Sunday, May 20, 2007

Promise Me

So last night it was getting fairly late and Lea was settling down for the night. I started to make my usual trek downstairs to hit the computer and she laid the guilt trip on me. Those of you that know me, know that I was raised Catholic and those of you that know the Catholic Church know that guilt plays a major part in that. As a result of my upbringing I have a guilty conscience that I simply cannot escape. Lea did not want me to go downstairs. I tried to keep myself occupied. I plucked some nose hairs, I rearranged my sock drawer, I messed with the cat a little bit. The entire time I was sure to let out an audible sigh letting Lea know that I was bored and that I was only up there as a result of her exploiting my guilty conscience.

"Why don't you read your book?" She asked. "I finished it last night." For the last several weeks I have been reading a book past this if you offend easily..."Whores, an oral biography of Perry Farrell and Janes Addiction." If you have never heard of Janes Addiction you can see a live performance of one of my favorite songs ever for just mind numbing adrenaline here at this link I grew up with Janes Addiction and let me tell you if you want to read a book that will help you feel normal about your life and lifestyle (unless you are Paris Hilton reading this..and if you are, Paris give me a call I would love to do a portrait session with you) then you should read this book. When I was a teenager I went to see Janes Addiction perform at the Starry Night Club in Portland, Oregon while they were touring for their new album Nothing's Shocking. To this day I say it was the greatest show I have ever seen in my life. I have seen them multiple times since then but that was the best. A close second was the Enit Festival in San Francisco but I digrss...While my lifestyle...heck, not just my lifestyle but my entire life has changed dramatically since those days I still look back at Janes Addiction as my favorite band of all time. I used to listen to that album over and over and over again. Just a couple of weeks ago I bought their greatest hits album (very weird to think of Janes Addiction as a band with a greatest hits album) and I've been listening to it while reading the book. Wild stuff to say the least. Perry, if you google your name and this blog comes up give me a call, I would love to do a portrait session with you too. Much more than with Paris...though if we could get you both in the studio that would be pretty darn cool :)

Well, I've gotten beyond off topic here. The whole point of this blog was to write about the book I just read.

So I told Lea I had finished my book and she points to a book on the dresser that she bought last week. Promise Me by one of my favorite authors Harlan Coban.

I had seen the book there but didn't check it out until last night. When I did I realized that he had brought back some of my favorite characters of all books...Myron Bolitar and his sociopathic-but-lovable friend and savior Win. Had I known that I would have bought it hard back whenever it came out. So I started to read it last night around 12:30 or so and I finished it about 2 hours ago. We went to church this morning and I had lunch with the girls. I did some work on my web page (check it out, a couple of new galleries) but other than that I spent the day reading. It was awesome! I have been working so much lately. I finished Michael and Maya's wedding. I've almost got the Queen, It's a New Day images done and tomorrow I go to work at 5:45 AM for inventory to begin a 13 day, 145 hour work week at the Fish House. I decided I would take a "me day" I don't know if I've ever read an entire novel in less than 24 hours but this was the one to do it with. If you haven't read Harlan Coben before you should! He is so funny, his books are action packed and you immediately relate to and root for the main characters. They are all good. You could pick this one up and read it without having read others, but I would recommend you start from the beginning because once you read one of his books you will want to read them all.

Have a good one!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweetie, I have some good news and some bad news. Which one would you like to hear first? I'll start with the good news. Paris Hilton must have found your offer on your blog, because low and behold she stopped by for her photo shoot this morning. I had to apologize for your absence, I did explain about starting your 145 hour work week and she was very understanding and quite concerned for the long hours. She told me that she recently finished massage classes and would have loved to work out the knots in your shoulders. After some tea, I picked up your camera, told her I had learned a few tricks along the way and we had a great shoot. I actually got a great shot of her wearing her rain slicker, her rain boots, with a huge umbrella. I also offered to take a few bathing suit and lingerie shots but she seemed quite shy, embarrassed and reserved for that. Just thought I would let you know that I always have your back. We had a nice afternoon and she was escorted back to her cell. She told me to give you a kiss .
xoxoxo, Love you Bunches,