In case you cannot tell from that first paragraph, my body was not the only thing negatively affected by this enemy I face. I grow tired of both body and mind, and thus do not have the energy to do much else but throw a few links at you and rest. So here we are:
- Tales of Teenage Life, as told by 22-year-old Russian, Irina Denezhkina. This article is little more than a short glimpse at the author and her rise from obscurity (her works were originally published on the internet, then published and translated all over - to be released in the US in mid-2004), but her work sounds interesting nonetheless. Plus, she's really cute:)
- A Terrorist Training Guide: I found the emphasis on low-tech means (especially of communication) to be interesting.
- Robert Philip Hanssen: "A Review of the FBI's Performance in Deterring, Detecting, and Investigating the Espionage Activities of Robert Philip Hanssen" I've not finished reading this, but I am always fascinated by such stories.
- Let it Snow by David Sedaris : A winter story in the New Yorker. It's no SantaLand Diaries, but it's fun.
Update: I'm a cheater, I added the Sedaris story long after this post, but I didn't want to create a whole new post just for that, and it fit here, so there. Take that. If your reading this at all, I suppose.