Facebook Posts: July 2009

July 2009

JULY 31
Scott updated his status.
is back in Bergen.
JULY 30
Scott updated his status.
train to Milwaukee, plane to Boston, plane to Amsterdam, plane to Bergen, taxi home.
JULY 29
Scott updated his status.
one more day in the USA, then back to Bergen for the big move.
JULY 28
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is going to the Cubs’ game tonight. The first-place Cubs’ game.
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JP Doing the Electric Slide
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On a lighter note . . .
JULY 27
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Maestro back home in Norway and the family dog here, Kennedy, both had to be put down on the same day — a sad one for Rettberg pets.
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Maestro
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Maestro 1996-2009. From Cincinnati to Chicago to New Jersey to Norway, my best buddy. We will miss him.
JULY 25
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back in the burbs.
JULY 24
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going to the Lincoln Park zoo with my baby girl.
Scott wrote on Jessica Pressman’s timeline.
Well done. Congrats.
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Barack Obama’s motorcade drove past us on the way home from the Billy Goat tavern.
JULY 23
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ensconced at the Drake downtown. Looking forward to family fun time with Jess and baby friends while Jill goes to her sheblog conference.
JULY 22
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headed to Chicago via flight to Milwaukee.

JULY 21
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lobster in Boston tonight. Pouring cats and dogs, but the Shepard Fairey exhibit at the ICA was cool.
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in Boston visiting Nick and Hanna.
JULY 19
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a baby trying to help pack makes it difficult to pack.
JULY 18
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contemplating packing.
Scott wrote on Rick Rettberg’s timeline.
Have a great birthday, Uncle Rick.
Scott wrote on Elsa Gould’s timeline.
Happy B-Day, Elsa!
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finally finished Roberto Bolano’s 2666.
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ate Haggis for breakfast. Back in Bergen now.
JULY 14
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in Edinburgh tomorrow through Friday.
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finally finished the SPIEL article. Only two more essays left to revise before the end of the summer.
Scott wrote on Aurora Goga’s timeline.
Gratulerer med dagen, sweetheart!
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Happy Birthday Aurora! I’ve got a teenage stepdaughter. Yikes!
JULY 13
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The cat slid by, ignoring me completely. (The always fun page 56, report the fifth sentence facebook game).
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revision can be such a pain in the ass.

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is making salmon hash.
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Watching Whales Watching Us – NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com
Fascinating articles about “Friendlies” — grey whales who actively seek out human interaction.
JULY 12
Scott wrote on Paul Rettberg’s timeline.
Have a good vacation. Quick question — did you get the Flip Ultra or the Flip mino HD? Any opinion as to which is better?
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Essay, grantwriting, Edinburgh, Boston, Chicago, moving to our new place (the next three weeks in summary).
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Bookcases | dornob
dornob.com
I want the fifty states bookcase for the wall of our flat in Norway.
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U B U W E B :: Anthology of Conceptual Writing
ubu.clc.wvu.edu
Every time I wander into Ubuweb, I get delightfully lost. While working on an essay following a tangent I stumbled into the anthology of conceptual writing.
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going to Landmark to write.
JULY 11
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had a vivid dream about wasps and bees before waking to a screaming child.
JULY 10

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shocked at reports of a frenzy of bull eating activity in Pamplona in revenge.
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deadlines trail behind me like the limp tentacles of a dead squid.
JULY 9
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admiring the new Ninky Nonk train while eating whiskey-flavored blue cheese from a tube purchased in Sweden sometime earlier this year, on potato chips. The Swedes have remarkably durable and diverse spreadable tubed cheese products, is what I am thinking

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successfully facebook-guilted my wife into sorting junk from items we must move.
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Jill is blogging about the packing she might soon do.

JULY 8
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netpoetic.com
www.netpoetic.com
New group blog on electronic literature and digital poetics. I’ll be occasionally contributing to the discussions here. Ringmaster Jason Nelson has assembled a large and diverse group of contributors.
Scott updated his status.
will finish the SPEIL essay today, he promises himself. And get some fiction writing done afterward.
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Beck / Irrelevant Topics
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Beck interviews Tom Waits about all sorts of stuff: California, playing outdoors, Van Gogh lampshades, American obsessions, Alfred Hitchcock’s reaction to seeing Ginger Rogers in a gold lamé dress.

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taking Jessie to the Aquarium to count some fish.

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up late reading Drunken Boat.
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Drunken Boat | 10 | Spring 2009
www.drunkenboat.com
The mammoth 10th anniversary issue of the online journal Drunken Boat is now out. I have a piece “Electronic Literature (in Performance)” in the DB Electronic Arts and Literature folio about the work presented at last year’s Electronic Literature in Europe conference, describing many of the works and including video documentation. Jessica Pressman also has an excellent essay close reading e-lit, among other delights.
JULY 6
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is amazed that the auction for tickets to Michael Jackson’s funeral is front page news on the New York Times website. I mean, I will, right now, promise you tickets to my funeral for a hundred dollars in cash. You will need to agree to certain standards o
JULY 5
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booked travel home to US in Oct. The girls’ trip is Oct 2-13. I’ll be there Oct 2-19, on the east coast the last week of that. Great sale on at KLM. Return ticks from Norway to Chicago were under $600.
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Jeff Tweedy of Wilco – Now a Not-So-Tortured Star – NYTimes.com
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Scott updated his status.
let me go back, quickly, to what for me, is a comfortable analogy — sports, basketball, ya know, a good point guard doesn’t dribble when the chips are down. She has that kind of ya know candoitiveness of a salmon swimming upstream in a rocky stream when
JULY 4
Scott updated his status.
10:19am
holds these truths to be self-evident.

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