I read that he had read Neal Stephenson’s Zodiac (one of my all time favourite books) and the discussion went south from there….
My mother said it would need TWO limericks, and I disagreed. Badgods.com has famous poems redone as limericks. I just emailed this to the webmaster there:
Odysseus’ yarn, spun by Homer
Made much of the sea-wily roamer
All ended as neuters
So his bad ass rep was no misnomer
Keith stayed over last night, mostly because I kidnapped his Patrick O’Brian book and then started snoring. Evil I am. I took him out to dinner and he had tandoori chicken for the first time (on Caesar salad…)
Last night I dreamed that Spike from Buffy was writing a book on how to be the perfect boyfriend. Most of us spewed out our tea when we heard this, especially when he started lecturing us about it (he went on at length and I sure wish I could remember any of it). We were all dressed in period costume (like a really really bad bunch of Pirates/Aubrey-Maturin/Diamond Age/mid-Victorian cosplayers). We got on a boat and hunted crocodiles. The inside of the boat was bigger than the outside.
Work is abruptly better because there’s a new hire starting next week. I cheered up. Also, my coworkers are awesome – I just thought I’d mention that. I still wish I could say something about two other departments in my company besides, “If brains were a Botox injection you’d look like a Sharpei”.
I don’t care if the gov tells me to evacuate…. I’m smarter than that!
Allegra should be more careful about what she links to, because when you’re on dial-up cookies are murder. Point taken; I will be more careful in future.
This is very thought provoking. As daughter Katie has discovered, poverty is inextricably linked with obesity in the first world; this is a map of poverty.