Archive for May, 2010

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

not a good day to realize you’ve misplaced your fan.
Follow-up: how can you misplace a fan in a house with only two closets?

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Loving this Suns game, at least for now.

Would be thrilled to see Steve Nash finally break through.

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

I’m on a mailing list for reporters looking for leads/quotes/ideas for stories– they send out queries saying things like “I’m looking for great Father’s Day gift ideas” and I respond by saying something like “hey, check out my book”– which means I get advance notice on stories and articles that are in the works. My two favorites today:

1. Elevator injuries in the elderly
2. Looking for chipmunk expert

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

I guess I was never aware of the existence of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, but I think I’m going to spend a fair amount of time scouring the food sections of their website, which means you’re going to see a fair amount of links to it. Today’s link: Xtreme Eating, the worst of popular food chains

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

hoping, for 100% selfish reasons, that the Stanley Cup is over in 5 games, because game 6 conflicts with my reading/signing thing at Borders.

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

As noted on my other website (and on Facebook), the literary site The Millions has posted an interview with me today.

Monday, May 24th, 2010

List of summer job openings looking bleaker than usual.

Monday, May 24th, 2010

watching the Flyers because it’s my duty as a Philly fan, but it’d be totally disingenuous for me to get all hyped.

Monday, May 24th, 2010

avoiding yard work.

Monday, May 24th, 2010

taking things into my own hands, like I probably should have from the start.

Monday, May 24th, 2010

reading: “Home Land” by Sam Lipsyte

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

pretty glad I never got hooked on “Lost.”

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

highlight of last night — seeing a guy who was a dead ringer for Rick “The Model” Martel (as I assume he would look now) sitting at the bar with a sweater tied around his neck. I did not take a picture, because I was afraid he’d put me in a Boston Crab.

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

looking forward to watching the Champions League final that I DVR-ed yesterday; fortunately, since we’re in America, it’s very easy to not learn the score of the game before watching.

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

thinking negative thoughts.

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

according to my summer plans, I should have read at least 4 books by now, and fixed about a dozen things in the house. Nothing completed.

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

1st reading went well– even made a few sales to people I didn’t know, which is nice.

Friday, May 21st, 2010

this week’s run-in with an unleashed dog went okay, mostly, until my shorter, fatter, crazier dog tried to bite its face off. I think she’s getting even meaner as she gets older. Like Don Rickles, without the charm or sense of humor.

Friday, May 21st, 2010

first negative press for the book: G Cobb thinks I’m a neanderthal.

Silver lining: he hasn’t actually read the book, or even the complete synopsis, so his criticisms mean less than nothing.

Negative: he’s got a very heavily trafficked site (at least locally) and he’s totally misrepresenting my book.

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Also, I’ve got a relatively brief post on another website about how I found my agent: Link