Congratulations to both John (who’s also about to hit the big four-oh-oh-oh) and Woodstock on completion of the (first annual?) National Blog Posting Month, also known as NaBloPoMo. Also last night Kiri and Liz finished their respective magnum opuses (opusi?) for National Novel Writing Month. Congratulations, ladies!
Elmo doesn’t shave…coincidence? We pre-shipped the booth for my current trip — hopefully the last trip until Reno in January — giving me the rare opportunity to travel without having to check baggage. After a brief daydream of what I could do with the extra two hours of my life not spent in baggage claim,
I’ve been sitting in my dad’s front yard watching the armada of fireworks going off both here and the place next door. Earlier today, he and my brother purchased something north of $150 worth of fireworks. (His neighbor: $500) In Washington (state), fireworks (tax-free alcohol, unfiltered cigarettes, and casinos) are generally only available on the
What’s the fastest mammal? – Nancy, CA On land, cheetahs have been clocked doing speeds up to speeds of 60 miles per hour for short periods. In the ocean, the killer whale has been recorded swimming at 34 miles per hour. In the air, the big brown bat has been measured flying at just under
In celebration of my 500th comment, I’m answering reader mail all week. So, if you have a question, and the library won’t help you, send it my way. Hints: try to make it something I have a shot of answering, or at least humorously. (Offer void where prohibited by law. And in Bermuda.) Q. WTF
Q. What’s with the new tagline, “May Contain Peanuts?” – Adam, California Some folks have very bad allergic reactions to peanuts. There is some proposed legislation for labeling and some manufacturers have already started doing so. However, as someone who reads a lot of food labels, I’ve seen too many cases of the disclaimer may
Q. Butter, margarine, or Brummel & Brown? — Ted, Seattle, WA Butter. The philosophy here is simple: if you’re going to put butter on bread, put butter on bread. If you want to put yogurt on bread, put yogurt on bread. Don’t delude yourself into thinking frankenfoods like margarine are inherently better for you. As
In celebration of my 500th comment, I’m going to answer reader mail this week. So, if there’s a burning question, feel free to email me and I’ll try to address it. Hints: try to make it something I have a shot of answering, or at least humorously. Here’s some of the questions so far: Q.