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Weekend Reading

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Well, I’m writing it at the end of this weekend, but here’s what captured my attention this week:

  • Fittingly, since we’re in the middle of the Wimbledon fortnight, a NYT article looked at all those strange on-the-court habits of the top tennis players.  Novak Djokovic bounces the ball up to 25 times before the ball toss, and Maria Sharapova tucks hair behind each of her ears.  But my favorite?  The way Rafael Nadal obsessively towels off between each point.  And, then, of course, there’s the way he’s always digging his clam diggers out of his, er, butt crack.
  • When I was a kid, I resisted—fiercely—the afternoon nap.  I didn’t understand why grown-ups wanted to waste any part of the day.  Now, I’m downright grateful for this advice from the Boston Globe on the art of napping.  (Link via SteveP)
  • Before Bloomsday gets too far away from us, this accurate, but oh-so-brief summary of the plot of Ulysses sure made me smile.  (Link via Prettier than Napoleon, who wonders why Joyce captivates some of us so)
  • Speaking of little obsessions, this NYT article on casino chip collecting was sort of fun.  But I don’t really need one more excuse to love Las Vegas.  That place has gotten under my skin.
  • Dustin Fenstermacher is a talented photographer.  Be sure to check out his gallery of images from the cat show.  Highly recommended!  (And I’m allergic to cats.)

Written by Jimmy

June 29th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

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