I’ve gotten into a habit in the last couple months. It goes like this: come home from work…browse through twitter (via hootsuite) and facebook…click on links that interest me…maybe read a third of the article or watch half the youtube video and then get distracted/busy with other things…accumulate at least twelve different tabs in firefox of articles, videos, blogs, etc that I intend to read with this idea that reading them will somehow benefit me or my art career or maybe they will just make me laugh so hard that I fall off my chair. Keep these tabs open continuously until I read them, asking firefox to save my tabs if I have to quit the program. The list seems to be neverending.
So I thought while I’m hanging around waiting for my chicken soup to finish cooking, I’d share the random things I have tabbed in my to-read list right now:
An article on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, which mostly just interests me cuz I’ve read the Poisonwood Bible
An article on survival skills for fine artists (I tweeted this and didn’t even finish reading it, shame on me)
best Abundant Artist posts of 2010 (I just discovered this website and it has tons of articles that I should read.)
My friend Jade and I went to a book reading last night. I don’t think I’ve ever gone to one before. It was Heidi Durrow reading from her book The Girl Who Fell From the Sky. I liked her writing a lot, it’s very good. The crowd seemed really quiet at first, maybe just due to the bookstore being really quiet, so she had to really work at it to get people to start laughing. It was kind of awkward but oh well, whatever.
So “go to an author’s book reading” can be checked off my life bucket list now.