Digging Out

So, as of around midnight last night I am finally “done” The Project. I still can’t say what it is but I imagine it will become clear sometime later this year.

So in the meantime I’d like to talk about my Kindle.

I’ve read about 4.5 books on my Kindle so far and I absolutely love it. But I hate the buttons. I thought I would when I first saw it and when I got it I thought “Maybe I’ll get used to it” but the buttons just suck. The giant button on the right is always in the way. I accidentally turn pages constantly. Where the fuck am I supposed to hold the thing?

There was no reason to put giant buttons on the side of the thing. I use it for reading (and not browsing, buying, whatever) 99.9999999999999999999999% of the time so all I need is a next and previous page button. Put “Back” in the keyboard, put “Previous” where it is (small, on the left), get rid of the left side “Previous” and make the “Next” button as small as the “Previous” button.

Aside from that though, I love it. It’s just like reading a normal book. I notice no difference really between the screen and paper and I enjoy reading my Kindle every bit as much as I enjoy reading books. I don’t know that I’ll ever buy another paper book again unless I can’t find it electronically.

So hooray Kindle!

That’s all for now. I’m so tired.

Peeking Out

I really like this new song “A Battle Hymn for Children” by The Faint and I couldn’t find any lyrics for it so I transcribed what I could hear.

Teacher, bring me to heaven or leave me alone
Why make me work so hard when you know I’ll work slow?
Don’t make us watch you scrape more powder on the walls
Show us a laser, take us to space or let us go
We’ve got violent games on pause at home

You’ve seen this angst take shape
Don’t hide those guilty eyes
You gave us guns for toys
We trained with crosshair scopes
Then in the name of peace we make war

Sergeant I don’t remember how you said to deal with guilt
I’m haunted by families grieving, even soldier’s kids
Is it God against God and the pawns are people?
If they’re both the same God then the battle’s over

Preacher am I gonna make it?
Am I going up?
Am I forgiven for the humans that dropped
It’s not like a game once the guilt piles up
If I knew what I know now it’s easy to say I wouldn’t go
?I had violent games on pause at home?

We know how hate takes shape
Don’t hide those guilty eyes
You gave us guns for toys
Imposed beliefs then lied

We were taught that God prefers the USA
Just like the billboard sign that says “God’s Country”
If it’s true that God roots for the USA
Is every bomb we drop in God’s name?

In other news; I am nearly done with the project that’s been taking every waking minute of my time. Someday soon I might start doing things and writing about them again. I know we’re all looking forward to that.

Till then… I’m having a really good time.