Monday, October 30, 2006

Randomness

Yesterday in the gym. A girl running on the treadmill. Wearing a black see through vest with a bikini top acting as a bra. Thoughts in my head:
1. Wow, that has got to be uncomfortable.
2. Hasn’t she heard of good support?
3. Only someone with a 32A (probably 32AA) cup size could do that.
4. WTF??!!!

Other news. Is it possible to be in love with someone you have never met and don’t know because of the way they write? Pamuk in the Guardian:
“For what is a novel but a story that fills its sails with these winds, that answers and builds upon inspirations that blow in from unknown quarters and seizes upon all the daydreams we’ve invented for our diversion, bringing them together into a meaningful whole? Above all, a novel is a basket that carries inside it a dreamworld we wish to keep forever alive, and forever ready. Novels are held together by the little pieces of daydreams that help us, from the moment we enter them, forget the tedious world we long to escape.”

14 comments:

The Poodle's Friend said...

Sigh. I understand how you feel. I'm in love with Thomas Hardy! Sigh. Writers. They're so... loveable.

MockTurtle said...

Quick note to let you know that I picked up Snow from an airport this weekend because of your rave Pamuk reviews earlier.
Great read so far.

nitin said...

Um it might seem that the only reason I come here is to complain about your links... but the Guardian link is no longer active. Be glad someone even takes the interest to look at your links. Here's the google
cache
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The article is an excellent look into the mind of an author.
Since you must know that I'm going to marry Jane Austen, I too am fanboyish (?) about authors. I will definitely look into Pamuk.

Anonymous said...

i'd marry william faulkner in a flash. and be tempted to abandon him for joseph conrad. but eventually i'd settle down with david harvey. he's also the only one who's alive and kicking at the age of 80 methinks. ;)

chandni said...

I can so imagine the thoughts going thru ur head...happens to me too when I see such women! :D

and the article is excellent!

Aishwarya said...

OW. Exercising without proper support is really painful.

As for your question, I am currently making devious plans to chain China Mieville to my wall where he'll be completely at my mercy. I'm not sure this counts as 'love', exactly, but it's something ;)

Szerelem said...

TPF: I like Thomas Hardy too...which of his books is your fave? Writers are loveable! But i dont think I have loved anyone as much as Pamuk. I just cant explain it.

MT: Ooh!! You must let me know how you liked it. Its not his most lyrical work but I really liked it. TR didnt, he couldnt get past the first 100 pages!

Nitin: I realised the link wasnt working once I published the post. I tried looking for the article on the web but couldnt find it and the google cache isnt working either =(. It really was a good piece. And isnt it a bit late to want to marry Austen? =P
Totally know where you are coming from though. If I met Pamuk Id probably blurt out I Love You!! or some such...

hobo: See, thats the benefit of being bewitched by a 54 year old Nobel winner...theres atleast a slim chance I might meet him some day!

chandni: there really is some truth in what they say about women mentally evaluating other women, no?

Aishwarya: I know!! its painful to even imagine...
You know when Pamuks new book comes out I would probably just pass out from the excitement...

Panacea said...

I have a long list of men and ahem, women writers I wouldn't actually mind marrying. It's times like these one starts seeing the benefits in polygamy.

Btw, I'm in the middle of Istanbul and I'm finding it absolutely wonderful and I know it's not even Pamuk's best book. I cant wait to read his other books.

Excercise without support? *shudders at the thought*

The Poodle's Friend said...

I think it's Far From the Madding Crowd, but that's probably because it's the first one I ever read and because Bathsheba is hot.
BTW, have you ever read any Proust? Pan tells me Istanbul reminds her of Proust. I am absolutely in love with Proust, you should read him if you haven't. I'd marry him if I wasn't so entirely faithful to Thomas.

Panacea said...

Wasn't Proust a repressed homosexual?

Szerelem said...

Pan: See!! I told you Pamuk is excellent. You must read My Name Is Red next. I am mid way through the new translation of The Black Book and its excellent.
I dont know about polygamy but I whole heartedly support polyandry.

TPF: The first Hardy I read was The Mayor of Casterbridge, but I would say Far From the Madding Crowd is my fave as well.
I haven’t read much Proust. I think the size of Swann’s Way and school work have something to do with that.

chandni said...

yeah...totally!

Anonymous said...

nice discussion! since i don't have a favourite female writer, I will settle for Proust. he is "feminine" enough for me :)

to panacea: Proust wasn't a "repressed" homosexual. he had many boyfriends and homosexual relationships throughout his life. though he never openly declared himself one and always denied it but everybody around him already knew it.

jerry said...

although, I'd divorce Woolf and Austen...lol...a really nice blog...cheers...