Feb 11, 2017

Last few months

Business school is busy in that I forget what I'm doing and where I'm going, but I have large chunks of uncommitted time. I've been using the unclaimed hours to read a lot.* I have always read for fun, but I never read much in college because engineering only allows for two electives. I took public speaking and Spanish, neither of which I can currently recall. That's not true, I'm a pretty good public speaker. I have good projection and tone.

One time, I went to Fort Collins to visit a friend. We spent one whole day drinking up and down the main street** and then we fell asleep on a couch in a used bookstore where the clerk was going on about how Siddhartha changed his life. I had a coworker from Fort Collins, later, and he knew the bookstore.

*Here are the books I've read recently:
Consider the Lobster, David Foster Wallace
This is How You Lose Her, Junot Díaz (highly recommend!)
Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman (do not recommend)
Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance
The Dinner, Herman Koch
The Wright Brothers, David McCullough (highly recommend!)
The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
Where'd You Go, Bernadette, Maria Semple
Out of Poverty, Paul Polak
Once We Were Sisters, Sheila Kohler (do not recommend)
Bonk, Mary Roach
Moneyball, Michael Lewis
The Best American Short Stories 2016, edited by Junot Díaz




**I just Googled "main street fort collins co" to confirm that the main street in Fort Collins is, in fact, called Main Street, and (1) it is! and (2) Disneyland's Main Street USA was modeled after downtown Fort Collins.