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:
Yes, especially food labels, cereal boxes, tags on pillows, blogs, profiles, maps and, of course, books.
I generally read anything except fantasy and romance novels. Every fortnight I update the right column on my home page with current reads.
I’ve recently finished: The Code Book (Simon Singh), Why We Buy (Paco Underhill), Joy of Pi, The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fight In Heaven (Sherman Alexie), and Food Politics (Marion Nestle).
I am currently reading: Puzzle Palace (Bamford), An Imaginary Tale: the story of sqrt(-1) (Nahin), What Should I Do With My Life (Bronson).
Why, yes. Yes, I do.
Pumpkin pie. I am also fond of lavendar and chocolate, but they should always be worn separately.
[That website] also says I’m only 92% compatible with myself. The internet doesn’t lie.
Reggiano Parmesan, white organic raw milk Vermont cheddar.
It’s in a lull because I was on vacation. I have a South African culture that likes whole wheat flour. I’m interested in playing with that over the next few weeks.
I had a Mazda Miata from 1996 until 2002, when I was rear-ended by an Olds 88. It was no contest: the Miata lost. Every time an adjuster got near it the repair costs increased until finally the body shop declared the frame was bent and it was totalled out. I loved the car, but was guilting myself into getting something more practical for hauling the bike… oh yeah, and the kids.
Motorcycle: I live vicariously through Ted 🙂
Airplane/Boat: I had an airplane until last month. (Well, technically 1/4 share.) I acquired it just after I finished my commercial pilot license, thinking I would continue to fly 100+ hours a year. Then high tech crashed. Then 9/11 happened. Flying was no longer fun for me and I got back into biking.
No thank you.
Rob Cockerham looks at the extraordinary price of dents.
And I thought distinguishing the colors was hard, try remembering the names.
Fran has a picture of an alpaca from a recent bike ride. Alpacas are like cuddly, woolen poodles, without the bad attitude.
What are you talking about? Alpacas are a brutually nasty-mean animal. Sheepherders put them in with the sheep because they’ll chase away wolves. They are surly beasts.
But poodles are arrogant 🙂
Seriously, alpacas are supposed to be docile enough to keep for pets. (Another link here)
I was confused. I was thinking of llamas, not alpacas.
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