Eric Lim

Unsolicited commentary and thoughts

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I will be visiting the city of Chicago during the week of July 4th. It wasn’t really something planned, but my brother accumulated too much vacation and has to take time off, and my office is closed the week of the 4th, so here we are. My mom suggested other locales across the world as well, but Chicago is a city none of us have visited before and we figured it’d be a fun little trip. If anyone out there has suggestions on places to visit, I’d love to hear them.

I finished watching Freaks and Geeks. I didn’t get all that into the show in the beginning, but the episodes near the end were exceptionally good and I started to care about the characters. Of course when the final episode ended I went, “Noooooo!” like Darth Vader and got angry at the networks canceling another great show (see Firefly and Arrested Development). The show did a wonderful job of avoiding cliche and not pandering to what was expected, which may explain why the networks didn’t think it worthy of renewing.

I’m really warming to the new Death Cab for Cutie album Narrow Stairs. I’m not sure why, but I was extremely skeptical when it first came out. Probably because I heard their single “I Will Possess Your Heart” and was unimpressed, and I really hated the latest Rilo Kiley album and to me the two bands sort of go hand in hand. Anyway, after repeated listening Stairs is actually a decent album, although I’m not sure if it’s on par with Plans, or even Transatlanticism.

In other music news, I’d highly recommend The Submarines’ sophomore album, Honeysuckle Weeks. Their debut album was amazing as well, and their latest does not disappoint. Not as poppy, but still good.

Before I forget, I must thank Ken for sending me a helpful e-mail in response to my entry about making tea. As a follow-up to that, you should all know that I’ve used the tea kettle a total of two (2) times since I first got it. At least it looks nice on my stove. And transforms into a break dancing robot!

I’m just kidding about that transforming part. I bet it got everyone excited though. “Where do I get this transforming tea kettle? Does it spill the tea while it break dances? Does it do the worm?”

Monday, June 23, 2008
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