Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Weird Book Combination That I'm Reading. Swimming And Reading.



I've been spending a lot of time in my parents pool over the last week because of the heat here in South Eastern PA.

And when I'm not actually swimming I like to set up a beer in the low end and read. I like to walk in circles in the low end and read while I'm walking. So in the past week I've probably walked 10 hours in the pool.

It beats what some of you guys are doing when you're in the pool reading. Like inhaling a cheesesteak.

I'm not judging.

I also like to alternate what I'm reading. I'll read a few magazine articles for instance then I'll switch to a book. But this week I've been switching between two books. And I realized that maybe I AM a weirdo because one of the books is one of the saddest books I've ever read and the other has me laughing out loud.

I bet the people that are spying on my from in the woods are all, "Huh?"

The sad book is My Lobotomy by Howard Dully. It's super sad. It's about a man that was given a lobotomy in 1960 when he was 12. The really sad thing is that there was nothing really wrong with him. Trust me, you'll be crying.

The funny book is My Custom Van by Michael Ian Black. It's HYSTERICAL. It's a book of funny essays. I'm telling you, you've GOT to read this book. A few examples of the chapters are:

- One Day I'm Going To Open A Scented Candle Shop.
- A Series of Letters To The First Girl I Fingered.
- Lewis Black Hates Candy Corn: A Rebuttal

And as I'm switching between the two books I'm thinking, "Something is really weird about this".

Maybe not. I don't know.

17 comments:

AbelPetSupply said...

Oddly, I am writing a book called "My Custom Lobotomy."

Stacey said...

I give you credit, as I have difficulty reading more than one book at a time. One track mind.

Both books, however, sound fascinating. I'll have to check those out.

Alice said...

I like swimming.

madtexter (corey james) said...

Hey, it's all about balance. Like balancing one book on your head while reading the other, while standing in a swimming pool.

You got mad skillz.

Think I'll leave the 'Lobotomy' to the experts, and check out a copy of 'My Custom Van' - the title alone has me intrigued.

JenJen said...

I don't like the thought of you crying your salty tears into that chlorinated pool. Or laughing so hard you shit yourself into that chlorinated pool.
Either way I'm good with the chlorine.

Son of a Thomas said...

I always read 3 to 4 things at a time. Not in the pool though.

Girl Interrupted said...

I'd say the walking round in a circle for 10 hours in a pool is the really weird thing.

I keep 2 or 3 different books on the go most of the time, I get bored easily.

Ps: weirdo.

Pps: my WV is 'repoveg' ... kinda fits in with the lobotomy sub-theme.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I think that maybe this walking around in a pool could become the next exercise phenomenon? What say you?

Dr Zibbs said...

Shelle - I do.

T-Ro said...

gonna have to check out that custom van thing. thnx for the tip.

Dominica said...

Why didn't I marry you ?!
I could be in that swimmingpool too as we speak !!
Héhé ...

Dr Zibbs said...

Dominica - you have to live in North America to marry me.

Whiskeymarie said...

I like to read, walk in circles, make hollandaise sauce, do my nails, construct lego cities and trim my bonsai plants while I'm in the pool.

Just kidding- everyone knows that making hollandaise sauce is best made in the hot tub, not the POOL. Duh.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

I think reading two books at once is confusing.
I like to digest a story, and even after I close the cover, I am thinking about the story.

I like one at a time.

Gage said...

I usually have 3-4 books on the go and I alternate genres too, sometimes throw a few Archie Digests in the mix, no I'm serious!

I miss Burgess Meredith.

Dr Zibbs said...

Gage - Archie as in Archie comics?

Burn Out King said...

That am be wrong, him all bein lobotomized an his name am Dully