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Thursday, June 10, 2004

The Rain That Should Be In Spain is Falling on Minnesota

Seriously, we're going to have so many mosquitoes this summer. It's like the Pacific Northwest has migrated for the season and set up shop over my house. Except without all the pine trees, Cascade mountains, and Microsoft employees.

I have nothing much to say on the blog-front today. Life has been too hectic to dwell too much on such topics. Hopefully tomorrow.

I did read most of a book while in the hospital yesterday. It was called The Rule of Four and was written by two Ivy-league grads. It's made some bestseller lists and I think it may be riding the DaVinci Code craze a bit. In some ways, a more "human" book than Dan Brown's tinderbox. A bit of a strange book, too. A review called it Fitzegerald by way of DaVinci Code and that's not too far off.

At it's barest bones, it's a love letter to Princeton University and the lives of college students. It's also got a touch of academic-porn to it. If you're turned on by undergraduate theses, advisors who can recite, in Latin, obscure portions of primary texts, and little lessons in Renaissance learning then this book is your Debbie Does Dallas. And yes that is the weirdest metaphor ever.

Anyway, it's only marginally worth your time. Fine beach read. Some interesting literary/academia puzzles. But a bit too much of "the best years of my life at Princeton"-feel to it for me to fully enjoy.

Remember, in a few weeks: My Name Is Asher Lev