July 24th, 2005


I've Conquered Book Six

About 3:30AM this morning, I finished "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", putting the book back in its dust jacket and finding space on my shelves for it next to the other five books in the series. It is now safe for me to join in discussions with my other Harry Potter-loving friends who have finished this book.

Now that it's out of the way, I'll return to my other active books: "Emotional Design" by Don Norman and the "Best Sci-fi of 2003" collection I've been reading on my Treo. I think I've abandoned my ebook copy of "I am Charlotte Simmons" about 1/3rd through, although it might be picked up again in the future. I started on Dan Gilmore's "We, the Media", but I think I already understand his ideas from hearing a few podcasts on the topic, so it's been relegated to the back seat of my car to be used as an occasional meal companion. I also really need to start in on the Bruce Campbell book that ocyn and satyric got me for my birthday, as it looks like a blast.

Meme: Tests Show I'm "The Wit"

the Wit
(60% dark, 30% spontaneous, 11% vulgar)
your humor style:

You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you're probably an intellectual, but don't take that to mean you're pretentious. You realize 'dumb' can be witty--after all isn't that 'the Simpsons' philosophy?--but rudeness for its own sake, 'gross-out' humor and most other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat. I guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer. Your sense of humor takes the most effort to appreciate, but it's also the best, in my opinion.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart - Woody Allen - Ricky Gervais

(taken from The 3 Variable Funny Test)