I had no idea that Reese Roper, of Five Iron Frenzy fame, is part of a new band named Roper. I'm listening to them right now for the first time - and I think I like it. It's rocky-punky, but thankfully doesn't sound like every other rock/pop/punk band out there right now. Reese can write catchy hooks and whatnot, and I can usually identify with his lyrics. Anyway I'm enjoying the album, "Brace Yourself for the Mediocre." Cool cover of "Still the One" on the CD too.
Picked up two books at Half-Price Books last week, for a combined total of ten bucks. They were having a sale, something I didn't know places that were already really cheap did. I got The Seven Storey Mountain, Thomas Merton's autobiography, and No Man Is an Island, which is a collection of his essays on various things. I've heard a fair bit about Merton and how his books are great, so I'm looking forward to reading them. A quote from him...
"Without a life of the spirit, our whole existence becomes unsubstantial and illusory. The life of the spirit, by integrating us in the real order established by God, puts us in the fullest possible contact with reality - not as we imagine it, but as it really is."
I've got a little backlog of books now...no more purchases till I read these.