"What about little microphones? What if everyone swallowed them, and they played the sounds of our hearts through little speakers, which could be in the pouches of our overalls? When you skateboard down the street at night you could hear everyone's heartbeat, and they could hear yours, sort of like sonar. One weird thing is, I wonder if everyone's hearts would start to beat at the same time, like how women who live together have their menstrual periods at the same time, which I know about, but don't really want to know about. That would be so weird, except that the place in the hospital where babies are born would sound like a crystal chandelier in a houseboat, because the babies wouldn't have had time to match up their heartbeats yet. And at the finish line at the end of the New York City Marathon it would sound like war." taken from Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
haven't updated in forever. don't really have anything to say either heh.. I am getting my tonsils out on the 27th of July... not overly looking forward to that procedure or the weeks to follow it... heard it's a pretty painful recovery process.
from the book I am currently reading by Michael Beaumier called I Know You're Out There: Private Longings, Public Humiliations and Other Tales from the Personals:
"It's not that I have a problem with marriage - marriage is great; if you want to be married, go for it, I'm completely behind you. But I'm in the business of relationships, and weddings are just noise, annoying distractions, just a lot of silk, lace, and stress. I feel sorry for any woman who has had to suffer the horror of being a bride. Women are taught from the earliest age that getting married is the single biggest thing that will happen in their lives - ever. They've had it beaten into their heads, and once their wedding is really upon them, they realize they've been conned into worrying about every little detail, as if their entire future happiness were riding on the bows hanging off the backs of their bridesmaids' asses. The groom has it comparatively easy; as far as he's concerned, he's gonna party, he's gonna get presents, he's gonna get drunk, and, no matter how badly he behaves, he's gonna get laid. It's more or less guaranteed."