As a little holiday present to myself, I pre-ordered Ryan Adams' book, Infinity Blues. It came in the mail over the weekend, along with a special exclusive chap book. Both are signed and numbered (710/1000) and the book doesn't even come out until April 2009. Yes! Once I have some time, I'm excited to curl up in bed and start reading. I've already cracked open the chap book and read the first short story.
Anyway, it's the time of year where time seems to dwindle because there's so much going on. It's also the time where I do my "wish I had more money!!!" dance. Ha. I'm racing to get all my gifts in and also wedding planning and holiday party planning and apparently making plenty of aggravating missteps along the way. Planning isn't as fun as the day of. When I get to see my friends and family open gifts or party with my friends or you know, get married. And I have to wait til next year for that one! Okay, I'll stop.
Tonight a group of my friends and I are traveling to 92nd Street (SO FAR AWAY) to see the comedian Zach Galifianakis. (Yeah, I had to look up the spelling.)
Here's a quote from Ryan Adams, about New York City in the short story I mentioned:
"Because what you learn here, if you learn anything, is that you will never be great. But with a little heart, some perseverance, and a loud constant speaking voice, you can fool anybody."