by syaffolee

Spring Cleaning and Other Things

It’s been raining for the past so many odd days. Everything is wet and cold and depressing. I’ve also decided to get rid of some books currently in my possession–particularly, the ones which I’ve gotten from used book stores and book sales and I don’t want to read more than once. Some of them I haven’t read yet, so I know I have to get cracking. I want to get rid of these books soon. So I will be on a book reading marathon starting tonight (and possibly ending sometime next week if my sanity holds) and this blog will be even more book-centric than usual.

On annoying eaters: Why do people have to be so loud when they’re eating yoghurt or pudding? They sound like vacuum cleaners. And what’s up with those other people who try to justify their atrocious eating habits with: “But I exercise every day!” If there’s even a lapse, they’re going to become bigger than a pig on a poke.

Typology Test. Did it tell me something that I didn’t already know? No.

Desktop Cloaking Device. Hm. A gizmo for people with no self-restraint.

What is your world view?. I scored “Materialist”, but this doesn’t mean I’m some hedonist seeking to obtain more and more stuff. This is the quiz’s explanation: Materialism stresses the essence of fundamental particles. Everything that exists is purely physical matter and there is no special force that holds life together. You believe that anything can be explained by breaking it up into its pieces. i.e. the big picture can be understood by its smaller elements.

Locus Awards Finalists. I’ve heard of most of them but haven’t read most of them either. Bah. One needs an infinite amount of time to finish anything these days anyway.