March 12th, 2003
I found out today that my friend, Robb, had his apartment burn down
earlier today. Unfortunately, he didn't have renter's insurance--I'd actually be surprised if the majority of the people I know had it. From what I can tell, all that he has left are the clothes on his back, and a large can of tobacco. flattop
is trying to get something together to help him out.
I heard a story on the news about another resident of the apartments, who lost her dissertation in the fire. Ugh. All of this is urging me to catalog all of my things for my own insurance, and make sure I have everything in order.
A Book Meme lifted from musesfool
- What book is in your bathroom?
Nothing--I like to take really hot showers, and the steam tends to warp the pages. I like my books pristine.
- What book is in your purse/backpack?
No backpack--but the last book I carried around with me was Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
- What book is on your bedside table?
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu, and The Pocket Muse by Monica Wood.
- What was the last book you lent someone?
Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan
- What was the last book you lent out that someone brought back to you?
Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich
- What book do you have loaner copies of, solely for the purpose of foisting it on unsuspecting friends and relatives?
Amped: Notes from a Go-Nowhere Punk Band by Jon Resh. The Biggest Game in Town and Poker: Bets, Bluffs, and Bad Beats, both by A. Alvarez are great gifts, as well.
Not Rob Holley, but Robb Alley, the guy on our pool team. Rob is down in Florida biding his time until he can find a job.
Robb Alley is currently in transition. If you click on "burn down," you'll see WSBTV's snippet about the fire. John's looking to get a paypal thing together for us to donate funds so he can get back on his feet.