Monday, January 30, 2006

Geekiest words to come out of my mouth today

(by far)

"If I make myself a composed salad tonight, do you want me to make you one too?"

Sunday, January 29, 2006

people spoilers

Pukka got American Gods for Christmas, and when he finished it, he loaned it to a friend of ours. Last week, John gave it back and Pukka started to tell me what he had thought of it.

"Shhhh!" I admonished him. "Remember I haven't read it yet."

"Oh no," he reassured me, "it's more about him than about the book."

Which made me start to giggle, as I imagined a world where we worried about people spoilers. When someone set you up on a blind date, you would say, "Oh no, don't tell me. I want to find out for myself!"

I explained my amusement to Pukka. He looked at me very seriously and said, "Well, I hate to spoil it for you, but John does die in the end."

Monday, January 02, 2006

not yet

When PJ's judged that too much time has gone by since my last email to her, she'll send one to me with no text in the message, simply the subject line, "Dead???" In recent history, I've taken to heading her off at the pass, whenever I know I've been remiss in my duties by firing off my own message with the subject "Not yet . . ."

So yeah, December was fun, but now it's over and it's back to work so to speak. Some thoughts on Oregon tomorrow hopefully.