• see my account on typoze.com for a collection of everything more recent
  • page 470 of Infinite Jest ends several lines too high on the page
  • page 2343 of The Longman Anthology of British Literature, Second Edition: middle of page - "frm" instead of "from"
  • pages 76 and 77 of Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9
  • page 14 of Stephen Darwall's Deontology from Kant's "Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals", "possible will" instead of "possibly will"
  • page 420 of Norton Anthology of American Literature header name is spelled Phyllis Wheatly instead of Wheatley (missing E)
sep 17 2010 ∞
jan 16 2012 +
  • Salome (by Richard Strauss), Pittsburgh opera, 2001: my first opera. A lucky one, that appealed to my contrarian sensibilities and love of modern art/music. Also, at the end of the dance of the seven veils, there was a lighting error and I got to see the lead woman completely naked on stage. It made a pretty good impression overall.
  • Madama Butterfly (by Giacomo Puccini), Pittsburgh opera, 2001 and 2007: I don't particularly remember the first time, but I remember that 2007 was the second time I saw it. The most striking memory I have about it, at first, is that my mom told me that it was my grandmother's favorite opera, and when I read the synopsis I really wondered why she loved it so much. I mean, it's about a Japanese woman who really gets fucked over by an American Naval officer. It's totally patriarchal and imp...
jul 18 2010 ∞
apr 1 2018 +
  • lithographs (all from an antique shop in Croton-on-Hudson, a town near Sleepy Hollow)
    • Audobon Mink from 1844 (my favorite)
    • Audobon Sharp-Tailed Grous from 1837
    • Common Eel
    • a bunch of monkeys and a very out-of-place bat
    • Screech owl
  • so many goddamn books
    • From Book Thing, my picks:
      • The Elements of Style by Strunk& White HARDCOVER FIRST PRINTING for my collection
      • Horses by Kate Reddick - for the pictures
      • The Possessed by Albert Camus, even though I already have it apparently, but this one has a cool cover
apr 4 2010 ∞
apr 7 2010 +

Fall 2010

  • Wycherley, The Country Wife
  • Pope, Rape of the Lock
  • Wilmot, Lord of Rochester, 3 poems
  • Calvino, If on a winter's night a traveler
  • Borges, "Garden of Forking Paths," "The Library of Babel," "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote"
  • Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Churchill, Cloud 9

Spring 2010

  • Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment
  • Lermontov,
  • Tolstoy
  • ???

to be updated later. I know this seems crazy, but I realized recently that my memory really blows, especially with regard to remembering titles of things I've read, so I hope this will jog my memory suffic...

oct 6 2010 ∞
may 13 2011 +

I decided to try to read 25 books this summer. Any suggestions? I basically copied this over from my Readernaut list, but I put this one in order of what I've read and what I'm reading now:

  • The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldrich - Philip K Dick
  • Tete-a-Tete - Hazel Rowley
  • Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
  • Seven Days in the Art World - Sarah Thornton
  • Heat - Bill Buford
  • Never Let Me Go - Ishiguro
  • Consider the Lobster - David Foster Wallace
  • The Possessed - Elif Batuman
  • Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
  • The Trouble with Testosterone - Robert Sapolsky
  • The Aleph and Other Stories - Borges: in progress
  • Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biog...
jul 5 2010 ∞
dec 28 2014 +
  • milt - the sperm-containing fluid of a male fish
  • apothegm - \ˈa-pə-ˌthem\ a short pithy statement sim. to aphorism
  • epopee - \ˈe-pə-ˌpē\ an epic, especially an epic poem
  • parataxis - \ˌpa-rə-ˈtak-səs\ the placing of clauses or phrases one after another without coordinating or subordinating connectives (basically, using a semicolon)
  • catafalque - \ˈka-tə-ˌfȯ(l)k, -ˌfalk\ 1 : an ornamental structure sometimes used in funerals for the lying in state of the body 2 : a pall-covered coffin-shaped structure used at requiem masses celebrated after burial
  • droshky - \ˈdräsh-kē\ any of various 2- or 4-wheeled carriages used especially in Russia
  • tarantass - [ˌtɑːrənˈtæs] a large h...
apr 11 2010 ∞
jan 16 2012 +
  • samosas
  • barbecue pork ribs
sep 25 2011 ∞
sep 25 2011 +
  • wen - some kind of wart/blister thing
  • rictus - a fixed grimace or grin, or just the expanse of the mouth
  • leptosomatic - having a particularly thin or slight body
  • calliopsis - A North American annual plant (Coreopsis tinctoria) widely cultivated for its showy flower heads with yellow rays
  • quincunx - an arrangement of five things in a square or rectangle with one at each corner and one in the middle
  • bradykinetic -Pertaining to slowed ability to start and continue movements, and impaired ability to adjust the body's position
  • varicocele - an abnormal enlargement of the vein that is in the scrotum draining the testicles
  • aleatory - Depending on the throw of a die; random, arising by chance
jul 22 2010 ∞
may 13 2011 +
  • Davila 666 (P.Rico/In The Red), Ma Holos, Thee Thees, Raw Pony, at The Summit, 07/24/19
  • NOVA ONE, First Responder, B Johnson, A Marczak at Bourbon St., 07/14/19
  • Paul Cherry, Winter, Lung, and Rafting at Spacebar, 05/10/19
  • Mdou Moctar with Terrestrials at Ace of Cups, 4/2/19
  • The Kyle Sowashes, Zombie on Radar, [missed Wheelbarrel], at The Summit, 3/22/19
  • Lucy Dacus with Mal Blum and Fenne Lily, at A&R Bar, 3/11/19
  • Oginalii with Hello June and Tango Moms, at Ace, 2/27/19
  • MELTED fest at the Bluestone, 2/24/19: Ty Segall & White Fence, Black Lips, Kikagaku Moyo, Deerhoof, Cherry Glazerr, Heron Oblivion, JJUUJJUU, Ma Holos, DANA [we saw some Dana, napped through up to Cherry Glazerr]
jan 18 2010 ∞
jul 25 2019 +
  • bight - 1 : a bend in a coast forming an open bay; also : a bay formed by such a bend 2 : a slack part or loop in a rope
  • hackamore - a bridle with a loop capable of being tightened about the nose in place of a bit or with a slip noose passed over the lower jaw
  • swale - a low-lying or depressed and often wet stretch of land; also : a shallow depression on a golf fairway or green
  • sprent - archaic : sprinkled over
  • bacca - short for tobacco
  • nave - the main part of the interior of a church; especially : the long narrow central hall in a cruciform church that rises higher than the aisles flanking it to form a clerestory (ALSO 2 - the hub of a wheel)
  • scantling - 1 a : the dimensions of timber and stone used in building b : the dimensions of a structural element used in sh...
may 18 2010 ∞
dec 28 2014 +