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Everyone is talking about how cold it's been today. Admittedly, it's been colder than is usual around here, but still the low temp was only around 40. *scoffs* I didn't even have to wear my warmest coat.

Lisa and I had a mini-adventure today, taking the bus out of our normal lunching area (the Gourmet Ghetto) to go to Rick & Ann's. I don't make it over there very often, because the wait is almost always long, but I really like their creative, unusual, and yet homey food (for example, today I had the "Yukon Gold Plate," the star of which is the "vegetarian hash with sweet & white potatoes, sweet bell peppers, corn and apples" -- it isn't something I've ever seen at another restaurant!). The restaurant is actually not a terribly long walk from my house, but it's in a direction I don't often go, so it usually doesn't occur to me. I think the last time I was there was with Katherine & Jay & Co. for my 40th birthday. It was very nice to go there again, and Lisa and I had a very nice lunch. We got a little cold while waiting at bus stops along the way, but we are hardy souls. She's from Chicago, after all.

Shannon says it's weird to include "serial killers" among my interests on Facebook. But I'm interested in psychology, and what makes other people do the things they do, and how other people see the world, and serial killers are just one extreme end of the multi-dimensional spectrum. I'm also interested in autism. And fictional stories like Meet Joe Black. And the people who walk past me on the sidewalk, with their invisible stories surrounding them like ghostly auras. And the people who write the books I read. And the characters they create. My interest in serial killers is not about violence; it's about trying to understand what the world looks like through other eyes radically different from my own.

But yeah. I'm interested in serial killers. Fear me!


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Feb. 27th, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
I just finished I Am Not a Serial Killer, am rereading Darkly Dreaming Dexter, and picked up a book of stories by Patricia Highsmith yesterday, and then tried to explain to Soren why I am so intrigued by serial killers and sociopaths: part of it is that they are so completely alien in some ways, and part is because I feel as if I understand them very well in others. It's a weird feeling.

I recommend reading both of the first two books, by the way. The protagonist of the first is a fifteen-year-old sociopath who is trying not to become a serial killer, and it's fascinating to compare him to Dexter.
Feb. 28th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
I am so with you on the subject of serial killers, I like the fact that minds do not all work alike, and looking for patterns in the way they work, and then looking at things which don't fit the pattern. Serial killers are just a socially unacceptable variant of the same interesting stuff!
Feb. 28th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
I'm with you too. Sociopaths are interesting because they're so different.

I thought I had "serial killers" and "true crime" in my interests, but I didn't, so I added them. You're not alone.
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