Friday, April 22, 2005

Celebrity Sighting

Well, he might only be a celebrity to me, but walking home from work today I saw Harry Mathews. It was the corner of Sixth Avenue and 11th Street (near the New School Lang Building) and he was carrying a newspaper. I recognized him because I saw him read at DU in 1996, and he has a distinctive face. I should have stopped and said, "Whoa! Harry Mathews, famous American writer! I can't believe it!" but I didn't want to freak him out. I imagine he only rarely gets recognized by perfect strangers. Well, maybe if I see him again, I will tell him I am a fan. He might be flattered.

A decent bio is here. Mathews is the only American in the Oulipo group. I highly recommend book "The Journalist."

first post

Ugh. Usually after I rant about something (aloud, at a party, towards unconcerned people), I threaten: I should get a blog. Well, here I am you bastards. Take that. I will try not to rant.

Future topics: why my fantasy baseball team is currently sucking, everything I have ever thought about Infinite Jest, questioning why reading your own blog posts is like listening to a recording of your own voice: revolting. Is that even me?

Also: is even a blog? Is it more of a link portal? I love it, and it occasionally has stuff about his personal/professional life, but ultimately how interesting is that?