Each weekend, I post a readable, a watchable, and a listenable of which I'm fond. You can choose what happens next. Earlier volumes can be found here.
I've got football on the brain. My favorite, the University of Alabama, is ranked #2 in the nation. They're two games away from playing in a national championship. Unfortunately, they must play the #1 team, Florida, in that final game. Too much talent in that darn SEC. If you too have downs and penalty flags flying, then I have the book for you. The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis is a brilliant outline of the left tackle - a quarterback's best defense in any game. But it's also the tale of one particular left tackle, Michael Oher, who was homeless living in the Memphis ghetto and found himself adopted by a loving family and courted by football teams across the country. P.S. It's also a movie, out this weekend.
I'm afraid I might find myself in a similar situation in a few years if I fall and land on my back. HOW ADORABLE IS THIS?
One of the first cassette tapes I ever bought at the tender age of 14 was Rhythm Nation 1814 by Janet Jackson. I would play Miss You Much when I would think of my middle school crush who'd just moved to Indiana. I'd fast forward to Black Cat when I was angry at the world and this song, Rhythm Nation, when I wanted to change it. And, of course, there was Escapade for those times when you wanted to be dancing down a dusty alley in a generic Middle Eastern town wearing a double breasted black suit.