december, 31, 2002 archives

while in vegas for the holidays, i saw shows by penn & teller and blue man group. both excellent, and recommended. p&t was a little less notable, since i've seen them live before and had seen most of the tricks, but the before-show music and new tricks made up for that. blue man group was just incredible.

two quick book reviews

dave barry's tricky business is a fun crime-caper-comedy set mostly on a gambling boat during a tropical storm. the plot is silly, but some of the characters are really fun.

tom perrotta's the wishbones follows a few months from the life of a guitarist from a wedding band after he proposes to his longtime girlfriend. it will no doubt be the basis for a decent movie some day, although i was somewhat left with the feeling that it already had been, and the movie was called high fidelity.

both quick reads (i read the first on the ride from los angeles to vegas, the second in the morning one day in vegas), and both recommended as such.

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