Books I Read in 2001 (58 Titles)


The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Author: Michael Chabon

The Bad Beginning [A Series of Unfortunate Events]
Author: Lemony Snicket

The Beebo Brinker Chronicles – Odd Girl Out
Author: Ann Bannon

The Beebo Brinker Chronicles – I Am A Woman
Author: Ann Bannon

The Beebo Brinker Chronicles – Women In The Shadows
Author: Ann Bannon

The Beebo Brinker Chronicles – Journey To A Woman
Author: Ann Bannon

The Beebo Brinker Chronicles – Beebo Brinker
Author: Ann Bannon

Bertie Wooster Sees It Through
Author: P.G. Wodehouse

Bertie Wooster: Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves
Author: P.G. Wodehouse

The Big Joke Game
Author: Scott Corbett

Bridges of Madison County
Author: James Waller

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Author: Helen Fielding

The Catcher in The Rye
Author: J. D Salinger

Chang & Eng
Author: Darin Strauss

The Cheese Monkeys
Author: Chip Kidd

The Dark Secret of Weatherend
Author: John Bellairs

The Deed of Paksennarion
Author: Elizabeth Moon

The Dress Lodger
Author: Sheri Holman

Fantastic Beasts & Where to find Them
Author: Newt Scamander

The Girl in Hyacinth Blue
Author: Susan Vreeland

The Great Brain
Author: John D. Fitzgerald

Author: based on Valmiki’s Ramayana

Lord of Emperors
Author: Guy Gavriel Kay

The Lamp from the Warlock’s Tomb
Author: John Bellairs

More Adventures of the Great Brain
Author: John D. Fitzgerald

Move To Strike
Author: Peter O’ Shaughnessy

O Jerusalem
Author: Laurie R. King

Portnoy’s Complaint
Author: Phillip Roth

Quidditch Through the Ages
Author: Kennilworth Whisp

The Song of the Lioness Quartet – Alanna: The First Adventure
(The Song of the Lioness Quartet, Book 1)

Author: Tamora Pierce

The Song of the Lioness Quartet – In the Hand of the Goddess
(The Song of the Lioness Quartet, Book 2)

Author: Tamora Pierce

The Song of the Lioness Quartet – The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
(The Song of the Lioness Quartet, Book 3)

Tamora Pierce

The Song of the Lioness Quartet – Lioness Rampant
Tamora Pierce

A Song of Ice and Fire – Game of Thrones
Author: George R. R. Martin

A Song of Ice and Fire – Clash of Kings
Author: George R. R. Martin

His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife
Author: Phillip Pullman

The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn
Author: John Bellairs

The Unexpected Guest
Author: Agatha Christie

A Vaudeville of Devils
Author: Robert Gerardis

The Watcher’s Guide Volume 2: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Series
Author: Nancy Holder, Jeff Mariotte, Maryelizabeth Hart

Wheel of Time Series – The Shadow Rising [book 4]
Author: Robert Jordan

Wheel of Time Series – Fires of Heaven [book 5]
Author: Robert Jordan

Wheel of Time Series – Lord of Chaos [book 6]
Author: Robert Jordan

Wheel of Time Series – A Crown of Swords [book 7]
Author: Robert Jordan

Wheel of Time Series – Path of Daggers [book 8]
Author: Robert Jordan

Wheel of Time Series – Winters Heart [book 9]
Author: Robert Jordan

The Wind Done Gone
Author: Alice Randall

Wonder Boys
Author: Michael Chabon

Non – Fiction

The 2548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
Author: Robert Byrne

Big Fun With Billy
Author: Dianora Niccolini

Coercion: Why We Listen to What "They" Say
Author: Douglas Rushkoff

Complete Idiots Guide to Shakespeare
Author: Laurie Rozakis, Ph. D

Erotica Universalis
Author: Gilles Neret

The Harlot By The Side of The Road
Author: Jonathan Kish

Mind Benders: Adventures in Lateral Thinking
Author: David J. Bodycombe

The Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys
Author: Carole Kismaric & Marvin Heiferman

Napalm and Silly Putty
Author: George Carlin

The New Roadside America
Author: Kirby, Smith Wilson

The Okinawa Program
Author: Robert Gerardis

The Quest of The Holy Grail
Author: ?? Medieval Epic

The Truth Is…
Author: Melissa Etheridge

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex
Author: Joshua Piven, et al.

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William Ernest Henley

Timothy McVeigh was a complete nutjob, and what he did was horrifying and wrong. It makes me furious that he took this poem as his "final words" before execution, because he’s succeeded at twisting the meaning of it completely and making something ugly out of a beautiful idea. But then what can you expect from a guy who wouldn’t know logic and complexity of thought if it walked up and bit him on the ass?

American FlagIt’s nice that my web site has received hundreds of thousands of hits because of this poem, but if you’re looking for right-wing conspiracy theories and paranoia, don’t look for them here; I believe in logic, reason and government of the people, by the people and for the people. God Bless the USA.

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Abe, Kobo. Kangaroo Notebook

Abe, Kobo. Woman in the Dunes

Aksyonov, Vassily. Generations of Winter

Amis, Martin. Dead Babies

Amis, Martin. Einstein’s Monsters

Amis, Martin. Information

Amis, Martin. London Fields

Amis, Martin. Other People

Amis, Martin. Rachel Papers

Amis, Martin. Success

Amis, Martin. Visiting Mrs. Nabokov and Other Excursions

Argueta, Manilio. One Day of Life

Atxaga, Bernardo. Obabakoak

Auden, W. H.. As I Walked Out One Evening

Auden, W. H.. Collected Poems: Auden

Auden, W. H.. Dyer’s Hand

Auden, W. H.. Forewords and Afterwords

Auden, W. H.. Selected Poems

Baldwin, James. The Amen Corner

Baldwin, James. Another Country

Baldwin, James. Blues for Mister Charlie

Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time

Baldwin, James. Going to Meet the Man

Baldwin, James. Nobody Knows My Name

Banville, John. Athena

Banville, John. Doctor Copernicus

Banville, John. Ghosts

Banville, John. Kepler

Barnes, Julian. Before She Met Me

Barnes, Julian. Cross Channel

Barnes, Julian. Flaubert’s Parrot

Barnes, Julian. History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

Barnes, Julian. Letters from London

Barnes, Julian. Metroland

Barnes, Julian. Porcupine

Barnes, Julian. Staring at the Sun

Barnes, Julian. Talking It Over

Bates, H. E.. Feast of July

Berberova, Nina. Italics are Mine

Berger, John. About Looking

Berger, John. And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos

Berger, John. Another Way of Telling

Berger, John. Corker’s Freedom

Berger, John. Fortunate Man

Berger, John. G.

Berger, John. Keeping a Rendezvous

Berger, John. Lilac and Flag

Berger, John. Once in Europa

Berger, John. Pig Earth

Berger, John. Sense of Sight

Berger, John. Success and Failure of Picasso

Berger, John. To the Wedding

Bernieres, Louis De. Corelli’s Mandolin

Bernieres, Louis de. Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord

Bernieres, Louis de. The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts

Blackburn, Julia. Book of Color

Bolt, Robert. Man for All Seasons

Boyd, William. Blue Afternoon

Boyd, William. Destiny of Nathalie X

Brink, Andre. Act of Terror

Broch, Hermann. Death of Virgil

Broch, Hermann. Sleepwalkers

Bulgakov, Mikhail. Master and Margarita

Byatt, A. S.. Angels and Insects

Byatt, A.S.. Babel Tower

Byatt, A. S.. Game

Byatt, A. S.. Matisse Stories

Byatt, A. S.. Passions of the Mind

Byatt, A. S.. Possession

Byatt, A. S.. Sugar and Other Stories

Byatt, A. S.. Virgin in the Garden

Calasso, Roberto. Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

Calvino, Italo. Numbers in the Dark

Calvino, Italo. Road to San Giovanni

Calvino, Italo. Six Memos for the Next Millenium

Camus, Albert. Fall

Camus, Albert. First Man

Camus, Albert. Happy Death

Camus, Albert. Myth of Sisyphus

Camus, Albert. Plague

Camus, Albert. Rebel

Camus, Albert. Resistance, Rebellion, and Death

Camus, Albert. Stranger

Capote, Truman. Answered Prayers

Capote, Truman. Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Three Stories

Capote, Truman. Grass Harp

Capote, Truman. In Cold Blood

Capote, Truman. Music for Chameleons

Capote, Truman. Other Voices, Other Rooms

Carey, Peter. Bliss

Carey, Peter. Fat Man in History

Carey, Peter. Illywhacker

Carey, Peter. Oscar and Lucinda

Carey, Peter. Tax Inspector

Carey, Peter. Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

Cheever, John. Falconer

Cheever, John. Oh What a Paradise It Seems

Cheever, John. Wapshot Chronicle

Coe, Jonathan. Winshaw Legacy

Coetzee, J. M.. Age of Iron

Didion, Joan. After Henry

Didion, Joan. Book of Common Prayer

Didion, Joan. Democracy

Didion, Joan. The Last Thing He Wanted

Didion, Joan. Run River

Didion, Joan. Salvador

Dinesen, Isak. Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard

Dinesen, Isak. Last Tales

Dinesen, Isak. Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass

Dinesen, Isak. Seven Gothic Tales

Dinesen, Isak. Winter’s Tales

Doctorow, E. L.. Book of Daniel

Doctorow, E. L.. Loon Lake

Doctorow, E. L.. Ragtime

Dorfman, Ariel. Konfidenz

Duff, Alan. Once Were Warriors

Ellison, Ralph. Flying Home

Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man

Ellison, Ralph. Going to the Territory

Ellison, Ralph. Shadow and Act

Endo, Shusaku. Scandal

Faulkner, William. Absalom, Absalom!

Faulkner, William. Big Woods

Faulkner, William. Collected Stories

Faulkner, William. Go Down, Moses

Faulkner, William. Hamlet

Faulkner, William. If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem (The Wild Palms)

Faulkner, William. Intruder in the Dust

Faulkner, William. Light in August

Faulkner, William. Reivers

Faulkner, William. Sanctuary

Faulkner, William. Sound and the Fury

Faulkner, William. Town

Faulkner, William. Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner

Faulkner, William. Unvanquished

Faulks, Sebastian. Birdsong

Ford, Ford Madox. The Good Soldier

Forster, E M. Howards End

Forster, E M. Longest Journey

Forster, E M. Room with a View

Forster, E M. Where Angels Fear To Tread

Franck, Dan. Separation

Fuentes, Carlos. Christopher Unborn

Gide, Andre. Immoralist

Grass, Gunter. Tin Drum

Graves, Robert. Claudius the God

Herr, Michael. Dispatches

Herr, Michael. Walter Winchell

Hollinghurst, Alan. Folding Star

Hollinghurst, Alan. Swimming Pool Library

Hrabal, Bohumil. I Served the King of England

Ishiguro, Kazuo. Artist of the Floating World

Ishiguro, Kazuo. Pale View of Hills

Ishiguro, Kazuo. Remains of the Day

Ishiguro, Kazuo. Unconsoled

Joyce, James. Dubliners

Joyce, James. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Joyce, James. Ulysses

Judd, Alan. Devil’s Own Work

Kapuscinski, Ryszard. Emperor

Kapuscinski, Ryszard. Imperium

Kapuscinski, Ryszard. Shah of Shahs

Kapuscinski, Ryszard. Soccer War

Kawabata, Yasunari. Beauty and Sadness

Kawabata, Yasunari. Master of Go

Kawabata, Yasunari. Snow Country

Kawabata, Yasunari. Thousand Cranes

Kingston, Maxine Hong. China Men

Kingston, Maxine Hong. Tripmaster Monkey

Klima, Ivan. Judge On Trial

Lagerkvist, Par. Barabbas

Lawrence, D.H.. Plumed Serpent

Lawrence, D.H.. Virgin and the Gypsy

Laxness, Halldor. Independent People

Laye, Camara. Radiance of the King

Lessing, Doris. Canopus in Argos

Lessing, Doris. Fifth Child

Levi, Primo. Drowned and the Saved

Mailer, Norman. Barbary Shore

Mailer, Norman. The Deer Park

Mailer, Norman. The Fight

Malan, Rian. My Traitor’s Heart

Malouf, David. The Conversations at Curlow Creek

Malouf, David. Great World

Malouf, David. Harland’s Half Acre

Malouf, David. Imaginary Life

Malraux, Andre. Man’s Fate

Mann, Thomas. Buddenbrooks

Mann, Thomas. Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man

Mann, Thomas. Death in Venice

Mann, Thomas. Doctor Faustus

Mann, Thomas. Magic Mountain

March, Michael. Description of a Struggle

Mars-Jones, Adam. Monopolies of Loss

Mars-Jones, Adam. Waters of Thirst

Martinez, Eloy. Santa Evita Tomas

Maxwell, William. All the Days and Nights

Maxwell, William. Ancestors

Maxwell, William. Chateau

Maxwell, William. Folded Leaf

Maxwell, William. So Long, See You Tomorrow

Maxwell, William. They Came Like Swallows

Maxwell, William. Time Will Darken It

McCarthy, Cormac. All The Pretty Horses

McCarthy, Cormac. Blood Meridian

McCarthy, Cormac. Child of God

McCarthy, Cormac. Crossing

McCarthy, Cormac. Orchard Keeper

McCarthy, Cormac. Outer Dark

McCarthy, Cormac. Stonemason

McCarthy, Cormac. Suttree

McEwan, Ian. Cement Garden

McEwan, Ian. Comfort of Strangers

McEwan, Ian. First Love, Last Rites

McEwan, Ian. In Between the Sheets

McGahan, Jerry. Collected Stories

Mehta, Gita. Karma Cola

Milosz, Czeslaw. Captive Mind

Mishima, Yukio. Decay of the Angel

Mishima, Yukio. Runaway Horses

Mishima, Yukio. Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea

Mishima, Yukio. Sound of Waves

Mishima, Yukio. Spring Snow

Mishima, Yukio. Temple of Dawn

Mishima, Yukio. Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Mistry, Rohinton. Fine Balance

Mistry, Rohinton. Such a Long Journey

Mistry, Rohinton. Swimming Lessons

Mosley, Nicholas. Hopeful Monsters

Munif, Abdelrahman. Cities of Salt

Munif, Abdelrahman. Trench

Munif, Abdelrahman. Variations on Night and Day

Murakami, Haruki. Dance Dance Dance

Murakami, Haruki. Elephant Vanishes

Murakami, Haruki. HardBoiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Murray, Albert. The Blue Devils of Nada

Murray, Albert. Hero and the Blues

Murray, Albert. Seven League Boots

Musil, Robert. Man Without Qualities Volume 1

Musil, Robert. Man Without Qualities Volume 2

Nabokov, Vladimir. Ada, Or Ardor

Nabokov, Vladimir. Bend Sinister

Nabokov, Vladimir. Defense

Nabokov, Vladimir. Despair

Nabokov, Vladimir. Enchanter

Nabokov, Vladimir. Eye

Nabokov, Vladimir. Gift

Nabokov, Vladimir. Glory

Nabokov, Vladimir. Invitation to a Beheading

Nabokov, Vladimir. King, Queen, Knave

Nabokov, Vladimir. Laughter in the Dark

Nabokov, Vladimir. Lolita

Nabokov, Vladimir. Lolita: A Screenplay

Nabokov, Vladimir. Look at the Harlequins!

Nabokov, Vladimir. Mary

Nabokov, Vladimir. Pale Fire

Nabokov, Vladimir. Pnin

Nabokov, Vladimir. Real Life of Sebastian Knight

Nabokov, Vladimir. Speak, Memory

Nabokov, Vladimir. Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

Nabokov, Vladimir. Strong Opinions

Nabokov, Vladimir. Transparent Things

Naipaul, V. S.. Bend in the River

Naipaul, V. S.. Guerrillas

Naipaul, V. S.. Turn in the South

Nicol, Mike. Horseman

Nicol, Mike. This Day and Age

O’Neill, Eugene. Anna Christie, The Emperor Jones, The Hairy Ape

O’Neill, Eugene. Three Plays

Ondaatje, Michael. Cinnamon Peeler

Ondaatje, Michael. Collected Works of Billy the Kid

Ondaatje, Michael. Coming Through Slaughter

Ondaatje, Michael. The English Patient

Ondaatje, Michael. In the Skin of a Lion

Ondaatje, Michael. Running in the Family

Onetti, Juan Carlos. Body Snatcher

Oz, Amos. Black Box

Ozick, Cynthia. Fame and Folly

Ozick, Cynthia. Metaphor and Memory

Ozick, Cynthia. Shawl

Pavic, Milorad. Dictionary of Khazars

Perkarkova, Iva. Truck Stop Rainbows

Petrushevskaya, Ludmila. Time: Night

Phillips, Caryl. Cambridge

Phillips, Caryl. Crossing the River

Phillips, Caryl. Final Passage

Phillips, Caryl. Higher Ground

Pressburger, Giorgio. Law of White Spaces

Pritchett, V. S.. Complete Collected Stories

Proust, Marcel. Swann’s Way

Puig, Manuel. Kiss of the Spider Woman

Rezzori, Gregor Von. Memoirs of An AntiSemite

Rezzori, Gregor Von. Orient Express

Rilke, Rainer Maria. Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

Rilke, Rainer Maria. Selected Poetry of Rilke

Roth, Philip. American Pastoral

Roth, Philip. Anatomy Lesson

Roth, Philip. Breast

Roth, Philip. Counterlife

Roth, Philip. Deception

Roth, Philip. Facts

Roth, Philip. Ghost Writer

Roth, Philip. Goodbye, Columbus

Roth, Philip. Great American Novel

Roth, Philip. Letting Go

Roth, Philip. My Life As a Man

Roth, Philip. Operation Shylock

Roth, Philip. Patrimony

Roth, Philip. Portnoy’s Complaint

Roth, Philip. Prague Orgy

Roth, Philip. Professor of Desire

Roth, Philip. When She Was Good

Roth, Philip. Zuckerman Unbound

Rush, Norman. Mating

Rush, Norman. Whites

Rushdie, Salman. East, West

Rushdie, Salman. Moor’s Last Sigh

Salter, James. Light Years

Sartre, Jean-Paul. Age of Reason

Sartre, Jean-Paul. No Exit and Three Other Plays

Sartre, Jean-Paul. Reprieve

Sartre, Jean-Paul. Troubled Sleep

Schlink, Bernhard. The Reader

Sciascia, Leonardo. Open Doors and Three Novellas

Self, Will. Cock and Bull

Self, Will. My Idea of Fun

Self, Will. Quantity Theory of Insanity

Seth, Vikram. All You Who Sleep Tonight

Seth, Vikram. Golden Gate

Sholokhov, Mikhail. And Quiet Flows the Don

Smart, Elizabeth. By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

Soueif, Ahdaf. In the Eye of the Sun

Soyinka, Wole. Ake

Soyinka, Wole. Isara

Stone, Robert. Children of Light

Styron, William. Confessions of Nat Turner

Styron, William. Lie Down in Darkness

Styron, William. Long March, In the Clap Shack

Styron, William. Set This House on Fire

Styron, William. Sophie’s Choice

Styron, William. This Quiet Dust

Styron, William. Tidewater Morning

Svevo, Italo. Confessions of Zeno

Swift, Graham. Ever After

Swift, Graham. Last Orders

Swift, Graham. Learning to Swim

Swift, Graham. Out of This World

Swift, Graham. Shuttlecock

Swift, Graham. SweetShop Owner

Swift, Graham. Waterland

Tanizaki, Junichiro. Diary of a Mad Old Man

Tanizaki, Junichiro. Key

Tanizaki, Junichiro. Makioka Sisters

Tanizaki, Junichiro. Quicksand

Tanizaki, Junichiro. Reed Cutter and Captain Shigemoto’s Mother

Tanizaki, Junichiro. Seven Japanese Tales

Tanizaki, Junichiro. Some Prefer Nettles

Tolstaya, Tatyana. On the Golden Porch

Tolstaya, Tatyana. Sleepwalker in a Fog

Welty, Eudora. Losing Battles

Welty, Eudora. Optimist’s Daughter

White, Edmund. Beautiful Room Is Empty

White, Edmund. Burning Library

White, Edmund. Caracole

White, Edmund. Forgetting Elena

White, Edmund. Skinned Alive

Winterson, Jeanette. Art and Lies

Winterson, Jeanette. Art Objects

Winterson, Jeanette. Written on the Body

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My Hobbit Name: Peony Smallburrows of Sandydowns

Okay, so my Hobbit name is: Peony Smallburrows of Sandydowns. Cool.

I didn’t get the house, so I guess I’m going to build after all. Should be fun. (2014 update: I didn’t build. Spoilers)

Also, here is the comedy website/magazine that hosts my favorite movie reviewer ever, The Self-Made Critic: The Brunching Shuttlecocks. They have a great review of Vanilla Sky.Plus they have a bunch of other good comedy as well. You should check it out. And go through the archives and read all the movie reviews by The Self-Made Critic, especially the one for Josie and the Pussycats. It sounds like something I would have written.

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Senor Don Gato

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Senor Don Gato

Senor Don Gato
Buy this song on

Oh Senor Don Gato was a cat
On a high red roof Don Gato sat
He went there to read a letter,
Meow, meow, meow
Where the reading light was better,
Meow, meow, meow
‘Twas a love note for Don Gato

I adore you wrote the lady cat
Who was fluffy, white and nice and fat
There was not a sweeter kitty,
Meow, meow, meow
In the country or the city,
Meow, meow, meow
And she said she’d wed Don Gato

Oh, Don Gato jumped so happily
He fell off the roof and broke his knee
Broke his ribs and all his whiskers,
Meow, meow, meow
And his little solar plexus,
Meow, meow, meow
Ay Caramba cried Don Gato

Then the doctors all came on the run
Just to see if something could be done
And they held a consultation,
Meow, meow, meow
About how to save their patient,
Meow, meow, meow
How to save Senor Don Gato

But in spite of everything they tried
Poor Senor Don Gato up and died
And it wasn’t very merry,
Meow, meow, meow
Going to the cemetery,
Meow, meow, meow
For the ending of Don Gato

When the funeral passed the market square
Such a smell of fish was in the air
Though his burial was slated,
Meow, meow, meow
He became reanimated,
Meow, meow, meow
He came back to life, Don Gato

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Items on Osama’s Christmas List

11. My First Chemist’s Weapon of Mass Destruction.
10. My Pretty Pony Glue Factory
9. Fisher Price Particle Accelerator
8. Mountain Mike’s Cave Digger Kit
7. sandbox
6. Ali Aibo, electronic pet camel
5. Easy Bake Falafel Oven
4. Sesame Street’s Torture Me Bert
3. Wham-o Exploding Frisbee
2. Bedazzler Beard Decorator
1. Kabul Barbie Car Bomb

Nevermind that he probably doesn’t actually celebrate Christmas, you know?

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Otto’s Lighthouse

I visited the Pilsum Lighthouse (AKA Otto’s Lighthouse in 1997 when I visited my friend Cate. According to Wikipedia:

The Pilsum Lighthouse (German: Pilsumer Leuchtturm) was built in 1891 in order to provide a beacon for the Emshörn channel on Germany’s North Sea coast. It is located on a dyke near the village of Pilsum in the municipality of Krummhörn. It has guided ships through the narrow channel since 1915.
The tower grew in popularity as a result of the film Otto – Der Außerfriesische (“Otto – the Outer Frisian”) by comedian, Otto Waalkes. In the film Otto lives in the lighthouse.

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White Elephant Gift Exchange at Buca Di Beppo’s

Dinner at Buca’s wasn’t the raucous blow-out that it was in years past, but it was still great fun. I got a t-shirt with Geupel’s picture on it. Maybe I can use it to pick up chicks with Westies, like in the commercial. 🙂 Now if I can just get a house, I’ll have the shirt and the house to entice women with.

In other news, I got cable modem, and it ROCKS! It ROCKS HARD! You could call me up right now, as we speak, and we could talk on the phone, while I write in my journal. I’m buying an answering machine and cancelling my voice mail later, as well as telling the friggin’ people at iquest to shove the poorly-serviced account I had for so many years. So if you still e-mail me at the old address (batgirl) it’s going to be gone, baby! Plus I now have a super-secret e-mail account that I’m not giving to anyone. No sir.

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