Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Weekend Habits, Umberto Eco, Facebook Friends, Et Cetera

Good morning, Nerdshine!

Woke up at 6 this morning. Put on the shoes, grabbed a banana from the fridge, and gorged it on my way straight to Norkis Park, which was more crowded than usual, with Basketball players and joggers. After some stretching and warming-up, I ran for a couple of miles and practiced on my shooting. A new weekend routine, started for almost a month now.

Home at 7, reading The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, a 600+ page novel set in 12th century. A hilarious book about books and monks, and monks murdering monks over a special book, and a young monk making love to a beautiful wench while reciting passages from the good book, and a lot of other 12th century curious things told with helluva humor that an Umberto Eco could only pull off . Now I know why a good professor of mine in college loves this novel. After reading a hundred pages, I put the book down (I always put a good book down a lot because I don't want to leave its world too soon. I also put a book down for good if it isn't good and its world doesn't interest me.)

This is the 1986 film version of the novel, starring Sean Connery.
I'll probably download  it when I'm done with the book.

Then, I check my emails on my laptop, NBA updates from Yahoo!, and, hell, check some updates on Facebook. Maybe I should stop doing that last part, but once I get there, some nice pictures from friends who are having a great time in Bohol or friends celebrating birthdays or a random FB friend changing her status from “single” to “in a relationship”, or from “in a relationship” to an open one, then back to “single” again, things I can’t just let to pass without dropping some nice FB zingers, and I lost many precious minutes of my life that I won't never get back. Seriously, I should stop doing it, because as you know Facebook, I really hate you. There I said it.

Anyway, Nerdshine, it's a weekend and everyone loves a weekend post to spout over, so there you have it.


  1. Nerdshine - i like the word

  2. Me too. Now I start wondering if you also like me. I'm nice.

  3. Oh, it's you, Lil. That's nice. Happy to have you, luv.