellence it is. I mean sure it should be classified as YA (Young Adult) fiction. But the story is quite mature and somewhat violent in places.

A quick summary: Katniss Everdeen is a young teenage girl living in a rundown coal mining district. District 12. There were 13 Districts and then The Capitol, after a rebellion years ago, the Capitol destroyed District 13 and as punishment to the rest of the Districts, they created the Hunger Games, where they pick 1 Boy and 1 Girl from each district, stick em in an arena and then tell them go kill each other. Last Wo/Man standing wins a great prize. Katniss goes into it. And we follow her throughout the Hunger Games.

It's a Trilogy and I recently picked up Catching Fire, the second of the series, Picture below...

Again a fantastic addition. The story doesnt slow down as much as you think it would throughout a trilogy. So yeah,

Go Buy this Book NOW!!

It recieves the coveted. Book of the Year award from me.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

To the Man on the Tram.

I don't know how to start this.

Your name eludes me. For I never asked it and I wished I had. Your image is burned in my mind and I can't shake it. You sat across from me on the Number 75 Tram running from Spencer St Station to Vermont South. And I believe you got on at stop Number 63, getting off at stop number 40.

I feel like an ass, like I'm just latching on for the sake of it. But something about this made me stir. Made me feel different, I don't know if you felt the same, or feel it now. But I think I would like to meet you, to understand you and who you are and where you came from and what you do. I don't expect anything to happen now. I had my chance and I ignored it thinking I was being foolish in my hopes.

I think that changed the moment we played the smile game. The game where if you connect eyes with someone more than 5 times and you smile on the 6th and they smile back, then it keeps happening. Then there's something there.

I dunno. I just think that perhaps. I'll see you again, and if that does infact happen then I assure you. I shall say something. I promise myself, and you. I promise that I will fight the urge to flee and fight the stuttering speech and the stuttering heart. This I promise.

Until I see you next, Man on the Tram.

- Matt.