i watched my first boxing match this weekend, de la hoya vs. coley. i’ve never seen anything so simultaneously beautiful and horrible, so dignified and disgusting all at once. it’s a budweiser-sponsored, publicly sanctioned beating, really, but they seemed so, well, dignified is the only word i can think of.

i got an email, my first one for this site! they said i should put the marble on my mantel or in an aquarium, but i don’t have either one. i can’t find the marble anymore, actually, so my enjoyment of it was brief. marble from British Isles, i shall not forget you.